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There are times in your life when you just cannot bring your pet with you. If you are going on a trip, you cannot physically care for your pet. This can be a very stressful situation as your pet is a very important part of your life and deserves the best. During the times that you cannot be there, it’s important to have someone care for your pet that you can trust. Knowing your pet is happy and well cared for is important for your peace of mind. Hiring a pet sitter can make all the difference; however, knowing what…

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One of the most exciting moments in a family is adding a furry member to the family unit. Dogs make great companions. They’re always there to love you, eager to play, and can brighten a day with a simple wag of their tail. For families who have children, dogs also play a pivotal role in teaching them about responsibility. Not to mention the kids now have someone as energetic as themselves to play with in the yard. For families who have never adopted a dog before, you likely have a few questions on how to prepare. This is an investment…

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Did you know that over 1000 home fires are started by pets every year? And, most of those fires could have been preventable with a little knowledge. If you have furry friends in your home, there are a few extra precautions that you should be taking concerning fire safety, especially if they have the run of the house when you aren’t home. Home Security System There are many advantages of having a home security system that go beyond just keeping your home safe from intruders. You can also have your smoke alarms connected to it. That way, if you aren’t…

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Doesn’t it always seem like one day we’re all complaining about how long it’s taking for spring to kick in and then all of the sudden it’s so hot outside that you can’t stand it? That heat isn’t just taking a toll on you, it’s just as uncomfortable for your pets, and it can actually affect their health. So, keep your pets in your plan this summer as you are trying to figure out ways to beat the heat. There are a lot of great ways that you can keep them comfortable and maybe even cool yourself down at the…

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Summertime is a great time to be a dog; the weather is warmer, there are more hours of sunshine, and typically, family members are home more often. Along with all the fun that is associated with summer come some safety concerns for your dog. You’re probably already aware that you should limit the amount of time your dog spends in the heat and make sure that they have access to plenty of cool water, but did you know that hot pavement can pose a serious threat to your dog? The hot sun beats down on asphalt and concrete during the…

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The 4th of July may be considered as one of the most famous and loved holidays of the year, but for pets, the day might not be as celebratory as it might seem. One of the biggest things that can cause a strain is fireworks, which tend to be one of the main attractions of the 4th of July celebrations. While firecrackers might seem like one of the most beautiful things to look forward to on this day, it is not always the same case when it comes to dogs. Dogs don’t understand and consider the loud sounds as something…

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Choosing a new pet can be overwhelming. An estimated 94.2 million cats currently live in American households. Learn the numerous benefits, both physical and psychological, of adopting a cat. You Can Save Lives According to The National Kitten Coalition, an estimated 3.4 million cats are brought into shelters every year. Sadly, approximately 1.3 million of them are euthanized annually. When you adopt a cat or kitten from a shelter, you not only save his life, but you also open up valuable cage space to house another cat in need. Adoption is a terrific way to actively prevent needless deaths. Cats…

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Spring is a good time to walk your family pets; strolls in the park are delightful this time of year. However, it’s important to be mindful; some poisonous plants can make animals quite sick. Follow the tips below to keep your pets safe and enjoy the spring weather. Garden Flowers That are Poisonous: Amaryllis Beautiful budding red ornamental flower, it’s sickening to dogs if they consume it so be careful to keep them from eating it. Gladiola If you suspect your dog has eaten this plant look for these common symptoms; drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, and general sluggish attitude. American Holly…

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You’ve finally adopted a puppy and it’s time to bring your newest family member home. Here are some tips for new puppy parents to make the transition easier for both you and your puppy. Puppy-Proof Just like baby proofing a home, puppy proofing makes it safer for them to play. Supplies • Dog bed • Crate • Food and water bowl • Toys • Food and treats • Collar and leash • Grooming supplies Time to Bring Your Pup Home It’s a great idea to introduce your puppy to the crate on the ride home. The poor little thing will…

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If baby-sitting has never been your area of expertise, you may have a golden opportunity for a part-time job by taking care of fur babies. There are several things you should consider prior to starting a pet-sitting business, but in the end all you need is personal motivation and a love for pets. Before Beginning Consider • How much prior experience do you have taking care of pets? • What will you charge for your time? • Will you pet-sit at clients homes or at your own house? • Is there anything that sets you apart from other sitters? In…

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