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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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As you venture down the path of new pet ownership, you will come upon a slew of decisions that will affect the rest of his or her life. What should you feed him/her? Should your Chihuahua have his/her own bed? Should you spay or neuter your Siamese? Reasons to surgically alter your pet so he or she can no longer reproduce are several. They can be narrowed down to five of the most important motivators that benefit you, your dog or cat, and your community. Health Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Both males and female dogs and cats enjoy health…

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It’s National Dog Biscuit Day, instead of buying store bought treats, spoil your pooch with homemade biscuits made with love. Try the three recipes below are for delicious dog treats that are way better than any store bought biscuit. Cranberry Cheese Cookies Ingredients • 14-18 oz. of brown rice flour • 6 oz. of fresh cranberries • 2 large eggs • 2 tablespoons of olive oil • 2-4 tablespoons of water • 4 ounces of grated Asiago or another hard cheese Instructions 1) Place 14 ounces of the flour into a food processor along with the cranberries, eggs, olive oil,…

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If you have a fur baby you would like to spoil on Valentine’s Day, you won’t find a lack of gifts. From food to beds and toys to IDs, celebrate the day by remembering those who give their unconditional love. Gifts for Cats Kitty beds Cats enjoy snuggling inside a kitty bed, especially if it has back and side bolsters it can lean against. Cats also find tents irresistible and they’re available in cat sizes and colors to match your pet’s temperament and your furnishings. Laser toys While a few kitties know the difference between real prey and the laser…

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It’s Christmas time! Time to trim the Christmas tree, but there are numerous steps to make sure all pets remain safe during the holiday season. Pet-proof your Christmas tree and enjoy this festive time of year. Learn to Respect Boundaries When a pet approaches the Christmas tree, they should be told no in a stern voice. Pets should be trained to respect boundaries and learn that climbing, sniffing, licking or chewing on the presents or tree is wrong. When they listen, they should be given a reward such as a treat or an ear scratching. If pets won’t listen, place…

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Do you have travel plans this holiday season? If you’re taking a long road trip or jetting off to another part of the country, you might not be able to bring your furry friend with you. Boarding your pet while you’re away will give you peace of mind during your holiday travels and your pet might even enjoy it too. Ensure that your pet’s stay is comfortable and stress-free with these helpful tips. Research the Boarding Facilities in Your Area Before you decide which boarding facility to entrust with your pet, do your research. Look at all the options in…

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Lymphoma is a cancer that is common in humans, but it also occurs in dogs too. While a diagnosis can be devastating for people and their pets, you can do your part by understanding the disease and participating in making decisions with your animal’s best interests in mind. Breeds Most Affected Malignant lymphoma is one of the most common types of cancer in dogs. It typically arises in dogs that are middle aged or older (with a median age of 6-9 years). Breeds that see the highest rates of lymphoma diagnosis are Bull Mastiffs, Bassett Hounds, Scottish Terriers, Saint Bernards,…

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The onset of fall can also bring about some dangers that can pose a threat to our beloved pets. During the autumn months, consider the following tips for keeping your pets both healthy and happy. Watch Out for Ticks Many species of the parasite that remain active into the winter and can even make it through the first frost, including tips. Follow the tips below to get your pet tick-free this fall. Tips to Keep your Pet Tick-free this Fall •Use a tick control product during the fall month •Schedule regular visits with your vet to catch tick-borne infections early…

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You love you pet more than anything in this world, there’s nothing that you wouldn’t do for them. Even though you would love to take them with you everywhere you go, sometimes it’s just not possible to bring your pet along on trips. If you have big holiday plans that include travel, hire a professional pet sitter. Petting Sitters Are Professionals Of course, you trust your friends and family, but they aren’t always the best choice when it comes to pet sitters. For one, they have their own commitments and stresses to worry about. On the other hand, a professional…

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A clean dog is synonymous with a healthy dog, and this means that their belongings such as bedding, bowls, and toys should always be fresh. Dirty dishes and linens will not only negatively impact your dog’s health but will also lead to foul odors in your home. Here is a guide on how to keep your doggy’s crate, bowls, and beddings in excellent condition. Blankets and Bedding Clean bedding not only minimizes your pet’s smells but also helps in ensuring that their coat and skin looks and feels healthy as well. Pets that spend a reasonable amount of time outdoors…

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