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Why Use a Pet Sitter?

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Pets are a joy to have around, but with today’s demanding lifestyle and hectic environment, a lot of things can get in the way of your being able to spend quality time with and to care for your furry companions. Because your pets have their needs too, it is part of being a responsible pet owner’s tasks to have someone look after your pet during the times that you can’t personally attend to them. What does a pet sitter do? A pet sitter is someone who has the same passion as you when it comes to taking care of …

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Picking the Perfect Pooch

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As a pet sitting professional over the years I have found that families have asked me to help them pick the perfect pooch for them.  Here is a formula and a link to help aid you in picking the perfect pooch.. I hope before you go out, adopt or buy the first four-legged furry that you see and you are attracted to, you should know that different dog breeds have vastly different needs and personalities. It is important you choose a breed that fits your lifestyles and lives with your personality or you and the dog will just be …

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Getting Rid of Pet Potty Stains on Carpets

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Having pets is a wonderful experience but dealing with the mess they tend to make isn’t usually so good. This is especially true for people who have carpets in their homes since they tend to be quite difficult to clean. Do not worry though because there are so many ingenious ways for you to clean up the mess left by your pets and you do not even have to call a carpet-cleaning pro to help you out.   Getting rid of small stains These pet potty spots are easy enough to clean on their own and you just need …

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Dog fleas can be quite annoying

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Dog fleas can be quite annoying! Not just to your pet, but to you as well. These parasites can cause itching, wounds, and overall stress to your dearest companion if they grow in numbers. They basically feed on the blood of your pets and have a steady grip on their skin because of their clawed legs and mouths that are made for sucking. Flea problems may range from mild itching, scabbing wounds when there are a lot of fleas, and even anemia when you’re pet suffers from extreme flea conditions. Wounds result when your pets would bite on their …

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Poem- Pets Have Feelings Too!

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One of my favorite poems from your pets perspective! Your pets have feelings too. Ten Commandments for Pet Owners 1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be very painful. 2. Give me time to understand what you want from me. Do not break my spirit with your temper, though I will always forgive you. 3. Your patience will teach me more effectively. 4. Please have me spayed or neutered. 5. Treat me kindly, my beloved friend, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for your kindness than …

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Safe Pets

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To Strap or Not to Strap Your Pet? Why Strapping is the Better Answer for Safe Pets Responsible pet ownership means being able to keep your pets not only in tip top shape, but safe as well – no matter where you choose to go and how you choose to get to your destination! Leashes and body straps are great for when you walk your pets, but what about when you get into your car and need to go somewhere further? In the movies, you’ll see dogs hanging their heads out of the window with their tongues happily dangling …

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DOG PARK ETIQUETTE

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Great tips for: DOG PARK ETIQUETTE As a pet sitter I hope everyone reads and applies the simple Do’s and Don’ts of dog park rules and etiquette to their trips to the dog park for heaven sakes. By : Nathan,  Pet to People Liaison, JustFurFunonline.com           Dogs are allowed in many city and county parks as long as they are on a leash that is 6 feet or less.  If you are looking for a place to swap tales, sniff butts, and run free, a Dog Park may be the spot for you.          Before …

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Adding Another Dog

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Are you thinking about adding another dog to your family? When you decide to bring a new dog or puppy into the home, it is a time of transition not just for your family and the new pet but any pets that have already been calling you family. Dogs operate on a pack mentality and they need to see you their owner as pack leader. When you introduce new dogs into the home, there are some things you should and should not that will make the transition smoother and will maintain the pack ranking with you at the head. …

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What is happening to your dry pet food?

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Shelf life of dry pet food storage varies! You love and care about your pet as if they were your children. For many people, pets are like children and they deserve the care and attention that we give to our own foods. As with the foods we eat, the shelf life of dry pet food varies as does the storage needs and environmental requirements for safe storage. As a pet sitter, I find that many customer pour the food from the original bag and place it in an air tight container to keep the pet food fresh.  Few know …

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Cat Tricks

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Cat Tricks (Almost) Anyone Can Teach Their Cat!   3 Tricks To Teach Your Cat With a Clicker Everyone knows cats are independent — and, for the most part, unconcerned with what the people in their lives want them to do. The word “untrainable” comes to mind. But with an easy-to-learn technique called clicker training, your cat can learn to listen to you — and do tricks. It’s great fun for both you and your cat. And the training can strengthen the loving bond between you. Plus, the exercise training provides the mind and body of your cat can …

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