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7 Benefits of Urban Adventure Decompression Walks and Why Every Dog in Milwaukee Needs to Do Them

January 19, 2021

While we at Milwaukee Paws Pet Care have always stressed the importance of cognitive enrichment for pets, especially cats and dogs, we have noticed that this year, there is a marked increase in the number of companies shifting their focus to it as well.  This makes us happy- cognitive enrichment is such a vital and…

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Essential Winter Gear for Milwaukee Dogs

December 19, 2020

I am often asked what dogs need to be safe and comfortable in winter.  The truth is, this depends on the dog!  You need to look at whether your dog is bred to be an outdoor dog in winter or not, is your dog a large breed, small breed or somewhere in between?  Also, consider…

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Milwaukee Paws Pet Care Staff Share What They are Grateful for this Holiday Season

November 24, 2020

As the holiday of Thanksgiving approaches, I wanted to share with all of you what the staff at Milwaukee Paws Pet Care are thankful for this year.  This year has been hard for so many of us but I wanted to shift the focus to what is going well and what can we all be…

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5 Reasons We are Grateful for the Pets of Milwaukee

November 14, 2020

November is typically the month of thankfulness, gratitude and Thanksgiving. It seems appropriate, given that we are preparing to head into a season of gift giving, social get togethers (well, maybe not so many social gatherings this year) and the start of the new year.  It always made sense to me that we begin the…

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Leash Aggression in Dogs

November 10, 2020

As a dog trainer, who has owned a reactive, or leash aggressive, dog, I am very aware of the mixed feelings this problem presents.  Before I understood what leash aggression was, I thought that I had contributed to his aggression.  I carried with me the baggage of feeling like I was not a good dog…

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Hiring Employees vs Independent Contractors

November 2, 2020

This blog post is a guest post from our friends at Urban Tailz in Chicago, Illinois.  Urban Tailz and Milwaukee Paws Pet Care have the same interest and dedication in providing the absolute best care to the pets of our clients.  Recently, I have been made aware that many of our clients are not clear on the…

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Ten Ways to Protect Your Dog from the Heat

August 3, 2020

Enjoying time outdoors in the warm sun may be a highlight for many of us, especially this summer, as many of us are finding more creative ways to spend outside with our families and pets. As we enjoy time in our backyards, or even exploring local trails or going on walks around our neighborhood, we…

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My Journey to a Happy Nail Trim with my Pup, Murphy

July 16, 2020

Over the years, I have struggled to get my dogs to enjoy nail trims. Truthfully, I used to struggle to even get them to tolerate a nail trim. From bribing with treats, to medication, to dodging snapping teeth, and finally resolving to pay the “experts” to do nail trims, I carried the guilt that so…

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How Cats Communicate

May 28, 2020

Understanding Feline Communication and Body Language “Cat’s rule, dogs drool.” I’m sure most of you have heard this saying at least once! And while most of us in the pet care business love all animals, we know many of you have crowned yourself either a “cat person” or a “dog person,” or may not agree…

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5 Things You Can Do Now to Prevent Behavior Issues in Your Canine Friend When You Return to Work

April 18, 2020

We are all home now, more than ever. From working from home, reduced social gatherings, and restrictions on when we can leave our homes, we are spending more time with our pets than ever. This is a good thing. As a professional dog walker, I love seeing more people outside giving their dogs much needed…

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Everyday Enrichment Activities

March 24, 2020

With the Coronavirus outbreak in full swing and more employees working from home, people are spending more time with their pets than ever. While our dogs may love the extra attention, it is not always feasible to be focused on Fluffy during the day. The reality is that pet owners working from home need to…

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Enriching dogs lives at Milwaukee Paws Pet Care.

Enrichment in Dogs’ Lives

March 3, 2020

At Milwaukee Paws Pet Care, we really care about your pet’s well-being, so when it comes to enriching their lives, we incorporate not only social and physical enrichment, but cognitive enrichment during our visits, as well! To help improve your dog’s overall well-being, there are actually several different means of doing so that you can…

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Providing The Best Care For Your Cat

January 13, 2020

At Milwaukee Paws Pet Care, we spend a lot of time with your beloved dogs and often post pictures we have snapped while out on our walks with them, but did you know that many of our cat visits are even longer than those we spend with your precious pups? We have several clients who…

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Pet Ownership in High Rises

November 23, 2019

Urban living with pets presents special challenges that many pet owners never think of. There are fewer green spaces, more people and pets in a more confined area, and of course increased traffic. Urban living with pets may encompass several living situations, including single family homes, rented apartments in smaller buildings (think 4-8 family), townhomes…

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Providing the Best Care for your Senior Cats and Dogs

November 9, 2019

November is National Senior Pet Month! What better time than now to celebrate the senior cats and dogs in our lives and take a moment to make sure we are providing them with the best care and loving support they need to continue growing old with us! Some of us have had our beloved cats…

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5 Different Types of Dog Walks and Why They are Beneficial

August 26, 2019

We all know that our dogs need daily walks. They benefit from daily exercise just like we do, but did you know that there are different types of dog walks and specific benefits to each? All of our walkers at Milwaukee Paws Pet Care are trained on the different types of walks and why each…

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Summer Safety for Pets

June 27, 2019

Our beautiful Wisconsin Summer has finally arrived, and while many of us are loving the warmer temperatures, the hotter weather can become dangerous very quickly for our furry companions. Preventing heat stroke, being aware of how hot asphalt can be on your pup’s paws, and properly storing gardening tools and insecticides in a safe place…

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Ten Benefits of Owning a Cat

June 9, 2019

Our feline friends often fill shelters and feline rescues, waiting impatiently for good homes with many not ever being so fortunate. Luckily, June is National adopt a cat month! It’s a perfect time for families and those looking for pets to add to their homes to consider adopting a cat in need of a good…

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Celebrating National Pet Parents Day!

April 28, 2019

Today, Sunday, April 28th,is National Pet Parents Day, and all of us at Milwaukee Paws Pet Care know what a gift it is to be a parent to such amazing animals we bring into our homes and our lives. We give so much of ourselves to our pets, and our homes and lives wouldn’t be…

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How Much Attention Do Cats Need?

April 23, 2019

All of us at Milwaukee Paws Pet Care are blessed to work with such an amazing and loving group of pets. We feel quite humbled to be able to go to “work” every day to care for animals who have stolen our own hearts and become a part of our own family, too! And we…

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