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Celebrating Senior Pets at Milwaukee Paws!

March 3, 2019

All of us at Milwaukee Paws Pet Care have been so grateful to provide high-quality pet care and services to all the dogs and pets we serve. With that in mind, we want to recognize some of the senior pets we have cared for. We recognize that senior pets often require additional and more attentive…

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month!

February 26, 2019

Did you know that by the age of three, most dogs and cats are already starting to form some sort of dental disease? According to the American Veterinarian Dental Society, at that age, about 80% of dogs and 70% of cats already have some sort of dental disease which often could have been prevented. Since…

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Crate Games: What Are They and Why Should I Play Them With My Dog

February 8, 2019

If you’re like many dog owners, you probably feel at least slightly guilty when you have to crate your beloved pup while you head off to work or other important obligations you have in your busy lives. While it can be emotionally difficult for you to leave your pup confined to a small space for…

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Signs Your Dog is Stressed

January 22, 2019

Stress. We all experience it at some time or another. Whether it’s working long hours, having a heavy workload, taking care of a sick loved one, experiencing traumatic events, or moving to a new home among many other life stressors, we may find ourselves looking for ways to relieve the weight of these burdens. Some…

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pets

January 7, 2019

Losing weight, eating healthier, saving more money, getting more organized – these are just a few of the most common New Year’s Resolutions many of us make for ourselves each year. But how many of us thought about making resolutions that include our canine and feline counterparts? I’m going to be honest with you –…

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Protecting our Pups from the Winter Cold and Snow

December 22, 2018

While those of us in Southeast Wisconsin can likely agree we’ve had a mild start to the winter season, we know not to get too comfortable as it’s just a matter of time until we get our first heavy snowstorm of the season. This is Wisconsin, after all. As I searched the back of my…

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Cognitive Enrichment and Physical Activities for Dogs in Winter

December 3, 2018

We all know it’s important for us to help keep our dogs physically and mentally engaged, but the cold, snow and wind that often comes this time of year may make it harder for us to step out and get that physical activity and cognitive enrichment our dogs need. And we all know our Wisconsin…

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Benefits and Challenges of Adopting a Senior Dog

November 19, 2018

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month! Is your home in need of a loving, cuddly, and appreciative companion? November happens to be National Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and there are hundreds of elderly dogs in our community that are in need of a good, loving home to live out their last years. Unfortunately,…

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Healthy Fall Foods Safe for your Dogs

October 31, 2018

With the holiday season almost in full-swing, we need to know what we can and cannot share with the members of our pup family! Read on to learn more about what fall foods are safe for your pets and try a tasty, healthy treat recipe featuring some yummy in-season ingredients for your beloved pets to…

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How To Register Your Dog as an Emotional Support Animal

October 13, 2018

Dogs provide us with a series of benefits- we all know that.  From the increased exercise we get walking them to the mental health benefits, dogs enrich the lives of their owners. There are many studies being produced that sow the positive effects that dogs have on anxiety, depression and other emotional disorders of their…

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Fall Hazards for Pets

September 11, 2018

The cool weather of fall is finally upon us!  This time of year is great for doing new activities with your dog, including hiking, camping, and playing outdoor games like fetch and football.  The increase in activity outdoors is great for your dog, and the cooler weather allows them to enjoy the sunshine a little…

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What Your Pet Sitter/Dog Walker Wants You to Know (part 2)

September 1, 2018

A few days ago, I posted some items that professional pet sitters and dog walkers wanted their clients to know. The feedback has been wonderful and the suggestions from my fellow colleagues kept pouring in, so today we have part 2 of the series! Once again, all the comments and quotes will be kept confidential.…

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Milwaukee Paws Pet Care was recognized as a top Pet Sitting Blog

September 1, 2018

  Milwaukee Paws Pet Care was recognized as one of the top Pet Sitting blogs in the world to follow!  We are honored by this recognition.   We try to bring our customers relevant and accurate information that is also entertaining.  It is a passion of everyone who works at Milwaukee Paws Pet Care to…

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How to Introduce Cats and Dogs

August 29, 2018

Old sayings have a lot of truth to them, that’s how they get to be old sayings.  Take the example of “fighting like cats and dogs”, that saying has it’s origins sometime before 1610 according to the blog Historically Speaking.  The reality is that cats and dogs are very different species, and as such, react very…

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What Your Pet Sitter/Dog Walker Wants You to Know (part 1)

August 26, 2018

Every field has things that only the professionals in that field know and wish their customers knew.   Many times, professionals in any field wish that they could tell their clients things that would make their jobs easier, provide their clients with better a better service experience, or clear up misconceptions. We have all seen the…

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Why hire a Professional Pet Sitter/Dog Walker?

August 1, 2018

When you are looking for someone to provide care for your pet when you cannot be there, does it really matter if you hire a professional?  After all, isn’t the neighbor, who loves your dog and seems good with them, just as good?  She is certainly more affordable, and that’s not a bad thing right?…

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Keeping Pets Safe While Traveling

June 20, 2018

Summer is a time for vacations, weekend trips and get aways.  When you travel from home, Milwaukee Paws will be there to keep your pets happy and safe!  However, if you plan on taking your pet with you, there are a few things to keep in mind to keep pets safe while traveling. ASPCA has…

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Cognitive Enrichment Activities for Dogs

June 8, 2018

Back in April, we discussed the importance of utilizing a variety of cognitive enrichment activities for pets and the many benefits of them.  Some of the benefits included reduced anxiety, increased cognitive function, and a stronger bond between owner and pet. This blog post will focus on activities you can do at home, in the…

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Milwaukee Paws Introduces a New Referral Program!

May 17, 2018

  Do you know someone who loves their pet but works long hours?  Have you ever been out doing errands and realized you may not get home before Fido needs to go out?  Have you ever wanted to take a vacation, but the idea of kenneling your dog or leaving your cat alone leaves you…

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Importance of Daily Walks for Dogs

May 9, 2018

We all know that exercise is important for our health and that daily exercise is essential for our best health.  The same is true for dogs!  Daily exercise has many benefits, some beyond just improved health, for our canine friends.  A daily dog walk is one of the best things you can do for your…

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