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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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Cognitive Stimulation for Dogs

April 22, 2018

Did you know that your pet can benefit from activities that are good for their brain?  Just like us humans, pets need to have their brains challenged to remain at their peak, fend off boredom, and to stave off dementia (or cognitive dysfunction).  The brain is a muscle, and every day more research shows that…

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Preventing Dog Bites

April 18, 2018

This year, an estimated 4.7 million people will be bitten by dogs. Dog bites can range from minor to very serious; in fact, every year about 800,000 people require medical attention for a dog bite, and up to 12 people die from dog bites according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. For those of you…

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How to Select a Dog Walker?

April 18, 2018

Choosing a professional to walk your dog can be daunting and overwhelming. Dog walking and pet sitting is still a relatively new field and is not regulated by the government at this time.  Many dog walkers or pet sitters get into the field because of their love of animals, and it takes passion and a…

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