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

By Dawn / 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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5 Reasons We are Grateful for the Pets of Milwaukee

By Dawn / 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

By Dawn / 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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Ten Ways to Protect Your Dog from the Heat

By Dawn / 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

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

By Dawn / 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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Pet Ownership in High Rises

By Dawn / 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

By Dawn / 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

By Dawn / 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

By Dawn / 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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