Signs Your Dog is Stressed

By Dawn / 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

By Dawn / 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

By Dawn / 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

By Dawn / 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

By Dawn / 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

By Dawn / 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

By Dawn / 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

By Dawn / 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)

By Dawn / 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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How to Introduce Cats and Dogs

By Dawn / 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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