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How Much Attention Do Cats Need?

By Dawn / 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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Celebrating Senior Pets at Milwaukee Paws!

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

By Dawn / 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

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

By Dawn / 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?

By Dawn / 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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