health

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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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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Importance of Daily Walks for Dogs

By Dawn / 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

By Dawn / 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

By Dawn / 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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