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Bringing A Puppy Home

Man carrying a puppy (caption: Bringing Home A New Puppy)

There are many things to think about when you look at bringing a new puppy into your family. From how to pick out the right puppy to what you will need to prepare for your puppy’s arrival, there is so much to plan for! The planning doesn’t stop after your newest family member comes home either. The life of a new puppy owner is almost as hectic as the life of a new parent. Fortunately for a puppy owner, the baby phase is much shorter and much less expensive than having a human child…

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Homemade Flea And Tick Prevention For Dogs

Izzy and dog mom in water

Izzee, my loyal and trusted sidekick and licensed therapy dog, and I go everywhere together. Her unconditional love is astounding. In return, I want to give her the best life possible including top-notch food and chemical-free products. There are so many ill-fated side effects from the chemical-based flea and tick prevention medicines. So, I don’t want to take that risk with Izzee. This led me to research and create a homemade flea spray and homemade tick repellent for dogs that anyone can make at home…

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How To Become A Dog Sitter On Rover & Pet Sitting Business Tips

Girl on floor with dog

Dog sitting can be fun and rewarding. You get all the benefits of having a dog (and a little extra money too) without the commitment. I’ve been dog sitting for friends and family since 2008, so when I discovered there was an app that matches dog owners with the perfect dog sitter, I had to try it out! Since I work from home, I have a lot of flexibility that allows me to dog sit for busy, office-working dog moms and dads. Plus, having a furry co-woofer is also appreciated since I’m alone most of the day. I signed up for Rover (formerly Dog Vacay) in early 2016 and have been using it ever since. Seeing that I have some experience, I wanted to share some dog sitting tips and tricks on using the tool from a sitter’s perspective. I hope it will help and inspire other dog lovers to sign up to make money dog sitting and dog owners to consider seeking out sitters on Rover…

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Dog Vomiting: Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Symptoms

Dog's vomit in grass (caption: Dog Vomiting Causes, Symptoms and Treatment)

Longtime dog parents know that our furry friends will eat almost anything under the sun, even if it makes them throw up immediately. Other times, our pups puke for no apparent reason. While occasional vomiting may not be cause for concern, frequent or severe vomiting can be a sign of a serious condition. Here, we’ll help you figure out why your dog is vomiting, other symptoms to look out for, what you can do to help your pup and when it’s time to seek veterinarian care…

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What Is Kennel Cough?

What Is Kennel Cough?

Is your dog coughing more than usual? If they are making a hacking sounds (like they have a hairball stuck in their throat) and your dog recently spent a lot of time around other pups (or a common place like the groomer, dog park or pet store) and is showing signs of respiratory distress, they may have picked up a curable illness of Kennel cough…

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How Your Pet Shelter Donations Can Help Pets In Need

2 dogs in cage at shelter

Most pet shelters operate using donations from the community. Often, the number of resources the shelters have don’t even come close to the amount of need they face. Unfortunately, while pet shelter donations are something that many people think about, they rarely seem to make them. While you may think that money is the only way you can help, there are actually many things you can do to aid your local animal shelter. Whether you donate your time or items that can either be used, sold or auctioned, you can make a huge difference in the lives of many pets in just a few simple steps…

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What Is Canine Bloat? Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Dog laying on back in grass (caption: What Is Canine Bloat?)

Canine bloat is a life-threatening illness that is fast acting. Knowing the symptoms beforehand is extremely important, so you catch it early and get your dog the care he needs. If you notice symptoms soon enough, your dog may be one of the few dogs to survive this terrible disease. Learn how you can help prevent canine bloat for your dog…

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Dog Park Rules And Etiquette To Play Well With Others

3 dogs sniffing each other in dog park (caption: Dog Park Rules And Etiquette)

Dog parks are a great way to get out and socialize your companion (and yourself). With the growing number of dog parks in U.S. cities and suburbs and the ever-changing rules and regulations of carrying dogs outside of the house, there has never been a better time to get out and roam off-leash. However, there are guidelines to follow and rules to keep in mind to help you make the most of your time together…

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