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Professional Pet Sitter Tips

What Professional Pet Services Want You to Know I have a professional service business, just like a lawyer, a doctor, a barber or a restaurant owner. My business involves animals. Be it pet and home sitting, behavioral consulting, animal training, grooming, waste removal, or emergency pet transportation. This is my…

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How to Prepare for Your Professional Pet Sitter

1) Let your pet sitter know of any changes BEFORE the service starts! If you have moved, changed phone numbers, locks or alarm codes, use a new veterinarian, pets on medications or changed doses or type of medications, changed foods or amounts fed or added new pets. 2) Make sure…

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How to Find Your Lost Pet

You may be surprised that the number one method to get your dog home if it is lost is an i.d. tag on it’s collar or harness. This is the best way to get your dog home quickly! The first thing someone will do when they find a lost dog…

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What Kind of Harness or Leash Should You Buy?

So, what kind of a collar should I use for my dog, you ask. Today most veterinarians and trainers recommend using a harness when walking your dog. There are some animal physical therapists who assert that a harness changes the mechanics of a dog’s natural movement, which could result in…

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Types of Collars

Which Type of Collar DO you choose? The options for collars, harnesses, and leashes at the pet store seem endless! Which to choose?! Here is a rundown of the most popular types, and what the pros and cons are for each: Buckle Collars, either flat, braided, or rolled leather These…

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Animal Hoarding

Animal Hoarding: A Phenomenon Affecting the Welfare of Animals and Our Communities In cities across this country, police and health officials discover thousands of animals of all types ranging from dogs, to cats, birds, goats, and even pigs, imprisoned in the homes of animal hoarders. Victims of animal hoarding suffer…

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Pet Exercise via Pet Treadwheels

Julie Rosa of Grandpaws Pet Sitting and Home Care submits this blog entry on a great device that she has available for her clients. I purchased the largest size treadwheel so I can use it for years for any size dog. There are small, medium, and large sizes that range…

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Where You Keep The Litter Box Really Does Matter

Location, location location!  It’s not just important in real estate but also in where the litter box is placed in your home.  Cats can be very finicky about their litter box. After all it is your cat’s bathroom.  Everything matters to your cat.   The type of litter used, how much…

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Tips for Pet Parents

Your professional pet sitter needs to have access to your pets and home while you are away, no matter what the circumstances.  During Arizona’s summer monsoon season, power outages are a real possibility.  Electric doors and garage doors cannot be opened with the remote if the power is out!  Your…

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What Happens to Our Pets When We Pass Away?

Just recently several colleges have talked to me about clients, friends or loved ones passing away.  I myself lost my Dad in July 2016. Let’s face it, we all will die and there is no getting out of it. The dilemma is what happens to our pets when we pass…

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How to Find a Professional Pet Sitter

To find a professional pet sitter, try asking your friends, neighbors or veterinarian if they have a professional pet sitter to recommend.  You could do an internet search for a local area pet sitter, or go to a local website like www.appsa.net or national website like www.petsitllc.com, www.petsit.com  or www.petsitters.org…

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