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Vacation Tips for Pet Parents

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by Cindie Ambar, certified Animal Reiki master and founder of Heartsong Animal Healing

With Covid restrictions easing, many of us are planning a much needed vacation! That said, worrying about your animal companion can take some of the fun out of your time away, so I am sharing a few tips to help make it as enjoyable as possible for all of you. (more…)

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It’s Doggy Camp Time!

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by Jean Ann Carrigan, owner of Ms C’s Bed & Biscuits

Dogs form strong attachments to their owners, owners provide necessities of life, food, water, shelter and love.  So, is it any wonder being out of their owner’s presence causes some anxiety? During 2020, with people not leaving their homes, dogs became accustomed to constantly being in the owner’s presence. Thankfully in 2021, “stay at home” orders are lifted, people are traveling, and dogs are ready to attend doggy day & overnight camp.  (more…)

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Every Dog Poops

…But does every owner clean it up? Cleaning up your dog’s poop each and every time is extremely important for the environment. Kari Kalway, owner of Puddles Barkery, shares exactly why more people should be aware of it and how they can learn more about local policies and ordinances to help keep their environment clean.


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How to Start a Pet Care Business

by Stephanie James, dog walker and freelance writer

In recent years, pet care has become a booming business in the US and other parts of the world as well. The industry has different categories. These categories include pet grooming, doggy daycare, obedience training, kennel/boarding services, dog walking, among other pet-related services. Though this is a lucrative business, becoming a pet care pro is a task that needs patience, faith, and sacrifice, among other essential traits. There is more to being a pet care professional than just playing with the pets and taking them for a walk. Pet care is always physically demanding and often times challenging work. (more…)

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How do Fleas Hurt My Dog?

by Dr. Gail Marasse, Active Pet Health

Before I list all the ways that these devilish insects can cause problems, let’s talk about what fleas actually are. They are parasites! Yes, by definition, a flea is a parasite because they live on (external parasite) or in (internal parasite) other creatures. And, it just so happens that fleas really favor our furry pets. Fleas are the most common external parasites found on dogs and fleas like our pet’s tasty, warm blood. (more…)