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National Mutt Day

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To celebrate National Mutt Day I asked my friend and wonderful dog walker from my pet care business to provide a guest post for us.  Ameera Skandarani has a unique exposure to all types of mixed breeds and pups in her various professions but holds her education in professional writing. Ameera entered the pet service industry as a dog walker and apprentice …

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Holiday Travel with Your Pets

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Roadtrip With My Besties In just a few weeks my husband, 3 dogs and I will be making the 643 mile trek to my parents’ house. Its a biennial adventure that even for us seasoned pro’s – takes a good bit of coordinating. I’ll spare you the details about wrapping and packing all the gifts, that in itself is a process …

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The Most Common Holiday Hazards for Your Pets

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The winter holidays are HERE! While you decorate the house and stress about getting it ready for the family, Chloe and Max are starting to stress about all the changes and strange smells. Ornaments, candles, tinsel, ribbons and wrapping paper seem to be everywhere! There are lilies, holly, mistletoe, and a tree in the living room. Grandma’s chocolate chocolate chip powdered …

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National Adopt a Senior Pet Month-November

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Old vs. Young When you weigh the options of bringing home a shelter pet the age of the animal always plays a significant role. As a volunteer for the Boxer Rescue, one of my rolls is to be a foster home for dogs in transition from their former life to their new loving home. When the announcements come into our …

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Fall Back Safely; How to Keep Your Pets Safe in the Dark

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Daylight savings; darkness is falling We made it past Halloween now we have another dark and scary time upon us – daylight savings!!! Get ready to give up an hour of your light, which for those of us with dogs means less hours in the safety of the light to walk and increased dangers like being hit by a car. …

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Halloween Safety Tips for Your Pets

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Ding-Dong. . .  tips and tricks when the trick-or-treaters arrive Halloween is DEFINITELY one of my favorite holidays. It conjures up memories of trick-or-treating; walking through the rustle of the freshly fallen leaves and collecting as much candy as you can to go home and sort your stash for trade with siblings or friends the next day at school.  It was …

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Pet Heroes!

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It’s in our name – hero – and here at ProPetHero we are all about training you to be a pet’s hero. We aren’t the only heroes though, one might be at your feet begging for food, or purring over your shoulder right now. Our pets are our heroes. I share my life with 3 dogs, a cat and 10 …

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National Vet Tech Week 2016

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Oct 16-22, 2016 – This week we celebrate the wonderful pet nurses. They’ve hugged your pet, have you thought about hugging them? Ok, you should probably ask before you go doing so but our veterinary technicians are the nurses of the pet world. They perform a thankless job of restraining, cleaning, expressing, injecting, drawing blood and many other tough tasks that …

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Is That a Service Dog?

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I don’t know, do you? Just the other day in one of the many pet sitter Facebook groups I contribute to, a old friend brought up the subject of creating a system for reporting people that abuse the service dog system. It is an issue, because of laws like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) it is illegal …

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The Triple Treachery of Rawhide & A Spotlight of Success

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The Danger of Rawhide The pet food blogger Rodney Habib, a well known pet nutrition blogger wrote a very informative piece about the dangers of rawhide chews. As pet parents many of us don’t even blink at the thought of bringing home this now known staple for the enjoyment of our pups. As a pet care provider myself I find …