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How to get rid of dog fleas

Fleas can hit at any time of year, making your pet itchy and uncomfortable. How to get rid of and prevent fleas so that they keep away from your pets and house, all year round?

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Why do dogs wipe their paws?

Wiping or kicking the grass after going to the toilet is a common behaviour in all dogs. But why do dogs do this? And is it a problem you should stop, or is it perfectly normal?

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Can dogs feel guilty?

Dogs do seem to have a guilty expression, especially when they've done the wrong thing. But do dogs really feel guilt like we humans do? And what should and shouldn't you do when your dog looks guilty?

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How to stop dogs from fighting

It's a scary scenario for any dog owner: the thought of your dog in a fight. What can you do in case of a dog fight? And how can you prevent dogs from fighting in the first place? Here's what every dog owner and dog sitter should know.

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Should I crate train a puppy?

A crate is a commonly used puppy training tool. But is a crate really necessary? And what risks does your dog run if you use a crate? Read all about when and how to use a crate for your puppy or adult dog.

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Taking care of an older dog

It can be difficult to watch your dog grow older. But fortunately, we can do a lot to help our precious dogs grow old happily and healthily. Recognise the signs of the aging dog and help your pooch lead a comfortable and happy life.

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5 reasons why rescue dogs are the best

Many people choose to adopt a dog from the shelter or a rescue animal organisation. Here are 5 important reasons why adopting a dog is so rewarding + what you need to know to adopt a dog responsibly.

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Is raw egg healthy for your cat or dog?

Eggs are tasty for us humans, but some owners also feed their dog or cat an egg every now and then. Are eggs actually healthy for your dog or cat? And what's the safest way to serve an egg to your four-legged friend?

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10 Ways to Save Money on your Pet Expenses

We love our pets, but it's a fact of life that pet care can cost a lot of money. Here are a few easy saving tips that can help to keep costs down.

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Why pets are healthy for kids

Many children adore animals. Although it is quite a job to have your child grow up responsibly with pets, it can certainly be worthwhile to invest time and energy in this. Did you know that keeping pets is not just fun but also very healthy for (young) children? Read here how that works + tips if your child wants a pet.

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Why does my dog fart?

We may laugh when a dog lets off a stinky fart, but this flatulence may indicate an underlying issue. Why does a dog actually fart and what can we do about it? 5 reasons why your dog farts

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Afraid of the vet: 6 tips

Many pets are afraid of going to the vet. But, unfortunately, you can't avoid planning a regular vet visit, even if it's just for your pet's annual check-up. Also, if you are a sitter it's important to know how to make a vet visit more pleasant for your guest pet. These 6 tips you make a vet trip less frightening - and maybe even fun!

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Does my dog want to be the boss?

Raising a dog isn't always straightforward. Of course, you adore your dog, but sometimes they can do things that drive you crazy: barking at visitors or at people on the street, growling at other dogs, chewing your stuff or ignoring you when you call. Also as dog sitter, it can be challenging to work with a dog that won't listen to you. Does your dog just want to be the dominant one? Or is something else going on?

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Why doesn't my cat want to play?

Playing is extremely important for the health and wellbeing of your cat. A playing cat is a happy cat! But some cats don't seem to feel like it at all! Here are 5 reasons your cat doesn't want to play + the solution for cat owners and cat sitters.

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Is a pet camera a good idea?

With a pet camera, you can view your pet from a distance via an app. What are the pros and cons of pet cameras? And can you also use a camera to check in on your pet sitter? 3 reasons to buy a pet-cam + one catch you should be aware of.

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Saying goodbye to your pet

We don't want to think about it, but every pet owner will face this moment at some point: saying goodbye to your pet. This can cause a lot of grief and mourning for your pooch is very normal. What taboos are you faced with the death of a pet, and what do you need to know about saying goodbye to your beloved four-legged friend?

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Is Pawshake Safe?

Nowadays, we can easily find a pet sitter with just a few clicks via a website or app. But how do you know that you can trust such a sitter? What are the experiences of other pet owners and how do you know for sure that your Pawshake booking is safe?

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Why does my dog lick me?

Some dog owners love a friendly lick from their dog. But why does a dog actually lick you? And what are the implications for your health when a dog licks? Read all about your dog's licking habits!

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Becoming a house sitter: the best job in the world?

House sitting seems like the absolute best gig in the world! But what should you keep in mind as a house sitter, and how do you ensure that everyone is happy in the end?

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Is your pet afraid of fireworks? 5 tips

Fireworks can cause a lot of anxiety and stress in animals (at worst, many pets also run away). As a pet owner or sitter, you can take extra measures to prevent accidents and pets going missing. With these tips, you and your pet can have a safe start to the new year!

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Why is my dog jealous?

Just like humans, dogs can show jealous behaviour, such as excessive begging for attention or, at worst, aggression. Where does this behaviour come from and what can you do about it?

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How much do dogs sleep?

Sleep plays an extremely important role in the health of your pooch. So, why do dogs need so much sleep and how can you ensure that your four-legged friend gets the rest that he needs?

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7 tips for sustainable pet ownership

Pet ownership and sustainability aren’t always 100% compatible. Nevertheless, you can still take some positive steps and… every little bit helps! Discover how to make life with your faithful companion fun, green and eco-friendly with our 7 tips for sustainable pet ownership.

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Pet photography: 7 tips to improve your pictures

Taking a good pet photo isn't always easy. But with a few small tricks you can significantly enhance the quality of your snaps. Our 7 tips for photographing pets will soon have you producing the perfect pics!

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Can you leave a young puppy with a dog sitter?

It's the ideal solution for busy puppy-parents, and the best job in the world for dog sitters: puppy boarding! But providing a puppy sitting service is not without its challenges. Discover all you need to know about puppy boarding and puppy daycare below.

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Pets and divorce: what’s best for your furry friend?

Pets are part of the family. This means that we’re faced with a difficult dilemma in the event of a separation or divorce. Putting your pet’s interests first and knowing what to do in such a situation requires being adequately informed. How can you ensure that your pet doesn’t suffer from your impending separation or divorce?

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Is my cat or dog overweight?

Approximately over 30% of our cats and dogs are overweight. We tend to regard 'spoiling' our beloved pets with a tasty treat as an act of kindness. Yet, this can result in your pet experiencing a number of health issues. Helping your pet to maintain a healthy weight is key to ensuring that they remain fit and happy. But, how do you go about this?

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What should you put in your pet sitter profile description?

Your pet sitter profile is essentially your pet sitting business card. But what exactly should you write in your profile text? What can you put in your description to elicit the desired response from pet owners?

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Why do cats groom themselves so often?

Cats groom their coats on a daily basis and devote almost half their 'waking' hours to this very activity! But what can you learn from this unique cat behaviour? What does this fastidious grooming habit reveal about your cat, and can their primping ever become a problem? Discover all you need to know about cat grooming!

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How to be affectionate with your dog – in the right way

One of the most important doggy needs is a daily dose of affection. It gives your dog peace of mind, confidence, and a sense of security. When you show your dog you love him, he develops a general sense of well-being, sleeps well at night, and feels balanced and self-assured throughout the day. But how do you show your dog love and affection in the right way?

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