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Pet Professions You Didn’t Know Existed: Massage Therapy

In the first of our four-part series on luxurious pet services, we delve into the world of pet massage therapy–what it is, why it’s important, and tips for pet parents considering massage therapy for their furry friend.  by Caroline Wilson, owner/head editor & writer of /redpen We’ve all been there–sore and exhausted after exercise, stressed …

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How to Save on Pet Medications

by Tami Novak, Founder of Aunt Tami’s Pet Sitting LLC ​When it comes to our pet’s health, we’ll do whatever we have to do to keep our pets living longer, healthier and happier lives.  However, we’d rather save some of our hard earned cash that we would overspend at the vets and put it toward …

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The McBriber – Prevention and Treatment

by Kara Hollars, owner of Personal Family Dog Trainer The Problem You see a person working with their dog, using treats as a reward. The person shows the dog a treat, then asks them for a behavior. The dog complies 100% of the time, which looks very impressive! This goes on for some time. Suddenly, …

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Animal Behaviorist or Pet Trainer: What’s the Difference?

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Here’s the scenario: your pet recently began to do something really out of character. Maybe she started snapping at another household pet, or maybe he started to -gross!- eat his own poop. You know this calls for a professional’s input, but who can help? Should you bring in a pet trainer, or is this a …

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Tick Talk: Keeping Pets Safe Year-Round

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Ticks: the word alone is enough to make any pet owner shudder. These tiny, blood-sucking parasites transfer nasty illnesses like the notorious Lyme Disease: a dangerous infection that can cause everything from muscular to neurological problems in animals and humans.