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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?

woman training two dogs to sit

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

Map forecasting Lyme disease prevalence across US

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.

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Teaching Your Cat to Sit

cat training

by Stacy Ferrara,  Pawsitive Potential There’s that old joke about “herding cats” that’s used to describe something extremely difficult, if not impossible. Cats have always been thought of as independent and aloof creatures that do what they want on their own time. This likely comes from comparing them to dogs who have entirely different behaviors and …