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Puppy proofing your home

Do you have a bundle of fluff coming into your home anytime soon? We chat with super-star Pawshake pet sitter Concetta about her experience adopting a puppy - she gives us her top 5 tips to make the transition a smooth one!

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What to do if a dog charges at you

This week we have a chat with our Community Manager and super-experienced pet-sitter Sam about what to do in the event of a dog charging at you.

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Caring for senior pets - an interview with Koko the dog

It's a Pawshake exclusive! We had the pleasure of interviewing internet-famous pooch Koko of Koko's Dog Blog about finally getting his senior discount. What's it like to be a senior dog, or looking after a senior dog if you're a pet-sitter? Read on...

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Dealing with separation anxiety in pets

This is one of the bigger challenges facing pet owners and pet sitters alike. Do you know a dog or cat suffering from separation anxiety? Read on for some simple solutions to make your pet's life (and yours!) a lot easier!

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10 of the Cutest Red-Furred and Feathered Pets for Saint Patrick's Day

These adorable ginger pets from our Wall of Paws might not native Irelanders, but they surely have the Celtic spirit for Saint Patrick's Day!

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Your Secret Weapon to Renting With a Pet!

It isn't always easy, but it's absolutely possible to successfully secure a rental property with your pet! We chat with the folks at rent.com.au, who give us the absolute best secret weapon to winning that lease...

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12 Pets Who Want You To Be Their Valentine...

For Valentines Day, we're celebrating the love of our faithful furry friends. We promise these 12 cuties from our Wall of Paws will melt your heart with their head-tilts and love-eyes. Squee!

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Jewellery inspired by the furever love of a dog...

Love is in the air for Valentines Day! We chat with Steph about Escapricho, her gorgeous line of jewellery inspired by her Bedlington Terrier and true love, Capricho. Warm and fuzzies lie ahead...

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5 ways to celebrate Lunar New Year with your pet

This Year of the Rooster, why not start off on a positive note and freshen up your life and home with your pet by your side? Here are five pet-friendly ways to celebrate the New Year.

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A chat with the founder of Pet Milestone Cards

We love a local success story! Pawshake chats with the founder of Pet Milestone Cards and gets to know how a rescue dog and sassy cat inspired this sweet line of cards for pets. Read on Pawshakers...

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Have a Pet-Friendly Australia Day!

This January 26, why not involve your beloved dog or cat in some fun Australia Day activities? Whether you're into the indoors or outdoors, we have something for everyone...

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Preventing Heatstroke in Pets

Summer is here and we're in for a scorcher! The wonderful Doctor Anna from Love That Pet has given us some helpful hints on keeping your pet safe and comfortable when the heat is on.

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One man and his faithful dog take on the world of pet products

From humble beginnings to making waves in the Aussie pet industry - we get to know the founder and CEO of Ivory Coat Companion Goods, Steven Deveraux-Stanford and the strength and inspiration behind him - Cooper the miniature Schnauzer!

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A Melbourne bakery for pets!

We just love baked treats (who doesn't!), but wouldn't it be great if your pet could enjoy them too? The team at Supaw Pet Bakery are making dreams come true....yummer!

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The Top 10 Dog-Friendly Cafes in Brisbane

Just you, your pooch, a latte and a puppacino....bliss! Pawshake is excited to bring you 10 of our favourite dog-friendly cafes in sunny Brisbane.

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The Best Dog Beaches on the Gold Coast

Looking for some fun in the sun with your best friend? It's time to feel the sand between your paws on Pawshake's favourite doggy beaches on the Gold Coast, Queensland!

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Five Best Dog Walks in Sydney

Where are the best spots to walk your mutt, we hear you ask? Pawshake's Community Manager Sarah has tried and tested the best Sydney has to offer - here's her shortlist of the top 5 Sydney walkies!

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Top 10 Dog-Friendly Parks in Melbourne

Melbourne's weather (though a little unpredictable lately!) is getting more welcoming by the day. Why not take your pooch for a trot and a sniff in one of our recommended lovely local dog parks?

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5 ways your cat shows affection

Do you understand what your cat is trying to tell you? Your little tiger might be somewhat headstrong, but this doesn't mean that he or she doesn't adore you! Below are 5 surprising ways cats show their love for humans.

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Your newly adopted pet: how to give a thoroughly warm welcome!

Adopting a cat or dog is a truly rewarding experience. And the day you finally get to take your furry friend home marks the beginning of your mutual journey. Yet those first few days can be fraught with tension. Planning to adopt a cat or dog? Ensure that you're thoroughly prepared for the big day with our helpful tips below!

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Walking your cat: why and how

Walking your dog is the most natural thing in the world. However, you rarely see anyone with a cat on a lead! Walking your cat might not be a 'walk in the park', but it can have many benefits for the right feline. Fancy giving it a go? Then follow our helpful 3-step plan below.

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How to prevent stress for you and your pet

We already know that pets reduce stress, and make us happy and healthy. So, it's hardly surprising that so many of us have a furry friend of our own or enjoy looking after those of our friends and neighbours. But did you know that those feelings of bliss can rapidly transform into stress? Prevent burn-out from affecting you and your pets with our useful tips for busy pet owners and pet sitters.

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Houseplants that are poisonous to dogs (and some safe alternatives)

Many houseplants are toxic to dogs, and some are downright life-threatening. You should therefore avoid growing these common houseplants and replace them with a safe alternative instead.

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Would you entrust your pet to a stranger?

Imagine: you suddenly have an unexpected work commitment or the possibility of a last-minute weekend getaway. You have to find a suitable solution for your cat or dog, and soon. Would you hand over your beloved pet to a complete stranger? Of course not!

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Meet Dr. Jo of Creature Clinic!

We recently got in touch with Melbourne super-vet Dr Jo of pet blog Creature Clinic to talk all things four-legged...

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Tips for camping with your dog

Many animal lovers enjoy a holiday in the great outdoors; camping in beautiful surroundings. Of course, it's a lot of fun if you can bring your dog along with you for the adventure. But what should you keep in mind if you decide to share your tent or caravan with your faithful friend? Here are 5 Tips for a successful camping trip with your dog!

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Top tips on keeping your pet cosy this winter!

Temperatures are dropping, so we’ve put together some top tips on keeping your pets nice and toasty warm this winter!

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What you need to know about dog poo

Since the introduction of tough state and local council laws, most responsible dog owners now clean up after their four legged friends. But scooping up your dog's poop is actually more beneficial than you might think: your pooch's poo reveals a great deal about his or her current state of health. So, time to overcome your reservations, grab a bag and start studying the brown stuff!

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Which is best: an indoor or an outdoor cat?

Some people prefer allowing their cat outdoors, whilst others believe that cats are perfectly happy indoors. But who's right?

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How to take the perfect pet photo

It goes without saying that your precious pet is also a stunning supermodel! But what's the best way to capture your furry friend on camera? Below you'll find 5 tips for successful pet photography.

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