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Bee stings - what to do if your pet gets one

Pets use their noses to explore the world, so bee stings can happen occasionally. Here's what you need to do if your pet gets stung by a bee.

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Reduce your pet's environmental paw-print

Actions such as purchasing pet food, managing your pet's waste and choosing your pet all have an environmental impact. Here's how to reduce that impact.

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Dog digging: How to stop your dog

There are a couple of reasons why your dog might be digging. We will explore them below and share tips to stop your dog's digging habit.

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Choosing a puppy - 5 questions to consider

Choosing a puppy and bringing it home is a life long commitment. Instead of choosing based on looks, here are some factors you should consider.

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Introducing dog to baby - a practical guide

When introducing your dog to the baby, greet your dog first and then place them in a crate or another room before bringing the baby in.

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How to prepare for a house sitter after coronavirus

Coronavirus has made things tricky, but we're seeing good results around most of Australia. Is now a good time to hire a house sitter?

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Puppy biting - how to stop it?

Train your puppy to stop biting you. 6 methods you can use to reduce puppy biting behaviours and encourage good behaviour.

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Puppy toilet training guide

Toilet training a puppy is about showing them appropriate places to eliminate. A puppy can hold their bladder one hour for every month of age.

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How to stop your cat from eating too fast

Cat's shouldn't eat their food too quickly. Here's why, and how you can help your cat slow down their eating at dinnertime.

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Loose leash walking - stop your dog from pulling

Stop your dog from pulling. Teach them how to walk on a loose leash with our training checklist and step by step loose leash walking guide.

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Protect your profile from scammers

The coronavirus pandemic has led to an unfortunate surge in scam activity targeting online businesses worldwide. But don’t worry: we are here to help protect you and prevent this on Pawshake.

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How to avoid puppy and kitten scams

Here's how to stay safe from online puppy and kitten scams, which are taking advantage of rising pet adoption since coronavirus took grip on Australia.

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7 tips for a safe holiday after lockdown lifts

Coronavirus lockdown restrictions continue to lift in Australia, and soon enough many people will be planning a weekend break. Here's how to stay safe.

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How does parvovirus work?

Parvo, or parvovirus, is a contagious and deadly viral disease in both cats and dogs. Here's what you need to know about it.

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Preparing your pet for your return to work

As lockdown restrictions slowly lift around Australia, it’s a matter of time before some of us will have to return to work. This can be confusing for a family dog or cat, and we owe it to our beloved pets to help them adjust smoothly.

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10 fun dog tricks for beginners

Trick training improves the bond between you and your dog. Here are instructions for 10 fun tricks you can teach your dog.

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Dog Enrichment Food Puzzles

Discover 10 quick and simple dog enrichment food puzzles you can put together that will challenge and stimulate their brains.

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Why is pet sitting so quiet at the moment?

Life has turned upside down since the arrival of coronavirus (COVID-19), and a lot of these changes can explain what is happening to the pet sitting industry. Find out what it means for you as a pet sitter.

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Should I adopt a pet?

Adopting a pet seems like a great idea: pets bring us joy, and it feels great rehoming an animal in need. But before you adopt a pet, consider if you are in it for the longterm.

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Why do pets make us happy?

Domestic pets can bring us a lot of laughter, joy and comfort, especially during difficult times. Here’s the science behind why pets make us happy, and why spending time with your pet can help you maintain good mental health.

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How to walk a dog during lockdown

Both you and your dog still need exercise during the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, and are still allowed to do so as long as you follow the rules.

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How to cope as a pet sitter during the COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has turned life upside down, but here’s how pet sitters can survive, thrive and come out stronger when things settle.

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Can I pet sit during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?

Yes, you can continue to pet sit if your services are essential to the health and welfare of your client’s pet. Here's what you need to know.

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Can domestic pets spread coronavirus (COVID-19)?

The new coronavirus intervenes deeply in our daily lives. What does the virus actually mean for our pets? And what does this exceptional situation mean for bookings made on Pawshake?

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How to stop your dog from begging

As natural hunters, dogs can be pretty fixated on food. But the typical begging behaviour that some dogs display is primarily taught by humans. Fortunately, it is fairly easy to get rid of it if you are patient and diligent.

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Is it safe for kids to pet sit?

Looking after pets is fun, and can teach kids about responsibility and social skills. However, you must consider your child’s age: Young children must be supervised around pets at all times, and an adult must be the primary carer if you wish to pet sit with your child under 18.

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How much does a dog sitter cost?

If you book a dog sitter that offers home boarding, you pay for each night your dog stays with the sitter and, at Pawshake, these rates can vary between individual dog sitters. But what do people spend on the average dog sitter? And what service can you expect for that price?

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Are dog parks safe?

Dog parks are safe when all owners follow the rules and are responsible for their dogs. To keep your dog safe, do some research about the dog parks around you, make sure your dog has a strong foundation in basic training and choose an off-peak time that isn’t too hectic.

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Which flowers are toxic to dogs and cats?

There are a number of common ornamental flowers that are toxic to both cats and dogs. This list covers the most common that you should be aware of.

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Can I get sick from my pet?

It’s possible to get sick from your cat or dog, but don’t panic: it’s unlikely this will happen if you practice safe hygiene and common sense. It’s important to be especially mindful of hygiene if you have a weakened immune system, are very young, older or pregnant.

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