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How do you stop your cat peeing in the house?

Jessica
Despite the pristine litter box that you set up for your cat, there might be the odd mishap around the house. Why would a cat pee outside their litter box, and how can you get your cat back to a good toilet routine? Here are 7 tips.
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How do you stop your cat peeing in the house?

8 Easy Dog Training Tips

Jessica
Aside from physical exercise, dogs also need mental stimulation each day. This is why it’s important to make dog obedience training part of your everyday routine.
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8 Easy Dog Training Tips

What is house sitting?

Jessica
House sitting is an arrangement between a homeowner and a house sitter, in which the house sitter lives in the house for a set period of time when the owner is away. It can be a fantastic option for pet owners who want to maintain their pet’s normal routine in addition to keeping the house safe and secure.
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What is house sitting?

Why do dogs smell each other's behinds?

Jessica
Dogs often sniff each other's bums when they greet each other. This might seem a bit weird to us, but it is completely normal for a dog! Read here about this doggy habit and why it is important to let your dog sniff freely.
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Why do dogs smell each other's behinds?

How To Be An Eco-Friendly Dog Walker

Jessica
Becoming an eco-friendly dog walker isn’t as tricky as you might think! By planning ahead and incorporating a few sustainable habits into your routine, you can set a great example to other dog walkers and make a real difference to your environmental paw-print.
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How To Be An Eco-Friendly Dog Walker

Is it a good idea to bring your pet to work?

Jessica
Many employers are beginning to understand the importance of pets in the workplace. But is it always a good idea? Find out how you can introduce pets to work in a safe and responsible way.
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Is it a good idea to bring your pet to work?

The Best Dog Friendly Pubs in Melbourne

Jessica
Melbourne has plenty of dog-friendly pubs all over the city and surrounds, just waiting for you and your best friend to kick back and socialise.
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The Best Dog Friendly Pubs in Melbourne

Getting rid of fleas from your pet and home

Jessica
Fleas can hit at any time of year, making your pet super itchy and uncomfortable. How do you eliminate and prevent fleas so that they keep away from your pets and house, all year round?
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Getting rid of fleas from your pet and home

Encouraging your cat to drink more water

Jessica
Cats don't drink a lot of water by nature. Yet it is hugely importance for them to get enough fluid every day. Is your cat not drinking enough water? With a few simple tricks, you can ensure that your cat stays healthy and hydrated!
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Encouraging your cat to drink more water

Why do dogs wipe their paws?

Jessica
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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Why do dogs wipe their paws?

Can dogs feel guilty?

Jessica
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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Can dogs feel guilty?

What you need to know about cat whiskers

Jessica
Whiskers are not only beautiful but are also incredibly useful for your cat. To make sure we don't accidentally harm our cat's '6th sense', it is important to know and understand how the whiskers work and how we can protect them.
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What you need to know about cat whiskers

Why do dogs eat poo?

Jessica
At some stage, a dog might eat either their own or another animal's poop. Not so pleasant of course, but is it actually a problem? And can you stop your dog from eating poop?
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Why do dogs eat poo?

How to stop dogs from fighting

Jessica
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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How to stop dogs from fighting

Protect your cat from dangers around the house

Jessica
Cats are wonderfully adventurous critters. This means that they aren't afraid of risks and the accidents that can follow. Fortunately, with this checklist, you can make your cat's life a lot healthier and safer.
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Protect your cat from dangers around the house

Should I crate train a puppy?

Jessica
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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Should I crate train a puppy?

Does a cat miss you when you're gone?

Jessica
"Cats don't have owners, they have staff," they say. But is that true? How attached are cats to their owners, and does a cat miss you when you're gone? In this article, you will discover everything about cats & attachment + useful tips for when you go on holiday.
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Does a cat miss you when you're gone?

Taking care of an older dog

Jessica
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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Taking care of an older dog

5 reasons why rescue dogs are the best

Jessica
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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5 reasons why rescue dogs are the best

Is raw egg healthy for your cat or dog?

Jessica
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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Is raw egg healthy for your cat or dog?

10 ways to save money on your pet expenses

Jessica
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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10 ways to save money on your pet expenses

Why pets are healthy for kids

Jessica
Many children adore animals. Although it can be a big job raising your child responsibly with pets, it's definitely something worth investing time and energy into. Did you know that owning a pet is not just fun, but also very healthy for children? Here's how + some tips to consider if your child wants a pet.
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Why pets are healthy for kids

Why does my dog fart?

Pawshake
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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Why does my dog fart?

Afraid of the vet: 6 tips

Jessica
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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Afraid of the vet: 6 tips

Does my dog want to be the boss?

Jessica
Raising a dog isn't always straight forward. 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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Does my dog want to be the boss?

Why doesn't my cat want to play?

Jessica
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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Why doesn't my cat want to play?

Is a pet camera a good idea?

Jessica
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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Is a pet camera a good idea?

Saying goodbye to your pet

Jessica
We may not want to think about it, but saying goodbye to your pet is a moment every pet owner will face at some point. The grief and mourning that can come from this might be painful, but it is very normal and natural to experience these feelings. So let's talk about it openly together: what do you need to know about saying goodbye to your beloved four-legged friend?
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Saying goodbye to your pet

Is Pawshake safe?

Jessica
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 a pet 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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Is Pawshake safe?

Why does my dog lick me?

Jessica
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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Why does my dog lick me?