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There’s really no “one size fits all” solution when it comes to finding the right pet sitter to meet the specific needs of you and your pet(s). While some pet parents have the luxury of using/hiring a neighbor, family member or good friend they can trust with the responsibility, others have to look to professional resources or referrals from those they know and respect.
If you are looking for a good excuse to go out and splurge on some new toys for your dog or cat, you can assuage any guilt about your shopping spree by knowing that toys are a great stress-reliever for pets. New toys will in fact boost their levels of both mental and physical well being.
As if you need more convincing that having pets around your home makes a positive impact on your children, National Kids & Pets Day will make April 26 a day of ultimate enlightenment.
You’re expecting! And that’s an especially demanding time on so many levels. If your family already includes a pet, you'll need to help your first fur-"baby" adjust to the new one you'll soon be bringing home
There’s nothing quite as powerful as a first impression, and the same holds true with socialization. Early socialization is the best way to ingrain a sense of confidence during interactions with various environments. Socializing an adult dog is quite different than socializing a puppy. Dogs are the most sensitive between 3-20 weeks, when they are generally accepting of new places, people and other dogs.