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5 ways of celebrating Christmas in an animal-friendly way

Christmas is not just an excuse to celebrate and exchange presents. It's also a time of year where you can look back on life and reflect. You can give attention to the things that really matter. More and more people want to celebrate an animal-friendly Christmas. We have five festive, animal-friendly suggestions for you.

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Plants that are poisonous for cats (and safe alternatives)

Cats are real carnivores. And yet many cats love a bit of green on the side. Unfortunately, not all plants and veggies are safe for your cat - some are even downright poisonous. Which plants should you avoid, which vegetables should you be careful with and what are healthy alternatives?

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Becoming a pet sitter: how to determine your rates

Perhaps you are considering becoming a pet sitter, or you might already have a profile on Pawhshake. You can decide for yourself which services you would like to offer: Dog walking, doggy day care, home visits or boarding. You determine yourself how much you want to charge for each service. But are you unsure how to decide on a rate for your services and what is reasonable?

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Pets are good for childrens’ wellbeing

We all know that children love animals and enthusiastically ask Mum and Dad when they can have a pet of their own. A recent study indicates that pets can even help relieve stress and anxiety disorders in kids. This means that they can contribute substantially to your child's wellbeing.

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Boarding your pet: What to take along

When you're boarding your dog or cat with a pet sitter, you naturally want them to have a good time there. So, what do they need during their stay? We've made a convenient little check list of all the things you should take along to the pet sitters' place.

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How to walk multiple dogs

If you are active as a pet sitter in your neighbourhood, you may sometimes want to walk several dogs at the same time. Perhaps you would like to take your own dog along too when walking your Pawshake dog, or perhaps you have more than 2 dogs staying with you that you would like to walk together. It is quite difficult to have all the dogs walk next to you in a well-mannered way without getting all the leads entangled. That‘s why we‘re giving you some tips how you as a dog sitter can walk multiple dogs at once.

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Tips and tricks for removing dog and cat hair

Do your pets like to lie on your couch or bed? If so, chances are that there’s hair everywhere. Of course you vacuum all the time and you brush your dog or cat regularly to remove excess hair. But still the hair is stuck on your furniture and clothing. That’s why we’re showing you some easy and affordable solutions to get your furniture, carpet and clothing hair-free.

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Pet duos: These animals need a buddy

Are you crazy about pets too? Is your pet your best friend? We have a lot in common! Of course you are giving your pet lots of love, and perhaps you have a pet sitter who spoils them every now and then. And yet some pets need a friend of their own species besides their human best friend. Let's ne honest, the same is true the other way around, isn’t it? Here‘s an overview of some very cute pet duos.

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Taking your pet to work - is it a good idea?

Dogs, cats, rats, rabbits, birds, fish: Some pets need more personal attention from their human than others, but they all need lots of dedication. How convenient would it be to take your pet with you to work? You spend every day there, so why shouldn't your pet be allowed to join? We have listed some of the pros and cons for you.

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4 creative ways of feeding your dog

Okay, so we expect most of you feed your dog only once or twice a day and he looks forward to it so much, right?! ... But in no more than a few seconds, it's all gone! Your dog is by nature what they call an opportunistic scavenger, a gatherer who eats what he finds and who will hunt if the opportunity presents itself. So you could try feeding your dog or your dog sitting guest their food in a different, more creative way!

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My top 10 favourite dog friendly pubs to visit in Hampshire recommended by Katy - your Community Manager UK

Fancy a lovely Sunday carvery or a wholesome pub lunch, but feel bad having to leave your pooch at home? Well, there is a solution! There are many places within your local area that you probably don't even know about where they will allow you and your pooch to sit together, enjoy an open fire, possibly some chilled music and some lovely food to top it off with.

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Strange dog breeds

Have you ever seen a dog with a split nose or a dog with hair growing in the opposite direction? There are many different dog breeds for sure! We’ll show you some of the strangest dog breeds around the world!

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The first vet visit

Do you remember your first vet visit with your kitten or puppy? Odd smells, whining dogs, cats lurking in travel crates, ... Not exactly a fun trip for most pets. We’ll give you a few tips on how to prepare for the first trip to the vet!

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Jobs for pet lovers

Vets, groomers, dog trainers, ... are among the most common jobs we know of. But let's talk about other jobs that involve working with animals... Here are a few listed for your interest.

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5 DIY dog toys

You have invested in the coolest and flashiest toys for your dog, but he seems to prefer playing with a plastic bag or an old sock. Sounds familiar? You might as well start making your own dog toys. We’ll show you how to do it!

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Pet Sitting: Keeping Our Pets Summer Safe!!

Hot weather is an exciting prospect for us here in the UK, particularly because it disappears as quickly as it appears! It means we can spend much more time outdoors enjoying the warmth and sun! As responsible pet sitters/owners make sure you follow these tips to ensure we keep our pets tails wagging!

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Spring is in the air….

Are you looking to get active? With spring here now is the perfect opportunity to get active with your pooches! There are just a few safety precautions to take when out with your furry friends......

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