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Read This Before You Rehome Your Dog

When we decide to share our lives with a dog, the assumption is that we are gaining a furry family member that will enrich and improve our lives. The bonds that we share with our dogs are incomparable to any other type of relationship in our lives and we anticipate that this bond will be ’till death do us part.’ [Read more…]

Does Aromatherapy Work in Pets?

Whether you view it as New Age hooey or a modern miracle, aromatherapy is pervasive in both health and lifestyle forums.  The use of essential oils for scent therapy has now reached a new audience; the household pet.  Furry Footsteps LLC has looked into the topic to let you know the facts of the matter and whether it is worth pursuing for your pet. 

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Five Unexpected Benefits of Hiring a Pet Sitter or Dog Walker

 

When inviting a professional service into your home, you want to be sure you are gaining a valuable asset to your lifestyle. If you are a pet owner, however, be certain you are gaining a wonderful tool for your life when you find the right pet sitter or dog walker.

Whether you are a 9-to- 5 professional with a new puppy, a retired couple who loves their trips without cats, or a stay-at- home-mom looking for a little help making sure Fido gets his afternoon walk during naptime, read the top five ways Furry Footsteps can benefit you in your daily routine. [Read more…]

Why Your Dog Needs Physical AND Mental Stimulation

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I have a confession to make. My ‘middle dog’ as I have always referred to her as, was an pup obtained on impulse. 

I ‘rescued’ her from a neighborhood kid that I tutored when I was volunteering for AmeriCorp while attending EMU. We reunited many years later when he, now a teenager, was walking her off leash early afternoon on a sweltering summer day in my neighborhood. I remember my neighbor and I were looking at all the flowers and greenery growing in my butterfly garden at the time. [Read more…]

Harness vs. Collar…Which Should You Choose?

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Remember…before making the decision to use a harness or collar for walking, always discuss any health issues or special needs with your veterinarian to ensure a healthy exercise regime for your pooch!

“Do you suggest a collar or harness to walk? There are so many choices and D.O.G. pulls!” I have been asked this question many times when consulting with clients whose dogs are lucky enough to be walked by my pet sitting service during their owner’s work day. My answer usually is “It depends!” After all, dogs have different needs based on various factors such as breed, health, temperament and other individual needs. These factors should take utmost priority when deciding if it is best to walk your dog using a collar or harness.

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Beat the Heat-Give Your Dog a Frozen Kong

Kong StuffingWhen temperatures reach the danger zone, it can be difficult to keep our pets occupied with the typical outdoor exercise that we enjoy together in summer. However, with a little creativity, planning and just a few items, we can create a tasty, healthy treat that will satisfy our dogs’ desire to chew as well as beat the summer heat!

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Pampered Pooch or Spoiled Rotten Dog?

We can agree that as dog lovers, we can honestly say that we love our dogs and do our very best to provide the very best life for them when it comes to their environment, mental and physical condition. However, where do we draw the line between pampering our pups and turning them into dirty rotten, spoiled canine scoundrels?

Does your pooch live a pampered life that enables them to be a Canine Good Citizen or do they require more structure and support in being the Best Canine They Can Be?

Does your pooch live a pampered life that enables them to be a Canine Good Citizen or do they require more structure and support in being the Best Canine They Can Be?

 

 

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