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Dog Training 101: The Basics

Dog Training 101: The Basics

Giving your dog obedience training is one of the primary things to give your dog besides food, shelter, and exercise. Whether the dog you just got is an adult or a puppy, you must train them while they are still adjusting to the place.  Training them keeps the people...

How to manage diabetes in cats

How to manage diabetes in cats

You might think of diabetes as a human condition, but it can affect your pets, too. Up to 1% of cats have diabetes, with Type 2 diabetes making up 90% of those cases. Just like their human owners, cats with diabetes cannot effectively produce or respond to the hormone...

Is Raw Food Right For Your Pet?

Is Raw Food Right For Your Pet?

August is also known as Rawgust in the raw pet food community. Raw food for pets has been a multi-million dollar industry since the late '90s. It has been somewhat controversial, especially with veterinarians, but has been more widely accepted and preferred lately as...

Ticks and what to do about them

Ticks and what to do about them

It's about to turn into summer, although it's felt quite summery for a few weeks here in the San Diego area already. Not much May grey or June gloom to speak of. And I've noticed an uptick in....ticks! No pun intended. I've pulled 2 ticks off a client's dog in 2 days....

Why Does Your Pet Stare At You?

Why Does Your Pet Stare At You?

Your pet does some really interesting things around the house. One of the questions we often ponder is "why does my pet stare at me?" There are a few reasons why your pet could be staring at you. Read on for insight into the mystery. Dogs often stare because they want...

What’s so dangerous about dogs eating gum?

What’s so dangerous about dogs eating gum?

Did you know Xylitol (commonly found in sugar-free gum, as well as many other foods) is more dangerous to dogs than chocolate? Most people know about the chocolate danger, but I’m here to educate you on Xylitol specifically, as I recently had a close call with a...

Pet Poison Prevention

Pet Poison Prevention

March is here, the birds are signing, blooms are opening and spring is knocking on our door. Did you know March is also Pet Poisoning Awareness month? Check out my blog about poisonous plants here (https://clawsandpawspetsitting.com/?s=poisonous+plants) for tips on...

5 Ways to Show Your Pet Some Love

5 Ways to Show Your Pet Some Love

February is for lovers. And who deserves more of your love than your pet? Most of us have a deep, devoted and undying love for our pets. Here are some ways to show love to your pet that you might not have considered or may be unconventional.   1. Clean up their...

5 Reasons to Observe Walk Your Pet Month

5 Reasons to Observe Walk Your Pet Month

Congrats, we made it to 2021! Well, if 2021 were a subscription service, I’d end my 1-week trial and unsubscribe. But alas, pandemic or not, this is our life now. But just because California is in yet another lockdown, doesn’t mean we have to park our butts on the...

COVID Safety Precautions

COVID Safety Precautions

lAs pet sitters & dog walkers, we are an essential business and have been working, albeit very little, throughout this pandemic. The summer was only busy for a couple weeks, then November and Thanksgiving was busy, but the rest of the time slow. I wanted to update...

35 Reasons to Call Your Veterinarian

35 Reasons to Call Your Veterinarian

Welcome to (almost) fall! We did it, we have survived summer....beach crowds, hot weather, and perhaps many walks with your pup. But was it too many? Has your dog overdone it? Maybe scraped his pads on rocks or strained a muscle? How would you know? After all, dogs...

Summer Pet Safety Tips

Summer Pet Safety Tips

Summertime, and the living’s easy….so the song says. But what happens if the heat rises? It may not be too easy for your pets to keep cool. Here are some tips to help them stay comfortable and happy.   1. Walk dogs in the early morning or at dusk If you want to...

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