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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?

Why pets are healthy for kids

Celine
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?

Celine
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

Celine
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?

Celine
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?

Celine
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?

Saying goodbye to your pet

Celine
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

Why does my dog lick me?

Celine
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?

Is Pawshake safe?

Celine
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?

Becoming a house sitter: the best job in the world?

Celine
It's a fun and adventurous way to discover new places, people and pets: being a house sitter. You will stay in the house of the owner. There, you take care of the pets and keep the house safe. What should you pay attention to as a house sitter and how do you ensure that you become successful?
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Becoming a house sitter: the best job in the world?

Cool activities for your dog in the summer heat

Celine
In the summer heat, it's dangerous for dogs to run around too much. However, it's still super important that your dog gets enough physical exercise, even on hot days. So how can your dog keep it cool whilst burning some energy at the same time? Dog owners and dog sitters: here are some fun summer activities for you and your pooch!
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Cool activities for your dog in the summer heat

Why is my dog jealous?

Celine
Just like humans, dogs can show jealous behaviour, such as excessive begging for attention or, at worst, aggression. Where does this behaviour come from and what can you do about it?
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Why is my dog jealous?

Is your pet afraid of fireworks? 5 tips

Celine
Fireworks can cause a lot of anxiety and stress in animals (at worst, many pets also run away). As a pet owner or sitter, you can take extra measures to prevent accidents and pets going missing. With these tips, you and your pet can have a safe start to the new year!
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Is your pet afraid of fireworks? 5 tips

5 holiday dangers for your pet

Celine
During the Christmas holidays, there are extra risks that you must consider if you're a pet owner or pet sitter. Fortunately, you can be prepared and identify household hazards before they cause harm to your furry friend. Here's how to keep your pets healthy and safe during the festive season!
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5 holiday dangers for your pet

How much do dogs sleep?

Celine
Sleep plays an extremely important role in the health of your pooch. So, why do dogs need so much sleep and how can you ensure that your four-legged friend gets the rest that he needs?
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How much do dogs sleep?

7 tips for sustainable pet ownership

Celine
Pet ownership and sustainability aren’t always 100% compatible. Nevertheless, you can still take some positive steps and… every little bit helps! Discover how to make life with your faithful companion fun, green and eco-friendly with our 7 tips for sustainable pet ownership.
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7 tips for sustainable pet ownership

Pet photography: 7 tips to improve your pictures

Celine
Taking a good pet photo isn't always easy. But with a few small tricks you can significantly enhance the quality of your snaps. Our 7 tips for photographing pets will soon have you producing the perfect pics!
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Pet photography: 7 tips to improve your pictures

Can you leave a young puppy with a dog sitter?

Celine
It's the ideal solution for busy puppy-parents, and the best job in the world for dog sitters: puppy boarding! But providing a puppy sitting service is not without its challenges. Discover all you need to know about puppy boarding and puppy daycare below.
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Can you leave a young puppy with a dog sitter?

Pets and divorce: what’s best for your furry friend?

Celine
Pets are part of the family. This means that we’re faced with a difficult dilemma in the event of a separation or divorce. Putting your pet’s interests first and knowing what to do in such a situation requires being adequately informed. How can you ensure that your pet doesn’t suffer from an impending separation or divorce?
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Pets and divorce: what’s best for your furry friend?

Is my cat or dog overweight?

Celine
Approximately over 50% our cats and dogs are overweight. There is a habit of 'spoiling' our beloved pets with edible treats as an act of kindness. Yet, this can result in your pet experiencing a number of serious health issues. Helping your pet to maintain a healthy weight is key to ensuring that they remain fit and happy. Here's how!
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Is my cat or dog overweight?

What should you put in your pet sitter profile description?

Celine
Your pet sitter profile is essentially your pet sitting business card. But what exactly should you write in your profile text? What can you put in your description to elicit the desired response from pet owners?
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What should you put in your pet sitter profile description?

Why do cats groom themselves so often?

Celine
Cats groom their coats on a daily basis and devote almost half their 'waking' hours to this very activity! But what can you learn from this unique cat behaviour? What does this fastidious grooming habit reveal about your cat, and can their primping ever become a problem? Discover all you need to know about cat grooming!
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Why do cats groom themselves so often?

How to be affectionate with your dog – in the right way

Celine
One of the most important doggy needs is a daily dose of affection. It gives your dog peace of mind, confidence, and a sense of security. When you show your dog you love him, he develops a general sense of well-being, sleeps well at night, and feels balanced and self-assured throughout the day. But how do you show your dog love and affection in the right way?
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How to be affectionate with your dog – in the right way

Should you really brush your cat or dog's teeth?

Celine
Dental care is an essential part of a daily pet routine, but we often forget it. What should you do to keep your cat or dog's teeth healthy, and is tooth brushing really necessary?
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Should you really brush your cat or dog's teeth?

Why does my dog bark?

Celine
Dogs bark, that we know. But why do some dogs bark more than others? And what should you do if your (doggy day care or dog boarding) dog doesn’t stop barking? Discover all you need to know about why dogs bark + 3 tips on how to break their barking habit.
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Why does my dog bark?

Combining pets with (fulltime) work

Celine
Can you successfully juggle work and pet sitting? And is a full-time job really compatible with responsible dog ownership? Discover our 7 tips for combining work and pets.
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Combining pets with (fulltime) work

Which house plants are poisonous for pets?

Celine
Many cats and dogs like to nibble on your house plants. Particularly indoor cats in search of some fresh greenery. However, some plants are poisonous and can make your pet seriously ill. So, which plants are toxic for your cat or dog, and what are the safe alternatives?
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Which house plants are poisonous for pets?

What’s a good name for your cat or dog?

Celine
When contemplating names for your pet, you might be tempted to come up with something highly original, a name that you have a strong personal connection with. However, it’s wise to pause for thought before finally settling on a name. In this article, you can read about what makes a good name for your cat or dog, and discover some of the most popular pet names.
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What’s a good name for your cat or dog?

7 activities for a mindful dog

Celine
Is your dog a tad hyperactive? Perhaps they have become disobedient, disinterested or even stressed? Even bored or unable to satisfy natural instincts? It’s important that your dog is physically and mentally challenged on a regular basis. The activities below are guaranteed to leave your four-legged friend mentally engaged and content. This will also increase the bond between you and your dog, and you’ll become a more 'mindful' dog owner or dog sitter in the process.
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7 activities for a mindful dog

7 ways to improve your cat's life

Celine
Cats tend to be regarded as 'low-maintenance' pets that require little time and attention. As a result, their basic needs and natural desires are often overlooked, and they forget how to be 'cats'. Our 7 simple tips below will improve life for your little furball demonstrably and soon have her purring away with happiness!
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7 ways to improve your cat's life