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First aid for cats: how to take care of a sick cat

You do everything you can to keep your cat happy and healthy - but at some point, just like us humans, your cat might get sick. Or adventurous cats can sometimes get themselves into trouble and suffer an injury. It's therefore really important that all cat owners and cat sitters can spot symptoms of illness or injury in a cat. What should you as a cat owner or cat sitter do in case of an emergency? How do you perform first aid on a cat? These are our emergency cat care tips:

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How much time do I need for a dog

How long can a dog stay at home alome? If you want to bring a new dog into your home, it is important to know in advance how much time you will need to take care of your dog. Also, if you want to become a dog sitter, this is a really important question to ask: How much time does the dog require to have his needs sufficiently met? Here's a handy checklist to help you find out!

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Introducing dogs to each other

Anyone who walks a dog every now and then knows how exciting it can be to meet another dog. To what body language signals should you pay attention to? And how do you ensure that a meeting runs smoothly? With these 5 tips, you can introduce your dog to a new friend in a safe and calm way.

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The ideal pet sitter profile

If you are looking for dog walking services or doggy day care, it is important to choose a sitter that fits your situation perfectly. But what should you look for in a great petsitter profile? How do you make sure that you choose that reliable pet sitter that fits your pet perfectly?

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Help! How do I stop my dog from jumping on visitors?

Bouncing up to give you a big sloppy kiss is one of the most common challenges for any dog owner. You want to give a good impression to friends and family, as well as the pet sitter popping over for a meet and greet….so what do you do when all 20kg of dog go leaping up in guest’s faces?

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Coping with a pet cone

We see the pet cone come out at the vet and instantly feel dread – which our pet can surely pick up on! If you know your dog or cat will soon be wearing a cone, protective collar or e-collar, fear not. Here are some tips to make it less of an ordeal for everyone!

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Lucky dog breeds

There is a Chinese myth that if a dog enters your house, it means that fortune is coming your way. Here at Pawshake, we feel so lucky even when a dog simply comes up to say "hi!" to us, but are there any breed that have been said to be extra lucky?

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The Paralysis Tick – what you need to know

When we talk paralysis ticks, we mean business – these nasty critters are responsible for the death and illness of thousands of pets each year. So what can you do to make sure this never, ever happens to a cat or dog in your care?

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Celebrate the Year of the Dog!

Lunar New Year (also often known as the Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival) is one of the world’s most bright, beautiful and exciting cultural celebrations. And in 2018 we are lucky enough to be entering the Year of the Dog!

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5 ways to celebrate Lunar New Year with your pet!

This Lunar Year of the Dog, why not start off on a positive note and freshen up your life and home with your pet by your side? Here are five pet-friendly ways to celebrate the New Year.

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Tips for successfully introducing cats and dogs

Forget what you’ve seen in the cartoons, because the truth about cats and dogs is….they actually can get along swimmingly! Here are some tips for success for those first important introductions.

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Begging – five simple ways to calm a hungry pooch

Please, sir! I want some more! It’s kind of cute, but it can be a bit much….having your dog (or a guest dog if you’re a pet sitter) dribbling into your leg while you try to eat. Here are five simple ways to calm your begging pooch.

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Back to School Blues

Kids back at school this week? Spare a thought for the furry children in your home, as even pets suffer from the back-to-school blues!

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Indoor games to play with your dog

The nonstop rain, the flash floods, and the persistent (but refreshing) cold wind.. It's the perfect weather for us! But, how do we ensure that our dogs are kept occupied during this monsoon period? Here are some fun games you can try out with your dog at home - perfect for rainy days!

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Keep your Pawshake profile safe

Every day, thousands of sitters, owners and a whole lot of furry friends have great experiences on Pawshake – and we want to make sure this continues! Here are a few tips for protecting your profile information from online scams and phishing.

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10 Paw-sitive New Year Resolutions…for pets!

A new year is a fresh start – and though your pet really doesn’t care what year we’re in (there’s a lesson in that for us somewhere!), January can be a great opportunity to improve your routines as an owner.

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Christmas Dangers - keeping your pet safe.

Do you celebrate Christmas together with your pets? Awesome! Of course you can enjoy the holidays together, but beware of a few unexpected dangers that could even be life-threatening to your pet. But don't worry: prepare in advance and you will prevent any problems.

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10 pets who want to wish you a Merry Christmas

Our Pawshake pets are spreading the festive cheer! These cuties are bound to make you go heart eyes.

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Signs that a cat loves you

We always wish that we know what our pets are thinking. Are they hungry, do they want to play, and most important, do they love us?! Well, your cat does! Here are some behaviors that your cat might display to tell you that it thinks you are purrfect.

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Healthy and tasty treats for your dog

Here at Pawshake, it’s always Treat Yo Self O’clock! Here are couple of recipes that you can make for your furkid.

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Fun things to do with your pet this December

December is here, and what better way to spend it than with your furkids? Here's a bunch of fun and relaxing activities to engage in with your pets.

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Can dogs smell fear?

It’s an old saying - usually told as a warning in case you run into an unfamiliar dog - but is it true that a dog can smell human fear, or any other emotion for that matter?

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Pet-proofing for boarding and daycare

Have you recently joined Pawshake as a pet sitter and ticked the boxes that say ‘doggy daycare’ and ‘home boarding’?
You’re in for fun times…but remember, having a pet stay with you isn’t a simple matter of joining Pawshake and mindlessly taking in cute dogs and cats. Fear not though, pet boarders! Work your way carefully through this checklist and you’ll be good to go.

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Why senior pets are the best pets of all

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month - which means it's time to celebrate our wonderfully cuddly older cats and dogs! Considering adopting a pet in the near future? Here, we break down a few senior pet myths and explore why you might should let a sweet senior pet into your heart and home.

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Tidy your profile for the holidays!

December is super close, and with it comes peak petsitting period, where all sorts of people are turning to Pawshake to find the perfect companion for their furry friends while they’re away. We've put together a few tips to get your Pawshake profile in excellent condition so that it is a sure stand-out.

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Caring for pets during the rainy season

It's starting to rain cats and dogs, so taking your dog out for a walk or exercise might be harder. But don't let the rain get you down - Here's what to do!

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Protecting your pets from the sun

Just as we humans have to take care to not get burnt by harmful UVA and UVB rays when we’re catching some sun, we need to watch out for our pets too.

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How To Clean Pet Stains From Your Carpets

A dog or cat is not just a pet but a family member. Like any family member, most of the time they're totally lovable but there are occasions where they may frustrate you. Leaving stains on the carpets is certainly one of those moments.

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7 easy ways to make your cat happier!

Here are seven simple happiness tips you make your cat content and healthy....sounds purrfect!

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Is it ok to dress my pet?

Halloween is frighteningly close and it’s time to get your costumes and candy ready! But what about your pet….can they join in the festivities too?

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