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8 Things Every Pet Sitter Must Know

So, you’re heading out of town for the holidays. The flights are booked, bags are packed, and you’ve arranged for a trusted professional to care for your dog or cat while you’re away.

You’re prepared—but is your pet sitter? Here you’ll find a list of the eight most important things your pet sitter needs to know before you hit the road. Make sure you check it twice!

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Holiday Gifts for the Cat Who Already Has Everything

Are you and your kitty ready for the holiday season? Pet lovers are notorious for pampering their pets year-round, so the holidays are just one more excuse to buy that new treat or toy.

Here are seven great gift ideas for the cat who already has everything.

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Top 10 Holiday Safety Tips for Pets

The holiday season is a time of giving and joy for many families. However, for pets, there are some dangers that come along with the holiday festivities. During this season, it is important to keep in mind some of the hazards for pets while still enjoying the holidays together.

Pets are attracted to bright lights much in the same way kids are. Low-hanging ornaments, tinsel, and twinkling Christmas lights all pose a threat to pets. Here are some things to remember regarding decorations this holiday season.

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Are Essential Oils Safe for Pets?

The holidays are in the air and so are the many wonderful aromas that accompany them. But pet owners, beware: If your favorite seasonal scent comes from a dropper or diffuser, it may pose a serious threat to your pet.

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are the concentrated, aromatic compounds extracted from the roots, stems, leaves, petals, bark, seeds, or peels of many plants.

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Avoid Pancreatitis This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has a way of leaving the entire family feeling stuffed and sluggish, but if your dog or cat is also experiencing these signs (or others, such as vomiting or diarrhea) this holiday season, don’t ignore it. Indulging in a rich, fatty meal can result in much more than an upset stomach for pets—it can cause a painful and serious condition known as pancreatitis.

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Managing Pain in Cats

Would you know if your cat was in pain? As attentive and loving cat owners, we all want to answer “yes” to that question, but the truth is, felines are masters of disguise—and because of this, they are one of the most common species with undiagnosed pain.

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