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Understanding Cat Scratching

Understanding Cat Scratching

If you are a cat lover, then you probably have a love/hate relationship with cat scratching. Your favorite chair and your wits may be in shreds. You may try to discuss this unwanted behavior with your cat to no avail. But on the inside, you know that your cat is one...
Separation Anxiety and Your Dog

Separation Anxiety and Your Dog

Separation anxiety has proven to be a debilitating issue for our fur babies. It is your dog’s panicked response to being left alone. As pet sitters, we have helped many families that are plagued by this unique type of anxiety. It’s important to know that...
Helping A Dog Up Into A Car

Helping A Dog Up Into A Car

Let’s face it, if you are a dog parent, you will eventually need to help your dog get up into a car at some point in their life. Furthermore, since there so many different sizes, shapes, and physical conditions when it comes to dogs, this simple act can be...
Simple Litter Box Tips

Simple Litter Box Tips

We’ll get straight to the point here; as professional pet sitters, we have changed many cat litter boxes over the years. You could say that we’re experts on changing and maintaining litter. So, here are some simple tips if you are looking to improve your...
How to Exercise Your Dog Indoors

How to Exercise Your Dog Indoors

As most of you have already noticed, the weather is starting to change. Fall has officially arrived, and the frigid cold of winter might be right around the corner. At Best Friends Dog Walkers, we still provide dog walking and pet sitter services to the area, even...
Pet Sitting or Boarding?

Pet Sitting or Boarding?

We provide an alternative to kennels and boarding. Though kennels have an important place in the world of pets, the experience can often be stressful for your pet and your household. Simply stated, not all pets are right for kennels. That’s why Best Friends Dog...
Nutrition and Exercise for Dogs

Nutrition and Exercise for Dogs

At Best Friends Dog Walkers, one of our mottos is ‘healthier dogs, one walk at a time!’ We’re a pet services business which provides dog walking, pet sitting, and kennel alternatives to the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area. In this installment of our blog, we...
5 Fall Pet Safety Tips

5 Fall Pet Safety Tips

Fall is finally here. Crisp air, cool weather, and the beautiful colors of fall foliage are all very much welcomed after months of hot weather. It’s the perfect time of the year to get back outside and enjoy nature. We aren’t the only ones that love this...
Dog Boarding Or Pet Sitting?

Dog Boarding Or Pet Sitting?

When you have pets, you will probably find that the most stressful part of booking a vacation is wondering where to leave your pet and if they are going to be ok. The two main options that are available to you are dog boarding and pet sitting, and there are advantages...