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Best Friends Dog Walkers Blog

Discover all the benefits of dog walking, pet sitting, and kennel alternatives.

Choosing the Right Kennel

It's very important to pick the right kennel or dog boarding facility. At Best Friends Dog Walkers, we provide a kennel alternative to the Cedar Rapids area. This means that we visit your dog in the safety and convenience of your home. Choosing the right kennel There...

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Is Dog Boarding Right for You?

When a person is going to be out of town, they may have to use a boarding service to care for their dog. Finding a trusted place for dog boarding can be stressful. There are some things to look for in a dog kennel to make sure the dog will be safe and well cared for....

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The Importance of Pet Hygiene

There is a lot of responsibility when it comes to making the decision to have a pet. This is especially the case with dogs. We are responsible for making sure that they are fed, clean, and go out on a consistent basis. Unfortunately, we live in a society where we do...

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Our Kennel Alternative

Best Friends Dog Walkers recently celebrated our 4th anniversary. We are honored to be helping you provide excellent care for your pets. Many locals are familiar with our world-class dog walker and pet sitter services. Over the years, we started to observe that...

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Benefits of Home Dog Boarding

A good dog boarder or dog kennel can be a godsend. Most facilities are very professional and take great care of your beloved pet. On the other hand, sometimes boarding or a kennel is always the right course of action. Are pets are unique, and not all of them do well...

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Keep Your Dog’s Teeth White

Keeping a dog's teeth white is no easy task. Dogs don't like having their teeth brushed. It's not a fun job for anyone who is interested in pet sitting or anything of the kind. However, it is still possible, and it can become routine for a dedicated pet sitter. How to...

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Mistakes When Choosing A Pet Sitter

As a professional pet sitter and dog walker, there are few things that we haven't experienced. When you are searching for someone to look after your pet when you are away from home there is no doubt that you will have the best intentions when undertaking this search....

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Safety Tips for Dog Walkers

Walking your dog can be a great source of exercise for both you and your pup. For some high energy dogs, a walk is a must for their health and well-being. It’s a calming way to bond with your dog and provides a nice way to break up your day. These safety tips can help...

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How To Choose A Cat Sitter

Hiring a cat sitter is not just a mere suggestion when it comes to getting away from your house for a few days. When a cat becomes domesticated, they rely heavily on the interactions and presence of humans in their daily lives, and can often have a hard time dealing...

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What To Do About Dog Coughing

When a dog coughs, it can mean that he has some problems. Before knowing what to do you need to know why your dog is coughing so that when you see the veteran, you’ll be sure of what you want to tell them. Pet Sitter Tips for Dog Coughs What you need to know before...

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Add Years to Your Pet’s Life

Any pet parent today would love to see their pet live a long a happy life. This is not a guarantee since we do handle our pets in different ways. The way a person handles their pet may determine the amount of time the pet has. Pet Sitter Tips on How to Boost your...

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How to Raise a Confident Puppy

When a person gets a puppy, they have the responsibility to raise it in the correct way. There are some tips on how a person can raise a confident puppy that will be a good dog. As a professional pet sitter, we have experience on this topic Pet Sitter Tips for Raising...

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Benefits to Hiring a Pet Sitter

You always want the best when it comes to taking care of your pet, which means that you would want that to continue even when you are not around your pet. This means that it can be necessary for you to take advantage of pet sitting services, which will not only be of...

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Your Dog’s Paws vs. Road Salt

Wintertime has clearly started to leave its mark on many communities. Plow truck drivers and road commission workers are doing their best to keep the roads clear of ice and snow for safe commuting by spreading rock salt to help melt the ice or snow. Many people...

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9 Top Pet Care Tips

If you happen to be a brand new pet owner, you may not be sure how to take care of your new pet adequately. This does not only apply to new pet owners, but to everyone who has a pet. Taking good care of your pet has a lot of different aspects attached to it, and there...

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What to Do if Your Cat Stops Eating

Cats are beloved pets in a majority of homes, and the last thing you want for your cat is for him to lose appetite. What you should keep in mind, though, is that cats also experience many problems including stress and sickness which may lead to loss of appetite. When...

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Tips For Walking in the Cold

Historically speaking, we know that January and February can be the coldest months here in Iowa. Our dogs can always benefit from exercise, though. In fact, a regular dog walk remains one of the best forms of exercise for any pup. As professional dog walkers and pet...

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When to Worry About Your Dog’s Diarrhea

Unfortunately for dog owners, pets often get sick, and it can be very difficult to decide when it is simply a short-lived illness, or when it is a more serious disease that needs veterinarian care. One of the most common telltale signs of sickness in dogs is diarrhea....

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