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Keep Your Dog’s Teeth White

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...
Safety Tips for Dog Walkers

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...
What To Do About Dog Coughing

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...
Your Dog’s Paws vs. Road Salt

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...
Tips For Walking in the Cold

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...
Dogs, Obesity, and Dog Walks

Dogs, Obesity, and Dog Walks

When a dog is obese, they can be at risk for some health problems. If a person is not able to walk their dog during the day they can hire a dog walker or a dog walking service to help keep their pet in shape. There are some others tips for dealing with obesity in pets...
7 Tips for Dog Walking in the Snow

7 Tips for Dog Walking in the Snow

Walking in the winter months alone can be difficult. As professional pet sitters, we have a great deal of experience on the topic. Here are seven ways to make it that much more enjoyable as a dog walker. Be aware of your surroundings Always make sure you are keeping...
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...
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...
6 Common Dog Health Problems

6 Common Dog Health Problems

Being a dog parent can be very rewarding. We have always heard the saying a dog is a mans best friend. When you have a best friend, you want to make sure that they are well. Dogs are good at letting you know when they want a treat or when then want to go outside....
The Benefits of Dog Walking

The Benefits of Dog Walking

We all know that there are many health benefits to walking for us humans. You may take your pet out for a spin around the block, but do you ever realize the health benefits of a dog walk for your best friend too? Here are some benefits you can provide to your pet by...