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Video Presentations The Easy Way

A great way to make your pet sitting business stand out is to create some video content.

If you are not comfortable with videoing yourself an alternative is the voice-over. All you need are a few slides.

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Pet first aid: fits and seizures

Seizures can be distressing to witness, but remember your pet probably isn’t aware of what is happening. Stay calm, keep your pet safe then call

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How to make your pet business safe

As lockdown restrictions start to lift, the CFSG has issued updated protocols for keeping you and your staff safe. “There remains no evidence that pets

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Common foods toxic to pets

Did you know that Onions are toxic to cats and dogs? They contain compounds called disulphides and thiosulphates which, if ingested, can damage the animal’s

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Pet sitter checklist

Checklists are a great way to make sure we don’t forget anything important. They might feel like something only a newbie needs but IMHO it’s

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My first pet sitting

Do you remember the first time you looked after someone’s else’s pet? Popping your cherry is very exciting! You are on your way and all

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How to schedule a tweet

TweetDeck offers a more convenient Twitter experience by letting you view multiple timelines in one easy interface. It includes a host of advanced features to

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What’s in your pet sitter bag?

A pet sitter bag is an essential piece of kit. We recently asked our dog walkers and cat sitters: What’s in your bag? Here are

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Pet Sitter Insurance

Currently, in the UK, there is no legislation that requires any insurance cover for Pet Sitters compulsory. However, we strongly advise that you take out

Pet Sitting Software

Why dog walking?

Have you ever stopped to think about why you are in business? It may sound like an obvious question but sometimes we are so busy

Free Office Software

Free Office Software

Running a dog walking business doesn’t have to be expensive. If you need Office software, to create invoices or fliers, there is lots of free

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Do I need a dog walking contract?

Thinking about starting a dog walking business? You probably have lots of questions. For example, do I really need to bother with a contract? Dog

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What is a DBS check?

What is a DBS check and why is it important to the success of your dog walking or cat sitting business? Getting checked is easy.

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Password Managers

It might sound counter-intuitive but remembering one password is more secure than trying to remember a different password for every site you visit. You do it

Google Meet

Google’s answer to Zoom

More and more Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers are doing virtual meet-and-greets over Zoom, Facetime or Whatsapp. But if you use Gmail then Google Meet

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How to give a cat medicine

Getting cats to take their medication is hard. You can mix it with food, squirt it in their mouth or give them a chewy treat.

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Pet first aid: bite wounds

Bite wounds often get infected because mouths are full of bacteria. They tend to be more serious than they look because damage can be hidden