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How to send a group email

Here’s the scenario: You will be closed for a few weeks and you want to inform all your customers. You head over to your email

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Can cats eat raw meat?

Cats are carnivores so you can feed them raw meat but only with care. Human processed meats can introduce bacteria and other contaminants that might

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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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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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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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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

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Dog Walking Qualifications

You do not need any dog walking qualification to become a pet sitter in the UK but being able to demonstrate your skills, experience and

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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

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It’s time to review your podcasts

Reviewing what you listen to is an exercise worth doing at any time but is probably even more valuable at the moment. So while you

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.