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What Causes Pet Depression?

We know that our canine companions are sensitive, intuitive creatures. They pick up on their owners’ emotional states, changes in routines, and their environment. It’s no wonder they are capable of experiencing a wide range of emotions and moods including depression. That’s why Pet Butler wants to help you identify the situations that are causing your pet’s … Continued

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Is Your Pet Depressed?

Dogs are complex animals with social, mental, and physical needs much like our own. They thrive in safe, nurturing, and consistent environments that provide companionship and routine. So, what happens when those environments are disrupted by a change in work schedule, a new location, or a life alter event? For many of us, returning to … Continued

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A Guide To Pet-Friendly Flower Gardens

Now that spring is in full bloom, you’ll want to plant flowers and shrubs to spruce things up in your garden. However, don’t overlook the dangers that some plants can cause to your dog or pet. As a pet owner, keeping your pet safe is your priority, but as a homeowner, you want to keep your garden looking beautiful too. Pet Butler … Continued

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How Do I Give My Pet Medicine?

Giving your pup medication isn’t always the easiest task; humans aren’t the only ones who don’t like taking pills or swallowing a bitter liquid. Just one lick of medication can make some dogs suspicious of anything that’s not beef jerky.  Luckily, there are alternatives to the traditional offensive tasting medicine and ways to get your dog to take them. Just make sure to follow your veterinarian’s instructions as some … Continued

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Preparing Your Pup For Day Light Savings Time  

For some people, Daylight Savings Time can throw their sleep cycle slightly out of sync. For our canine friends, it affects them much more. Dogs don’t live life by the digits on the clock. Time is driven by their human companions. Dogs use their internal circadian rhythms to tell them when to sleep, eat, use … Continued

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Should I Get Another Dog?  

You may not realize it, but your dog benefits from your companionship, both emotionally and physically, just as much as you do. With this thought, you may find yourself wondering: Would my dog be happier with another furry companion? Is my attention enough? Is my pet lonely without me during the day?  With many questions … Continued

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What To Do When My Dog Eats Chocolate

  With the holidays comes a frightful and harmful scenario for our dogs: all the sweet treats. We must keep an eye on any chocolate goodies. It’s true, chocolate is toxic to dogs and may hurt our canine friends; however, toxicity level depends on many factors including how much chocolate a dog has consumed, the type of chocolate, and the … Continued

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Why Picking Up Dog Poop Is Important

Dogs are the best in just about every way. They’re always happy, they give the best snuggles, and they make every day just a little bit brighter. For all the love that they give to us, it’s only fair that we take ownership of their safety and ensure that they’re cared for. However, there is … Continued

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Why Is My Dog Eating Grass?

One of the more peculiar behaviors some dogs exhibit is called pica – a psychological disorder characterized by the desire to consume largely non-nutritive substances. For dogs, while they may also target leaves and sticks, pica is most commonly represented in the tendency to eat grass. Dogs that eat grass do so for a variety … Continued

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