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2016-04-20 07:21:29 -0600 commented answer Is anyone seeing the ingredient xylitol in peanut butter?

Mary, You hit the nail on the head! I also found a great Natural peanut butter through Fred Meyers. Interestingly, it has to be refrigerated, but I'm on the path to the organic brands as you suggest. Thank you very much for helping. Lisa

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2016-03-24 19:04:49 -0600 asked a question Is anyone seeing the ingredient xylitol in peanut butter?

Xylitol is a sugar and it bad for dogs because it causes liver failure. I learned this from our veterinarian. I've been watching the labels of peanut butter brands but haven't seen it listed, so I'm a little worried about continuing to use peanut butter in dog cookies.

2016-03-24 18:56:42 -0600 commented question How do I get my dog to like car rides, again?

Lisa, I have often found that dogs can tell so much by your voice. I would talk while utilizing some of the great other advice that's been given here. Think of it as a pep talk. I find talking to animals in various situations where nervousness is demonstrated often overcomes these difficulties.

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2016-03-05 10:00:59 -0600 commented answer Does anyone have safe tips for keeping a home smelling fresh?

Thanks Kelly!

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2016-03-01 21:45:12 -0600 commented answer Does anyone have safe tips for keeping a home smelling fresh?

I do love Yankee candles and will buy them for more than special occasions.

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2016-03-01 14:57:19 -0600 commented answer Does anyone have safe tips for keeping a home smelling fresh?

Yes! We did as well - we have a central vac but I'm going to have to schedule a maintenance. The hair can be incredible! Do you have a favorite kind of candle you buy? Every now and then, I find nice soy candles. You?

2016-03-01 14:56:05 -0600 commented answer Does anyone have safe tips for keeping a home smelling fresh?

Denise, vinegar on counters...floors? I bet you have great floors! Sadly, our floors are Brazilian cherry wood --I polish, polish, polish! But let me know for sure how to use the vinegar - I like it!

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2016-03-01 09:47:45 -0600 asked a question Does anyone have safe tips for keeping a home smelling fresh?

Our home always smells great! However, we have utilized the plug-ins and some people have shared that this could be hazardous if a dog would chew on it. I purchased a diffuser, but I haven't found the right oils maybe? I don't want people to smell "dog" when they arrive at our home. Suggestions?

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2016-02-20 12:58:58 -0600 commented answer Does anyone have experience in mixing people food with dog food? Which foods are best?

The gal at the top who answered provided a link to a great handout that is now on my refrigerator. I really appreciate knowing that your dog eats apples and oranges. Wow!

2016-02-20 12:57:37 -0600 commented answer Does anyone have experience in mixing people food with dog food? Which foods are best?

Great suggestions! Thanks a million!

2016-02-20 12:56:03 -0600 commented answer Does anyone have experience in mixing people food with dog food? Which foods are best?

This is really interesting - We have had a few dogs now that receive homemade food and have regular table food placed into their food. I'm wondering if this is a Portland thing that is seen as healthy? We always accommodate, but I'm trying to get better educated. Carrots are a favorite!

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2016-02-19 18:04:55 -0600 commented answer Does anyone have experience in mixing people food with dog food? Which foods are best?

Laura - I printed this out as a reminder. Nice!

2016-02-19 17:26:33 -0600 commented answer Does anyone have experience in mixing people food with dog food? Which foods are best?

Thanks Mary! I didn't know how to say about the "regret" that comes after a day or so, but you put it well. I have a little guy coming to stay that the owner requested people food to be mixed in and I don't want to have any of those types of "accidents." Thanks again!

2016-02-19 15:49:09 -0600 asked a question Does anyone have experience in mixing people food with dog food? Which foods are best?

A few owners have requested table scraps to be mixed with their dogs food. Are there some table scraps that are better than others that anyone has experienced?

2016-02-19 14:27:55 -0600 commented question I post pictures of every visit but my rating is only 70%. Why are pics missing?

Great question! I learned the hard way in that some owners who travel outside of the country don't want messaging through Rover. The best way to increase your photo rating is to send photos directly through the Rover #. Texting is easiest if you have texting settings, but email works too!

2016-02-19 14:22:39 -0600 commented answer Refusing to move forward on walks.

I agree that picking up the pace at the "lag" area can help. I've also learned to crunch a bag in my pocket [it's associated with the treats I carry that I give out].

2016-02-19 14:17:10 -0600 commented answer Does Rover send a notification to pet owners to review a sitter after the stay is over?

I bake homemade doggy treats, so when a dog stay or dog walk is completed, I give the owner a small "treat" bag for doggy with a note to thank them as well as request a testimonial.

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2016-02-10 18:45:45 -0600 commented answer Does anyone have a homemade dog cookie recipe that they like best?

I'm going to try the adding the oats! Great idea! I'm curious about raspberry hearts...are there raspberries inside? Can't wait to test them on tomorrow's furry friend!

2016-02-10 12:13:46 -0600 asked a question Does anyone have a homemade dog cookie recipe that they like best?

I bake homemade dog cookies for dogs who stay with us. We use a recipe that allows us to use cookie cutters. Does anyone have a recipe that they use and like and will share?