The Importance of Socialization: Why Your Dog Needs Pals for Tail-Wagging Fun!

Discover why socialization is crucial for your dog’s well-being in our latest blog post! From preventing fear and anxiety to building confidence and preventing behavioral issues, we delve into the importance of socializing your furry friend. Plus, get expert tips on how to socialize your pup like a pro, ensuring they become a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted companion for life. Read on for tail-wagging fun and paw-some adventures!

Welcoming a New Fur Baby: A Guide to Creating a Pet-Friendly Home

Embarking on the journey of welcoming a new fur baby into your home is a joyous occasion, especially during the festive holiday season. As you eagerly anticipate the pitter-patter of tiny paws, it’s crucial to ensure your home is not only welcoming but also a safe haven for your newest family member. In our guide, “Welcoming a New Fur Baby: A Guide to Creating a Pet-Friendly Home,” we delve into the essential steps to transform your living spaces into a haven that caters to your pet’s needs and fosters a deep, lasting bond.

Navigating End-of-Life Care for Pets: Deciphering Between Euthanasia and Hospice

As pet owners, one of the most challenging decisions we may face is determining the appropriate end-of-life care for our beloved furry companions. The emotional weight of choosing between euthanasia and hospice care can be overwhelming. In this guide, we aim to provide clarity and support as we explore the compassionate choices available for your pet’s final journey.

A Spooktacular Guide to Halloween Pet Safety: Protecting Your Pawsome Pals

Here are some Halloween pet tips to help keep your furry friends safe and comfortable during the holiday.

Adopting A Rescue Pup? Here’s How 15 Dog Experts Recommend Introducing A New Dog To Your Home

While there’s no perfect time to adopt a rescue, there’s a lot to consider before introducing a new dog to your home.

Moving With Pets: 6 Tips To Help Them Settle In

Often, when we’re on the move, we forget the effects this change can have on our pets. So whether you’re buying or selling, here are some tips on how you can help ease your pets through the transition of moving and help them settle into their new home with the least amount of anxiety and stress.

The Power of Trust – Leash Reactivity

Trust is the foundation of every solid relationship. If we haven’t built up that trust yet with our dog, navigating the world with them by our side can continue to get harder. If you’re challenged with a leash reactive dog, check out our blog post for helpful tips and inspiration.

Looking For A Professional Dog Trainer?

Is your dog holding you back from doing the things you love? Are you holding your dog back from living his or her best life? We love our pups and our intentions are good but oftentimes the things we think we’re doing right could in fact be nurturing bad behavior. Whether you’re a new dog owner or have years of experience with canine companions, investing in a great dog trainer can make all the difference.

Barkin’ Biscuits: Made With Love

If you’re looking for tasty dog treats that are locally made with love, look no further than Berry Good Farms Barkin’ Biscuits!

2 Healthy and Easy Halloween Treats + Quick Costume Ideas for your Pup

If you don’t want your furry four-legged friend to feel left out of your Halloween celebration, check out these easy and healthy treat recipes and quick costume ideas.

Rainy Day Dog Essentials to Stay Dry, Calm, and Entertained

Hurricane season brings lots of rain, oftentimes suddenly and for long periods of time. Since Florida is the fifth rainiest state in the United States, it’s a good idea to prepare for rainy days with your pups. From keeping you and your fur baby dry to calming nerves and remedying boredom, our list of rainy day dog essentials has you covered!

4 Easy DIY Cat and Dog Toys

Beat those back to school blues with these easy DIY cat and dog toys that will help clean out your closets and offer you and your kids a fun activity you can do together. Your pets will thank you too!

5 Common Foods That Are Toxic To Pets & What You Can Do

Summer is the season for gathering and grilling out with friends and family. If you’re thinking of including your pet in the celebration, this is a must read…especially if your guests are prone to feeding Fido scraps from under the table or if your pup is prone to trash-diving or counter surfing.

Q&A With Jennifer Dew: Here’s My Story. Let’s Dive In!

Everyone has a personal story that has shaped their life. I felt it was time to share my own with you. I have always thrived on building relationships with people and loving-on pets, which is why starting 9 to 5 Pets was such a natural fit for my life story. 9 to 5 Pets has been all about unleashing my JOY and trusting the journey and I’m proud to share my story with you now.

Jacksonville’s Best Off Leash Dog Parks

If your pup’s got energy to burn and is looking for new scenery, new smells, new friends to socialize with, and wide-open spaces to run free and be a dog, then an adventure to your local dog park is the perfect solution! To help, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite off leash dog parks around town. Check them out!

Pet First Aid Tips Every Owner Should Know

Accidents do happen, and the last thing we want to do is panic. April is Pet First Aid Awareness month, so we’ve compiled some tips to help prepare and empower you to be the best first responder you can be for your pet in common emergency situations.

Helping Your Pet With Separation Anxiety

If you’re planning to transition from remote to on-site work in the coming months, this change in your daily life and your pet’s routine could trigger separation anxiety; and especially if they are your only pet.

Your Pet’s Oral Health Is Important

A clean and healthy mouth is important to the overall health, happiness, and well-being of your pet.

January is National Train Your Dog Month

A happy dog is a trained dog. Proper training not only enhances safety for you and your dog, it improves the bond you share by building trust and mutual respect. So let’s get this New Year started off on the right paw by making a resolution to learn something new with our canine babies!

Consider Adopting this Holiday Season

More than one million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized each year. Adopting not only saves lives, but it will cost you less, help other animals in need, fight illegal breeding such as puppy mills, and much more.

The Gift of Fostering Rescues

Jessica has fostered 22 dogs through Fur Sisters Rescue over the last year and a half; and watching these “unwanted” dogs transform through her love, patience and understanding is the biggest gift to her along with the incredible life lessons she learns from each of them in return.

Health Benefits Of Pumpkin For Pets

‘Tis the season for PUMPKIN! From Halloween to Thanksgiving, pumpkin is a staple treat for us. But did you know it can also be a tasty and healthy treat for our pets?

Why Hire a Professional Pet Sitter?

As you strategize towards the holidays, let 9 to 5 Pets give you some hope and inspiration as well as peace of mind with your pets’ care! We’ve got you!

10 Weekend Getaways And Day Trips From Jacksonville, FL

Got the blues from being way too cooped up this summer? Well you don’t have to go far to feel worlds away with these local destinations to explore!

Fostering and Adoption During Lockdown…A paws-itive side of staying at home!

Animal lovers all over the country have stepped up to help out their local shelters in these difficult times and many have found much needed friendship and love along the way.

Calming Your Dog’s Anxiety During A Storm

When summer storms brew, anxieties can run high for many dogs. Help them weather the storm with these helpful tips.

If Dogs Could Speak In The Heat, What Would They Say?

With temperatures on the rise, it’s more important than ever to tune in to what your dog is trying to say. We’ve translated with some helpful tips to ensure your K-9 companion survives these dog days of summer.

10 Summer Beach Reads for Dog Lovers

If you’re a dog lover, these books will warm your heart this summer and help you pass the time; whether you’re relaxing on the beach or riding shotgun to your favorite vacation destination!

A Happy Cat Is A Healthy Cat

Stress and boredom can lead to health and behavioral issues in cats. Improve their mental and physical well-being with toys and enrichment activities.

It’s Time for the Dog Park!

If you and your pup are getting the stir crazies, then a trip to the local dog park may be in order. Here are a few things you need to know before you go.

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Foster

If you’re staying at home and stir crazy…decrease your stress, provide purpose, and entertain the little ones by opening your heart and home to help foster a cat or dog in need during these trying times.

4 Steps To Keep Your Pet’s Teeth And Gums Healthy

Our pet’s teeth and gums are often overlooked. Oral health is vital to the overall health, happiness and well-being of our pets. So grab a toothbrush and check out these 4 simple steps to keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy!

Tips To Ensure A Smooth Homecoming For Your New Pet

Did you welcome a new pet over the holidays? Introducing a new pet to your resident pet can be a tricky process. The goal of the transition is to make sure they can live harmoniously together. Here are a few tips to ensure a smooth homecoming.

Helpful Tips For a Safe and Happy Holiday Season With Your Pets

The holidays are such a joyous time of year for people and their pets. However, it’s important to keep in mind that simple holiday traditions, such as trimming the tree and decorating the house, can pose potential problems to our precious Fur Friends if not monitored carefully.

Giving A New Leash On Life To Rescue Dogs And Military Heroes

On Veterans Day, we honor the millions of brave men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Many veterans come back home to pick up their lives, but for some that is not always an easy task. K9s For Warriors is a local non-profit and our nation’s largest provider of trained service dogs for post-9/11 veterans who are suffering from the invisible wounds of war.

Fun Fall Events

The Fall season brings many festivities and events to town, so we decided to search for pet-friendly events happening in October to share with you.

6 Ways To Keep Your Pets Cool This Summer

With record setting temperatures popping up all over the state and country, we researched the best heat safety tips to bring you 6 simple ways to keep your pets cool in the hot summer months.

5 Homemade Dog Treat Recipes For Your Dog’s Health And Happiness

Making dog treats at home can be a fun activity for special occasions; and useful for monitoring your dog’s weight and keeping them cool in the summer heat.

How Safe Are Your Pets This Hurricane Season?

As pet owners, we know that our pets are important members of our household so it is imperative to include them in our emergency plan.

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