The Importance Of Hiring A Delray Beach Flood Damage Repair Company

Anyone living in the Delray Beach area that owns a home knows how devastating water damage can potentially be. One of the best ways for property owners to protect themselves from the damaging aftermath of water damage is to have the phone number for a local Delray Beach water removal company. These water removal Delray [...]

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Help a Mom: New drug kills lice in one treatment; what's worked for you?

Help a Mom: New drug kills lice in one treatment; what's worked for you?
Lice, that common annoyance of childhood, has a new enemy. It's ivermectin, a drug used since the 1980s for parasitic diseases. A study has found that a single application of an ivermectin lotion kills lice in three out of four children and with no nit

Loss for public health: FDA lags behind the rest of the world, refuses to
As the parent of a young toddler, I haven't yet had the pleasure of experiencing the panic that happens when your kid comes home with lice. But I have been warned that it is a fairly inevitable part of going to school. So I'm bracing myself for the
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New pet owners have many options for pet care

For the third year, PetsitUSA is pleased to be part of the Pet’Net blogging event.

I grew up with pets and having to take their needs into consideration is something that is second nature to me. But, for many people who adopt a pet after never having one, it can be a bit of an adjustment. It’s likely things will come up that you hadn’t even considered. As a lifelong pet person though, I can tell you, having a constant companion, always eager to give you unconditional love makes it all worthwhile!

A potential adopter will need to consider quite a few things before adopting a pet. Some of these things include deciding what type/breed to adopt, what to feed, where the pet will sleep, training, veterinary care, and much, much more. Deciding who will care for your pet when you can’t do it yourself is another. There may be times when you need to work late or leave town for work or vacation. If you’ adopt a puppy or young dog, it may just mean the little guy needs a break while you’re at work every day. And, although nobody wants to think about it, if you’re in an emergency situation you’ll want someone you can rely on to care for your pets.

Regardless of the type of pet you adopt, it’s important to think ahead when it comes to providing stand-in care for your pet. Here are some options available to pet owners:

Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers

For most pets this is going to be the best choice. Pet sitters and dog walkers can make life pretty easy for you and your pets. The fact that they come to your home to care for your cat, dog, or other pets means your pets will be comfortable in their own home, with their familiar surroundings. They’ll be able to sleep in their own bed, eat their regular food, and be kept on a routine as close to their usual routine as possible.

Hiring a pet sitter or dog walker to do mid-day visits for puppies and active dogs. This way your dog gets out for a needed potty break, but it also helps break up the boredom of being home alone for hours on end.

For more information on pet sitters, how to choose one, and how to make the most of your pet sitter/pet owner relationship see our Pet Owner Resources section on PetsitUSA.

Boarding Kennels

This is an option many people choose for dogs that have separation anxiety or are too protective of their home environment to allow a pet sitter in the home. A stay in a kennel can also be a good way for your dog to interact with other dogs if he is dog-friendly. Although staying home is normally the best choice for cats, some kennels have separate boarding facilities for cats.

In-Home Boarding

Taking your pet to the someone else’s home is another option available to pet owners. This may be a friend or someone who offers this as a business. If you do choose this option, be sure to visit the home and ask what precautions will be taken to keep your pet safe, if there are kids, other pets, etc.

Friends and Relatives

It may seem like asking a friend or relative to care for Fido or Fluffy would be the best bet. However, friends and relatives may feel obligated to say yes to your request to leave Fido or Fluffy with them while you’re away. This may result in care that’s not quite up to your standards. For this reason it’s best to have someone with a pet care business care for your pets. Most often they will be insured, will often be trained in pet first aid, and will have protocols in place to deal with aspects of the care-giving. Having a business relationship with your pet’s caregiver also gives you more freedom to expect a certain quality of care that you may not feel comfortable expressing with a friend or family member.

There really is no one right choice for pet care. Although, after so many years in the pet sitting business, I am sorely biased and believe an in-home pet sitter is the best choice for the majority of pets. Ultimately though, your choice will depend on your needs, what you’re comfortable with, and what will be best for your pet. Regardless of the type of care you decide on though, it’s wise to have something in place before you need it. Trying to find a kennel or pet sitter at the last minute can be stressful, if not impossible. This is especially true around the holidays. So when you adopt your new pet it’s a good idea to take a look at the various options to see what will work best for you and your new pet.


 Pet Net Contributor

PetsitUSA is pleased to be participating in this year’s Pet ‘Net Adoption Event 2012 by

Be sure to visit for a list of other bloggers taking part in the event, and a link to their blog posts. And while you’re there be sure to see the voting module and enter your zip code. Once all the zips are tallied, a $ 5000 donation from will be given to a local animal shelter in the winning community.

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Stop Excessive Dog Chewing in 5 Easy Steps

Chewing is a very natural physical activity for dogs, however you would not want to tolerate this kind of activity with them as this is quite unhealthy. Finding different solutions to stop dog chewing can be quite a challenge, but is not totally impossible.
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UOG: Pest Uses Plant Hairs for Protection

UOG: Pest Uses Plant Hairs for Protection
Guam – Everyone needs to eat. But it's a dog-eat-dog world, and with the exception of the top predators, everyone also gets eaten. To cope with this vicious reality, a tiny insect that eats plants has learned to employ the plant's hairs for physical
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Ash dieback one of ten 'epidemic' tree pests and diseases
She said that a total of 19 pests and diseases are now attacking trees in the UK, of which 10 are considered to be at the 'epidemic stage'. At least a further 11 deadly diseases are a potential threat “on the horizon”. The first really dangerous

Homeowners asked to help in battle against citrus pest
The recent discovery of and Asian citrus psyllid in Tulare County threatens the ability for homeowners to grow citrus in their backyards, as well as the livelihood of thousands of California citrus industry workers and the $ 1.8 billion in economic
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This is beautiful!

This is beautiful!

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The Monte Carlo Westies

Two Westies hoping for a morsel from their owners who are having a coffee and a croissant in the luxurious Metropole centre in Monte Carlo. 

They are mother and son.  Mother in the foreground is called Twiggy and she’s 5 years old. Her son is 2 and he’s called Tuky.

They live in Monaco. 


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Nice Mite photos

Check out these Mite images:

Mooney M-18C Mite

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Mooney Mite N3199K is serial number one of the fast and efficient line of private aircraft designed by Albert Mooney and Charles Yankey. Mooney Aircraft Corporation produced more than 365 Mites between 1947 and 1955 and followed them with the larger M.20 series. Current Mooney aircraft still sport the trademark forward-swept vertical fin of the original Mite.

Spider Mites-2

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My sister has spider mites on some of her house plants. They’re kinda cute!

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24,570 customers with the new selling system?

HealthyPetNet just released a new sample pet food bag for dog food and cat food that comes with some amazing trial run statistics. Out of 500 sample bags given out, over half of the recipients became customers and one in twelve became a rep.

The conclusion you can draw is this:

If you give out twelve sample bags every month, you’re going to pick up six new customers and one new rep. And you do this every month.

If you teach your new rep how to give out twelve sample bags per month, it’s likely that THEY’LL pick up six new customers and one new rep. And they do this every month. And you teach them how to support THEIR new reps.

And so on.

So I wondered what kind of money you could make if you worked the business like this? Because honestly, while I can rake in new customers and have quite a few good reps, I haven’t made building a rep base my focus. I sure will now!

I had to figure it out in MS Excel. Correct me if you see something wrong, but I calculated based on me getting 6 new customers and one new rep every month, and showing every new rep how to do the same thing.

For contrast, if all I do is build it for customers and I get 6 new customers a month, times twelve months, that’s 48 new customers.

This model allows for each of the new reps getting 6 new customers a month.

Total Customers Total Reps
1……. 6…………….. 1
2…… 18……………. 3
3…… 42……………. 7
4…… 90…………… 15
5…… 186…………. 31
6…… 378…………. 63
7…… 762…………. 127
8…… 1530………. 255
9…… 3066……… 511
10…. 6138……… 1023
11…. 12282……. 2047
12…. 24570…… 4095

They say that customers average $ 80 per order but my experience is that it’s more like $ 100 per order because there are so many multi-pet people. (And no, I haven’t noticed sales dropping off with this economy. People who treat their pets this well are usually quite committed to high quality pet foods. They cut back in other areas).

So, say, $ 100 per month average order per customer * 24,750 customers = $ 2,475,000 retail sales per month throughout your downline.

Holey toledo! THIS is network marketing! Building an organization and earning a little bit based on your network’s efforts.

I don’t have any problem getting customers — and by the way, if you follow my methods you can do it on the Internet without necessarily having to invest in the sample bags, although I do give them out often — I just need to shift my focus to building a good rep structure. One rep per month EACH for myself and my sister. THAT’s my new goal!

Are you with me?

A day in the life of a HealthyPetNet Rep

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What a Surprised Baby Red Panda Looks Like [VIDEO]

baby red panda

Surprised Baby Red Panda Video May Just Break Internet

Just when you thought that a Baby Red Panda, which resembles a cross between a raccoon and a fox that's had its hair blown-out, couldnt be any cuter, comes this video of a supremely surprised Baby Red Panda. I don't blame the lil' guy for being startled – I would feel the same way if an uninvited giant appeared in my kitchen too!

These adoro 3 month old red baby pandas are from the Maruyama Zoo in Hokkaido, Japan.



Related: A Red Rarity: Jeff Corwin encounters a Red Panda in its natural habitat in the Himalayas — check it out in the video below!


The Daily Treat: Animal Planet

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