Kyla Dewar
Recent and archived posts by Kyla Dewar for PetSitter.com
All You Need to Know About Puppy Vaccinations

All You Need to Know About Puppy Vaccinations

by Kyla Dewar  •  July 17, 2019
For anyone whos ever owned a dog, one thing you can probably attest to is the upfront cost you bear when purchasing a new puppy. Not only is there the cost of buying the dog itself, but also the fees required for purchasing all of the necessary supplies. Because of this, the last thing most new dog owners want to think of is more costs. However, one of the essential parts of a puppys early days is to ensure their health is where it needs to be. Vaccinations can help ensure the best and mos...
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Everything You Need to Know About Dog Grooming

Everything You Need to Know About Dog Grooming

by Kyla Dewar  •  June 06, 2019
Just like humans, dogs require proper hygiene in their day-to-day lives to stay healthy. But unlike humans, dogs can't always do it themselves. Life is a lot easier for those of us with opposable thumbs, which is why your dog may need a little extra TLC from you to ensure it’s grooming requirements aren’t neglected. Contrary to popular belief, dog grooming is about more than just fur. There are a lot of aspects that go into dog grooming — fur is just generally the most time-consuming part ...
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4 Homemade Treats Your Dog Will Love

4 Homemade Treats Your Dog Will Love

by Kyla Dewar  •  May 30, 2019
Every dog deserves a treat. Whether they’ve earned one by doing well in their training, performing a trick, or just simply look too cute to not give them one, treats are an essential part of a dog’s life. However, not all treats are created equal. When it comes down to it, there’s a lot of processing that goes into the treat bags you buy from the store. Some are packed full of unidentifiable ingredients, others contain chemical additives, and more often than not, the healthier options cost...
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Why You Should Take the Time to Train Your Dog

Why You Should Take the Time to Train Your Dog

by Kyla Dewar  •  May 23, 2019
Puppies are just about the cutest things on the planet. It’s a fact many people will wholeheartedly agree with. But ever ask anyone who’s raised a puppy, and they likely have a few other choice things to say about them as well. Sure, they’re fluffy and always Instagram ready, but as lovable and adorable as puppies are, they sometimes have trouble understanding that what they do while exploring the world isn’t always well-received by the people who’ve welcomed them into their homes. Thou...
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The Most Popular Puppy Names of 2019

The Most Popular Puppy Names of 2019

by Kyla Dewar  •  May 16, 2019
There’s a lot that goes into a name. Chances are, at one point or another we’ve all been curious about the meaning of our own! Sometimes, we even find ourselves relating to what we find. What it comes down to is that a name is an expression of who you are. And this fact rings true for our pets as well! Dogs — just like people — rely heavily on their name. It can be a calling card and an important identifier. Similarly to us humans, without a name, dogs wouldn't know who they are. That's...
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83 Healthy & Harmful Foods For Dogs You Need to Remember

83 Healthy & Harmful Foods For Dogs You Need to Remember

by Kyla Dewar  •  May 02, 2019
For many of us, the love we have for our dogs is as deep as the love we have for the people in our lives. They become an integral part of our families from the moment we bring them home, and we often treat them like a young child. However, as with any other family members, we need to look out for their best interests. Sometimes, this means not giving them what they want. Now, you may say "I never give in to my dog!" and this might be true. And if you’re a pet sitter, you may have been give...
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About the Author
Kyla Dewar
Kyla holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Ryerson University and has been featured in several newspapers and magazines since beginning her career as a writer. She currently works as a Care Communication Specialist at CareGuide and is the lead writer and editor for blog content on Housekeeper.com, ElderCare.com, HouseSitter.com, CanadianNanny.ca, PetSitter.com, and Sitter.com.