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Pay Attention to Potty Changes in Your Pet

In Animal Health, cat behavior, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, senior pets, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore Noticing Potty Problems Even though your adult dog aced house training years ago or your cat has always been a champ at using his litterbox, you may discover a piddle on your rug. As our pets age, they can be at risk for a loss of bladder control or unable to control their bowel movements. The medical …

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Tips to Help Your Pet Live a Longer and Healthier Life

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet Food Industry, Pet Safety, senior pets, veterinarian by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore Four of my six pets qualify for senior status. Where did the time go? It seems like only yesterday, Kona, my terrier mix, was a youngster enrolled in canine obedience classes and Casey, my orange tabby, was finishing the steps needed to qualify as a therapy cat with Love on a Leash. Both are now nine. The …

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Keep Your Dog’s Joints Healthy with Super Foods and Safe Activities

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog training, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Safety by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore Weight and Age Matter Are you blessed to have a canine athlete? Whether your dog’s go-to sport is agility, dock diving, canine musical freestyle, surfing, long hikes or other activities, it is vital to keep tabs on his overall health and especially his joints. Our dogs are not insulated from muscle tears, joint dislocations and yes, arthritis. …

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Take a Hike…With Your Dog

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Fall pet safety, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Safety, Spring pet safety, Summer pet safety, Travel with pets by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore Walks around your neighborhood can become so ho-hum for your dog. Workouts at the gym can be so boring for you. So, why not step out in style by going on an adventurous hike with your canine pal? In addition to the daily jaunts in our neighborhood, I treat my dogs, Emma and Kona, to periodic longer …

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Ways to Keep Halloween Safe and Not Smoky For Pets

In Animal Health, black dogs, cat first aid, Dog Behavior, Fall pet safety, Pet First Aid, Pet Safety by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore This year, Americans are expected to spend a scary amount of money – about $700 million just on Halloween costumes for dogs and cats. That’s according to the National Retail Federation. For many people, Halloween is a major holiday to be celebrated. For some pets, there is no escaping Halloween. While some dogs may happily prance about …

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Got a Reactive Dog? You’re Not Alone

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, dog walker, Dogs, Pandemic, pet care professional, Pet Safety, Service Animals by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore I just returned from a tour of London and Paris. As expected, the Eiffel Towel was magnificently lit up as our boat glided past it on the Seine River. As expected, the Tower of London housed beautifully jeweled crowns of monarchs past and present. What I didn’t expect was the consistent calm behavior in dogs at both …

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The Heat Is On for Dogs and Cats This Summer

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Safety, Summer pet safety, veterinarian by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore Summer is Here With summer’s heat in high gear, dogs and cats are at risk for heat-related health issues. Living in Texas, a state with a reputation for soaring temperatures, I am especially conscious of outdoor activity for my dogs, Kona and Emma, and my pet-stroller-riding cat, Casey. Be aware that heat stroke (medically known as hyperthermia) …

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Beware of Corn on the Cob Dangers to Your Dog

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Safety, Summer pet safety, Travel with pets by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore Access to Corn Cobs Corn on the cob certainly ranks as a popular food choice at cookouts and picnics. Whether you grill it or steam it and then slather it with butter, corn on the cob just tastes delicious. For people, corn on the cob is packed with protein, essential fatty acids and offers an energy boost. …

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Avoiding Springtime Problems for Your Pets

In Animal Health, cat first aid, Cats, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Safety, Spring pet safety, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore What Spring Brings As many of us begin to shed our winter coats and store our snow shovels, we welcome the warm temperatures of spring. That means more opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors with your dog or adventure-minded, leashed cat.  But be vigilant as there are many perils lurking that could cause injuries or sickness in …

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An Inside Look into the World of Pet Blood Donation

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, Dogs, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, veterinarian by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore In my pet first aid classes, I alert my students that a dog or cat with a serious arterial injury can bleed out and die in as little as five to seven minutes if on-the-scene first aid is rendered. These pets are immediately transported to the nearest veterinary clinic where the medical team does its best to …