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Veterans Day – Feline Fighters and Canine Colonels

In Animal Health, cat behavior, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog Jobs, Dogs, history of pets, Pet Safety, Service Animals, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Because we are a pet-centric first aid & CPR course I won’t be spending much time honoring the human veterans that have served and protected us (not because they do not absolutely deserve it), I will focus on the feline and canine veterans – yes I said feline meaning cat. Feline Fighters? I was impressed to learn just about a …

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Amazon Key Teams up with Rover

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter by Cara Armour2 Comments

Big News! Big news is RIGHT! Rover and Amazon in the same sentence are huge but the fact that they are working together to provide access to homes with pets is a major topic. I want to break this down from a few levels and a few perspectives. I’ll discuss how this technology feels to me as a pet sitter …

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The Attraction of Catnip for Cats

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Kitties, pet care professional, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Things to do with your pets, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

A guest post from our friends over at CatsPhD.com about why our cats turn into domestic cat junkies around this green delight. It’s no secret that cat owners have one advantage over dog owners when it comes to bribing their pets: catnip. If your feline is the 60th percentile of cats that can be affected by this hallucinogenic plant, there is no …

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Why Do Cats Hate Water?

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Kitties, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Spring pet safety, Summer pet safety by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

I know plenty of you have cats that love it, I have pet sit for many that not only enjoy a drink from the running faucet but they have no qualms about dunking their head in while doing so. My own cat enjoys dipping her paws into the water, cupping some and bringing it to her mouth. She then enjoys …

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The Most Common Diseases In Cats – Infographic

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We are grateful for this informative guest post from Mary Nielsen of FelineLiving.net, please read to the end for her bio. Sharing Your Life with a Cat For the most part, cat ownership is pretty low maintenance. Sure, you’ll always have to make sure they are well fed and watered, get regular vet visits for check-ups and such, and because cats …

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Why Does My Cat Headbutt Me?

In cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

While it didn’t make the list of top 10 most searched Google questions about cats, it’s still a fascinating question. Why Do Cats Butt Their Heads Against You? Some say that it’s for affection while others say that it’s to stake a claim on you, or rather mark you. Coup de tête as the Frech would say – technically known …

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You Can’t Save Them All

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Reader Stories, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

It sounds so harsh but I’d rather you hear from me than experience it for yourself like I did. Since 2011 I was a pet first aid and CPR instructor, I felt confident that not only did I possess the skills to save pet lives, I also have the ability to teach others. The one thing I was lacking, however, …

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The Great Debate – Indoor or Outdoor for your Cat

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According to the AVMA, indoor cats live longer than their outdoor counterparts. Indoor cats can have a life expectancy of around 17 years or more, while outdoor felines are lucky to live an average of two to five years – that’s a substantial difference. Indoor Vs. Outdoor For those of you that weren’t swayed by the opening statement of greater …

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How to Tell If Your Pet Is Fat

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Honestly, chances are they are – your pets are more than likely overweight and sadly obese. We saw a steady increase in 2016 in pet obesity, affecting nearly 59% of cats and 54% of dogs, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). I See Fat Pets Every Day I see it daily and while one could say running …

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Why Do Cats Eat Grass?

In cat behavior, cat first aid, Cats, Kitties, Parasites, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

It seems so contradictory given their pointy meat-intended teeth but these obligate carnivores can often be found chomping down on an herbivore’s delight. The Theories Some veterinarians have developed a theory that eating grass helps clear out intestinal parasites (nematodes), sort of like a rake for the stomach. Others believe they just like the sweet taste of some moist grass …