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Combating Pain Safely in Cats and Dogs

In Animal Health, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Safety, senior pets, vet tech, veterinarian, Wound care by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore Pain. Appropriately, it is a dreaded four-letter word. Noticing your cat limp and gingerly enter the litterbox or seeing your dog race out the backdoor, slip off the porch and land hard on the ground can definitely alarm you and prompt you to want to relieve the pain pronto. That’s why I reached out to one of …

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Impact of Icy Cold on Dogs and Cats Outdoors

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Safety, Winter and Pets by Cara Armour

Brrr! Impact of Icy Cold Can Have on Dogs and Cats Outdoors By Arden Moore During the summer, we experienced 67 consecutive days of temperatures above 100 degrees in Dallas, TX. Other parts of the country also recorded heatwaves. And, now, as we enter the first month of January, the wind chill makes the temperature feel like 5 below zero. …

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Ways to Bring Out the Best in Senior Dogs

In Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog training, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet Safety, senior pets, Uncategorized by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore Senior Dogs and Aging The graying of America is underway and that applies to both people and dogs. One out of every three dogs – about 18 million – is 7 years old older. For most breeds, that equates to senior citizenship status. We get AARP cards at age 50. Perhaps our dogs should get AARF cards …

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The Popular Onion Powder Seasoning is Potentially Deadly to Dogs

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dogs, Fall pet safety, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Safety, Spring pet safety, Summer pet safety, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara Armour

by Arden Moore We love to grill year-round in our Dallas backyard where the outdoor kitchen area sports a gas grill and a pellet smoker. We are careful to ensure our dogs, Kona and Emma, don’t venture near them when we are cooking to prevent them from any burns. But what you season your steak, salmon, chicken or other grilled …

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Protect Your Dog From Itchy, Painful Hot Spot

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, dog daycare owner, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Summer pet safety, Wound care by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore Pro Pet Hero Instructor Director and Master Pet First Aid/CPR Instructor Hot Spots Canine coats come in all textures, from the double-coated Siberian husky to the silky Yorkshire terrier to the corded coat sported by the Komondor. What all dogs do share in common is that regardless of the type of coat, the skin represents the largest …

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Watch Out for Special Issues with Flat-Faced Dogs

In Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, Summer pet safety, Travel with pets by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore Pro Pet Hero Instructor Director and Master Pet First Aid/CPR Instructor  Brachycephalic Breeds Labrador retrievers with their lovable natures continue ranking No. 1 in popularity among all dog breeds by the American Kennel Club. But look over your shoulder, Lab. The adorable French Bulldog is gaining in popularity, landing the runner-up spot for the past three years. …

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Spring is Here and So Is the Arrival of Toxic Mushrooms to Your Dog

In Dog Behavior, dog daycare owner, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Spring pet safety, Travel with pets, veterinarian by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore Pro Pet Hero Instructor Director and Master Pet First Aid/CPR Instructor Spring is Here April signals the arrival of spring with more opportunities for taking your dog on adventurous hikes in the woods or having your canine buddy hangout in your backyard as you garden. Lurking in both scenarios can be mushrooms. Keep in mind that many …

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Help Support a Proposed Federal Law on Xylitol Label Warnings

In Dog Behavior, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, Spring pet safety, Summer pet safety, Travel with pets, veterinarian by Cara Armour

Xylitol and the Danger to Pets Xylitol, a popular artificial sweetener, is finding its way into an ever-expanding array of foods and health products. For a person with diabetes or someone who is watching their sugar intake, xylitol is the go-to substitute to help control diabetes or avoid sugary calories that lead to weight gain. But to pets, especially dogs, …

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DON’T Chew on This, Doggy or Kitty! 

In cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog training, Dogs, Kitties, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Safety, Puppies, Wound care by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore Pro Pet Hero Instructor Director and Master Pet First Aid/CPR Instructor I have finally got into the habit of always storing my pricey Bose earbuds I plug into my cell phone in the top drawer of my desk each and every time I finish a phone call. And, the long, skinny cords from my expensive tripod camera …

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Helping Kids Meet and Greet Dogs Safely

In Dog Behavior, dog training, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Pet Safety, Uncategorized, Winter and Pets by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore Pro Pet Hero Instructor Director and Master Pet First Aid/CPR Instructor During the holidays and as we enter 2022, many families will be adopting puppies, shelter dogs and purebreds from reputable dog breeders. To ensure everyone in your family, including your children and the new canine, get off on the right paw, let me share ways to …