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Pet First Aid Awareness Month – Choking

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

Dogs Are More Likely to Choke Than Cats Choking can occur suddenly in dogs and cats that are chewing on food, treats, or toys. The pet may suddenly become anxious, start pawing at their mouth, and may struggle to breathe. Their gums may turn blue or gray and they may lose consciousness. This, like the blockages post will be dog-centric given our feline friends are a …

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Pet First Aid Awareness Month – Broken Toenails

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized, veterinarian, Wound care by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Previously I discussed how a puncture wound could cause a limp but if you cannot find any signs of a puncture, before thinking its a strain or pull – go check their feet. Foot Problems Are Common I would say broken toenails or foot issues in general are probably the 2nd most common issue that we as dog walkers commonly …

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Pet First Aid Awareness Month – Blockages

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour1 Comment

Continuing on with our series for Pet First Aid Awareness Month, now we will discuss foreign body obstructions. The TV Show – My Dog Ate What? Back in 2010 there was a great TV show on National Geographic called “My Dog Ate What?” I loved that show and was sad to see it go. The episodes covered real incidents that …

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Pet First Aid Awareness Month – Start out with a Puncture

In cat behavior, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, dog daycare owner, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized, vet tech, veterinarian, Wound care by Cara Armour5 Comments

I know it sounds silly but I am so excited for April! While the weather leaves less than to be desired (it’s barely above freezing as I write this from New England), the fact that an entire month is dedicated to pet first aid awareness gets me super excited! This means that I, as well as others in the pet …

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The Mannequin Challenge with Pets

In Animal Actors, Dog Behavior, Dog Jobs, dog training, Pet Industry, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

I know at this point the Mannequin Challenge is old hat, and many of you have probably seen it done with cats and dogs too. If you haven’t, check out The BuzzFeed News’ post about pets doing the Mannequin Challenge. But, and this is a big BUT – I encourage you to watch this video. I am in a tricks …

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The Regulation of the Pet Sitting Industry

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour1 Comment

Colorado Lays down a Bill to Deal with the Dot Com Listing Sites Things are coming to heads and I can feel the ground shake a little. At least those in Colorado can but the rest of the US should take a good hard look at the laws in their state surrounding pet sitting as well. The reason I mention Colorado …

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Pet Safe Business Spotlight – WagForward

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safe Business Spotlight, pet sitter, Reader Stories, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

We received a heart-tugging note from Rick O’Banion last week. “Losing my own pet was the catalyst for wanting to help other people with their animals and starting a dog walking business. Had I discovered by this course a few weeks earlier though, I have no doubt my beloved Mia would still be alive. This course showed me where I …

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DIY Dog Toys

In Dog Behavior, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by KrislynLeave a Comment

We tend to forget that it does not take a lot of effort to amuse our pets. The same goes with toys. Before dipping into your savings to buy the latest fancy toy for your pup, consider making a personalized one using things that can be easily found around your house. All you need are two or three items that …

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Does Daylight Savings Affect Your Pets?

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, Dog Behavior, Dogs, Pet Industry, Uncategorized by Cara Armour1 Comment

Last fall I wrote about how to keep your pets safe during the loss of time and gain in darkness, especially concerning dog walks. Indoor/outdoor cats are a discussion for another day. Well now the question arises about whether the leap forward would cause any safety concerns? I honestly thought that there wouldn’t be much to find concerning, but I was …

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If Pets Had Thumbs Day

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Industry, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Yep, it’s a national holiday according to many calendars and around my house – a very scary concept. Just imagine for a minute what your cat or dog would get into if they had opposable thumbs? Just for fun I did a little Internet search and came up with these scary and often fun thoughts: They could give us a thumbs …