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Why Does My Dog_____?

In Dog CPR, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Uncategorized by Cara Armour3 Comments

I was so happy to find the website, Why Does My Dog_____? for so many reasons. Positive Reinforcement Firstly, Aly DelaCoeur, has been in the pet care business like me but from an angle as a positive reinforcement trainer. She helps make our wonderful dogs wow us. Having the experience of working with hundreds of dogs over my years in pet …

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The Best Gift for a Pet-Lover

In cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies, senior pets, Service Animals, Travel with pets, Uncategorized, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara Armour2 Comments

For the Animal Lover in your Life For some of us, gift buying is a challenge. I personally feel that I never can find a gift that really shows the person getting the gift, just how much they truly mean to me. The good news is for more than half of your friends, there’s a wonderful gift out there just …

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National Mutt Day

In black dogs, Dog CPR, dog walker, Dogs, National Mutt Day., pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies, senior pets, Travel with pets, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

To celebrate National Mutt Day I asked my friend and wonderful dog walker from my pet care business to provide a guest post for us.  Ameera Skandarani has a unique exposure to all types of mixed breeds and pups in her various professions but holds her education in professional writing. Ameera entered the pet service industry as a dog walker and apprentice …

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Holiday Travel with Your Pets

In cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies, senior pets, Travel with pets, Uncategorized, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Roadtrip With My Besties In just a few weeks my husband, 3 dogs and I will be making the 643 mile trek to my parents’ house. Its a biennial adventure that even for us seasoned pro’s – takes a good bit of coordinating. I’ll spare you the details about wrapping and packing all the gifts, that in itself is a process …

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Pet First Aid and CPR Education – What Are Your Options?

In cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, pet sitter, Uncategorized, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara Armour2 Comments

As one who shares their life with pets, whether as a pet owner or as a pet care provider, we have an obligation to these animals to keep them safe and healthy. Just like with humans, our companion animals will get sick and accidents will happen – it’s not a matter of if; it’s a matter of when. While it …

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The Most Common Holiday Hazards for Your Pets

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Puppies, senior pets, Service Animals, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara Armour4 Comments

The winter holidays are HERE! While you decorate the house and stress about getting it ready for the family, Chloe and Max are starting to stress about all the changes and strange smells. Ornaments, candles, tinsel, ribbons and wrapping paper seem to be everywhere! There are lilies, holly, mistletoe, and a tree in the living room. Grandma’s chocolate chocolate chip powdered …

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National Adopt a Senior Pet Month-November

In black dogs, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies, senior pets, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Old vs. Young When you weigh the options of bringing home a shelter pet the age of the animal always plays a significant role. As a volunteer for the Boxer Rescue, one of my rolls is to be a foster home for dogs in transition from their former life to their new loving home. When the announcements come into our …

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Ticks; The Pesky Parasites Plaguing Our Pets

In black dogs, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog walker, Dogs, Parasites, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, pet sitter, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara Armour2 Comments

Ticked Off! I can’t go for a walk with or even without my dogs and not find one of these pests lurking about. On Sunday I was at an indoor agility trial and felt one trying to bite the back of my neck! I had only been outside for a few minutes walking my dog along the woods – oh no, my …

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Fall Back Safely; How to Keep Your Pets Safe in the Dark

In cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies by Cara Armour1 Comment

Daylight savings; darkness is falling We made it past Halloween now we have another dark and scary time upon us – daylight savings!!! Get ready to give up an hour of your light, which for those of us with dogs means less hours in the safety of the light to walk and increased dangers like being hit by a car. …

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Learn Pet First Aid and CPR Better by Taking it Online

In cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, pet sitter, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara Armour3 Comments

Why Online Learning? I was interviewed about our online dog and cat first aid & CPR certification course for a podcast hosted by Bella Vasta of JUMP Consulting – Pet Business Coaching. Following the podcast Bella Vasta made a post on her consulting Facebook page regarding the available option for pet sitters to take this online course. An in-person instructor …