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Tropical Storm Harvey Reminds Us That Preparation is Paramount

In Animal Health, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog walker, Dogs, Natural Disasters and pets, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Summer pet safety, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

We Learned from Hurricane Katrina but Not Enough for Tropical Storm Harvey 12 years ago our country experienced the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and right now as I type, Texas is seeing some of the highest flood waters ever recorded from Tropical Storm Harvey. Much like Katrina, Harvey is destroying homes, causing massive evacuations and evicting people from what was …

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The Safety Concerns Appliances Pose for Your Pets

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog walker, Dogs, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour3 Comments

Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire When I was probably about seven or eight my mother drove me to her friend’s house that had recently been destroyed by a fire. I was amazed at how the house had been leveled, the smell of burnt plastic still in the air and their belongings, ruined and strewn about by the raging fire and …

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What’s Up Wednesday – A Better Way Pet Sitting Service

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A few weeks ago I was in a Facebook group for professional pet sitters in Massachusetts and I saw a post promoting Pro Pet Hero. It’s wonderful when other pet care professionals share our course with others but when I saw who posted it I admittedly was a little confused. The poster was Wendi Dellemonico of A Better Way Pet …

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The Top 5 Questions About Dog Pregnancy

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Puppies, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara Armour2 Comments

First in order to discuss dog pregnancy let’s quickly break down some information needed beforehand such as how the female dog’s heat cycle works and plays a vital role in the production of puppies. What Is the Heat Cycle? On average, a female dog starts her first estrus, or heat cycle when she is around six months old. This can …

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What’s Up Wednesday – How to Take Fido Backpacking

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This What’s Up Wednesday we’re checking in with our friends from DogsAholic.com who have provided us with a guest post on tips to make backpacking with your canine buddy fun for both of you. Taking your dog backpacking can be a fun and bonding experience. You can visit places together and play, as well as eat, while enjoying the beauties of Mother …

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Dog Sitting is Illegal in NYC

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I cannot get away from this article about dog sitting being illegal in New York City. It has been emailed to me, Slacked to me and I’m pretty sure almost all of my Facebook pet sitting groups have posted it, not to mention the colleagues who have it on their personal walls. So since I cannot get away from it, …

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12 Tips to Bringing Home a Puppy or a Kitten

In cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, Kitties, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Food Industry, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Puppies, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

Bringing an animal into your life can be one of the most fulfilling times of your life. In fact, I have spent nearly my entire time on this earth with a cat or dog by my side so I do not know life without one. If you’re still on the fence about sharing your life with a pet, here is …

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When It’s Too Hot for Spot

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Cars Can Heat up Quickly! I very recently posted about the dangers of leaving dogs in hot cars and the common misconceptions that help people think it’s OK. I’m going to continue to write about this danger until less – or better yet – no more animals die from being left in cars. The AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) states …

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Take Your Dog to Work Day

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TYDTWDay® June 23rd 2017 Take Your Dog to Work Day has become a national phenomenon and holiday. It was created in 1999 by the very organization that crowned me Pet Sitter of the Year in 2009 – Pet Sitters International. According to Pet Sitters International, the annual howliday always takes place the Friday following Father’s day and is intended to …

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What’s Up Wednesday – ProPet Software

In Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog training, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Uncategorized by Cara Armour1 Comment

Stay in Control of Your Business They don’t just have a fantastic name – ProPet Software is providing intuitive and flexible software that simplifies managing your daycare, kennel, training and grooming company. Basically, ProPet Software allows the busy pet care business owner to stay in control of their business. I had the great fortune to speak with Erika Godwin, one …