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Top 7 Canine Detection Certifications

In Dog Behavior, Dog Jobs, dog training, Dogs, Service Animals, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

I always knew there were drug, cadaver and explosive detection dogs, many of these brought to the forefront during the tragedy of 9/11. I had also recently heard about bug detection dogs, especially with the rise of bed bug infestations but I just learned about agricultural disease detection canines. They are trained to sniff out specific deceases that could be …

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What’s Up Wednesday – BlogPaws 2017

In cat behavior, cat first aid, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Guinea Pigs, pet care professional, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Food Industry, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies, Service Animals, Travel with pets, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

*All pictures are property of BlogPaws, Silver Paws Studio, Carl Kerridge Photography and other respective photographers. Permission was granted to share by conference attendees and may not be shared elsewhere, printed or reproduced without explicit permission from the photographers.  I had the fantastic fortune to head to Myrtle Beach last week for the BlogPaws 2017 conference. I was surrounded by 500 of the most …

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Plans for Your Pet If You Die

In Animal Health, Cats, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Reader Stories, Uncategorized by KrislynLeave a Comment

This may be a topic that you won’t even think about until you read this but have you ever considered what to do with your pets in case something unexpected happens to you? Just like any other member of the family, your pet(s) needs someone to take care of him or her in case you die. You would not want …

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Pet First Aid Awareness Month – The Food We Feed

In Animal Health, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Food Industry, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour3 Comments

First Aid Awareness Is Not Always Emergent While we’re getting further along in the month of Pet First Aid Awareness I want to take a detour from just sharing stories of first aid issues to discussing an often overlooked form of preventing first aid issues. Our dogs and cats can have emergencies from cuts, punctures, swallowed or ingested poison in …

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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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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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The Pet Safe Business Spotlight – JenLovesPets

In cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safe Business Spotlight, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Last week we celebrated Professional Pet Sitters Week (March 5-11) by taking a look at what it means to be a professional pet sitter and of course some tools of the trade. This week we have picked a professional pet sitter and her company to be in our pet safe business spotlight because even though a week was dedicated to celebrate …