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What’s Up Wednesday – PUPPIES!

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Puppies, Uncategorized, veterinarian, Winter and Pets by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Wow, what a whirlwind of a holiday season! On November 14th we were blessed with a litter of four beautiful Boxer girls. Excited for a smaller litter, we thought managing four might just be easier than the seven we had almost exactly two years ago on November 24th, 2015 – it wasn’t. Labor lasted longer this round and after only …

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New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Pet

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Kitties, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Things to do with your pets, Uncategorized, Winter and Pets by Cara Armour2 Comments

The start of a new year always brings about thoughts of planning, changing and how to be better at life. I’m not here to discuss another New Year’s Resolution, but rather just a positive and consistent change we should think about making for our pets. The Plan to Change So They Have a Better Life We brought our dogs and …

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Tips on Healing Paws Hurt by Winter

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, Uncategorized, Winter and Pets, Wound care by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Winter is harsh for a myriad of reasons. For our pets, particularly our pups, it can be brutal on their paws. I’ve tried and tested a paw-safe ice melt that helps prevent the cracks and sores that can develop from the extreme cold and of course road salt. But the question I get asked most often is not how to prevent …

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What’s Up Wednesday – Bark n’ Roll Canine Care

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Pet Safe Business Spotlight, Pet Safety, pet sitter by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

You know I love to talk to fellow pet sitters in the industry, especially anyone local that understands the nuances we deal with here in New England with the weather, not even mentioning the driving – OK I mentioned the driving. Today was especially nice because I got to share a part of my morning with Francine Coughlin from Bark …

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Daylight Savings Ends and the Safety Concerns for Our Pets

In Animal Health, black dogs, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Fall pet safety, pet care professional, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Winter and Pets by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

*reposted and edited from my 2016 Fall Back post Fall Back; darkness is falling We made it past Halloween now we have another dark and scary time upon us – the end of daylight savings!!! Get ready to give up an hour of your light, which for those of us with dogs means fewer hours in the safety of the …

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Amazon Key Teams up with Rover

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter by Cara Armour2 Comments

Big News! Big news is RIGHT! Rover and Amazon in the same sentence are huge but the fact that they are working together to provide access to homes with pets is a major topic. I want to break this down from a few levels and a few perspectives. I’ll discuss how this technology feels to me as a pet sitter …

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Pet Sitting Software – LeashTime

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I had the pleasure of interviewing Jody Smith from Lake Minnetonka Pet Sitters on this episode of What’s Up Wednesday! Jody is unique in that not only is she an integral part of our pet sitting industry, especially for the Lake Minnetonka area of Minnesota, but she also represents LeashTime, a pet sitting software solution for pet care businesses. While LeashTime …

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How Can You Tell How Old a Dog Is?

In Dog Behavior, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, senior pets by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

I’ll not lie, one of my favorite things to do is guess a puppy’s age. Not three days ago was I walking around the conservation area near my house with my dogs when we ran into a Great Pyrenees puppy. Despite being already taller and outweighing my two-year-old Boxers, I turned to the owners and asked, “is he between five-six …

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5 Reasons Why Your Dog Should Sleep in Bed with You and 5 Reasons Why Not

In Dog CPR, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Puppies, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara Armour3 Comments

This is a common question I get asked from new dog walking and pet sitting clients. Even the seasoned dog owner who is now an empty-nester will ask, “is it Ok if my dog sleeps in bed with me?” As a pet sitter and from the standpoint of training the dog, I always tell my clients that they should create …

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Best Dogs for Your Children 

In Animal Health, black dogs, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Industry, Uncategorized by Cara Armour4 Comments

A guest post from our friends at Top Dog Tips Your child loves animals and has been asking you to get one. Over the last decade, there’s been an increase in a number of studies proving the many ways that dogs benefit children, and vice versa. This is particularly true of physical and mental health improvements, where dogs reduce stress …