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The Popular Onion Powder Seasoning is Potentially Deadly to Dogs

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dogs, Fall pet safety, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Safety, Spring pet safety, Summer pet safety, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara Armour

by Arden Moore We love to grill year-round in our Dallas backyard where the outdoor kitchen area sports a gas grill and a pellet smoker. We are careful to ensure our dogs, Kona and Emma, don’t venture near them when we are cooking to prevent them from any burns. But what you season your steak, salmon, chicken or other grilled …

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Is Neosporin Safe to Use on My Dog?

In Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Spring pet safety, Summer pet safety, Uncategorized, veterinarian, Wound care by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore Pro Pet Hero Instructor Director and Master Pet First Aid/CPR Instructor When you get a scratch, you may grab the Neosporin from your medicine cabinet shelf. But should you apply this antibiotic ointment on a minor wound on your dog? The answer: it depends. It depends on the type of wound, the location and if your dog …

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Protect Your Dog From Itchy, Painful Hot Spot

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, dog daycare owner, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Summer pet safety, Wound care by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore Pro Pet Hero Instructor Director and Master Pet First Aid/CPR Instructor Hot Spots Canine coats come in all textures, from the double-coated Siberian husky to the silky Yorkshire terrier to the corded coat sported by the Komondor. What all dogs do share in common is that regardless of the type of coat, the skin represents the largest …

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Pet in Pain? Do NOT Reach for An OTC Medication!

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, Dogs, Fall pet safety, pet care professional, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Safety, vet tech, veterinarian, Wound care by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore Pro Pet Hero Instructor Director and Master Pet First Aid/CPR Instructor OTC Pain Medications If you are dealing with a headache or sore muscles, you may reach for aspirin or ibuprofen for relief. These over-the-counter pain medications are effective, inexpensive and generally, safe for use on people when label directions are followed. Popular human OTCs fall into …

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Help Support a Proposed Federal Law on Xylitol Label Warnings

In Dog Behavior, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, Spring pet safety, Summer pet safety, Travel with pets, veterinarian by Cara Armour

Xylitol and the Danger to Pets Xylitol, a popular artificial sweetener, is finding its way into an ever-expanding array of foods and health products. For a person with diabetes or someone who is watching their sugar intake, xylitol is the go-to substitute to help control diabetes or avoid sugary calories that lead to weight gain. But to pets, especially dogs, …

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DON’T Chew on This, Doggy or Kitty! 

In cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog training, Dogs, Kitties, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Safety, Puppies, Wound care by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore Pro Pet Hero Instructor Director and Master Pet First Aid/CPR Instructor I have finally got into the habit of always storing my pricey Bose earbuds I plug into my cell phone in the top drawer of my desk each and every time I finish a phone call. And, the long, skinny cords from my expensive tripod camera …

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Safety Tips for Tennis Ball Play with Dogs

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Fall pet safety, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Safety, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara Armour

by Arden Moore, ProPetHero Instructor Director and Master Pet First Aid/CPR Instructor Many dogs, including my Pet Safety Dog Kona, love, love, love fetching tennis balls. Fetching ranks among the favorite of canine games. Dogs get to pursue, grab this ‘pretend’ prey and bring it back to you to toss again. But not all tennis balls are safe. And, you …

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Food for Thought on Dogs with Arthritis

In dog training, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet Food Industry, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, senior pets, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara Armour

For Pro Pet Hero Blog post by Arden Moore, Pro Pet Hero Instructor Director and Master Pet First Aid/CPR Instructor While you can’t reverse the age clock ticking inside your dog, you can take steps to slow down the aging process and ease achy joints by making smart food choices and modifying walks and other activities. Like many of you, …

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Fending Off Fleas and Tackling Ticks on Your Pets

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat first aid, Cats, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Fall pet safety, Kitties, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Puppies, senior pets, Spring pet safety, Summer pet safety, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore Pro Pet Hero Instructor Director and Master Pet First Aid/CPR Instructor Paw, paw. Scratch, scratch. Lick, lick. These can be the telltale signs that a cat or dog is dealing two itty-bitty menaces: fleas and ticks. Unchecked and unprotected, dogs and cats can not only feel frustrated and miserable, but they can develop a host of diseases. …

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Surprising Poisons Impacting Pets

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Pandemic, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Summer pet safety, Travel with pets, veterinarian by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore Pro Pet Hero Instructor Director and Master Pet First Aid/CPR Instructor With more people getting vaccinated against COVID-19 and cases dropping in numbers, it is finally safer to venture outdoors with our dogs this summer. Sure, our dogs loved having us at home 24-7, but a new report indicates major spikes in the incidents of dogs and …