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National Vet Tech Week

In Animal Health, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, Uncategorized, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Oct 14-20, 2018 – This week we celebrate the wonderful pet nurses. This is an edited version of our post from the previous year and while each year this week repeats, the week is never less important. They’ve Hugged Your Pet Have you thought about hugging them? Ok, you should probably ask before you go doing so but our veterinary technicians …

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Dogs CAN Drink Too Much Water

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog training, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Pet Safety, Spring pet safety, Summer pet safety, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

The beaches up here in New England have opened back up to our canine companions and with that naturally, comes some risks. The obvious risk of drowning or cutting a pad on a shell is certainly present but there is a very serious condition that many of us do not think about – certainly not on a regular basis. Dogs …

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The Most Common Diseases In Cats – Infographic

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We are grateful for this informative guest post from Mary Nielsen of FelineLiving.net, please read to the end for her bio. Sharing Your Life with a Cat For the most part, cat ownership is pretty low maintenance. Sure, you’ll always have to make sure they are well fed and watered, get regular vet visits for check-ups and such, and because cats …

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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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You Can’t Save Them All

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Reader Stories, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

It sounds so harsh but I’d rather you hear from me than experience it for yourself like I did. Since 2011 I was a pet first aid and CPR instructor, I felt confident that not only did I possess the skills to save pet lives, I also have the ability to teach others. The one thing I was lacking, however, …

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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 …

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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 Great Debate – Indoor or Outdoor for your Cat

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According to the AVMA, indoor cats live longer than their outdoor counterparts. Indoor cats can have a life expectancy of around 17 years or more, while outdoor felines are lucky to live an average of two to five years – that’s a substantial difference. Indoor Vs. Outdoor For those of you that weren’t swayed by the opening statement of greater …

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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 …