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Pet Suffocation from Snack Bags – A Fatally Common Problem

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, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

I have to admit – I never thought about it for my pets. My mother certainly scared me as a child; I knew NEVER to place a plastic bag over my head but a dog is even far more likely than a toddler to bury their snuffle into a plastic bag, especially one containing food. Pet suffocation is more common …

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Professional Pet Sitters Week

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, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

While this week comes around the same time every year, this year more than ever it seems poignant. There is a divide occurring within the pet care space and the lines are starting to blur. The History of Professional Pet Sitters Week Pet Sitters International started observing Professional Pet Sitters Week back in 1995, just a year after the founder, Patti …

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Fall pet safety, Parasites, pet care professional, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Puppies, Spring pet safety, Summer pet safety, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

I spend a good portion of my week talking to someone about the anatomy and physiology of a dog’s mouth. I explain how the scissor bite and enzymes in the salvia are specifically designed to tear through and digest meat. I have had this discussion while my own meat-eating canine friend stands beside me chomping down on grass! Why the Heck …

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National Cat Health Month – Feline Fundamentals

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Kitties, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safe Business Spotlight, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

We are kicking off National Cat Health Month with a me-WOW announcement. Last pet first aid awareness month we brought you Moore, no that is not spelled incorrectly – we announced that ProPetHero was teaming up with Arden Moore, internationally known safety expert to build our pet first aid instructor program. That program is almost ready to launch but while she has …

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Xylitol – What Is It and Why Is It so Dangerous for Our Pets?

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Food Industry, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara Armour2 Comments

Most pet owners know that chocolate is a no-no for dogs, that warning seems to go over well but recently despite being deadlier, I’m finding that not enough people know about Xylitol. What Is Xylitol? Before I did research on the chemical, I assumed it was a human created conundrum. While it is manufactured as a sugar substitute from corn, …

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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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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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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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The Attraction of Catnip for Cats

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Kitties, pet care professional, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Things to do with your pets, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

A guest post from our friends over at CatsPhD.com about why our cats turn into domestic cat junkies around this green delight. It’s no secret that cat owners have one advantage over dog owners when it comes to bribing their pets: catnip. If your feline is the 60th percentile of cats that can be affected by this hallucinogenic plant, there is no …