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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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Traveling with Your Pets

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat first aid, Dog Behavior, dog training, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

Summer is here and that means more cars on the road and more pets coming with us. I have plans to head up to Vermont in July and a few other weekend travel trips planned with all three of my dogs, statistically – so do you. If you’re leaving pets behind like your cat, or for me, my cat and chickens …

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Pet First Aid Awareness Month – Pet Business Insurance; What Pet Owners Should Know

In Animal Health, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safe Business Spotlight, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Are Your Paws in Protected Hands? We’re rounding out the month of pet first aid awareness with something very few of us think about but really should. Whether you are a pet owner or pet care professional – making certain you are covered when something goes wrong is paramount. Pet Care Insurance I had the great fortune to have met …

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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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Why You Should Collar Your Cat

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

The Myth About Collaring Your Cat As a pet sitter I have heard the arguments, “my neighbor’s cat used to wear a collar but then he got caught on a bush and was stuck for 3 days”, “my cat hates her collar” or “my cat is wild and free, he will never wear a collar”. OK fine – but let me …

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The Pet Dangers We Carry with Us Everyday

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog training, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara Armour1 Comment

Many of us carry a bag throughout our day that holds important items like our wallet, car keys, and cell phone. Besides the basics, items like little chocolate or candy to help when starvation hits or when you need to stay awake while driving are pretty common. If you’re a bit clean-freakish like me, then you might be sporting some hand-sanitizer.  Pain …

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5 Common Valentine’s Day Dangers for Your Pets

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Industry, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

The day of romance can be a day of danger, particularly for cats and dogs. Their curiosity to check out what’s new in or around the house could leave them in some serious trouble. Sweets for Your Sweet Might Not Be so Sweet for Them It’s a nice gesture to bring home flowers, candy, celebrate with some alcoholic beverages, spruce …

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Hands-on Online

In Animal Health, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter by Cara Armour1 Comment

How Can You Learn Without Hands-On? The ProPetHero cat and dog CPR training course demonstrates techniques with as much detail as one would learn in a hands-on  or in-person classroom. The videos are clear and most of all the techniques are shown on live animals. These animals were not previously trained so anyone can and should practice hands-on when available on …

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Drowning Dog Saved at a BBQ

In Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog training, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet Death, pet sitter, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Expect the Unexpected – a True Story from a Guest Author “All eyes were on me, as I stared at the body of the lifeless dog. His tongue was blue and eyes unresponsive. I knew exactly what to do, I don’t know how but I did, and then I jumped into action.” I Didn’t Start my Day Expecting This When …