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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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What’s Up Wednesday – Wagtown

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We bring your Wagtown for this What’s Up Wednesday – that’s a lot of W’s but I’m excited to bring you the what and why that is Wagtown. Wagtown – Where the Wag Happens Today I interviewed Beth Miller, founder and president of Wagtown – where the wag happens. Beth and her partner Tom saw a serious problem with what …

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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 …

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What’s Up Wednesday – How to Take Fido Backpacking

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

This What’s Up Wednesday we’re checking in with our friends from DogsAholic.com who have provided us with a guest post on tips to make backpacking with your canine buddy fun for both of you. Taking your dog backpacking can be a fun and bonding experience. You can visit places together and play, as well as eat, while enjoying the beauties of Mother …

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How to Tell If Your Pet Is Fat

In Animal Health, cat behavior, Cats, Dog Behavior, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet Food Industry, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour1 Comment

Honestly, chances are they are – your pets are more than likely overweight and sadly obese. We saw a steady increase in 2016 in pet obesity, affecting nearly 59% of cats and 54% of dogs, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). I See Fat Pets Every Day I see it daily and while one could say running …

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What’s Up Wednesday – SuperZoo

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If you’re in the pet industry and not at SuperZoo then like me, you must feel like your world is on hold. I have FOMO – Fear Of Missing Out – really badly right now and it’s certainly not just because I’m missing all the cool products being showcased. SuperZoo is HUGE While SuperZoo is stated to be, “The National …

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Why Do Cats Eat Grass?

In cat behavior, cat first aid, Cats, Kitties, Parasites, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

It seems so contradictory given their pointy meat-intended teeth but these obligate carnivores can often be found chomping down on an herbivore’s delight. The Theories Some veterinarians have developed a theory that eating grass helps clear out intestinal parasites (nematodes), sort of like a rake for the stomach. Others believe they just like the sweet taste of some moist grass …

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Dog Sitting is Illegal in NYC

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour3 Comments

I cannot get away from this article about dog sitting being illegal in New York City. It has been emailed to me, Slacked to me and I’m pretty sure almost all of my Facebook pet sitting groups have posted it, not to mention the colleagues who have it on their personal walls. So since I cannot get away from it, …

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What’s Up Wednesday – American Pet Professionals

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From a Foot in the Pet Industry This Wednesday I had the pleasure of speaking with Nancy Hassel, founder of American Pet Professionals. Nancy always had one foot in the pet industry as she says either dog walking, helping friends train their dogs, or making corn, wheat and soy free treats. While her main career was focused in public relations …

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How to Find a Good Veterinarian

In Animal Health, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet Industry, Uncategorized, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara Armour3 Comments

In my post on bringing home a puppy or a kitten I briefly touched on the necessity and alluded to the challenges in finding a good veterinarian for your new family member. This post will elaborate on that concept because it’s an important one that I have been through many times myself, and with many of my pet care clients. Make …