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Beware of Corn on the Cob Dangers to Your Dog

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Safety, Summer pet safety, Travel with pets by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore Access to Corn Cobs Corn on the cob certainly ranks as a popular food choice at cookouts and picnics. Whether you grill it or steam it and then slather it with butter, corn on the cob just tastes delicious. For people, corn on the cob is packed with protein, essential fatty acids and offers an energy boost. …

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Avoiding Springtime Problems for Your Pets

In Animal Health, cat first aid, Cats, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Safety, Spring pet safety, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore What Spring Brings As many of us begin to shed our winter coats and store our snow shovels, we welcome the warm temperatures of spring. That means more opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors with your dog or adventure-minded, leashed cat.  But be vigilant as there are many perils lurking that could cause injuries or sickness in …

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An Inside Look into the World of Pet Blood Donation

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, Dogs, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, veterinarian by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore In my pet first aid classes, I alert my students that a dog or cat with a serious arterial injury can bleed out and die in as little as five to seven minutes if on-the-scene first aid is rendered. These pets are immediately transported to the nearest veterinary clinic where the medical team does its best to …

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Combating Pain Safely in Cats and Dogs

In Animal Health, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Safety, senior pets, vet tech, veterinarian, Wound care by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore Pain. Appropriately, it is a dreaded four-letter word. Noticing your cat limp and gingerly enter the litterbox or seeing your dog race out the backdoor, slip off the porch and land hard on the ground can definitely alarm you and prompt you to want to relieve the pain pronto. That’s why I reached out to one of …

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Impact of Icy Cold on Dogs and Cats Outdoors

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Safety, Winter and Pets by Cara Armour

Brrr! Impact of Icy Cold Can Have on Dogs and Cats Outdoors By Arden Moore During the summer, we experienced 67 consecutive days of temperatures above 100 degrees in Dallas, TX. Other parts of the country also recorded heatwaves. And, now, as we enter the first month of January, the wind chill makes the temperature feel like 5 below zero. …

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Professional Groomer Unleashes Tips to Keep Coats Healthy in Dogs and Cats

In cat first aid, Cats, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, Uncategorized, veterinarian, Wound care by Cara Armour

Written by Arden Moore – our master pet first aid & CPR instructor Cats and dogs come in all sizes, coat types and lengths. But all pets deserve to sport healthy coats. After all, the skin represents the largest organ in their bodies. Skin issues can impact other organs and the pet’s overall health. Advice from a Master Groomer That’s …

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Ways to Bring Out the Best in Senior Dogs

In Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog training, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet Safety, senior pets, Uncategorized by Cara Armour

By Arden Moore Senior Dogs and Aging The graying of America is underway and that applies to both people and dogs. One out of every three dogs – about 18 million – is 7 years old older. For most breeds, that equates to senior citizenship status. We get AARP cards at age 50. Perhaps our dogs should get AARF cards …

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Meet a New Breed of Felines – Adventure Cats

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Fall pet safety, Kitties, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet Safety, Uncategorized by Cara Armour

Adventure Cats The next time you are on a hike in the woods, or backpacking up a steep trail or enjoying a picnic at a park, don’t be surprised if an adventure cat crosses your path. Yes, it turns out that some felines really enjoy taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the great outdoors in a safe manner. …

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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 …