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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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What’s Up Wednesday – How Handicapped Dogs Changed My Life

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Reader Stories, Uncategorized, Wound care by Cara Armour22 Comments

Many of us have had “that dog”, I’ve had two. I thought about going on Facebook Live about this topic but I can’t without crying so my written words will have to suffice. The Start of DM On a hot summer day seemingly like any other day I had brought my 6.5 yr old Boxer dog Dozer on a walk …

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Steps to Take When Your Dog Gets Sprayed by a Skunk

In Cats, Dog Behavior, dog walker, pet care professional, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Reader Stories, Summer pet safety, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Skunked! It’s 10:30 at night and you’re letting the dogs out in the yard for the last time. Your two Boxers dart out after something and the Weimaraner and Golden Retriever you have spending the night take off in pursuit of your pups. You hear a scuffle then you see to your horror, one of your Boxers has a skunk …

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SUP with Your Pup – Stand Up Paddle

In Dog Behavior, dog training, Dogs, Pet Industry, Puppies, Reader Stories, Summer pet safety, Things to do with your pets, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara Armour3 Comments

There are tons of summer fun activities we can do with our pups but if you’re going to hit the water, I highly recommend trying to stand up paddle with your pooch. Build up to SUP While many might take to the board like pro’s, you will have to put some time, effort and patience into getting your pup not …

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When It’s Too Hot for Spot

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Reader Stories, Summer pet safety, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Cars Can Heat up Quickly! I very recently posted about the dangers of leaving dogs in hot cars and the common misconceptions that help people think it’s OK. I’m going to continue to write about this danger until less – or better yet – no more animals die from being left in cars. The AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) states …

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Plans for Your Pet If You Die

In Animal Health, Cats, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Reader Stories, Uncategorized by KrislynLeave a Comment

This may be a topic that you won’t even think about until you read this but have you ever considered what to do with your pets in case something unexpected happens to you? Just like any other member of the family, your pet(s) needs someone to take care of him or her in case you die. You would not want …

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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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Dog Saves College Student from Intruder

In Dog Behavior, Dog Jobs, Dogs, Pet Rescues, Reader Stories, Service Animals, Uncategorized by Cara Armour1 Comment

Bella’s story – Guest Post “What a beautiful world it would be if only people had the heart of Dogs.” I was a sophomore at the University of Alabama when I decided to get a puppy. I thought it would be easy; I grew up with dogs so why not get one of my own? When I was back home …

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Dear Mishu – What is the Most Important Thing Dog Owners Should Know About Pet First Aid?

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog training, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Reader Stories, Service Animals, Uncategorized by Cara Armour1 Comment

I came across a great site, Dear Mishu, where a “canine advice columnist provides a dog’s common sense solutions to everyday problems”. While accidents involving care for your dog certainly don’t happen every day, the mere fact that accidents can happen every day does. So Mishu, being the advice guru that she is, asked us at Pro Pet Hero, “What is …

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National Train Your Dog Month

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies, Reader Stories, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

APDT (the Association of Professional Dog Trainers) in 2010 started a campaign to dedicate a month of  training awareness. They chose January since the holidays were a popular time that people would bring home dogs from breeders or shelters. Their mission is to bring awareness during January about the importance of socialization and training your new family member, or even …