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5 Tips to Prepare Care for Your Pet in an Emergency

In Animal Health, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Fall pet safety, Kitties, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Spring pet safety, Summer pet safety, Travel with pets, Uncategorized, Winter and Pets by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Hopefully, most pet owners know to have first aid kits, disaster bags/go bags and carriers at the ready in case we need to evacuate with our pets, but do you have a plan if something happens to you and you need someone else to provide care for your animals? Here are some tips so that in the event of a …

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What to Do When Your Dog Is Choking

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Fall pet safety, groomer, Kitties, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Puppies, senior pets, Spring pet safety, Summer pet safety, Travel with pets, Uncategorized, veterinarian, Winter and Pets, Wound care by Cara Armour5 Comments

Help! My Dog Is Choking! By Arden Moore Canine curiosity almost cost Maddie her life. My sister’s sweet but nosy Bichon-poodle mix was counter surfing and discovered a terrific “find” – dental floss in a plastic casing on the end table in the living room. I happened to be caring for my sister’s pets in her home at the time. …

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Pet First Aid & CPR Instructor Program

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Fall pet safety, groomer, Kitties, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Pet Safe Business Spotlight, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Puppies, Spring pet safety, Summer pet safety, veterinarian, Winter and Pets by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Why Become a Pet First Aid Instructor? If a dog was hit by a car or a curious kitten began choking on a strand of string would you know what to do? Would you like to know what to do and be able to share that knowledge with others? Knowing what to do in the minutes following a pet emergency …

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What to Know About Pet Insurance

In Animal Health, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, dog daycare owner, dog walker, Dogs, Fall pet safety, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Spring pet safety, Summer pet safety, Travel with pets, Uncategorized, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

*Guest blog from Figo pet insurance. We’re grateful for their post and to be able to share this valuable information with our readers. The Importance Of Pet Insurance Most pet owners feel they are doing a good job if they feed their dog or cat properly, make sure they get some exercise and give them the love and attention they …

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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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Why Do Cats Hate Water?

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Kitties, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Spring pet safety, Summer pet safety by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

I know plenty of you have cats that love it, I have pet sit for many that not only enjoy a drink from the running faucet but they have no qualms about dunking their head in while doing so. My own cat enjoys dipping her paws into the water, cupping some and bringing it to her mouth. She then enjoys …

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Dogs CAN Drink Too Much Water

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog training, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Pet Safety, Spring pet safety, Summer pet safety, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

The beaches up here in New England have opened back up to our canine companions and with that naturally, comes some risks. The obvious risk of drowning or cutting a pad on a shell is certainly present but there is a very serious condition that many of us do not think about – certainly not on a regular basis. Dogs …

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Tropical Storm Harvey Reminds Us That Preparation is Paramount

In Animal Health, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog walker, Dogs, Natural Disasters and pets, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Summer pet safety, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

We Learned from Hurricane Katrina but Not Enough for Tropical Storm Harvey 12 years ago our country experienced the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and right now as I type, Texas is seeing some of the highest flood waters ever recorded from Tropical Storm Harvey. Much like Katrina, Harvey is destroying homes, causing massive evacuations and evicting people from what was …

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Will My Pets Be Affected by the Solar Eclipse?

In cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Summer pet safety, Things to do with your pets, Uncategorized by Cara Armour19 Comments

I attended a networking event the other evening hosted by Nancy Hassel from American Pet Professionals and the presenter, Jane Harrell from ’cause digital marketing brought up a good idea to discuss, and one that just happens to be trending. I generally stay away from the trendy pet stuff like the newest product being showcased or some celebrity pet story but when …

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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 …