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12 Tips to Help Dogs with the Heat

In Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Summer pet safety, Travel with pets, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara Armour1 Comment

Fun in the Sun Has Begun! For most of us summer is here and fun in the sun has begun! This can be a very amazing time with our pets as the daylight remains longer and we can enjoy the outside with our furry friends. Dog’s Can’t Sweat It Humans have a relatively advanced way of cooling their core unlike …

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Top 10 Dangers for Your Cat and Other Household Hazards

In cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara Armour2 Comments

While your cat’s curious nature isn’t always as evident as your pup’s, there is a proverb, “curiosity killed the cat” and it certainly can. A cat’s curious nature can get them into as much, if not more trouble than a pup. Top 10 Dangers for Your Cat According to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Listed below are the top …

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The Canine Flu

In Dog Show, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

I can’t go a day, let alone an hour without hearing, reading or talking about the canine flu. The canine influenza virus – (CIV) H3N2 – which is similar in symptoms to the human flu but its own strain, first became a huge issue back in 2015 mostly in Chicago. The city went crazy trying to figure out where it …

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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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Pet First Aid Awareness Month – Broken Toenails

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized, veterinarian, Wound care by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Previously I discussed how a puncture wound could cause a limp but if you cannot find any signs of a puncture, before thinking its a strain or pull – go check their feet. Foot Problems Are Common I would say broken toenails or foot issues in general are probably the 2nd most common issue that we as dog walkers commonly …

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Pet First Aid Awareness Month – Start out with a Puncture

In cat behavior, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, dog daycare owner, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized, vet tech, veterinarian, Wound care by Cara Armour5 Comments

I know it sounds silly but I am so excited for April! While the weather leaves less than to be desired (it’s barely above freezing as I write this from New England), the fact that an entire month is dedicated to pet first aid awareness gets me super excited! This means that I, as well as others in the pet …

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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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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 …

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Why Does My Dog Lick?

In Dog Behavior, dog walker, Dogs, Pet First Aid, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Does a Lick Equal a Like? Yep, licks can equal likes as well as dislikes, anxiety, hunger, love, and fear. They pretty much can mean anything but I want to take some time to discover the most common reasons dogs lick and the most frequent things they lick. Licking Humans There are a variety of reasons your pup might lick …

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We Have a Drug Problem – Dog Overdoses on Fentanyl

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Service Animals, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Its hard to make it through the week without seeing some news about an overdose or some scary statistic that drug use, particularly heroin is on a scary high right now. Unfortunately, due to the high demand of heroin and the inability to keep up with demands, drug sources have found another opioid to flood the market – fentanyl. Fentanyl is 50 …