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Pet Suffocation from Snack Bags – A Fatally Common Problem

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

I have to admit – I never thought about it for my pets. My mother certainly scared me as a child; I knew NEVER to place a plastic bag over my head but a dog is even far more likely than a toddler to bury their snuffle into a plastic bag, especially one containing food. Pet suffocation is more common …

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Professional Pet Sitters Week

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

While this week comes around the same time every year, this year more than ever it seems poignant. There is a divide occurring within the pet care space and the lines are starting to blur. The History of Professional Pet Sitters Week Pet Sitters International started observing Professional Pet Sitters Week back in 1995, just a year after the founder, Patti …

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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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What’s Up Wednesday with PetProCheck – Background Checks for the Pet Care Industry

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Who Are You Letting into Your Home (Or Client’s Home)? I’ve interviewed hundreds of people over my 15 years owning a pet care business and to be honest, my gut helped me rule out many before I would trust them in my client’s homes, let alone with an animal. However, there have been many that make the cut but relying on …

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National Cat Health Month – Feline Fundamentals

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Kitties, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safe Business Spotlight, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

We are kicking off National Cat Health Month with a me-WOW announcement. Last pet first aid awareness month we brought you Moore, no that is not spelled incorrectly – we announced that ProPetHero was teaming up with Arden Moore, internationally known safety expert to build our pet first aid instructor program. That program is almost ready to launch but while she has …

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Xylitol – What Is It and Why Is It so Dangerous for Our Pets?

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Food Industry, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara Armour2 Comments

Most pet owners know that chocolate is a no-no for dogs, that warning seems to go over well but recently despite being deadlier, I’m finding that not enough people know about Xylitol. What Is Xylitol? Before I did research on the chemical, I assumed it was a human created conundrum. While it is manufactured as a sugar substitute from corn, …

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What’s Up Wednesday – PUPPIES!

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Puppies, Uncategorized, veterinarian, Winter and Pets by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Wow, what a whirlwind of a holiday season! On November 14th we were blessed with a litter of four beautiful Boxer girls. Excited for a smaller litter, we thought managing four might just be easier than the seven we had almost exactly two years ago on November 24th, 2015 – it wasn’t. Labor lasted longer this round and after only …

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New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Pet

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Kitties, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Things to do with your pets, Uncategorized, Winter and Pets by Cara Armour2 Comments

The start of a new year always brings about thoughts of planning, changing and how to be better at life. I’m not here to discuss another New Year’s Resolution, but rather just a positive and consistent change we should think about making for our pets. The Plan to Change So They Have a Better Life We brought our dogs and …

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Tips on Healing Paws Hurt by Winter

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, Uncategorized, Winter and Pets, Wound care by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Winter is harsh for a myriad of reasons. For our pets, particularly our pups, it can be brutal on their paws. I’ve tried and tested a paw-safe ice melt that helps prevent the cracks and sores that can develop from the extreme cold and of course road salt. But the question I get asked most often is not how to prevent …

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What’s Up Wednesday – Bark n’ Roll Canine Care

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Pet Safe Business Spotlight, Pet Safety, pet sitter by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

You know I love to talk to fellow pet sitters in the industry, especially anyone local that understands the nuances we deal with here in New England with the weather, not even mentioning the driving – OK I mentioned the driving. Today was especially nice because I got to share a part of my morning with Francine Coughlin from Bark …