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Veterans Day – Feline Fighters and Canine Colonels

In Animal Health, cat behavior, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog Jobs, Dogs, history of pets, Pet Safety, Service Animals, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Because we are a pet-centric first aid & CPR course I won’t be spending much time honoring the human veterans that have served and protected us (not because they do not absolutely deserve it), I will focus on the feline and canine veterans – yes I said feline meaning cat. Feline Fighters? I was impressed to learn just about a …

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Daylight Savings Ends and the Safety Concerns for Our Pets

In Animal Health, black dogs, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Fall pet safety, pet care professional, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Winter and Pets by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

*reposted and edited from my 2016 Fall Back post Fall Back; darkness is falling We made it past Halloween now we have another dark and scary time upon us – the end of daylight savings!!! Get ready to give up an hour of your light, which for those of us with dogs means fewer hours in the safety of the …

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Amazon Key Teams up with Rover

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 by Cara Armour2 Comments

Big News! Big news is RIGHT! Rover and Amazon in the same sentence are huge but the fact that they are working together to provide access to homes with pets is a major topic. I want to break this down from a few levels and a few perspectives. I’ll discuss how this technology feels to me as a pet sitter …

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Pet Sitting Software – LeashTime

In dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, pet care professional, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jody Smith from Lake Minnetonka Pet Sitters on this episode of What’s Up Wednesday! Jody is unique in that not only is she an integral part of our pet sitting industry, especially for the Lake Minnetonka area of Minnesota, but she also represents LeashTime, a pet sitting software solution for pet care businesses. While LeashTime …

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National Vet Tech Week

In Animal Health, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, Uncategorized, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Oct 15-21, 2017 – This week we celebrate the wonderful pet nurses. This is an edited version of our post from the previous year and while each year this week repeats, the week is never less important. They’ve hugged your pet, have you thought about hugging them? Ok, you should probably ask before you go doing so but our veterinary technicians …

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The Attraction of Catnip for Cats

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Kitties, pet care professional, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Things to do with your pets, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

A guest post from our friends over at CatsPhD.com about why our cats turn into domestic cat junkies around this green delight. It’s no secret that cat owners have one advantage over dog owners when it comes to bribing their pets: catnip. If your feline is the 60th percentile of cats that can be affected by this hallucinogenic plant, there is no …

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How Can You Tell How Old a Dog Is?

In Dog Behavior, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, senior pets by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

I’ll not lie, one of my favorite things to do is guess a puppy’s age. Not three days ago was I walking around the conservation area near my house with my dogs when we ran into a Great Pyrenees puppy. Despite being already taller and outweighing my two-year-old Boxers, I turned to the owners and asked, “is he between five-six …

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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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The Most Common Diseases In Cats – Infographic

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We are grateful for this informative guest post from Mary Nielsen of FelineLiving.net, please read to the end for her bio. Sharing Your Life with a Cat For the most part, cat ownership is pretty low maintenance. Sure, you’ll always have to make sure they are well fed and watered, get regular vet visits for check-ups and such, and because cats …