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National Walk ‘N Roll Dog Day

In dog walker, Dogs, Pet First Aid by Cara Armour0 Comments

Today is National Walk ‘N Roll Dog Day, a day that evokes so many emotions for me. Having shared my life with two dogs in carts, I know firsthand the joy, pain and strife that comes with these special needs pups. Both my Boxers suffered from a disease called Degenerative Myelopathy; a progressively paralyzing disease in dogs that is akin …

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It Happens; what’s the scoop on your pet’s poop

In cat cpr, Cats, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid by Cara Armour0 Comments

Let’s face it, it happens. While we often think of communicating with our pets via eye contact or voice commands, we rarely think about how they can transmit with us via “poop posts”. When your cat or dog leaves behind a log it’s like a storybook of their body. It tells you what they ate, how it agreed – or disagreed – with them, …

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Pet Education for the Pet Care Professional

In cat cpr, Cats, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Puppies, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

As a Pet Care Professional Be Competent and Confident in a Pet Emergency Situation. Whether you pet sit for your friends and family,  just signed up for  a pet care listing site, or have a staff of 20, when you take care of people’s pets – or share your life with them – you better know what to do when something …

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Reducing the Cost Of Pet Ownership

In Cats, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Puppies by Cara Armour0 Comments

Unexpected veterinary bills were cited by  Kathryn Lisko, the education specialist over at Rover.com, as being “the most common and most costly variables in dog ownership. That’s one pricey pooch”, USA Today August, 26, 2016: B4. Print. The article continues to mention that healthy habits and adopting mix-breeds (according to the ASPCA) can help reduce veterinary cost. What they don’t …

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How Will My Dog React When I Bring my New Baby Home?

In Dogs, Pet First Aid, Puppies by Cindy0 Comments

Our new German Shepherd puppy was fearful and shaking in her cardboard box lined by an old blanket when my husband and I drove her away from her doggy parents and brothers on Grandma’s farm. It was our first day as parents to her, and we didn’t have any children yet. Everything was new to her, she had never been …

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Italian Coast Guard saves Kitten with CPR

In Cats, Pet Rescues by Paul0 Comments

A baby cat was found floating in the water in the Italian port of Marsala. The cat was retrieved from the water by an officer that had jumped into the water upon seeing it. The officer began mouth-to-snout rescue breathing and chest massages. After several minutes of CPR, the cat let out a weak meow, and started moving. The cat was then …