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If Pets Had Thumbs Day

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Industry, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

Yep its a national holiday according to many calendars and around my house – a very scary concept. Just imagine for a minute what your cat or dog would get into if they had opposable thumbs? Just for fun I did a little Internet search and came up with these scary and often fun thoughts: They could give us a thumbs …

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The Pet Safe Business Spotlight – Wisconsin Pet Care, LLC

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter by Cara Armour0 Comments

Its time once again to celebrate a company that has taken their clients’ safety as their number one priority. There is so much that goes into owning and operating your own pet care business. One of the greatest assets I have found in doing so is the ability to network with others in the industry. It’s hard to navigate the pet …

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The Pet Dangers We Carry with Us Everyday

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog training, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara Armour1 Comment

Many of us carry a bag throughout our day that holds important items like our wallet, car keys, and cell phone. Besides the basics, items like little chocolate or candy to help when starvation hits or when you need to stay awake while driving are pretty common. If you’re a bit clean-freakish like me, then you might be sporting some hand-sanitizer.  Pain …

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National Love Your Pet Day

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, groomer, Guinea Pigs, history of pets, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

I wrote last week about the benefits of sharing your life with a cat and intend to post about the similar benefits of sharing our lives with dogs. Today however, is a national day to just celebrate our love for our pets in general – today we celebrate them. Pet Lovers Everywhere While the history of this holiday seems to …

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Benefits of Having a Cat

In cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, pet care professional, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Service Animals, Uncategorized by Krislyn4 Comments

Cats Are Great for Viral Videos but They Are Even Better for Our Health While the viral cat videos keep us entertained did you know that a cat’s calm and gentle nature has been shown to be beneficial to humans? These traits are now being put to use with therapy cats who can help adults and children who are mentally, emotionally and …

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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 Armour0 Comments

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 Its a nice gesture to bring home flowers, candy, celebrate with some alcoholic beverages, spruce …

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Cat Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

In cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, history of pets, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, senior pets, Uncategorized by Krislyn0 Comments

Most cats are lactose intolerant so after they wean off their mother’s milk, they stop being able to breakdown dairy products. Giving your cats a bowl of milk is probably going to give them a stomach ache and is best avoided.    During the Spanish inquisition,  Pope Innocent VIII condemned cats as evil and encouraged people to burn them. As a result …

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Why Do Cats Knead?

In cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, pet care professional, Pet Industry, pet sitter by Cara Armour1 Comment

In My House We Call It Making Muffins Kneading – the action cats make where they use their front paws as if they are kneading a ball of dough; can seem like a sweet gesture but is it? My husband has a theory that our cat is testing us for weaknesses. She seems to always come over and knead on …

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Your Cat is Not Asking for a Belly Rub

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

In general when an animal shows you their belly, they are allowing themselves to be vulnerable. This holds true for cats. The abdomen is the least protected area of any mammal and thus the most protected from danger when threatened. So when a cat shows you their stomach they have just announced that they feel safe in your presence. Its like …