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National Vet Tech Week 2016

In black dogs, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara Armour0 Comments

Oct 16-22, 2016 – This week we celebrate the wonderful pet nurses. 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 are the nurses of the pet world. They perform a thankless job of restraining, cleaning, expressing, injecting, drawing blood and many other tough tasks that …

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Is That a Service Dog?

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I don’t know, do you? Just the other day in one of the many pet sitter Facebook groups I contribute to, a old friend brought up the subject of creating a system for reporting people that abuse the service dog system. It is an issue, because of laws like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) it is illegal …

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Blog Series: 5 Common Issues with Your Pets; #5 Seizures

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We’re rounding out our 5 Common Issues with your Pets blog series and will be ending with the brain dysfunction known as seizures. Seizures are a clear sign that something is not right with your pet and can be caused by blunt force trauma, poisoning, brain tumors or even a genetic condition known as epilepsy. Whatever the cause, what you …

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Blog Series: 5 Common Issues with Your Pets; #4 Choking

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Next in the lineup for learning how to be our pet’s hero is choking. We have since covered; cuts, punctures, bites,  poisoning, and being hit by a car. While dogs are certainly far more likely to choke than cats – it’s best to know what to do no matter which of your furry pals is in trouble. Issue: Choking Choking …

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Blog Series: 5 Common Issues with Your Pets; #3 Hit by a Car

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From our first and second posts in this series,  we have learned that there are no animal EMT’s – so hopefully by now you have gathered that you are your pet’s emergency animal response team – EART! Dogs and cats getting hit by cars is more common then anyone wants to imagine – but there is hope! Not all HBC’s …

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Blog Series: 5 Common Issues with Your Pets; #2 Poisoning

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To continue our series of the most common issues you may experience with your pets, we’ll discuss poisonings. This is a BIG topic not only because it is so frequent, rather there are a vast array of things that can poison our pets – not to mention the reactions our pets can have to poisons. Just as an EMT would take your vitals …

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Blog Series: 5 Common Issues with Your Pets; #1 Cuts, Punctures or Bites

In cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, dog walker, Dogs, Pet First Aid, Pet Rescues, Puppies by Cara Armour4 Comments

I don’t know about you but if something happens to a person – whether it be a friend, family member or stranger on the street – if I see a medical emergency I know I can help by dialing 911. While I do know human first aid and CPR, I feel comfortable knowing that if my adrenaline is pumping the …

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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 Armour1 Comment

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

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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 …