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

In cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies by Cara Armour0 Comments

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

In cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, pet sitter, Puppies by Cara Armour1 Comment

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

In cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies 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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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 …