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The Pet Safe Business Spotlight – PURRfect Pet Companion, LLC

In cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

 Pet Business Pro Pet Heroes Its time once again to celebrate our students, particularly those that own and operate pet care businesses. It takes hard work to run a business whose number 1 priority is caring for someone else’s pet and it shows a great level of compassion for those business owners that make certain their staff learn how to become …

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How to Make Paw Safe Ice Melt

In Animal Health, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Uncategorized, Winter and Pets by Cara Armour2 Comments

Winter Ice and My Pets’ Paws We’re deep into winter and while its been mild for us in some areas, others have experienced unusual winter storms that have left a slick slippery step assailant coating our walkways and driveways. Most of us know that the road salt and other chemicals used to melt ice and snow are caustic to our …

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Why Does My Dog Pee When She Gets Excited?

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Puppies, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

The Reasons Dogs Pee Dogs pee to eliminate liquid waste from their bodies, but sometimes they pee due to over stimulation and a conditioned behavior which can happen at inconvenient times – and be quite messy. From submissive peeing to excitement peeing, pups can let their bladders loose for a variety of reasons. Learning to recognize and combat the canine conundrum can …

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National Dress Up Your Pet Day #dressupyourpetday

In cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, Dogs, National Dress Up Your Pet Day, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

#dressupyourpetday Colleen Paige, Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate started National Dress Up Your Pet Day -as well as National Dog Day and National Cat Day – to bring awareness in pet adoption. It’s essentially a viral campaign to show off pets in fun dress-up with the hopes to get more people interested and thinking about adopting pets into their lives. It’s a …

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Dear Mishu – What is the Most Important Thing Dog Owners Should Know About Pet First Aid?

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog training, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Reader Stories, Service Animals, Uncategorized by Cara Armour1 Comment

I came across a great site, Dear Mishu, where a “canine advice columnist provides a dog’s common sense solutions to everyday problems”. While accidents involving care for your dog certainly don’t happen every day, the mere fact that accidents can happen every day does. So Mishu, being the advice guru that she is, asked us at Pro Pet Hero, “What is …

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Unusual Dog Jobs

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog training, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Service Animals, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

Dogs are built to work and therefore lots of dogs have many different jobs based on breed, temperament or a natural tendency to be helpful in a certain way. In general, breeds of dogs were originally established to perform duties, whether herding, protecting, catching puffins off a mountain side (yes that is a real job of a breed bred specifically for …

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We Have a Drug Problem – Dog Overdoses on Fentanyl

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Service Animals, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara Armour0 Comments

Its hard to make it through the week without seeing some news about an overdose or some scary statistic that drug use, particularly heroin is on a scary high right now. Unfortunately, due to the high demand of heroin and the inability to keep up with demands, drug sources have found another opioid to flood the market – fentanyl. Fentanyl is 50 …

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Why Do We Share Our Lives With Pets?

In Animal Health, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog training, Dogs, history of pets, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Puppies, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

Science Does Not Prove Pets Make Us Live Longer I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why exactly I share my life with pets and why do other people? I recently wrote a blog about my cat and how she gets into so much trouble. My dogs cost me a small fortune, they’re not able to carry on the family genes so …

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The Pet Safe Business Spotlight – Boogie N Pals

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

Pet Business Heroes We like to celebrate our customers, particularly those that own/operate pet care businesses that have gone the extra mile through the ProPetHero course – learning how to become pet heroes. This sends a message to current and future clients that this business is demonstrating it has the best interest of your pet as their priority. Today we …

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National Train Your Dog Month

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies, Reader Stories, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

APDT (the Association of Professional Dog Trainers) in 2010 started a campaign to dedicate a month of  training awareness. They chose January since the holidays were a popular time that people would bring home dogs from breeders or shelters. Their mission is to bring awareness during January about the importance of socialization and training your new family member, or even …