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The Most Common Holiday Hazards for Your Pets

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, senior pets, Service Animals, veterinarian by Cara Armour1 Comment

The winter holidays are HERE! While you decorate the house and stress about getting it ready for the family, Chloe and Max are starting to stress about all the changes and strange smells. Ornaments, candles, tinsel, ribbons and wrapping paper seem to be everywhere! There are lilies, holly, mistletoe, and a tree in the living room. Grandma’s chocolate chocolate chip powdered …

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National Adopt a Senior Pet Month-November

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Old vs. Young When you weigh the options of bringing home a shelter pet the age of the animal always plays a significant role. As a volunteer for the Boxer Rescue, one of my rolls is to be a foster home for dogs in transition from their former life to their new loving home. When the announcements come into our …

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Ticks; The Pesky Parasites Plaguing Our Pets

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Ticked Off! I can’t go for a walk with or even without my dogs and not find one of these pests lurking about. On Sunday I was at an indoor agility trial and felt one trying to bite the back of my neck! I had only been outside for a few minutes walking my dog along the woods – oh no, my …

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Fall Back Safely; How to Keep Your Pets Safe in the Dark

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Daylight savings; darkness is falling We made it past Halloween now we have another dark and scary time upon us – daylight savings!!! Get ready to give up an hour of your light, which for those of us with dogs means less hours in the safety of the light to walk and increased dangers like being hit by a car. …

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Learn Pet First Aid and CPR Better by Taking it Online

In cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, pet sitter, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara Armour1 Comment

Why Online Learning? I was interviewed about our online dog and cat first aid & CPR certification course for a podcast hosted by Bella Vasta of JUMP Consulting – Pet Business Coaching. Following the podcast Bella Vasta made a post on her consulting Facebook page regarding the available option for pet sitters to take this online course. An in-person instructor …

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Book Your Pet Sitter for the Holidays NOW!

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If you’re reading this it might be too late but it’s worth a shot. You’re headed to your in-laws or even off to the tropics this winter break but you just looked down and saw Bella and Bandit staring up at you – shoot – you forgot to book a pet sitter! The good news is there are many options …

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Halloween Safety for Your Pets

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Ding-Dong. . .  tips and tricks when the trick-or-treaters arrive Halloween is DEFINITELY one of my favorite holidays. It conjures up memories of trick-or-treating; walking through the rustle of the freshly fallen leaves and collecting as much candy as you can to go home and sort your stash for trade with siblings or friends the next day at school.  It was …

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Pet Heroes!

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It’s in our name – hero – and here at ProPetHero we are all about training you to be a pet’s hero. We aren’t the only heroes though, one might be at your feet begging for food, or purring over your shoulder right now. Our pets are our heroes. I share my life with 3 dogs, a cat and 10 …

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National Vet Tech Week 2016

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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 …