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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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Hands-on Online

In Animal Health, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter by Cara Armour1 Comment

How Can You Learn Without Hands-On? The ProPetHero cat and dog CPR training course demonstrates techniques with as much detail as one would learn in a hands-on  or in-person classroom. The videos are clear and most of all the techniques are shown on live animals. These animals were not previously trained so anyone can and should practice hands-on when available on …

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Cat and Dog CPR – Steps You Can Take to Save an Unresponsive Pet

In cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized, vet tech by Cara Armour1 Comment

Cat and Dog CPR Having the knowledge to save your pet is literally possessing the ability to be their hero. It sounds like a grandiose concept but you shouldn’t think of this skill as something only a medical professional can do – if you share your life with a pet in any way shape or form; YOU are their only hope …

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Why Does My Dog Lift His Leg to Pee?

In Dog Behavior, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

The Age Old Question I know its silly but I actually know the exact date my now 14 mo old puppy started lifting his leg. To some it can be a milestone event – like suddenly your little puppy has turned into a man. While that certainly is placing human emotion and even a human concept on your canine companion, …

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Is Neosporin Safe for My Dog and Cat?

In Animal Health, cat first aid, Cats, dog daycare owner, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour4 Comments

In the past 13 years I have literally gone to thousands of meet and greets, that’s a meeting where I go to a potential client’s home to see if my pet sitting service is a good fit for them and vice versa. This is also a time where I tend to answer lots of new pet owner answers. Just the …

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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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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 …

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The Pro Pet Hero Referral Program

In Animal Health, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies, Uncategorized, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara Armour0 Comments

In October Facebook rolled out their recommendations feature to make their social network, “more useful in your everyday life”. Facebook knows the value of word-of-mouth referrals, their research has shown that I am more likely to take a friend’s suggestion first over a general Internet search. At the very least, my friend’s recommendation offers validity and an account of a …