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Pet First Aid Awareness Month – The Food We Feed

In Animal Health, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Food Industry, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour3 Comments

First Aid Awareness Is Not Always Emergent While we’re getting further along in the month of Pet First Aid Awareness I want to take a detour from just sharing stories of first aid issues to discussing an often overlooked form of preventing first aid issues. Our dogs and cats can have emergencies from cuts, punctures, swallowed or ingested poison in …

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Pet First Aid Awareness Month – Broken Toenails

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized, veterinarian, Wound care by Cara Armour0 Comments

Previously I discussed how a puncture wound could cause a limp but if you cannot find any signs of a puncture, before thinking its a strain or pull – go check their feet. Foot Problems Are Common I would say broken toenails or foot issues in general are probably the 2nd most common issue that we as dog walkers commonly …

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Pet First Aid Awareness Month – Blockages

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour1 Comment

Continuing on with our series for Pet First Aid Awareness Month, now we will discuss foreign body obstructions. The TV Show – My Dog Ate What? Back in 2010 there was a great TV show on National Geographic called “My Dog Ate What?” I loved that show and was sad to see it go. The episodes covered real incidents that …

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The Mannequin Challenge with Pets

In Animal Actors, Dog Behavior, Dog Jobs, dog training, Pet Industry, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

I know at this point the Mannequin Challenge is old hat, and many of you have probably seen it done with cats and dogs too. If you haven’t, check out The BuzzFeed News’ post about pets doing the Mannequin Challenge. But, and this is a big BUT – I encourage you to watch this video. I am in a tricks …

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The Regulation of the Pet Sitting Industry

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

Colorado Lays down a Bill to Deal with the Dot Com Listing Sites Things are coming to heads and I can feel the ground shake a little. At least those in Colorado can but the rest of the US should take a good hard look at the laws in their state surrounding pet sitting as well. The reason I mention Colorado …

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Pet Safe Business Spotlight – WagForward

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safe Business Spotlight, pet sitter, Reader Stories, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

We received a heart-tugging note from Rick O’Banion last week. “Losing my own pet was the catalyst for wanting to help other people with their animals and starting a dog walking business. Had I discovered by this course a few weeks earlier though, I have no doubt my beloved Mia would still be alive. This course showed me where I …

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The Pet Safe Business Spotlight – JenLovesPets

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 Safe Business Spotlight, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

Last week we celebrated Professional Pet Sitters Week (March 5-11) by taking a look at what it means to be a professional pet sitter and of course some tools of the trade. This week we have picked a professional pet sitter and her company to be in our pet safe business spotlight because even though a week was dedicated to celebrate …

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Professional Pet Sitters and Their Tools of the Trade

In Cats, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

When we think of professional pet sitting, we don’t really think about tools right? I mean a carpenter has a hammer, a plumber a wrench but what do pet sitters have? Pet Sitter Have Tons of Stuff! I was cleaning out my car the other day and here are some things that I found and would definitely go as far …

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What Is a Professional Pet Sitter?

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

You might see a lot of posts this week about it being professional pet sitters week. If you are a professional pet sitter you know exactly what this week is celebrating, but if you aren’t or are not certain what defines a professional pet sitter – then keep reading to find out more. The History of Professional Pet Sitters Week …

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Professional Pet Sitters Week – Pet Business Coaching

In dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, dog walker, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

I want to kick of this special celebratory week for professional pet sitters by taking a second to celebrate those that help the professional pet sitters – the pet businesses coaches. Some may just be your mentor while others are your hero, either way lets kick off the week of recognizing pet sitters by recognizing those behind the scenes helping …