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Pet First Aid Awareness – We Bring You Moore

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

Arden Moore Nope, Moore is not spelled incorrectly. Pro Pet Hero is joining forces with Arden Moore of Pet First Aid 4 U. Arden Moore is a nationally recognized Certified Master Pet First Aid/CPR Instructor and cat and dog behavior expert. She travels with her dynamic cat and dog demo duo sharing her techniques and teachings with pet professionals and pet owners. …

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Pet First Aid Awareness Month – Spring Holiday Hazards

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays by Cara Armour1 Comment

Last post I discussed the actual food we feed our pets as meals but now I want to discuss the food and sometimes other items that our pets can get into – especially around spring time and holidays like Easter. Easter Troubles From the chocolate bunny and sugar free candies to the beautiful lily Grandma sent you – these new additions …

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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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National Pet Day

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat first aid, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, National Pet Day, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

I love all these pet holidays! To some they may seem silly but I think taking at least one day to recognize something about your pet – or even just recognize your pet is fantastic. It’s so easy for us to get wrapped up in our busy lives that we forget just how much our pooch on the couch means …

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Pet First Aid Awareness Month – Choking

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

Dogs Are More Likely to Choke Than Cats Choking can occur suddenly in dogs and cats that are chewing on food, treats, or toys. The pet may suddenly become anxious, start pawing at their mouth, and may struggle to breathe. Their gums may turn blue or gray and they may lose consciousness. This, like the blockages post will be dog-centric given our feline friends are a …

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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 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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Why You Should Collar Your Cat

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

The Myth About Collaring Your Cat As a pet sitter I have heard the arguments, “my neighbor’s cat used to wear a collar but then he got caught on a bush and was stuck for 3 days”, “my cat hates her collar” or “my cat is wild and free, he will never wear a collar”. OK fine – but let me …