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The Triple Treachery of Rawhide & A Spotlight of Success

In black dogs, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies, Reader Stories by Cara Armour0 Comments

The Danger of Rawhide The pet food blogger Rodney Habib, a well known pet nutrition blogger wrote a very informative piece about the dangers of rawhide chews. As pet parents many of us don’t even blink at the thought of bringing home this now known staple for the enjoyment of our pups. As a pet care provider myself I find …

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Blog Series: 5 Common Issues with Your Pets; #5 Seizures

In cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies by Cara Armour0 Comments

We’re rounding out our 5 Common Issues with your Pets blog series and will be ending with the brain dysfunction known as seizures. Seizures are a clear sign that something is not right with your pet and can be caused by blunt force trauma, poisoning, brain tumors or even a genetic condition known as epilepsy. Whatever the cause, what you …

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Blog Series: 5 Common Issues with Your Pets; #4 Choking

In cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, pet sitter, Puppies by Cara Armour0 Comments

Next in the lineup for learning how to be our pet’s hero is choking. We have since covered; cuts punctures, bites,  poisoning, and being hit by a car. While dogs are certainly far more likely to choke than cats – it’s best to know what to do no matter which of your furry pals is in trouble. Issue: Choking Choking …

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Blog Series: 5 Common Issues with Your Pets; #3 Hit by a Car

In cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies by Cara Armour0 Comments

From our first and second posts in this series,  we have learned that there are no animal EMT’s – so hopefully by now you have gathered that you are your pet’s emergency animal response team – EART! Dogs and cats getting hit by cars is more common then anyone wants to imagine – but there is hope! Not all HBC’s …

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Blog Series: 5 Common Issues with Your Pets; #2 Poisoning

In cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, pet sitter, Puppies by Cara Armour1 Comment

To continue our series of the most common issues you may experience with your pets, we’ll discuss poisonings. This is a BIG topic not only because it is so frequent, rather there are a vast array of things that can poison our pets – not to mention the reactions our pets can have to poisons. Just as an EMT would take your vitals …

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It Happens; what’s the scoop on your pet’s poop

In cat cpr, Cats, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid by Cara Armour1 Comment

Let’s face it, it happens. While we often think of communicating with our pets via eye contact or voice commands, we rarely think about how they can transmit with us via “poop posts”. When your cat or dog leaves behind a log it’s like a storybook of their body. It tells you what they ate, how it agreed – or disagreed – with them, …

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Pet Education for the Pet Care Professional

In cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies by Cara Armour0 Comments

As a Pet Care Professional Be Competent and Confident in a Pet Emergency Situation Whether you pet sit for your friends and family,  just signed up for  a pet care listing site, or have a staff of 20, when you take care of people’s pets – or share your life with them – you better know what to do when something …

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Reducing the Cost Of Pet Ownership

In Cats, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Puppies by Cara Armour0 Comments

Unexpected veterinary bills were cited by  Kathryn Lisko, the education specialist over at Rover.com, as being “the most common and most costly variables in dog ownership. That’s one pricey pooch”, USA Today August, 26, 2016: B4. Print. The article continues to mention that healthy habits and adopting mix-breeds (according to the ASPCA) can help reduce veterinary cost. What they don’t …