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Book Your Pet Sitter for the Holidays NOW!

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

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

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 by Cara Armour0 Comments

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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National Vet Tech Week 2016

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, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara Armour0 Comments

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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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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October 1st is National Black Dog Day

In Animal Movies, black dogs, dog walker, Dogs, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies by Cara Armour0 Comments

If you share your life with a black dog you already know the joys of your dark mysterious mate. Did you know black dogs are the most overlooked pups in shelters? In terms of branding, the black dog doesn’t catch the eye of the lighter colored, tan, red or white pups. Black is a harsh color and certainly avoided in …

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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; #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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June is National Pet Preparedness Month: What can you do?

In Pet Holidays by Paul0 Comments

What can you do for your pet during National Pet Preparedness Month? By now, summer is in full swing, and that means more time outside with our four-legged friends. That also means being prepared in case of tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires and flooding, so it’s best to plan ahead. One thing to do is create a disaster preparedness kit in …