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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 …

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Dog Saves College Student from Intruder

In Dog Behavior, Dog Jobs, Dogs, Pet Rescues, Reader Stories, Service Animals, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

Bella’s story – Guest Post “What a beautiful world it would be if only people had the heart of Dogs.” I was a sophomore at the University of Alabama when I decided to get a puppy. I thought it would be easy; I grew up with dogs so why not get one of my own? When I was back home …

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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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Cat Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

In cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, history of pets, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, senior pets, Uncategorized by Krislyn0 Comments

Most cats are lactose intolerant so after they wean off their mother’s milk, they stop being able to breakdown dairy products. Giving your cats a bowl of milk is probably going to give them a stomach ache and is best avoided.    During the Spanish inquisition,  Pope Innocent VIII condemned cats as evil and encouraged people to burn them. As a result …

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National Dress Up Your Pet Day #dressupyourpetday

In cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, Dogs, National Dress Up Your Pet Day, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

#dressupyourpetday Colleen Paige, Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate started National Dress Up Your Pet Day -as well as National Dog Day and National Cat Day – to bring awareness in pet adoption. It’s essentially a viral campaign to show off pets in fun dress-up with the hopes to get more people interested and thinking about adopting pets into their lives. It’s a …

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Unusual Dog Jobs

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog training, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Service Animals, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

Dogs are built to work and therefore lots of dogs have many different jobs based on breed, temperament or a natural tendency to be helpful in a certain way. In general, breeds of dogs were originally established to perform duties, whether herding, protecting, catching puffins off a mountain side (yes that is a real job of a breed bred specifically for …

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We Have a Drug Problem – Dog Overdoses on Fentanyl

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Service Animals, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara Armour0 Comments

Its hard to make it through the week without seeing some news about an overdose or some scary statistic that drug use, particularly heroin is on a scary high right now. Unfortunately, due to the high demand of heroin and the inability to keep up with demands, drug sources have found another opioid to flood the market – fentanyl. Fentanyl is 50 …

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Why Do We Share Our Lives With Pets?

In Animal Health, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog training, Dogs, history of pets, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Puppies, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

Science Does Not Prove Pets Make Us Live Longer I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why exactly I share my life with pets and why do other people? I recently wrote a blog about my cat and how she gets into so much trouble. My dogs cost me a small fortune, they’re not able to carry on the family genes so …

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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 …