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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; #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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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 …