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Does a Lick Equal a Like for Dogs?

In Dog Behavior, dog walker, Dogs, Pet First Aid, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara Armour0 Comments

Yep, licks can equal likes as well as dislikes, anxiety, hunger, love and fear. They pretty much can mean anything but I want to take some time to discover the most common reasons dogs lick and the most frequent things they lick. Licking Humans There are a variety of reasons your pup might lick you in a variety of places. …

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The Pet Safe Business Spotlight – PURRfect Pet Companion, LLC

In cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

 Pet Business Pro Pet Heroes Its time once again to celebrate our students, particularly those that own and operate pet care businesses. It takes hard work to run a business whose number 1 priority is caring for someone else’s pet and it shows a great level of compassion for those business owners that make certain their staff learn how to become …

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Why Does My Dog Lift His Leg to Pee?

In Dog Behavior, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

The Age Old Question I know its silly but I actually know the exact date my now 14 mo old puppy started lifting his leg. To some it can be a milestone event – like suddenly your little puppy has turned into a man. While that certainly is placing human emotion and even a human concept on your canine companion, …

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Is Neosporin Safe for My Dog and Cat?

In Animal Health, cat first aid, Cats, dog daycare owner, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour4 Comments

In the past 13 years I have literally gone to thousands of meet and greets, that’s a meeting where I go to a potential client’s home to see if my pet sitting service is a good fit for them and vice versa. This is also a time where I tend to answer lots of new pet owner answers. Just the …

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How to Make Paw Safe Ice Melt

In Animal Health, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Uncategorized, Winter and Pets by Cara Armour2 Comments

Winter Ice and My Pets’ Paws We’re deep into winter and while its been mild for us in some areas, others have experienced unusual winter storms that have left a slick slippery step assailant coating our walkways and driveways. Most of us know that the road salt and other chemicals used to melt ice and snow are caustic to our …

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The Inaugural Pet

In Dogs, history of pets, Pet Industry, Presidential Pets, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

Trump Doesn’t Have a Pet The President Elect will be sworn in and he won’t have a dog by his side. President Obama didn’t either but he mentioned in his inaugural speech a promise to his daughter’s that they would get one. It took him two months but Obama delivered; first they got Bo, their male Portuguese Water dog, then …

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Why Does My Dog Pee When She Gets Excited?

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Puppies, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

The Reasons Dogs Pee Dogs pee to eliminate liquid waste from their bodies, but sometimes they pee due to over stimulation and a conditioned behavior which can happen at inconvenient times – and be quite messy. From submissive peeing to excitement peeing, pups can let their bladders loose for a variety of reasons. Learning to recognize and combat the canine conundrum can …

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The Loss of a Pet and the Effect on Children

In Animal Health, Pet Death, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

Coping with Pet Loss Hands down one of the most difficult experiences in my life was saying goodbye to my soul dog. This dog meant the absolute world to me; he was the reason I met my husband, introduced me to all of my friends since college and is the reason I am involved in the pet industry. While his …

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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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Dear Mishu – What is the Most Important Thing Dog Owners Should Know About Pet First Aid?

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog training, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Reader Stories, Service Animals, Uncategorized by Cara Armour1 Comment

I came across a great site, Dear Mishu, where a “canine advice columnist provides a dog’s common sense solutions to everyday problems”. While accidents involving care for your dog certainly don’t happen every day, the mere fact that accidents can happen every day does. So Mishu, being the advice guru that she is, asked us at Pro Pet Hero, “What is …