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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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The Super Bowl Commercial with Tom Brady and a Dog

In Animal Actors, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog training, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

Pets Sell In marketing it used to be that sex sells but I am very happy to see a shift. I am not the only one that can’t make it through an evening of TV watching and not see some animal used in advertising. Heck there is now a huge inspiring movie out called a Dog’s Purpose, which illustrates the …

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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 Do Cats Knead?

In cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, pet care professional, Pet Industry, pet sitter by Cara Armour1 Comment

In My House We Call It Making Muffins Kneading – the action cats make where they use their front paws as if they are kneading a ball of dough; can seem like a sweet gesture but is it? My husband has a theory that our cat is testing us for weaknesses. She seems to always come over and knead on …

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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 …