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Daylight Savings Ends and the Safety Concerns for Our Pets

In Animal Health, black dogs, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Fall pet safety, pet care professional, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Winter and Pets by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

*reposted and edited from my 2016 Fall Back post Fall Back; darkness is falling We made it past Halloween now we have another dark and scary time upon us – the end of daylight savings!!! Get ready to give up an hour of your light, which for those of us with dogs means fewer hours in the safety of the …

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Best Dogs for Your Children 

In Animal Health, black dogs, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Industry, Uncategorized by Cara Armour3 Comments

A guest post from our friends at Top Dog Tips Your child loves animals and has been asking you to get one. Over the last decade, there’s been an increase in a number of studies proving the many ways that dogs benefit children, and vice versa. This is particularly true of physical and mental health improvements, where dogs reduce stress …

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National Mutt Day

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To celebrate National Mutt Day I asked my friend and wonderful dog walker from my pet care business to provide a guest post for us.  Ameera Skandarani has a unique exposure to all types of mixed breeds and pups in her various professions but holds her education in professional writing. Ameera entered the pet service industry as a dog walker and apprentice …

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National Adopt a Senior Pet Month-November

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, senior pets, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Old vs. Young When you weigh the options of bringing home a shelter pet the age of the animal always plays a significant role. As a volunteer for the Boxer Rescue, one of my rolls is to be a foster home for dogs in transition from their former life to their new loving home. When the announcements come into our …

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Ticks; The Pesky Parasites Plaguing Our Pets

In black dogs, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog walker, Dogs, Parasites, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, pet sitter, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara Armour2 Comments

Ticked Off! I can’t go for a walk with or even without my dogs and not find one of these pests lurking about. On Sunday I was at an indoor agility trial and felt one trying to bite the back of my neck! I had only been outside for a few minutes walking my dog along the woods – oh no, my …

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Halloween Safety Tips for Your Pets

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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

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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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Is That a Service Dog?

In black dogs, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies, Service Animals by Cara Armour1 Comment

I don’t know, do you? Just the other day in one of the many pet sitter Facebook groups I contribute to, a old friend brought up the subject of creating a system for reporting people that abuse the service dog system. It is an issue, because of laws like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) it is illegal …

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The Triple Treachery of Rawhide & A Spotlight of Success

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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 ArmourLeave a Comment

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 …