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Should Groomers Be Required to Know Pet First Aid & CPR?

In Animal Health, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Uncategorized, veterinarian, Wound care by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Pet Owners Are Calling for Groomers to Be Trained in Pet First Aid & CPR Pet owners are calling for dog and cat groomers to be trained in pet first aid and CPR. Following the reported deaths at PetSmart that Today.com shed light on back in April 2018, it seems that the wellbeing of pets in professional hands is becoming more …

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What’s Up Wednesday – PUPPIES!

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Puppies, Uncategorized, veterinarian, Winter and Pets by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Wow, what a whirlwind of a holiday season! On November 14th we were blessed with a litter of four beautiful Boxer girls. Excited for a smaller litter, we thought managing four might just be easier than the seven we had almost exactly two years ago on November 24th, 2015 – it wasn’t. Labor lasted longer this round and after only …

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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 Armour4 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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What’s Up Wednesday – How Handicapped Dogs Changed My Life

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Reader Stories, Uncategorized, Wound care by Cara Armour22 Comments

Many of us have had “that dog”, I’ve had two. I thought about going on Facebook Live about this topic but I can’t without crying so my written words will have to suffice. The Start of DM On a hot summer day seemingly like any other day I had brought my 6.5 yr old Boxer dog Dozer on a walk …

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The Danger of a Dog in a Hot Car – the Misconceptions Many People Make

In Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dog Show, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Summer pet safety, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara Armour1 Comment

Don’t Fry Fido – Just Don’t I never want to sound like a broken record but man do I feel like one. According to the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) 100’s, yes that is 100’s of dogs die each year from heat stroke caused by being left in a hot car. There is clearly a lack of education around this matter and …

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The Canine Flu

In Dog Show, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

I can’t go a day, let alone an hour without hearing, reading or talking about the canine flu. The canine influenza virus – (CIV) H3N2 – which is similar in symptoms to the human flu but its own strain, first became a huge issue back in 2015 mostly in Chicago. The city went crazy trying to figure out where it …

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Pet First Aid Awareness Month – Broken Toenails

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized, veterinarian, Wound care by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Previously I discussed how a puncture wound could cause a limp but if you cannot find any signs of a puncture, before thinking its a strain or pull – go check their feet. Foot Problems Are Common I would say broken toenails or foot issues in general are probably the 2nd most common issue that we as dog walkers commonly …

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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 ArmourLeave a Comment

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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Westminster Master Agility

In Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, pet sitter, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Once again good fortune would strike and I had an invite to the Westminster Master Agility competition this past weekend. I was asked to come along as an assistant to Jack Daniel – the Super Bowl Commercial Dog. Some may think it’s silly to have an assistant for a dog but if I could ever convey the amount of shear …

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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 ArmourLeave a Comment

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 …