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Make Your Own Pet First Aid Kit

In Animal Health, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, 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

I’m not a crafty person but I am a practical person so I love super easy DIY projects that can be fun. One of those such projects I found easy and rewarding was that of building pet first aid kits. Below are some tips on how to build your own pet first aid kits, and I say kits because you …

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How Do You Know When It’s Time to Let Your Pet Go?

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Uncategorized, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara Armour8 Comments

They Have Such a Deep Meaning We all want to be our pet’s hero and sometimes that means knowing when to let them go but how do you let go of something that has such tremendous meaning? This road is the bumpiest, roughest and most gut-wrenching I have ever been down. The loss of my pets has hurt more, and …

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Easter Safety Concerns for Your Pets

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Spring pet safety, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

*parts of this have been reposted from my April 14, 2017, pet first aid awareness month post Pet First Aid Awareness Month Easter Sunday literally falls on the first day of Pet First Aid Awareness month, how appropriate! The entire month of April is dedicated to paying just that much more attention to our pet’s safety and well-being. This is a …

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Pet Suffocation from Snack Bags – A Fatally Common Problem

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

I have to admit – I never thought about it for my pets. My mother certainly scared me as a child; I knew NEVER to place a plastic bag over my head but a dog is even far more likely than a toddler to bury their snuffle into a plastic bag, especially one containing food. Pet suffocation is more common …

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Professional Pet Sitters Week

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

While this week comes around the same time every year, this year more than ever it seems poignant. There is a divide occurring within the pet care space and the lines are starting to blur. The History of Professional Pet Sitters Week Pet Sitters International started observing Professional Pet Sitters Week back in 1995, just a year after the founder, Patti …

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Fall pet safety, Parasites, pet care professional, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Puppies, Spring pet safety, Summer pet safety, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

I spend a good portion of my week talking to someone about the anatomy and physiology of a dog’s mouth. I explain how the scissor bite and enzymes in the salvia are specifically designed to tear through and digest meat. I have had this discussion while my own meat-eating canine friend stands beside me chomping down on grass! Why the Heck …

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Xylitol – What Is It and Why Is It so Dangerous for Our Pets?

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Food Industry, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara Armour2 Comments

Most pet owners know that chocolate is a no-no for dogs, that warning seems to go over well but recently despite being deadlier, I’m finding that not enough people know about Xylitol. What Is Xylitol? Before I did research on the chemical, I assumed it was a human created conundrum. While it is manufactured as a sugar substitute from corn, …

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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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New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Pet

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Kitties, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Things to do with your pets, Uncategorized, Winter and Pets by Cara Armour2 Comments

The start of a new year always brings about thoughts of planning, changing and how to be better at life. I’m not here to discuss another New Year’s Resolution, but rather just a positive and consistent change we should think about making for our pets. The Plan to Change So They Have a Better Life We brought our dogs and …

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Tips on Healing Paws Hurt by Winter

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, Uncategorized, Winter and Pets, Wound care by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Winter is harsh for a myriad of reasons. For our pets, particularly our pups, it can be brutal on their paws. I’ve tried and tested a paw-safe ice melt that helps prevent the cracks and sores that can develop from the extreme cold and of course road salt. But the question I get asked most often is not how to prevent …