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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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How to Tell If Your Pet Is Fat

In Animal Health, cat behavior, Cats, Dog Behavior, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet Food Industry, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Honestly, chances are they are – your pets are more than likely overweight and sadly obese. We saw a steady increase in 2016 in pet obesity, affecting nearly 59% of cats and 54% of dogs, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). I See Fat Pets Every Day I see it daily and while one could say running …

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What’s Up Wednesday – SuperZoo

In Dogs, pet care professional, Pet Food Industry, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

If you’re in the pet industry and not at SuperZoo then like me, you must feel like your world is on hold. I have FOMO – Fear Of Missing Out – really badly right now and it’s certainly not just because I’m missing all the cool products being showcased. SuperZoo is HUGE While SuperZoo is stated to be, “The National …

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12 Tips to Bringing Home a Puppy or a Kitten

In cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, Kitties, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Food Industry, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Puppies, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

Bringing an animal into your life can be one of the most fulfilling times of your life. In fact, I have spent nearly my entire time on this earth with a cat or dog by my side so I do not know life without one. If you’re still on the fence about sharing your life with a pet, here is …

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What’s Up Wednesday – BlogPaws 2017

In cat behavior, cat first aid, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Guinea Pigs, pet care professional, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Food Industry, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies, Service Animals, Travel with pets, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

*All pictures are property of BlogPaws, Silver Paws Studio, Carl Kerridge Photography and other respective photographers. Permission was granted to share by conference attendees and may not be shared elsewhere, printed or reproduced without explicit permission from the photographers.  I had the fantastic fortune to head to Myrtle Beach last week for the BlogPaws 2017 conference. I was surrounded by 500 of the most …

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Pet First Aid Awareness Month – The Food We Feed

In Animal Health, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Food Industry, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour3 Comments

First Aid Awareness Is Not Always Emergent While we’re getting further along in the month of Pet First Aid Awareness I want to take a detour from just sharing stories of first aid issues to discussing an often overlooked form of preventing first aid issues. Our dogs and cats can have emergencies from cuts, punctures, swallowed or ingested poison in …