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Veterans Day – Feline Fighters and Canine Colonels

In Animal Health, cat behavior, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog Jobs, Dogs, history of pets, Pet Safety, Service Animals, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Because we are a pet-centric first aid & CPR course I won’t be spending much time honoring the human veterans that have served and protected us (not because they do not absolutely deserve it), I will focus on the feline and canine veterans – yes I said feline meaning cat. Feline Fighters? I was impressed to learn just about a …

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Top 7 Canine Detection Certifications

In Dog Behavior, Dog Jobs, dog training, Dogs, Service Animals, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

I always knew there were drug, cadaver and explosive detection dogs, many of these brought to the forefront during the tragedy of 9/11. I had also recently heard about bug detection dogs, especially with the rise of bed bug infestations but I just learned about agricultural disease detection canines. They are trained to sniff out specific deceases that could be …

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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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Dog Saves College Student from Intruder

In Dog Behavior, Dog Jobs, Dogs, Pet Rescues, Reader Stories, Service Animals, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Bella’s story – Guest Post “What a beautiful world it would be if only people had the heart of Dogs.” I was a sophomore at the University of Alabama when I decided to get a puppy. I thought it would be easy; I grew up with dogs so why not get one of my own? When I was back home …

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Benefits of Having a Cat

In cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, pet care professional, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Service Animals, Uncategorized by Krislyn4 Comments

Cats Are Great for Viral Videos but They Are Even Better for Our Health While the viral cat videos keep us entertained did you know that a cat’s calm and gentle nature has been shown to be beneficial to humans? These traits are now being put to use with therapy cats who can help adults and children who are mentally, emotionally and …

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Dear Mishu – What is the Most Important Thing Dog Owners Should Know About Pet First Aid?

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog training, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Reader Stories, Service Animals, Uncategorized by Cara Armour1 Comment

I came across a great site, Dear Mishu, where a “canine advice columnist provides a dog’s common sense solutions to everyday problems”. While accidents involving care for your dog certainly don’t happen every day, the mere fact that accidents can happen every day does. So Mishu, being the advice guru that she is, asked us at Pro Pet Hero, “What is …

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Unusual Dog Jobs

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog training, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Service Animals, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Dogs are built to work and therefore lots of dogs have many different jobs based on breed, temperament or a natural tendency to be helpful in a certain way. In general, breeds of dogs were originally established to perform duties, whether herding, protecting, catching puffins off a mountain side (yes that is a real job of a breed bred specifically for …

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We Have a Drug Problem – Dog Overdoses on Fentanyl

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Service Animals, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Its hard to make it through the week without seeing some news about an overdose or some scary statistic that drug use, particularly heroin is on a scary high right now. Unfortunately, due to the high demand of heroin and the inability to keep up with demands, drug sources have found another opioid to flood the market – fentanyl. Fentanyl is 50 …

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90 DAY CHEW PROOF GUARANTEE

In Animal Health, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies, Reader Stories, senior pets, Service Animals, Travel with pets, Uncategorized, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara Armour2 Comments

Wait what? Disclaimer: ProPetHero and all affiliates did not receive any form of compensation for this post, this is a dog safe product that we felt worthy of recommending to people that have pets that shred beds.  Yes you read that title correctly and no its not on some metal dog toy; this is for a dog bed. I am not …

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The Perfect Last Minute Christmas Gift

In Animal Health, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog walker, Dogs, groomer, National Mutt Day., pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Puppies, Service Animals, Travel with pets, Uncategorized, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

And it doesn’t need to be wrapped – you could if you wanted to but. . . You’ve completed your shopping and are wrapping gifts by the fire when your cat gets in the way. She just loves that ribbon and you have to admit it looks and acts just like a cat toy – CRAP, “cat toy” goes through …