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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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Why Do Cats Hate Water?

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Kitties, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Spring pet safety, Summer pet safety by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

I know plenty of you have cats that love it, I have pet sit for many that not only enjoy a drink from the running faucet but they have no qualms about dunking their head in while doing so. My own cat enjoys dipping her paws into the water, cupping some and bringing it to her mouth. She then enjoys …

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Dogs CAN Drink Too Much Water

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog training, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Pet Safety, Spring pet safety, Summer pet safety, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

The beaches up here in New England have opened back up to our canine companions and with that naturally, comes some risks. The obvious risk of drowning or cutting a pad on a shell is certainly present but there is a very serious condition that many of us do not think about – certainly not on a regular basis. Dogs …

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Tropical Storm Harvey Reminds Us That Preparation is Paramount

In Animal Health, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, dog walker, Dogs, Natural Disasters and pets, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Summer pet safety, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

We Learned from Hurricane Katrina but Not Enough for Tropical Storm Harvey 12 years ago our country experienced the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and right now as I type, Texas is seeing some of the highest flood waters ever recorded from Tropical Storm Harvey. Much like Katrina, Harvey is destroying homes, causing massive evacuations and evicting people from what was …

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Will My Pets Be Affected by the Solar Eclipse?

In cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Summer pet safety, Things to do with your pets, Uncategorized by Cara Armour19 Comments

I attended a networking event the other evening hosted by Nancy Hassel from American Pet Professionals and the presenter, Jane Harrell from ’cause digital marketing brought up a good idea to discuss, and one that just happens to be trending. I generally stay away from the trendy pet stuff like the newest product being showcased or some celebrity pet story but when …

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Steps to Take When Your Dog Gets Sprayed by a Skunk

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Skunked! It’s 10:30 at night and you’re letting the dogs out in the yard for the last time. Your two Boxers dart out after something and the Weimaraner and Golden Retriever you have spending the night take off in pursuit of your pups. You hear a scuffle then you see to your horror, one of your Boxers has a skunk …

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What’s Up Wednesday – Heat Exhaustion

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Summer pet safety, Travel with pets, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara Armour2 Comments

Well, despite writing a blog post with 12 tips on how to help your pet cope with the heat, I sadly found myself with a suffering pup. Nothing out of the Ordinary As we have done countless early mornings, we took our 3 Boxers for a romp at an aqueduct near us. It has flat open trails, a pond, wooded …

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SUP with Your Pup – Stand Up Paddle

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There are tons of summer fun activities we can do with our pups but if you’re going to hit the water, I highly recommend trying to stand up paddle with your pooch. Build up to SUP While many might take to the board like pro’s, you will have to put some time, effort and patience into getting your pup not …

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When It’s Too Hot for Spot

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Cars Can Heat up Quickly! I very recently posted about the dangers of leaving dogs in hot cars and the common misconceptions that help people think it’s OK. I’m going to continue to write about this danger until less – or better yet – no more animals die from being left in cars. The AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) states …

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10 Tips on How to Keep Your Pets Safe this 4th of July

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With every holiday celebration comes some consideration for our pets. We want to enjoy the day but also not frighten our furry friends away. The 5th of July is the busiest day on record for animal shelters and the Animal Control Officers according to the American Humane Association reports. These facilities and officers become inundated with panicked pets from the …