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Are Almonds Safe for Dogs?

In Animal Health, dog daycare owner, dog training, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Safety, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Could Almond Butter Be My Answer? One of my dogs developed a conditioned emotional response or CER to getting his nails done. He’s completely fine getting on the grooming table or laying down on a bed to have his feet touched. He even takes cookies and lays relaxed while the rotary tool I use to grind them is on. However, when I …

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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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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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National Vet Tech Week

In Animal Health, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, Dogs, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, Uncategorized, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

Oct 15-21, 2017 – This week we celebrate the wonderful pet nurses. This is an edited version of our post from the previous year and while each year this week repeats, the week is never less important. They’ve hugged your pet, have you thought about hugging them? Ok, you should probably ask before you go doing so but our veterinary technicians …

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You Can’t Save Them All

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, groomer, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Reader Stories, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

It sounds so harsh but I’d rather you hear from me than experience it for yourself like I did. Since 2011 I was a pet first aid and CPR instructor, I felt confident that not only did I possess the skills to save pet lives, I also have the ability to teach others. The one thing I was lacking, however, …

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The Top 5 Questions About Dog Pregnancy

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Puppies, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara Armour2 Comments

First in order to discuss dog pregnancy let’s quickly break down some information needed beforehand such as how the female dog’s heat cycle works and plays a vital role in the production of puppies. What Is the Heat Cycle? On average, a female dog starts her first estrus, or heat cycle when she is around six months old. This can …

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How to Find a Good Veterinarian

In Animal Health, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet Industry, Uncategorized, vet tech, veterinarian by Cara Armour3 Comments

In my post on bringing home a puppy or a kitten I briefly touched on the necessity and alluded to the challenges in finding a good veterinarian for your new family member. This post will elaborate on that concept because it’s an important one that I have been through many times myself, and with many of my pet care clients. Make …