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How Can You Tell How Old a Dog Is?

In Dog Behavior, dog daycare owner, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, senior pets by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

I’ll not lie, one of my favorite things to do is guess a puppy’s age. Not three days ago was I walking around the conservation area near my house with my dogs when we ran into a Great Pyrenees puppy. Despite being already taller and outweighing my two-year-old Boxers, I turned to the owners and asked, “is he between five-six …

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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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The Most Common Diseases In Cats – Infographic

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

We are grateful for this informative guest post from Mary Nielsen of FelineLiving.net, please read to the end for her bio. Sharing Your Life with a Cat For the most part, cat ownership is pretty low maintenance. Sure, you’ll always have to make sure they are well fed and watered, get regular vet visits for check-ups and such, and because cats …

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Why Does My Cat Headbutt Me?

In cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, Uncategorized by Cara ArmourLeave a Comment

While it didn’t make the list of top 10 most searched Google questions about cats, it’s still a fascinating question. Why Do Cats Butt Their Heads Against You? Some say that it’s for affection while others say that it’s to stake a claim on you, or rather mark you. Coup de tête as the Frech would say – technically known …

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5 Reasons Why Your Dog Should Sleep in Bed with You and 5 Reasons Why Not

In Dog CPR, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Puppies, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

This is a common question I get asked from new dog walking and pet sitting clients. Even the seasoned dog owner who is now an empty-nester will ask, “is it Ok if my dog sleeps in bed with me?” As a pet sitter and from the standpoint of training the dog, I always tell my clients that they should create …

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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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Best Dogs for Your Children 

In Animal Health, black dogs, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Show, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Industry, Uncategorized by Cara Armour3 Comments

A guest post from our friends at Top Dog Tips Your child loves animals and has been asking you to get one. Over the last decade, there’s been an increase in a number of studies proving the many ways that dogs benefit children, and vice versa. This is particularly true of physical and mental health improvements, where dogs reduce stress …

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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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The Safety Concerns Appliances Pose for Your Pets

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, dog walker, Dogs, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safety, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour2 Comments

Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire When I was probably about seven or eight my mother drove me to her friend’s house that had recently been destroyed by a fire. I was amazed at how the house had been leveled, the smell of burnt plastic still in the air and their belongings, ruined and strewn about by the raging fire and …