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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 Armour4 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 Armour3 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 …

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The Great Debate – Indoor or Outdoor for your Cat

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

According to the AVMA, indoor cats live longer than their outdoor counterparts. Indoor cats can have a life expectancy of around 17 years or more, while outdoor felines are lucky to live an average of two to five years – that’s a substantial difference. Indoor Vs. Outdoor For those of you that weren’t swayed by the opening statement of greater …

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What’s Up Wednesday – A Better Way Pet Sitting Service

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A few weeks ago I was in a Facebook group for professional pet sitters in Massachusetts and I saw a post promoting Pro Pet Hero. It’s wonderful when other pet care professionals share our course with others but when I saw who posted it I admittedly was a little confused. The poster was Wendi Dellemonico of A Better Way Pet …

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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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What’s Up Wednesday – Wagtown

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We bring your Wagtown for this What’s Up Wednesday – that’s a lot of W’s but I’m excited to bring you the what and why that is Wagtown. Wagtown – Where the Wag Happens Today I interviewed Beth Miller, founder and president of Wagtown – where the wag happens. Beth and her partner Tom saw a serious problem with what …

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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 …