27. November 2018
Dog grooming is not just for appearance but has to do with the health of your pet. It is important to understand the dangers involved with matting and the problems that can arise when your pet is not routinely brushed or clipped. Some dogs grow "hair" instead of fur. This means that they don't shed because the hair has a longer growing cycle than regular dog hair. Less shedding sounds great but it has a downside as well. Instead of the hair falling out, the hair gets trapped within the coat,...

27. October 2018
Halloween is just a few days away. ASPCA Pro has a few pointers for us when it comes to Halloween safety and our pets. Keep candy in a safe location away from pets. Kids often keep candy in their rooms hidden away after trick-or-treating. A dog has a keen sense of smell and can find even the most cleverly hidden treats. Contact your vet right away if your pet eats any candy - especially candy that is chocolate or contains xylitol. Don't keep glow sticks lying around. Glow sticks are often used...

18. October 2018
This is the time of year that we see mushrooms popping up all over the neighborhood - when we have a wet spring or fall it is especially bad. It is important to check your yard and remove any mushrooms you find - especially where your pup has easy and unsupervised access. All wild mushrooms should be considered toxic until proven otherwise. If your dog eats a mushroom, get to a vet or emergency animal clinic right away. Poisoning can happen with even a small bite. Signs of mushroom poisoning in...

22. August 2018
Kennel Cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease. Dogs commonly contract kennel cough at places where many dogs are in contact with each other such as doggie daycare, dog parks and grooming salons. Kennel cough is spread when a dog inhales bacteria or virus particles into their respiratory tract. It can be spread to one another through airborne droplets, direct contact (e.g., touching noses), or contaminated surfaces (including water/food bowls). The classic symptom of kennel cough is a...

07. August 2018
It is important to maintain good grooming practices in between appointments. Not only will it save your wallet from heavy dematting fees, but your pet will be more comfortable before and during their next grooming visit.