PSA: Avoid Ads from Puppy Mills on Facebook

PSA: I have been seeing more and more ads on Facebook for puppies. Sponsored ads, which means they are paid ads. One ad even called the fees “rehoming fees” because it is against policy for anyone to “sell” animals on Facebook. Needless to say, I have been banned from many of these Pages. I can assure you, not one single responsible and ethical breeder I know will advertise their puppies on Facebook. They may have Facebook pages for their particular kennel, but they don’t need to advertise, they have waiting lists. They are not desperate to get rid of their puppies. They will interview you and make sure you can provide […]

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Stop Shaving Double-Coated Dogs, But Why?

As pet professionals, at some point we’ve all heard or read that you should never shave double–coated breeds. We’ve heard about the nightmare scenario of ruined coats or creating a situation where the pet is actually worse off and hotter after shaving down their coat. But why is it so bad? To answer this question, we first need to look at reasons why we would consider shaving the coat in the first place. Read entire article >>

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PSA: DO NOT Purchase CBD Products For Your Pets From a Pot Shop

DO NOT under any circumstances purchase CBD products for your pets from a pot shop. The levels of THC in their products are a dangerous level for dogs and cats. It is impossible to find a CBD product with zero THC, however the product Sativa Valley Essentials, sold at Best Friend Nutrition, has a level of .003 compared to the .20 sold at most Marijuana shops. Sativa Valley is also formulated with products that can be safely consumed by your pets. I believe in the benefits of CBD oil for your dogs and cats, but I also want you to buy safe products that are made and sold by people […]

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Check Your Dog’s Chip Regularly

🐾 ATTENTION PET OWNERS AND ANYONE WHO SCANS ANIMALS FOR A MICROCHIP‼ 🐾 This is an X-ray of a dog’s flexed elbow (front leg). The tiny white shape on the forearm is a microchip that had been implanted at the dog’s shoulders. This is why it’s important to scan for your dog’s microchip at every vet exam. Microchips can drift, sometimes dramatically from where they are implanted. This chip was missed at the shelter this dog was pulled from, as it would be missed by many vets or shelters. Anyone scanning for microchips *should* be scanning the entire body, but this doesn’t always happen and microchips do, on rare occasion, go […]

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Sonny’s Spaw 1st Place

Sharon and I are so grateful—we could not do what we do without you! It has been three amazing years of two- and four- and sometimes three-legged friendships. We appreciate the community’s continued support and faith in us so much. Me, Sharon and our new part-time bather, Brian, will continue to do our best for your pets for many years to come. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!! 🐾🐶❤  

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Policy Changes Effective January 1, 2020

Effective January 1, 2020 The following changes will be effective the first of the year: 1. Business hours will be Monday-Friday 9a.m.-5p.m. (closed Saturday and Sunday) I realize this may inconvenience some of you, I will do my best to work with you on scheduling. This change is for quality of life for myself and Sharon. 2. We will no longer offer a discount for yearly schedules. Recent legislation is causing operating costs to increase significantly. The cost to be a legitimate employer is going up as well. To avoid another price increase so soon, I am making this change instead. I appreciate everyone’s understanding in this matter. If you […]

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Top Ten 4th of July Pet Safety Tips

Many pet owners don’t realize just how terrifying fireworks can be to a dog or cat. Here are ten excellent tips on how to keep your pets safe this 4th of July. If this will be your first Independence Day with a new puppy or kitten, please don’t leave them alone during fireworks. Happy, safe 4th everyone!

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Dog Shaving: Helpful or Harmful?

Every year when summer arrives and the days grow longer and hotter, you can’t help but notice many people out walking their newly-shaved dogs. You might think dog shaving is a great idea and can help keep your dog cool. After all, you wouldn’t want to go around wearing a fur coat during the summer. However, it is not a good idea to shave your dog for the summer. There may be times when I have no choice but to shave a dog, although I do not like doing so on any occasion. The truth is, the guard hair — top coat — actually works as a ventilation system. In the winter, […]

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Pet Care After Owner Passes

I want to address a tough subject. In the last month I have had two elderly clients pass away, one had a plan for their pet, the other did not. Both of the dogs are okay, with the help of our caring pet community they were able to find loving homes. I get attached to my animals, but also to their owners. This is part of my job, what I love doing. The loss hurts, but the best I can do is make sure their beloved pets are cared for after the end comes. Do you have a plan? If you do not have family who can adopt your pets, […]

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