Homemade Treats for Spoiling Your Dog

We know filling our bodies with healthy food makes us feel good, gives us more energy and contributes to a healthy immune system and overall wellness. We try to avoid highly-processed foods or snacks with plenty of preservatives that won’t give us anything healthy in return. So, if we take good care of our own bodies and treat our food as a healthy source of fuel, then why wouldn’t we do the same for our dogs who depend on us to keep them healthy? The following recipes offer treats filled with a higher nutritional value, are preservative-free and can utilize the freshest and most natural ingredients available. These healthier ingredients […]

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Protect dogs pads in cold weather

Cold weather poses potential hazards to paws, such as: Dryness, chapping, and cracking due to cold temperatures and dry air. De-icers, including salt, may lead to irritation or chemical burns. Following are five tips to protect your dog’s paws all winter.

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10 Thanksgiving Foods Your Dog Can and Can’t Eat

We look forward to Thanksgiving as the biggest and best meal of the year. Guests and family members bring over their tastiest holiday specialties to share with everyone. Our tables, overloaded with indulgent dishes, make the house smell fantastic. One thing you can always count on is the constant presence of excited, hungry companion animals. Those big, eager puppy or kitty eyes will bore into your very soul, begging you to toss a nibble of something their way. You badly want to do it, but should you? For many reasons, probably not. Every year, food-related pet illnesses spike during the long Thanksgiving weekend, according to pet insurers. That’s because holiday […]

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We Have Kid’s Gear

Check out our adorable pint-sized aprons! A few of you have come in with your little people and I thought they should have their own gear to help. How cute are these!! Maybe not as cute as my little tow-headed friend here.

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Sequim Food Bank – Donate Here!

Stella is sniffing out our empty donation bins for the Sequim food bank. I just discovered they are no longer able to keep bins at Petco, their biggest donation location. Stop by and drop off dog and cat food—bags, cans, wet, dry—it all helps! Food banks donations have gone way down. Stella said pleeeaazssee!

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Our First DIY Dog Wash Client!

Our first self wash client, EVER, a Keeshond! Her mom has been trying to groom her in the shower at home. Keeshonds are double coated dogs, very low to the ground, back-breaking if you have to bend over in a tub at home. Today they used the the jumbo dog room so they could use the electric lift tub and table. Easy peezy, lemon squeezy!! They’re coming back tomorrow to wash their other dog too. I’m excited to get to know this whole family better. Thank you Sue and Barbara!

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Sonny’s Spaw Changes in 2022

2022 will be bringing a lot of changes to Sonny’s Spaw. We are expanding by adding a Self Wash location in Sequim. This means I, Mary, won’t be around the salon anymore. Please remember to allow my staff plenty of grace during this transition. Sharon will be taking on the role of manager in my absence. If you have questions or concerns, kindly direct them to her. If you are unable to resolve the issue with her, she will refer you to me. Regardless of the issue, I do insist on my staff being treated with respect. A lot of you have been with me since the beginning and I […]

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Houseplants Poisonous to Pets

When it comes to indoor plants, did you know, some are hazardous to your beloved cats and dogs? While many plants are perfectly safe, others can range from mildly irritating to downright lethal. Here’s a list to get you started on the path to keeping your furry friends safe. Additional Tips Make sure to know the botanical name as well as common names of plants, as some go by the same common name. Keep contact information for your regular veterinarian and local emergency vet clinic handy. When possible, take a picture or bring a sample of the suspected poisonous plant to your veterinarian for positive identification, which will assist in […]

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