How Do Dogs Regulate Their Body Temperature?

Dogs don’t use their skin to perspire, like humans, because of their insulating coat. Their coat keeps them both cool in hot weather and warm in cool weather. Dogs do have sweat glands, located in the pads of their feet and in their ear canals, but sweating plays a minor role in regulating body temperature. When the temperature is very hot and especially when it is humid, everything heats up…including a dog’s body. His body responds by trying to cool off and it basically attempts to use conduction, convection, radiation, and evaporation. He will seek a cool place in the shade to lie down to absorb the coolness (conduction). His […]

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1-Year Anniversary Celebration

Thank you to everyone who came to Sonny’s Spaw 1-Year Anniversary party! This was a big day for us and we wouldn’t have wanted to spend it any other way. I am so excited to see what next year brings!

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Sonny’s Spaw Schedule of Dates Closed

Occasionally, we may be closed for holidays, vacation, etc. Following is an ongoing list of dates we will be closed, please bookmark this page. 2019 Closures The two weeks before Christmas and Thanksgiving are always fully booked, if you do not have your holiday appointments set and wish to do so I HIGHLY recommend doing so ASAP. We will be closed Dec. 25th through Jan 1st. 2020 Hours I am now making 2020 appointments, on a first come first served basis. Hours are Monday through Friday, no weekend appointments. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Thank you!

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Foxtail Grass Can Kill Your Dogs

Every pet parent loves to see their dog run in grass. However, there are some wild grasses with seed awns that are extremely dangerous to dogs. Now is the time of year to be vigilant – your dog’s life may depend on it. Please check your pups carefully after every romp in the field. The following article, Foxtail Grass Can Kill Your Dogs, provides helpful tips and signs to watch for: [excerpt] The awns on foxtails are barbed, razor-sharp needles, designed to burrow into the ground with the seed. However, they can also burrow through a dog’s skin and enter soft tissue where they can cause serious injury, infection and even death. […]

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You’re Invited: 1st Anniversary Party

We’re celebrating YOU! Sunday, July 9, 1 PM – 4 PM We want to show our appreciation for the warm welcome to this community. We will have BBQ hamburgers and hotdogs, free nail trims for your pups, as well as doggie bags for them. I am so very grateful to you all for the referrals and wonderful reviews. We continue to grow every day and this would not be possible with out you all. If you are not already a client at Sonny’s Spaw, feel free to stop by anyway and get your pup’s free nail trim! Please RSVP by email or call the salon so I may have a […]

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Sonny’s Spaw Grand Opening

Sonny’s Spaw is open for business! We are a compassionate, full-service grooming salon for dogs and cats. We promise to take the very best care of your beloved pets while they are entrusted to our facility. We offer a full range of grooming and maintenance services. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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