Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Canned Dog Food Delivered to your Door

Your dog will flip for Turkey & Shrimp in Broth, a savory omelet-inspired meal featuring turkey, shrimp, eggs, red skinned potatoes, red bell peppers and cheddar cheese. And the goodness doesn’t end there! This scrumptious meal also includes …

• Broccoli 
• Dried cranberries & blueberries 
• Healthy avocado, flaxseed & olive oil 
• Guaranteed taurine & L-Carnitine 

In fact, canines can’t resist the delightful flavor of this delicious medley, seasoned with just the right amount of basil and parsley. 

Every serving of this premium canned cuisine includes optimal amounts of added vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and omega fatty acids, all to help maintain a healthy, happy body. 

Serve as a complete and wholesome stand-alone meal or as mouth-watering topper for our premium kibble. No matter how you dish it out, Turkey & Shrimp in Broth is the perfect way to deliver powerful nutrition, canned feast style! 

* This superior recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO dog food nutrient profiles for growth and maintenance.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Monat hair care products

Experience the Monat difference for your hair.  New to the business and I Love how it has made my hair feel, it's healthy, it's shiny and it's growing like crazy.  I invite you to come and check it out.  I will also love to help you get the right products for your hair.  Come - lets see... Great for dogs too!!!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

A Dog Ear Hematoma: what is it? what can be done with it?

A hematoma (aural) is when there is blood collected under the skin of a dog's ear flap. The tissue of the ear flap, or pinna, is very thin and when it's injured, blood vessels break, filling the area between the ear cartilage and skin with blood and this causes the ear to swell. The swelling can occur very quickly within minutes of the blood vessel breaking. 

The cause of this occurring is typically caused by overly aggressive ear scratching or head shaking. In the pictures below the dog had been severally matted and the ears were very heavy.  When the hair was removed, it caused the dog to shake his head due to the difference in the way his head felt after all the hair was shaved off.  For a dog with droopy ears, the treated ear is often flipped up and bandaged against the head to prevent head shaking during recovery.

The hematoma may heal on its own after the fluid is slowly reabsorbed by the body, but in some cases a vet may used treatment that consists of a surgical procedure that involves incising the skin on the underside of the ear, draining the blood, and then stitching through the ear with multiple sutures. 

The blood seeping through the thin skin
Using the Happy Hoodie to keep ears flat
to head. (hard to see on the white dog)
I use Happy Hoodies in the shop to both protect the ears from the sound of the dryers and when this happens.  

Before picture 

18% off select products for Pet Dental Health Month Life's Abundance

In celebration of national pet dental health month, we’re offering these great products at their reduced Autoship prices. Order now and save up to 18% off retail!

gourmet dental treats for dogs

Help support healthy teeth and gums!

  • For strong teeth, healthy gums & fresher breath
  • Wholesome ingredients including probiotics
  • Gluten free, no artificial preservatives or colors
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    porky puffs

    Packed with high-quality protein!

    • Irresistible flavor and chewing satisfaction
    • 100% pork snouts
    • No harsh preservatives or artificial flavors and colors
    • Made in the USA
    • buffalo bully sticks

      Our premium dog chews may be the perfect treat! 

      • Free-range, grass-fed buffalo
      • No additives or preservatives
      • Help reduce tartar and maintain dental health
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Monday, February 5, 2018

Valentine's Day - Grooming Appointments still available Spotts Grooming


February is Pet Dental Health Month Spotts Grooming - Big Creek Veterinary Hospital

Poor dental hygiene is common, as a groomer I see many dogs with poor teeth. A dogs' bad breath or a cats' foul-smelling mouth can be a sign of untreated dental conditions. If left untreated, you may put your pet at risk for greater problems such as periodontitis or heart disease.  Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause other health problems. Your pets' teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pets' mouth healthy.  Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition in cats and dogs even though it's completely preventable if its not treated it can lead to very serious problems. Tartar is more than just a cosmetic issue, bad breath and yellowing of the teeth could be a sign of serious disease, which may affect their kidneys, liver, and heart. Oral disease is the most frequent diagnosed health issue for pets, and 80% of dogs, and 70% of cats by the age of 3. Just like in humans, plaque and bacteria develop in your pets mouth, if it is not brushed or mechanically scrapped away the plaque can turn into tartar with in 36 hours. This bacteria can also cause rotting of the teeth and sinus infections causing your pet to stop eating.

This month at Big Creek Veterinary Hospital in Concord, Ohio

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Hope you got your dog licenses by now.

Come January 31, you only that day to renew you dog's license for the next year.  The fee doubles to $40 and that can add up if you have more than one dog.