Sunday, November 30, 2008
This is Diego, he loves Life's Abundance Dog Food.
The American Bulldog is a gentle, fun loving and adorable dog. The American Bulldog is a very muscular, sturdy dog with a large, powerful head and jaws. They can be a bit mischievous and stubborn, however the American Bulldog is a loyal friend to his family.
They are particularly fond of children and mostly get along with other pets. They are prone to hip dysplasia so a supplement like NuJoint Plus is recommended. The Bulldog has a tendency to drool and snore.
Their coats are short and smooth and need weekly brushing to rid the shedding hair.
Special care is needed for his folds and wrinkles, a damp clothe can easily clean the face.
Nail trims should be done often to keep nails short.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
To order click on the picture. They are also great to place by the door to wipe muddy paws on.
A Puppy Training pad is an easy way to help with housebreaking your puppy. For the first few weeks after getting a new puppy, you may want to confine him to an area with an easy-to-clean floor such as a kitchen or laundry room when you are not able to watch him. Place the pad on the floor a encourage your pup to pee on the pad. In time, you will be able to move the pad closer to the outside door and then outside.
Great housebreaking tips for your puppy: • Crate or confine your pup • Get him on a going outside schedule. • Pick up his food and water after 20 minutes from feeding time • Walk him often • Don't punish him for mistakes. • If you are having persistent housebreaking behavioral problems, you should seek some professional help. Your veterinarian can check if there is physical reason your pet is have problems.
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Thursday, November 27, 2008
Holidays and Celebrations brings families and friends together, however your pets can be in danger if they partake in any of the items listed below.
- Festive Foods and Drinks
1. Turkey with skin and ham fat trimmings can cause pancreatitis.
2. Cooked bones become brittle and can cause intestinal obstruction and lacerations of the digestive system.
3. Stuffing containing onions, sage, mushrooms and raisins must be avoided.
4. Sweets can cause obesity and diabetes. Artificial sugars are toxic.
5. Holiday snack trays may contain grapes and macadamia nuts which are toxic to dogs.
6. Chocolate contains theobromine that causes the heart to speed up.
7. Vegetables like broccoli can cause digestive upset and gas.
Special note: provide your pets with a quiet place during your holiday parties, this will help them from becoming to stressed.
- Car Safety
Antifreeze - It has a sweet taste that attracts dogs and cats. Check for spills and leaks, you will recognise it by it's bright green color. It is very poisonous to pets.
Don't leave your pet in your car while you shop, the cold car can be like a freezer and your pet could suffer from hypothermia.
- Outdoor cold safety
Animals that spend a lot of time outside need a higher protein diet.
Young puppies and kittens and old dogs and cats have little tolerance for the cold weather.
Statistics show that more dogs are lost during snowstorms than at any other time of the year. They can become disoriented and lost. Bosco my black standard poodle is proof of that. Dogs that wear identification have a better chance of being reunited with their owners.
Use pet safe ice melt if possible and check and clean their feet of snow and ice.
- Holiday Decorations
The Poinsettia is toxic to your pets.
Chewing on electrical cords can cause severe injury or death.
Glass ornaments can cut if your dog tries to play with them.
Garland and tinsel can be eaten and cause injury.
The water that is helping your Christmas tree to stay green is poisonous to pets.
Knowning where your pets are and what their are doing will help to keep them safe not only in winter, but all year long.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
To contact the office, please call 800-474-7044 ask for Deb Disney, tell her Susan from Spotts Grooming referred you to NuVet.
Remember to use Order Code 42299 to get groomers/breeders pricing.
Shorty lives on a horse farm and spends a good deal of his time out at the barn with his human mom. I have created this clip to accommodate both Shorty and his mom. I call it 'The Sweater' it is a built-on body warmer. In the cold weather with all the snow and frigid temperatures, it doesn't make any sense to keep him in a close summer trim like his mom enjoys. The short hair is easier for Shorty's owner to maintain and less to clean after a romp in the hay. So when the season changes and the snow starts flying 'The Sweater' is born. The first picture is about 8 weeks of hair growth. The face is fluffy, the legs and belly hair has grown out and some matting is taking place. To elevate the problem of tangles, I start by shaving off the hair on the back side of his rump and down the legs. The underside is then clipped close from belly to mid-rib. The front legs are shaved from the elbow, I brush up the hair to make a clean line around the entire leg and scissor in the shape of how a sweater would look. His owner like Shorty to have a clean face and head, so I shave his head ears and all and trim a band around the neck line. This gives the appearance that Shorty is wearing a sweater and thus helps to keep him warm.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Please log onto Dogster and voice your concerns about Puppy Mills. One of America's largest chain of puppy-selling pet stores, Petland Inc., is also the nation's largest retail supporter of puppy mills. Shame on them for selling these poor little puppies. It bad enough that there are people out there producing pups litter after litter to make a buck. The Humane Society of the United States conducted an eight-month long investigation that reveals that many Petland stores across the country are marketing puppy mill puppies to unsuspecting consumers. Dogs have been known to bring home Kennel Cough, which is a term commonly applied to an upper respiratory problem in dogs in the United States. This condition has now become known as tracheobronchitis, canine infectious tracheobronchitis, Bordetellosis, or Bordetella. It is highly contagious in dogs and is passed on to others when put in contact of each other, example: puppies from different puppy mill breeders and then brought into your home with other dogs. There are many more diseases that puppy mill pups can have along with mental problems and behavioral issues. The most important thing is stopping stores from selling these dogs. If people stop buying puppies from pet shops that are known for selling puppy mills dogs, they will stop supplying them. Christmas is coming so please don't buy a puppy from one of these chain stores. We all can become tempted to "rescue" these adorable little guys, so if you have purchased a cute little puppy from them, I don't want you to feel you are the (bad person) here. Hopefully your puppy is healthy, loving and smart. To insure you are giving them a helping hand in nutrition, feed a good quality pet food and a wonderful supplement. Check out the one's I highly recommend.
Life's Abundance food
Flint River Ranch food
NuVet Plus supplement
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
I just had to share these pictures with you. The black poodle is Bosco, he loves to eat. His relaxed nature shows even while dining. This is something he has done since he was just a little tyke. He does like to be comfortable.
Puppies 3 to 5 months should have three or four meals per day.
Puppies 6 months and older should have two meals per day and this is how you will continue to feed throughout his life.
FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADULTS: Start with the suggested amount of food per day. Use the “Suggested Daily Amount” as a guideline. You can increase or decrease the amount you feed by more or less depending on your dog’s weight and body condition. Be sure to keep fresh drinking water available at all times.
FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREGNANT OR NURSING DOGS: Start with “Suggested Daily Amount” in the table below during early pregnancy. Needs will likely increase as much as 50% in late pregnancy, and may as much as triple during heavy nursing periods. Keep food available for nursing bitches at all times.
FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS FOR PUPPIES:When ready to eat solid food, begin feeding moistened kibble and “free feed” until fully weaned, between 6-8 weeks old. After weaning, feed the “Suggested Daily Amount” of dry kibble according to weight and add at least 25% more. Individual Meal Feeding: From 8 weeks to 4 months, divide the daily amount and feed 3-4 meals in a 24 hour period. From 4-6 months, divide the daily amount and feed 2-3 meals in a 24 hour period. Free Feed: Measure the entire daily amount into a dish and allow your puppy to eat at will over the course of a 24 hour period. This method of feeding may lead to obesity. Food requirements may vary for individual puppies. Check out this link for feeding amounts.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
After the big snow fall we just had I was determined to take Bosco's leg hair shorter. Trying to get all the packed snowballs off his legs is something I just don't want to deal with several times a day. If you saw my prior post Poodles wake up to the First Snow of the Season you will see just how much snow we had and the amount of snow Bosco collected as he and Pippin played. By taking a clipper and using a 3 3/4 blade, I was able to maintain some fluff on his legs without making him look like a cartoon stick figure. Shortening the back, butt and belly at the mid section gives him a typical standard poodle hair do. You can also notice that we now don't have any snow left.
Monday, November 10, 2008
NuVet Plus gives the body all that it needs in just one wafer given once daily. No need for bottles of this and that when you have NuVet Plus. I know because I give them to my dogs and they are never ill nor troubled by disease. Also the makers of NuVet Plus are so confident about their product that they offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied, what supplement company does that? Also for cats. Here is how you can order - Call 800-474-7044 ask for Deb Disney, tell her Sue at Spotts Grooming informed you about NuVet. Or order on-line at www.nuvet.com/42299
The dogs really love to play in the snow and have a good time......
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
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