Monday, December 28, 2009

Standard Poodle Australian Shepard mix

This is Chloe, she is a Standard Poodle Australian Shepard mix. When she came in for her groom, she had very long curly hair. Her owner likes to have all her hair clipped down short especially in the winter months when there is snow on the ground. Today, we got 8 inches of snow so Chloe is all set to run and play and not get covered in snowballs.
For her groom....
I used a #4 blade with my Hanvey Taxi Vac to remove the much of her coat. I used the same blade on her legs and scissored any stray hair that needed to be neatened. For her head, I use a 33/4 blade to shorten her hair on top of her head and used a 10 blade on her face. She was given a WhyB Itch shampoo and a coat conditioner.
When she was all done, I put some Happy New Year bows in her hair, a spritz on Gingerbread cologne and she is ready to party.
Now until February - register at Spotts Grooming and you may win a Red Dingo personalized pet tag. Winner will be notified by email.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

How to Brush Your Dog's Teeth Video

Pet Talk with Dr. Sarah … How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth Video
While many people like the smell of puppy breath, the same can’t be said for “Dog breath”. It’s almost universally considered as eye-stingingly unpleasant. This phrase has even been used as a play-ground insult! While it’s a joke to some, when you look at the science behind foul panting, it’s clear that bad breath is anything but funny. If dental health is a priority for you, watch this how-to video about dental care with staff veterinarian, Dr. Sarah, so you can help your pet fight dental disease and bad breath.

To order Gourmet Dental Treats for Dogs Click Here

Red Pomeranian

This is a very lovable red Pomeranian. A Pom should be groomed every 4 weeks, as their hair tends to mat up a bit. They are heavy shedders and need to be brushed daily if possible.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Standard Poodle with colored hair & bows

Pippin is showing off his brightly colored ears. I use non-toxic Blo-pens and the colors are wonderful. To add a bit of Christmas charm, he also has some bows attached that are in red and black. This is fun to do for any occasion.

Standard Poodle with colored hair

I'm so happy it's Christmas time. I love to have bright colored ears, they make me feel so festive.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Christmas Poodle

Trilogy *HealthyPetNet *Life's Abundance

Following is our holiday schedule for the Trilogy corporate office: Thursday, December 17th We will close at 5:30 p.m. EST to allow all of our staff members to attend our year-end holiday party.
Thursday, December 24th (Christmas Eve) We will close at 3:00 p.m. EST.
Thursday, December 31st (New Year's Eve)We will close at 3:00 p.m. EST.
Of course, you can place orders on the HealthyPetNet and Pipschoice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Holiday Shipping Schedule
On Thursday, December 24th (Christmas Eve), there is no UPS pick up. Therefore, orders that process between December 24th to 27th will ship from our warehouses on December 28th or 29th. Additionally, on Thursday, December 31st (New Year's Eve), there is no UPS pick up. Therefore, orders that process between December 31st to January 3rd will ship from our warehouses on January 4th or 5th.

On the behalf of the entire Trilogy staff, I wish you a joyous holiday season, a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a very happy new year.
Susan Potts

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

How much to feed a dog a premium food?

Do you think it costs a lot more money to feed a good quality pet food? Now you can with Life's Abundance pet foods. LA foods only come in one variety - The Best we can make. While we understand that most people want to watch their budgets and not spend more than is necessary, we also understand that you get what you pay for. Most people never consider that buying cheaper foods can lead to more expenses down the road with regard to vet costs, nutritionally related ailments, and shortened life spans. They may also not realize that you could easily feed twice as much of a cheaper food in an attempt to equal the nutrition found in a food like Life's Abundance.
If we examine the actual cost of feeding Life's Abundance, we would be amazed to realize how inexpensive it is and why it makes no sense to consider an inferior product.

The average cost of feeding Life's Abundance
12lb cat = .29 cents per day
50lb dog = .90 cents per day
We could not expect to feed any single member of our family for such a small price without sacrificing good health. Should we expect any different results when it comes to our pets?
Our philosophy is simple, people who love their pets will naturally want to feed them what is best, not what is cheapest. is the place to order your pet Life's Abundance

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Trilogy Opportunity * Make money in the coming New Year

I can help you make a better life for yourself and your family. It's fun and easy. "How can you? and "sure" you may say. But really, it's recommending pet food. People love their pet's and do a lot of crazy things to show it. I know, I for one, am one of those people. But feeding your pet should not be just giving them some food everyday, it needs to be healthy food, food that will sustain the life of your beloved pet. There is nothing worse than spending money on grooming, vet visits, pretty collars, toys, clothes - yes, clothes and what ever else folks do but neglect to feed good quality food. And people know that, and it is becoming one of the more important things people are doing. So here is a great way to talk to people you know, to people you see with pets, and to just about anyone. Since 1999, our most rewarding achievement has been to transform people’s lives for the better by showing them how to build successful home businesses. And if you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own business, we would love to help you achieve that goal, too.
Our generous compensation plan is designed to reward you, whether you’re working part-time or full-time. The amount you make depends on how much time and energy you decide to devote to your home business.
We invite you to review all of the information here on our web site. We truly believe that when you are making the important decision of which business is right for you, you need to learn as much as you can upfront. The short time you spend now could truly make a positive difference in the rest of your life.
We hope you’ll decide to join us in this exciting business venture, and we look forward to helping you make your dreams come true.
Check this page out and see how you make money.

Holiday travel Tips from HealthyPetNet and Trilogy

Tips for Holiday Travel with your pet.
Check out my Trilogy Blog for some very helpful tips.

In this video, Dr. Sarah details suggested preparations for traveling with your companion animal. From necessary travel documents and how to keep your pet safe, to ideas for easy clean-up so your pet doesn’t wear out their welcome, this video is a must-see for merry holiday travel planning!

Enjoy the video CLICK HERE

Gift Certificates The Perfect Gift

Are you searching for the perfect gift for family members, friends and co-workers, but just can’t decide what to give? With Trilogy gift certificates, you can give the gift of health any time of year. Simply select from three designs, choose the amount of your gift and enter the recipient’s email address. You can even include a personalized message. The recipient will receive an email with a unique gift certificate code, along with a printable version of your gift certificate. With no hidden fees and no expiration dates, recipients can redeem these gift certificates for any products on the Trilogy or HealthyPetNet web sites.

Big Creek Veterinary Hospital in Concord Ohio

Big Creek Veterinary Hospital in Concord Ohio will be opening their new clinic on December 21, 2009. I wish them the best and look forward in seeing the them do great things with the animals in the Concord, Leroy, Chardon and surrounding areas.

For your pet's grooming needs, remember that Spotts Grooming is now offering pick up and delivery. Call to arrange an appointment.

Holistic pet food is available on line by visiting

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Shih Tzu Christmas

This is the cutest Shih Tzu, here she is posing with a poodle stocking. Looks like she's thinking...... " hey, I'm the star of the show here"

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Omega 3 Health Benefits for People

I take Omega-3 and the brand I trust is Sealogix.

Read more at:Sealogix Fish Oil
Omega-3 fatty acids are some of the most extensively researched natural nutritional ingredients in the world. Clinical studies have produced substantial scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of these essential fatty acids in promoting health, especially when the Omega-3's are derived from fish sources. The health benefits of omega-3's are endorsed by:
Food & Drug Association
American Heart Association
World Health Organization
British Nutrition Foundation
British Department of Health
Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare

What are the health benefits associated with taking Omega-3 EFA’s from fish oil? Scientific evidence has indicated that a diet rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids helps support:

  • A Healthy Brain

  • A Healthy Heart

  • A Healthy immune system

  • Healthy joint movement

  • Healthy kidneys

  • A balanced mood and sense of wellbeing

  • Strength and stamina

  • And helps maintain cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range
I have been taking this for just a week now and already feel a difference. I chose the 8 oz liquid, it easy and the taste is good. I invite if you are reading this to order and see for yourself.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Petco Pet Food

Written by John Albrecht

The shipment and warehousing of pet foods is something most pet food buyers never take into consideration. Most people are only concerned with a pretty bag and a bargain price. But buyer beware! What you don't know can hurt you.
Petco recently found it's Joliet warehouse being raided by the Feds as a result
of "unsanitary conditions" as described in a warrant issued by the United States District Court in Chicago. U.S. Marshals seized all FDA-regulated animal food susceptible to rodent and pest contamination. The seized products violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act because it was alleged in a case filed by the United States Attorney that they were being held under unsanitary conditions. (The Act uses the term "insanitary" to describe such conditions.
The distribution center in Joliet, Ill., provides pet food products and supplies to PETCO retail stores in 16 states including Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.
You can view the official release from the FDA here

We must also be aware of the other potential problems associated with the archaic mass distribution process of pet foods.
  • Powerful chemical preservatives used to create a two year shelf life
  • Non climate controlled storage containers (semi trucks) used for extended periods of time
  • Mass production of product to ensure availability
    Remember, there is more to choosing a quality pet food than what you may read on a "pretty" label.
Life's Abundance Pet Food - Safe, Fresh, Healthy, Natural Ingredients, Good for your Pet.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Australian Cattle Dog

This is Australian Cattle Dog.
The Australian Cattle Dog requires very little grooming and coat care maintenance. The coat will remain healthy with good nutrition and regular brushing.
Grooming them consist of: brushing, bathing, trimming nails, cleaning the inside of the ears, drying, brushing to remove shedding hair and finishing with a coat conditioner to shine them up. She looks marvelous!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Flint River Ranch Pet Food Christmas Delivery Schedule

This is the schedule of the Holiday Deliveries on your Flint River Ranch Orders - ORDER NOW SO YOU DON'T RUN OUT!!

We are closed Christmas day. No Ups pick up Thursday, 12/24/09 but they are delivering.
Autoship processing schedule:
Monday, 12/21 -Tuesday, 12/22 & Wednesday, 12/23
Tuesday, 12/22 -Thursday, 12/24 & Friday 12/25
Wednesday, 12/23 -Saturday, 12/26; Sunday, 12/27 & Monday, 12/28
Thursday, 12/24 -no autoship only regular orders
We are closed New Years Day. No Ups pick up Thursday, 12/31/09 but they are delivering.
Autoship processing schedule:
Monday, 12/28 -Tuesday, 12/29 & Wednesday, 12/30
Tuesday, 12/29 -Thursday, 12/31 & Friday, 1/1/10
Wednesday, 12/30 -Saturday, 1/2/10; Sunday, 1/3/10 & Monday, 1/4/10
Thursday, 12/31 -no autoship only regular orders
WWW.FRRCO.COM/120855 Merry Christmas.....

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Recalled cat food sickens 21 cats - Diamond Pet Foods

Select bags of Premium Edge could lead to gastrointestinal problems.

And this is why I tell people to go with a food that has Never Had A Recall.

Urinary Tract Problems in Cats

Many cat owner know, urinary tract problems are a common problem. The reason being is that cats don’t have a strong instinctual drive to drink water. By not taking in enough fluids can result in a scenario where minerals pile-up in the kidneys and bladder, setting the stage for the formation of stones or crystals.
Listed are common problems that you should be on the lookout for. Check out these warning signs:Does your cat:.............
• Frequent urination

• Urination in places other than the litter box

• If she strains to urinate

• If you see any hint of blood in her urine

Even now, there’s evidence to suggest that stress can be one of the primary causes of Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD).

Stress can let loose a flood of hormones that could cause the muscles of the lower urinary tract to constrict. Changes in your routine, a new companion animal in the home, changes in weather and even a lack of attention can increase your cat’s stress level. You can see how important it is to be in-tune with your cat’s emotional state, and take steps to decrease or eliminate stress in her life.
Additionally, you might consider providing water for your cat using a continuous fountain. The constant motion of the water attracts the attention of cats, hopefully encouraging them to drink more. And, of course, providing fluid-rich canned foods like Instinctive Choice can help boost overall fluid intake, too.
If you take steps now, you might be able to prevent your cat from developing urinary health issues, helping him or her to live a healthier, and much more comfortable life.

Buy Instinctive Choice Premium Canned Cat Food Here

Learn more about the importance of the right cat food......

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Standard Poodles Enjoying the Outdoors

Here's my guys enjoying the outdoors in November in Northeast Ohio.
Sure would be great if it stayed this way until spring. De-frosting poodles is a pain, the snow gets in their hair and then you have a cold, wet mess.

Foundation Delivers Aid to Retired Racing Greyhounds

Many thanks to The Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation, four “retired” Greyhounds have crossed the finish line to guaranteed shelter and care, until they can be adopted into loving, forever families. Read more......

Grooming a Greyhound:
Greyhounds have a smooth, short haired coat that is very easy to groom. Brush them with a firm bristle brush, and shampoo monthly. This breed is an average shedder so grooming is necessary. Trim nails short, but be careful to not cut into the quick.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

To True Thanksgiving Message A Proclamation

George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to "recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:"
Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A.D. 1789

G. Washington (his actual signature)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Billy Graham's Thanksgiving Prayer for the Nation

Billy Graham's Prayer for the Nation

Our Father and Our God, we praise You for Your goodness to our nation, giving us blessings far beyond what we deserve. Yet we know all is not right with America. We deeply need a moral and spiritual renewal to help us meet the many problems we face. Convict us of sin. Help us to turn to You in repentance and faith. Set our feet on the path of Your righteousness and peace. We pray today for our nation's leaders. Give them the wisdom to know what is right, and the courage to do it. You have said, "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." May this be a new era for America, as we humble ourselves and acknowledge You alone as our Savior and Lord. This we pray in Your holy name, Amen.

--- Billy Graham

Monday, November 23, 2009

Premium Canned Dog Foods

Our holistic veterinarian has created not one, but two masterpieces of canine nutrition! We now offer Life's Abundance Premium Canned Dog Foods formulated especially for breakfast and dinner. Your dog will flip for Turkey and Shrimp Breakfast in Broth, a savory omelet-inspired serving of turkey, shrimp, eggs, red skinned potatoes, red bell peppers and cheddar cheese. And at the end of the day, they’ll relish the delectable Chicken and Crab Dinner in Sauce, featuring organic chicken, crab, eggs, carrots, red skinned potatoes, peas and apples in an appetizing sauce. Sound Good???? Order Here

Agility Formula for Pets

Agility for Dogs and Cats formula helps maintain healthy joint cartilage and connective tissue, and to aid in the production of healthy synovial fluid, which lubricates the joints. This supplement features Glucosamine and MSM, and is a natural, holistic, multi-action joint support formula containing scientifically-tested ingredients. Dogs on the go should be taking these to stay fit. Order Here

Autoship Life's Abundance Healthy Pet Net

This is the Autoship Policy for Life's Abundance Pet products.
On Autoship There's Everything to Gain and Nothing to Lose

What is Autoship? It's a convenient, automatic shipment program that you control. You decide on the frequency of shipments to meet your needs, so you never run out of the products you want on a regular basis.
Is there a sign-up or cancellation fee? Absolutely not. In fact, you save money on Autoship because in most cases you pay wholesale prices.
What about the frequency of Autoship orders? You can set up Autoship orders to process from every two weeks to every 120 days, and anywhere in between.
How is an Autoship order changed or cancelled? Changes or cancellations must be made at least two business days before an Autoship process date. You can send changes or cancellations by email to or to Or call toll free at 877-387-4564 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday. Autoships cannot be viewed, changed or cancelled online at this time.
What happens if a process date falls on a weekend or holiday? The order will process the business day before or after.
Autoship Courtesy Reminder Emails. We send courtesy reminder emails to those with valid email addresses on file. An email is sent six days before an Autoship is scheduled to process. The email contains the product name(s), the current product price(s), shipping cost, applicable sales tax, order total and frequency. Because email is not 100% reliable, we cannot guarantee that you will receive your Courtesy Autoship Reminders.
Company Changes to Your Autoship Order. From time to time, we may make changes that affect your Autoship order. These changes can be as a result of backorders, price or shipping changes, product size changes, etc. When we make a change to your order, we will attempt to notify you by email, and the change will be reflected in your Autoship Courtesy Reminder whenever possible. Since email is the primary method of communicating these changes, please keep your email address on file up-to-date so we can notify you of any changes to your Autoship order. is my Life's Abundance website.
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pet Grooming Tip - Bathing a Puppy

On the Process of Bathing a Puppy

When you need the bathe your dog there are a few things to keep in mind.
It need not to be a chore, it's a time for bonding and can be a lot of fun. It is a time set aside to show him or her how much you care. After all, a clean pet is a happy pet. To feel clean makes your pet want to run and be playful, to roll around the floor, to jump and wag their tails. Bosco, my dog, loves the feel of being groomed and washed, he does all of the above and truly changes his composure. I love It....

When you start bathing your dog as a puppy, be gentle and speak soft words to him so to make him feel safe. Start with a small amount of water poured over his back and then add a dab of shampoo such as Isle Of Dogs or a dog shampoo with natural essential oils to his coat. With a tender touch, work the shampoo into a lather and rub away the dirt. Continue this process until you have completely covered the entire dog. In doing this I must emphasis to pay close attention to not get any shampoo in the pups eyes, ears and nose. Let the shampoo sit for a few minutes in order to let the natural oils sink into the coat. Rinse the shampoo out of the coat and rinse again until you know longer see any suds. After that, guess what? rinse again, it is so very important to get all the shampoo out of the coat. Wipe the water off the body, use your hands to gentle squeeze the water off the legs and tail. Wrap a clean white towel around your puppy and dry the hair.

Result.... one clean, squeaky, great smelling puppy to cuddle and enjoy.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Christmas Dog Gift Basket

Here is a wonderful way to try some HealthyPetNet products and give your pet a great gift that they will love to eat and play with. Makes a great gift to send to someone you love that loves their pet's too.
This Basket contains a plush, fun squeak toy plus an assortment of Wholesome Hearts Low Fat Treats, Gourmet Dental Treats, Antioxidant Health Bars, Pork Hide Dog Bones, one 4-ounce bag of Tasty Rewards Training Treats and one yummy Porky Puff Dog Chew. The gift basket is beautifully packaged with a ribbon.

Your Price: $19.95 Order Here at or

Sunday, November 15, 2009

We Love Hearing From Our Customers

Yes, We Love Hearing From Our Customers.
Now you can tell us how much you enjoy the grooming, the foods, the information you find here or anything else you would like us to know.

Click Here to go to our website feedback.
Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Selling Pet Food Opportunity

I do sell pet food. Why would anyone what to sell pet food? you might ask. The reason is simple. People have to feed their dogs and cats and don't always know what they are giving them to eat. And since people buy food to feed their pets, I decided to help them choose.
This is working out great for all parties involved. I make some money, the people are feeding a really healthy food and the pet is really the winner, in that, he or she is loving every bite and improving their over-all health. You have heard the slogan "you are what your eat" same goes for pets. You feed them junk food and they get fat and sickly.
So why is selling healthy pet food something I want to share? Well, if you are in the pet professional business already, you have a number of people that need you. If you are someone that just loves pets than they need you. Here is a link you need to click on. Go ahead, it would hurt.... Look it over and get back to me. OK?
I know, it's a big link, but it's a even bigger opportunity.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

NuJoint Joint Supplements for Dogs

I will not Jump through this until I get my NuJoint Plus......
NuJoint Plus is a natural anti-inflammatory hip and joint therapy, formulated with the finest pharmaceutical, human grade ingredients.Major considerations in formulating NuJoint Plus were the pharmaceutical grade quality of ingredients and their healing values, as well as the bio digestibility and utilization into the cellular framework. NuJoint Plus has been formulated by leading Veterinarians and Scientist to contain precise percentages of Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) and Vitamin C which will help to quickly and effectively reverse and heal the devastating effects of osteoarthritis.
NuVet Labs™ has designed a cutting edge formula that we believe will help increase your pets longevity and quality of life. Our scientists performed extensive research and experiments with the ingredients in NuJoint Plus™, finding the most powerful synergistic defense against the harm caused by osteoarthritis. Order

NuVet Plus Products are made in the USA

All product orders are shipped directly from NuVet Labs' warehouse in Agoura Hills, California. When you order, you are guaranteed the freshest product sent right to your door directly from NuVet Labs

NuVet Labs ships by the best available service (USPS First Class Mail, USPS Priority Mail or UPS ground service) depending on the size of your order.

If you need specific shipping services (overnight, 2-day air, etc.) call NuVet Labs directly at 800-474-7044 and let them know how soon you would like your products shipped. Please remember to mention Susan Potts DBA Spotts Grooming referred you.
The order code to use is 42299

Meet the Official Greeter - Pippin

Spotts Grooming Parlor * All Breed Grooming - By Appointment Only

Spotts Grooming Parlor is located in the quiet little town of Leroy Ohio.
Grooming is by appointment only - call (440) 254-3606 to book your Holiday appointments early.
A new pick up & delivery service to the grooming parlor has been added by Kelly Lewicki RVT
Call for Details.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Spotts Grooming & Holistic Pet Products

Spotts Grooming Parlor also provides you with links to order....
  • Life's Abundance Pet Food & Products
  • Flint River Ranch Food & Treats
  • NuVet Plus & NuJoint
Pet care products: Revitalizing Shampoo For Dogs & Cats, Bath Fresh Mist For Dogs & Cats, Smoothing Mist, Ear Care Formula
Natural safe cleaning products: BioDeodorizer with Sprayer, Floorwash

People products: Sealogix Omega-3 Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oil in Liquid & Capsules, Clay Essentials Face & Body Masque, Eye & Lip Masque, Clay Essentials Problem Skin Solution.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Tips for a Slimmer Dog Weight-loss

Just like us, overweight pets can experience a multitude of health issues. Likewise, the best methods to keep your pet's weight in check are the same as if we were to shed some extra pounds. Try the following if your animal is hefty - they will greatly benefit from dropping a few extra pounds and in the very small, a few ounces will make a difference.

  • Get daily exercise and/or walks. Exercise helps to burn calories. Fresh air, new experiences and regular activity also contribute to your pet's mental health and that helps in keeping the whole body functioning properly.
  • Feed your pet a healthy diet. Essential nutrition is important if you want a healthy pet and who doesn't? you should feed your pet natural, human grade foods. Enhance their diet with appropriate treats and remember to always have clean, fresh water available at all times.
  • See you veterinarian regularly.

Life's Abundance Weight-Loss Formula

  • With all the healthy ingredients you’ve come to expect from a Life’s Abundance food, formulated specifically for overweight adult dogs
  • Balanced nutrition with fewer calories, less fat and a higher protein content
  • Includes nutrients to support healthy metabolism and a shiny coat More Information on Weight-Loss Formula

Flint River Ranch Senior LITE Adult Canine Formula (can be given to younger dogs for weight loss)

  • The ultimate in Premium Senior nutrition! Special oven-baked formula helps your Senior Dog maintain bone density, strong teeth and vision, good circulation and all around great health.
  • The Senior LITE formula contains one-third less protein and fat than our original kibble formula while maintaining the great taste dogs love. More Information on Lite Formula

Friday, October 30, 2009

How much to feed a 40# dog?

Life’s Abundance Premium Health Food for Puppies & Adult Dogs
20 lb. bag
Your Price: $31.05* on Autoship

Life’s Abundance Premium Health Food is made with select ingredients, including high-quality chicken and catfish meals, whole grains, nutritious vegetables and fruits, omega fatty acids and much more. We never use corn or wheat products and we never use artificial flavors or colors. With Life’s Abundance, you can be confident that you are feeding your dog advanced nutrition.

The new HealthyPetNet Newsletter

The new HealthyPetNet Newsletter is available online! Want to get your own Newsletter? It's simple... Just Click Here and Sign Up
These are the kind of articles you will read about....
How to Brush Your Dog's Teeth by Dr. Sarah

While many people like the smell of puppy breath, the same can’t be said for “Dog breath”. It’s almost universally considered as eye-stingingly unpleasant. This phrase has even been used as a play-ground insult! While it’s a joke to some, when you look at the science behind foul panting, it’s clear that bad breath is anything but funny. More...
Dealing with Grief

Losing a companion animal is devastating. And yet, many pet parents don’t receive the kind of emotional support they might expect if they had lost a human family member. Failing to show such a depth of compassion is common for those who have never shared a special bond with a companion animal. These people might say to themselves, “What’s the big deal … it was just a pet” What they don’t understand is a very simple truth … losing a companion animal is losing a member of your family. More...

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bo Obama Uses Potty Park - Your dog can too.

*When it comes to toilet training for Bo Obama, the decision is simple Potty Park™, the world's finest dog potty!*

On the morning of June 5th, 2009, the White House buzzed with excitement. President Obama's ten month old Portuguese Water Dog, Bo, waited patiently for a gift basket to arrive containing specifically selected pet products to welcome him to his important new role as best friend to the First Family. Eco Pet Solutions Inc. is extremely proud that Potty Park™ will be there for Bo and the First Family in this exciting new time in their lives. As Bo's presence graces the rich history and tradition of the White House, he will undoubtedly find himself investigating the many rooms and small spaces in his new home. Although we are not sure if Bo will get his own bedroom, we can tell you he has a bathroom that is all his own – Potty Park™, the indoor/outdoor toileting device for puppies and dogs. When it comes to toilet training for Bo Obama, the decision is simple – Potty Park™, the world's finest dog potty!

Eco Pet Solutions, Inc. is the manufacturer of the increasingly popular Potty Park™. The product is known for providing a clean and easy solution to the toileting needs of dogs. The company’s mission is to increase the levels of canine comfort, health and convenience. The company’s web site at contains additional information. Use order code OHSGC09 for Free Shipping Plus a Free bottle of All Natural Cleaner a $50.00 value

Friday, October 23, 2009

Which Flint River Ranch food for Acid Reflux is best???

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Q Which FRR dog food would be best for a dog that seems to have a problem with acid reflux? He seems to throw up occasionally also. He has been checked by two vets and there is no reason found for this happening, so I am concerned it is his dog food and would like to try the best Flint River Ranch that might best suit him.

A Feed the FRR LMR as it is formulated for easy digestion and contains probiotics to aid in digestion. Feed the dog his daily food amount over 2-3 smaller meals a day, rather than all at once. Do not feed right after stress or exercise. Wait until the dog calms down. Take the dog to the vet (she has already, but always suggest it with any issue that may be “medical”). Canned pumpkin (not pie filling, just plain pumpkin) is recommended by many holistic vets as a remedy to an upset stomach (for people too!). Yogurt with the live cultures can also help with stomach issues. Be aware of all treats or bones given to the dog, as that might be a source of digestive issues for the pet. Feed the LMR biscuits as well, as they match the formulation of the food.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Osteo Essentials * Protect your bones.

These are for us humans.

Ultralogix Osteo Essentials* Osteo Essentials* has all the necessary nutrients to help protect your bones against brittleness and deterioration.* With seven different types of calcium, this formula is fortified with Vitamin D, Magnesium and other bone-strengthening minerals that are difficult to obtain from diet alone. Additionally, the calcium is chelated (i.e., wrapped in amino acids) to ensure maximum absorption into the bloodstream. While all minerals have at least minute traces of lead, Osteo Essentials* is created in accordance with the strictest pharmaceutical-grade standards, making it virtually lead-free for your safety. This Ultralogix supplement is formulated for males and females aged 13 and up. Each bottle contains a one-month supply of 120 tablets.

I talk about giving your pet's supplements to maintain a healthy life, so here's one for us.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Porkhide Bones for Dogs

Our manufacturer informed us that there has been an unexpected delay in our shipment of large Porkhide Bones for Dogs. As a result, we may experience a shortage of this product in the next few weeks. In an effort to conserve inventory for Autoship customers, we will remove the large Porkhide Bones from the PipsChoice web site temporarily We expect to replenish our inventory levels and resume regular shipping of this product around the second week of November. We apologize for any inconvenience to you.
Try a Porky Puff instead. Click Here Dogs can’t resist the rich aroma of our delicious, hickory-smoked pig snouts. Packed with high-quality protein, Porky Puffs chewable treats are non-greasy and contain no chemical preservatives or flavors. And with no artificial colors, you won’t have to worry about hard-to-remove stains in your carpet!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Shih Tzu Before & After

Here's Snickers.... He comes in about every 6 weeks to be groomed. I give him a nice soothing shampoo bath and conditioner. I then use a longer blade on his back and scissor his legs. His face hair around his eyes and mouth gets shortened and I trim just a little off his ears to keep them even with the rest of his head.
He looks cute in this Halloween hat as he poses for his picture.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Before & After Yorkie Grooming
Here is Precious before & after her beauty bath and trim. I shampooed her in Tropiclean Papaya Plus. This is a great shampoo that pampers your pet in a rich luxurious lather. Papaya and kiwi replenish the natural moisture balance of the skin and coat. Rich botanical conditioners create a healthy sheen while preventing dry skin and tangled hair. Routine bathing leaves the skin and coat soft, shiny, and looking great as you can see in this after picture. I trim the hair on the ears, shorten her body hair with a 3 3/4 blade and scissor her legs and skirt.

10 Week old Yorkshire Puppy

This is thee most cutest puppy I have seen in a long time. Pippin was my favorite cutest puppy, but this one is so adorable. She is 10 weeks old and came into the grooming parlor with her new mommy to pick up big sister. I couldn't resist to take a picture. Here is big sister Precious. She is loving her little sister and can't wait to play when they get home.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

NuVet Plus Testimony

I have said it before and I'll say it again. If you want to help your dog stay healthy or you are trying to correct an already present illness or disease. NuVet Plus will and can help.Check out Bandit, his loving owner contacted me ask if she can try a sample of NuVet because she had noticed a rash on his foot. She also told me that Bandit was a picky eater and may not eat the NuVet wafer. I was happy to send one wafer off to her as a taste test to see if Bandit would go for it. This is what she said.

"Hey, Susan,
He gobbles it right up and I have noticed the rash on his foot receding very quickly. It usually takes forever to get rid of it.
Thanks for checking. Odd he would so readily eat something, he’s so picky but it’s really no problem. I used the number you gave me but when I ordered the tabs they emailed me several times asking where the number came from. Finally I got them. I ordered the small size because I was worried he would spit them out but he loves them!! He’s a very happy puppy, that’s for sure. He will need a new bottle. Also he’s not shaking his head anymore either. The ears quieted down as well.

Hope you are doing well, and thank you.

Katie Furman

Bandit says “Thank You”

OK, how cool is that? The NuVet did what it said it would do. Bandit also loves them and that's just an added plus. Did you note that she used a number to order them???? Yes, a referral number is necessary to obtain NuVet Plus. So go ahead, use mine... It's 42299 and if you can call it in at 1-800-474-7044 and mention you want to save even more money by using Auto-Ship you will receive a 15% discount on each bottle.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Flint River Ranch Lamb Millet & Rice Kibble

Flint River Ranch Lamb Millet & Rice Kibble
Formula for Food Sensitive Dogs

Specifically formulated for those dogs that are allergic to wheat, corn and/or chicken. Nothing has been spared with the quality of ingredients, blending and oven-baking process. The production process premium quality Lamb Meat, Menhaden Fish, Whole Ground Grains, Grapeseed oil, Flaxseed, Rosemary, Chelated Minerals, Natural Tocopherols, Vitamin E, an Antioxidant, along with probiotics good bacteria, like what is contained in yogurt or buttermilk and digestive enzymes synergistically provides the very finest diet for food-sensitive dogs.

Lamb Meal, Ground Whole Millet, Ground Whole Rice, Rice Bran, Menhaden Fish Meal, Grape seed Oil, Flaxseed Meal, Lecithin, Garlic, Rosemary and Sage Extract, Choline Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Selenium Supplement, Mixed Natural Tocopherols (antioxidant), Niacin, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Iron Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Copper Sulfate, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid Supplement, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, D-Biotin Supplement, Vitamin D3, Bromelain, Papain, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product.

Crude Protein . Minimum 23%
Crude Fiber .. Maximum 4%
Crude Fat . . . . Minimum 10%
Moisture . . . Maximum 10%
Caloric Density (KCAL/Lb).....1476
Caloric Density (KCAL/KG)...3254


Because the Kibble is high density, you feed 20%-25% less than other foods. Each serving delivers maximum nutrition without fillers, so you will also notice a lower stool volume and less clean up.Feed your dog once or twice a day. Food requirements vary depending on climate, breed of dog and activity. Feed an amount that will maintain your dog's weight. Order Here Flint River Ranch

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pet Food Samples

Life's Abundance Dog Food samples includes:
Advanced Daily Supplement
Whoelsome Heart Low Fat Treat

Life's Abundance Cat Food samples includes:
Instinctive Choice Canned Food
Advanced Daily Supplement
Purrfectly Natural Gourmet Treat
small shipping charge applies.

Learn all you need to know about Life's Abundance Pet Food here
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Potty Park - Great Indoor Toilet for Dogs

Just like going on the grass.
This is a great alternative to going in the house and soiling your carpets, wood floors and even furniture.
To save on Shipping and Handling and get a Free Bottle of All Natural Clearer - use special code OHSGC09 at or call 1-866-664-6188 Just mention the special code and save......your carpet, wood floors, furniture and Cash.

Pippin the Standard PooWitch

OK, now I've had it. Take this thing off my head. I look so silly!!!

Matted Dog Before & After

Here is a cutie dog that came in with a mat problem.
I didn't want to shave him right down and I was very glad I didn't have too. I bathed him in 'Why B Itch' shampoo and used 'Quicker Slicker' spray when I dried him. The result was great. I used a 4F blade to leave some length and scissored his legs, head and tail. He was so happy to be mat free. Now he is looking very festive in his witch hat. BOO!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

October is American Humane's Adopt-A-Dog Month

You can save the day for a homeless dog and find a faithful companion who will be at your side for all of life’s adventures by adopting a dog from your local shelter or breed-rescue group during American Humane’s Adopt-A-Dog Month in October.
Adopting a dog is a heroic feat that’s easy to perform, and animal shelters and breed-rescue groups are filled with amazing dogs: large, small, mixed breeds, even purebreds. In fact, millions of loyal, lovable dogs are surrendered to our nation’s animal welfare organizations every year because their owners simply couldn't’t take care of them anymore. Now they’re homeless and just waiting for a hero like you!
During Adopt-A-Dog Month, we encourage you to visit your local shelter or breed-rescue group and discover the many super-size benefits of having a dog: happiness, companionship, improved physical and emotional health, and devoted love. Dogs also encourage people to exercise, enhance family and social relationships, promote laughter and act as a nonjudgmental audience and sounding board.
American Humane works year-round to support animal welfare organizations, promote adoptions and enhance the bond that people share with their companion animals. If you’re ready to find your very own faithful canine companion, check out these resources to learn about the adoption process, behavior and training, and pet care.

M.D.C. Romani Clipper Vac

This year at Groom Expo in Hershey PA, the M.D.C. Romani Clipper Vac took on some of the Groomer Has It stars. In this picture you can see two of the contestants being instructed by one of the Romani girls. These vacs are great and no shop should be without one. They cut the grooming time almost in half, scissoring is reduced by 80%, they help reduce repetitive motion, improved ergonomics, leaves beautiful haircuts and best of all you have a clean hair free environment.

Australian Shepherd Mix

This handsome boy is Wrangler. He is an Australian Shepherd mix. For grooming, I gave him a good bath using my Bathing Beauty bathing system. He had some matting in his pants or rear end area and was starting to shed out a lot of coat. After the bath I use a force air dryer and got most of the matted air unmatted. This makes the finishing brush out so mush easier for both him and me. Once he was dry, I just lightly scissored his coat to make a neat appearance.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Dog Grooming Competitions

Have you ever wondered what a dog grooming competition looks like? Here are some professional groomers working on poodles. In this contest, poodles of all sizes are groomed. Each size has a time limit in which to finish their groom. This was taken at Groom Expo 2009 in Hershey PA.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Creative Cat Grooming * Pittsburgh Steelers Style

Cat grooming is becoming very popular and why not? Most people love to snuggle with their cats but some are allergic, or the cat hair is flying all over the place. But with grooming you can take an ordinary cat and turn it into an extraordinary cat.
Take this one for instance, what Pittsburgh Steeler fan wouldn't want to show off their team spirit with this cool cat? Here the kitty is transformed into one of the players. A little less hair and a great new look. The cats are not harmed in any way in doing this. Most will not mind at all. A clipper is used to shave off the longer fur and then some non-toxic, child safe Blo-pens are used to fill in the color.
Now that's a cool cat if I ever saw one.