Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Life's Abundance question & answer conference call.

There is a very special evening in store for you tomorrow night. In the next installment of the "Ask Dr. Jane" series, Dr. Jane will devote ten minutes at the beginning of her call to share with you all the juicy details about our popular Life's Abundance Premium Canned Health Foods for Puppies & Adult Dogs. Every day, hundreds of HealthyPetNet customers experience the joy of providing their dogs the superior nutrition contained in these two wonderful formulas - Turkey & Shrimp Breakfast in Broth and Chicken & Crab Dinner in Sauce. We look forward to your participation in our next "Ask Dr. Jane" conference call tomorrow night.
PLEASE NOTE: To participate, dial (218) 844-0860 and enter pass code 626116# after the prompt. Once you join the call, please follow the moderator's directions to reduce background noise, so that everyone can hear Dr. Jane clearly.

Please remember, Dr. Jane cannot legally advocate any treatment by phone or by email. We ask that you please refrain from asking Dr. Jane any diagnostic questions. If you have condition-specific questions about companion animals, either real or hypothetical, we strongly urge you to seek the medical advice and attention of your veterinarian.
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Monday, June 29, 2009

Customer says "Pet won't eat the food, What do I do?"

I have had some people tell me that their pet didn't eat the food. My question back is "Did you introduce the food slowly?
Is the reason you tried the food because you feel it would be more nutritious and healthy for your pet?"
If your answer is yes, well then you should definitely hold your ground and be patient, your pet will eat it. Dogs and cats will not starve themselves no matter what you think.
I talk to a lot of pet professionals including trainers and breeders who would tell you that you are in control of your pet and you need to make them eat what’s good for them. Think about how we teach our kids or other family members, pet's are no different. They will learn to love the food.
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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Standard Poodle's Love to Play

Pippin loves to play ball. He plays every chance he gets. Here he is doing what he loves best, jumping and catching a ball. This dog gets air, for sure. Jim, his human dad throws the ball so it bounces on the ground and as it was bouncing up, Pippin jumped and grabbed it in mid-air. I was lucky I got this picture, it's so hard to capture flying poodles.

Friday, June 26, 2009

The Dog House

This is my poodles new, refurbished dog house. It's a nice place for them to hang out when they are enjoying the great outdoors. This house is so spacious that the two of them can actually fit inside together. As you can see, there is a water bowl for them to get a drink.

Pippin is showing us the backside of the house and his backside too.

What every groomer wishes their clients would do....

If you take your pet to a professional groomer, like many people do, you might think that is all it takes to keep your dog's coat in great condition. Well, the work of a groomer can in fact make your dog look fabulous, however, maintaining that desired look takes the work of weekly or even daily brushing at home. Yes, brushing and combing your pet's hair will help keep it from matting up. So many people want the breed standard style but get their dog back with a much shorter coat. The reason for this is very simple, the hair mats, the dog hurts, the groomer clips. I for one, will not de-mat a badly cared for coat. This is hard on the dog and hard for me. I want the dog to enjoy his stay with me, not be traumatized by long hours of brushing, hair splitting, and yes, pulling. It's just not nice. With home grooming between visits this makes the whole going to the professional groomer thing less stressful, shorter stay, easier, and less expensive. Even if you want the shortest hair cut possable, don't wait till the dog becomes so matted that it effects the heath and well being of your dog. This can lead to skin problems, foot and nail problems and ear and eye infections caused by dirty, nasty hair.

Another important thing to remember is to check for fleas. The last thing a grooming shop wants is a badly flea infested dog. This is something people don't think about. Would you want your pest free pooch going to a salon with a flea outbreak? Would you want your pup to pick up a few to bring home? No, of course not, however sometimes a few fleas is unavoidable and getting your dogs in at the first sign is necessary. Apply a monthly treatment of your dog's pest-control to avoid getting the bugs, which in turn keeps your grooming cost down.

We as groomers, love what we do, but when we have the hard job of dematting and defleaing a dog it's can take a toll on our bodies and spirts. Help keep your groomer happy, do some grooming at home.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Fabulous Glass Poodles

I just wanted to share my new fabulous flea market find with you. I collect poodles of all kind, but the one's I get excited with are one's like these. I am not sure about the age of these, but I do know that they are old. With the gold poodles, someone had replaced what once was a fine chain that conects the mother poodle to her babies with a gold cord. Other than that, they are in very good condition. The spotted poodle is in very nice shape as well.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Summer Shave downs (Dogs)

Here is Skye, she gets her summertime shave down every year. This helps keep her cool when the sun heats up. Just look how cool she is!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Warm weather shave-downs

The weather here is heating up and so are some very hairy dogs. I will be posting pictures of shave down grooming over the next few days - stay tuned.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Flint River Ranch Pet Food Distributor


Bugs bugging you and your pet? Spring brings out the bugs for sure and the last thing you need is to spray harmful chemicals all over you and your dog. Here is a great recipe for a natural insect repellent that you can use on both you and your dog.

In a small spray bottle add 3 ounces of filtered water, 1 ounce of unscented alcohol or cheap vodka next add 6 drops of lavender essential oil, 6 drops of peppermint essential oil and 4 drops of lemongrass essential oil (they have to be essential oils to work). Shake well before each use. Can be used on skin and clothing. Safe for children and pets. Apply often while you are outdoors. Keep away from face and eyes. I like to spray a small amount on my hands and rub it on my forehead. Same can be done on top of dog's head.

Recipe is from The Village Herb Shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio Check out their website - www.villageherbshop.com