Thursday, July 30, 2009

Heathy Dog Food

Life's Abundance Pet Food
This food is made fresh each week and it includes whole chicken & fish meat (NO by-products or portion of meat), carrots, apples, spinach, celery, alfalfa, ground brown rice, powerful antioxidants, live probiotics, and chelated minerals. This food is not even sold in pet food stores. It is shipped directly to the customer’s door. This is to protect the food from sitting for long periods of time or potentially being mismanaged by retailers.
Review their website for yourself and learn more about Life's Abundance pet food. Be sure to compare this food to other major brand names to see the true difference.

Give your pet the best chance he can have for a healthy life....
Is the food your pets eat really THAT important?
We believe it is. I know you want to know what dog food is safe now more than ever due to the recent recalls. Life's Abundance is a truly all natural holistic dog food that is 100% safe and formulated by a well known holistic Veterinarian, Dr. Jane Bicks. Be reassured that none of their dog food or pet related products were affected by any recall. All ingredients are grown and produced here in the US. They offer a free sample and a 30 day money-back

Will your Pet Live To Be 25-30 Years Old?
Research shows that Dogs and Cats have a genetic potential of living 25 to 30 years. Will your pet reach his potential? It is possible with the proper nutrition!
Life's Abundance Premium Health Food for Dogs and Cats is formulated by Dr. Jane Bicks, a highly respected and nationally recognized holistic veterinarian.

Not available in stores.
SPECIAL Below Wholesale Pricing for Breeders & Kennels!
Dealer Inquiries Welcome.
Please ask for: Susan

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Australian Shepherd Medium Haircut

Here's Max with his thick full coat. He has difficulty in the hot weather so his owner likes to have him clipped to about 2 inches in length.Here he is after I brushed and clipped him. I used the FURminator Deshedding Treatment on Max to help brush the hair out of his coat so I could use an attachment on my clipper. With undercoat, the blade will not go through the hair, thus making the job impossible.
Max after he was finished. Look how cool he looks now!!! This is a really good haircut on him, I know he will enjoy the weather much better now.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Flint River Ranch Pet Food

Our top-of-the-line dog and cat foods are carefully formulated keeping your pets' health and happiness in mind. Each unique formula provides the perfect combination of human-grade meats, wholesome grains, garden fresh vegetables and herbs plus a superior blend of vitamins and minerals. The innovative oven-baked process along with the special preparation used to create our natural line of food products insures your household companions will receive a satisfying, tasty and nutritionally complete meal every time they are fed. For the optimum in flavor and healthy benefits we have several different varieties to choose from; beginning with the early stages of your dog and cats development to their senior years. So you will...Feel Good About What You Feed"!
Please

Monday, July 27, 2009

Shih Tzu Short Face Style

Shih Tzu hair grows continuously so keeping it trimmed is very important for good health. Long hair growing around the eyes can become hard and matted making sores and possable eye infections. Even little dogs want to be able to see clearly, so trimming the hair short on the top the head and the forehead stops it for hanging over the eyes.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Border Collie Mix - Talking about shedding hair.

This older gal is Dakota, she is a 10 year old Border Collie mix breed. She came in to the grooming parlor for a good bath and a de-shed. Dakota had so much loose hair coming out that I filled an entire garbage bag. To bad that there isn't any place that will buy used dog hair, I would have make a bundle on this one.

Some people have asked me - "How often should the Shed-Less Treatment be performed?" I recommend having the entire Shed-Less Treatment performed on your pet every 4-6 weeks. You may need to use the tool on your pet’s coat between treatments during heavy shedding seasons. If you don't already own a tool you can order one from me or at many pet supply stores now carry them.
Also - "Does the deShedding Tool work without using the FURminator deShedding Shampoo and Solution?"
The answer is Yes, however the tool is more effective if you use the deShedding shampoo and deShedding solution or the waterless shampoo and conditioner. This really loosens up the shedding undercoat and washes out in the rinse water. When brushing afterwards it is amazing to see just how much more hair comes out.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

NuVet Plus Sample for Dogs - It's a Healthy Supplement

Sorry, this offer is no longer available. If you Order Nuvet Now you can request a sample of one of my holistic pet food samples. Looking for a chance to try NuVet without first ordering it?
Now you can.
I want everyone who loves their dog and is concerned about their well-being to have a chance to see for yourself how much this supplement will be an important part of your dog's health. Pets are lacking the important nutrients needed to sustain proper body function, because frankly it's just not found in any pet food. Even the best of dog and cat foods don't have all the proper amounts of vitamins, minerals, herbs and omega oils that are found in NuVet Plus. In the sample packet shown above, I will send you one wafer as a “taste” test to insure your dog will eat the product. Since NuVet is an all natural, holistic approach to strengthening the immune system and getting the body in tune they recommend you try the product for 60 days. If you have not seen the results you are looking for within the 60 days, the company will return the original purchase price of the product. I can't think of any other company that does that! Plus, I will include two dog food samples I feed my dogs, easy on-line ordering. NuVet has proven to be extremely effective in treating a number of ailments, including diabetes, heart disease, tumors, scratching, itching, hot spots, allergies, arthritis, low energy levels cataracts, digestive problems and many other health issues, so you have everything to gain by trying it. Please call the manufacturer if you have any specific questions. Tell them you read about NuVet at Spotts Dog Care "Spotts Grooming"
800-474-7044 the order code is 42299

Friday, July 24, 2009

Red Toy Poodle

Here's Rusty....

Rusty is a 1 1/2 year old Toy Poodle. He was very over grown so I just clipped his body, shaved his face and feet clean and scissored up his legs. He looks very regal in his new doo, don't ya think? Oh, did I mention, Rusty is my mom's dog. I don't groom him to often, so when I do, I like to try different
styles on him.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Badly Matted Schnauzer - Shave

The pictures you are seeing may be disturbing to some people, viewer discretion is suggested.

This is the before picture of this Schnauzer. The hair was so matted that I needed to clip very short. I was not surprised when I can across a sore on his leg. I clipped the hair off his legs as if I was pealing off a very tight sock, except this was connected to skin. I gave him a bath with medicated shampoo which I left on for 10 minutes. This helps with soothing skin that has not been able to (breathe)

Here is the after picture of one comfortable pup.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cushings Disease in Dogs

Cushings is getting more common in dogs, what is it?
It’s a hormonal disease. As a holistic groomer and pet food adviser, I believe that we have poisoned our pet’s bodies as well as our own with the foods we all are eating. The hormones in the body react when they are stimulated by cells. The physiology of the dog has not changed in all the years of keeping records. The liver, the thyroid cells and the adrenal glands are not made to handle all of the toxins we place in the mouths of our pet's, in my opinion.
What are the symptoms of Cushings Disease in dogs?
This is a very complicated disease with a wide range of symptoms and causes.
1. The most common symptom is increased consumption of water and the resultant increased urination. The dogs drink between two and ten times the normal amount of water and the resultant increase in urination follows.
2. Increase in appetite is another common clinical symptom that shows up in around 80% of the affected animals. Dogs may begin stealing food, begging for treats continuously, and become very protective of their own food and despite having these symptoms, the owner may feel that the dog is okay because of his good appetite.
3. Abdominal enlargement is a common symptom in affected dogs. The potbellied appearance is a result of the shifting of fat to the abdominal area and a weakening and wasting of muscle mass in the abdomen.
4. Hair loss and thinning of the skin are also common symptoms in dogs with Cushing's disease. The hair loss usually starts over the areas of wear such as the elbows and goes to the flanks and abdomen areas until eventually only the head and extremities have hair. The skin may also become thin and be easily damaged and slow to heal.
5. Increased panting, urinary tract infections, or losses in reproductive ability are other symptoms often noted with this disease.

Feeding the right food is so very important in aiding in the treatment of Cushing's. I feed Life's Abundance because it is made fresh and shipped to your door within 4 weeks. It is packed with the most nutritional ingredients, vitamins, minerals and herbs for good health.
Use this link to learn more about Life's Abundance pet foods.

Shaved Golden Retriever

This is a Golden Retriever that was very matted. She needed to have her hair shaved off so I used an Andis # 7 f blade and started just behind the Occipital bone on top of the head. I shaved the entire body but left the legs and tail. I used scissors to trim the feathering's of the front legs and trimmed the tail so as to not leave it to bushy.
This haircut is excellent for active Golden's that like to jump in water and roll in dirt. I'm thinking that was why she was so matted. So now Daisy can play and her owners can enjoy a cleaner house.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Spotts Grooming

Pet Tags

Spotts Grooming is now selling pet tags. This is just a sample of whats to come. Watch for a complete listing and order information.

Life’s Abundance Premium Health Food - Fresh Home Delivery

Life’s Abundance Premium Health Food is veterinarian-formulated with select ingredients to help your dog achieve and maintain optimum health. We use a “fast-cook” process to help preserve the nutritional value of each and every wholesome ingredient. And we maintain strict inventory controls to ensure the quality and safety of our foods. Our foods are made with the finest ingredients, including …
  • A proprietary blend of vitamins and minerals
  • High-quality protein from chicken and catfish meals for strong muscles
  • An antioxidant system including vitamins A, C and E
  • A selection of nutritious vegetables and fruits
  • Omega-3 fatty acids for healthy skin and a shiny coat
  • Calcium and phosphorus for healthy teeth and strong bones
  • Dietary fiber to help maintain a healthy digestive tract

  • Since we use only wholesome ingredients, this formula contains …
  • No artificial flavor
  • No artificial colors
  • No corn or corn gluten
  • No wheat or wheat gluten

Life’s Abundance is concentrated nutrition in every bowl.
A balanced blend of calcium and phosphorous to support growing and aging bones
Our kibble has tested extremely positively with both puppies and adult dogs, regardless of breed or size
Optimal protein levels for growing puppies and adults
Unique blend of antioxidants that support dogs throughout their life cycle

Order at What's Pips Choice? I got that name from the fact that my poodle Pippin loves Life's Abundance, hence Pips Choice.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Poodle drawing

This is a picture of my poodle Pippin. My mom painted his likeness on a purse of mine years ago. This picture looks just like him.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Dog and Cat Rescue Groups

Read how these people are helping pets find a new and better life.
Click Here

Now is your turn.
I think there are many pet rescue groups out there that would like the opportunity to make money to help fund their organization. I may be able to help..............
Click Here

Fund Raiser for the Euclid Shelter

I was very happy to see all the people come out to the fund raiser at the Gentle Groomer yesterday with all the money going to the Euclid shelter.
Thank you so much for your generosity. My only regret is that I did not take my camera.

I handed out a lot of food samples both Flint River Ranch and Life's Abundance and NuVet Plus supplements. I talked with several folks about nutrition for their pets and was happy to explain the importance of feeding a great quality pet food, the benefits are enormous!

If you were at the event, would you please send me your thoughts about the fund raiser? and I would love a picture of the pet you brought.
Email to Spotts Grooming

Thanks again, without you, animals shelters would be in lacking in needs to care for the dogs and cats.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

NuVet Labs - Creator of NuVet Plus Supplements for Dogs & Cats

NuVet Labs says:
We love animals and we know you love them too! Unfortunately, the majority of dogs and cats are not receiving a complete, healthy diet and many become ill and die prematurely. NuVet Labs™ main purpose is to help increase your pet's longevity and quality of life. Our products, NuVet Plus™ for Canines and NuVet Plus™ for Felines, provide the very best human-grade, natural ingredients available and utilize the latest advances in medical, veterinary and nutritional science. We pledge to adhere to the highest standards in products and services. Our goal is to maintain a lasting and caring relationship with our family of NuVet Plus™ customers and their pets they love.Our scientists, veterinarians and formulators began with the premise that most pet diets are lacking the proper amounts of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. There are important nutrients that animals once received when they were living in a more primitive environment that are not available in the modern diet. Commercial pet foods contain numerous by-products that can make them poisonous, toxic and incapable of reducing the devastating effects of unstable oxygen molecules, also known as "free radicals." Free radicals have been implicated in more than fifty health problems in humans and animals including various forms of cancer, heart disease, arthritis, cataracts and premature aging.After extensive testing with many different combinations of ingredients, our scientists formulated NuVet Plus™. We believe, based on the most current medical, veterinarian and nutritional reports, NuVet Plus™ will combat the onslaught of free radicals in our companion pets. This unique formula consists of precise amounts of vitamins, minerals and high-potency antioxidants that when combined, create a synergistic and powerful boost to the immune system.
TO ORDER CALL:800-474-7044
YOU WILL NEED ORDER CODE # 42299 OR go to the NuVet site directly (you must enter the web address EXACTLY: Just click on this link.
Scientifically Formulated to Provide Everything Your Pet Needs For Perfect Health!
**Bottle of 90 wafers**
**NuVet Plus Vitamin Supplement for dogs**
Dosage: 1 wafer per day for dogs 5 lbs and over. 1/2 wafer if under 5 lbs.

Friday, July 10, 2009

What is the CGC?

CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the
10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.The test items are as follows:

Test 1: Accepting a friendly stranger

Test 2: Sitting politely for petting

Test 3: Appearance and grooming

Test 4: Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)

Test 5: Walking through a crowd

Test 6: Sit and down on command and Staying in place

Test 7: Coming when called

Test 8: Reaction to another dog

Test 9: Reaction to distraction

Test 10: Supervised separation

Summer Appointments - Book Early

Please book your appointment at least 2 weeks in advance. Summer is a very busy time with all the short haircuts for the hot weather. So call Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM, an operator is standing by.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Herbal Ear Care Solution

Nobody likes the smell of dirty ears so keeping your pet’s ears clean is a necessary part of keeping your pet healthy.
Ear Care Formula Really Works!
It Cleans ears and eliminates odor, Dissolves ear wax, Removes dirt and debris, Soothes like only aloe vera can, Contains no alcohol and will not sting, Leaves ears dry, which keeps nasty ear debris at bay, Safe and gentle enough for puppies and kittens.

Ear Care Formula contains a special botanical blend and gentle cleansers specifically developed to keep your pet’s ear's healthy.

Order Here Click on Dogs, Pet Care For Dogs then scoll down to Ear Clean Formula.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Schnauzer Shave

Here is Sammy, he lives on a farm and is always out running with the chickens and horses. Sam use to be groomed in a regular Schnauzer clip until he got in the habit of getting down and dirty on the farm. Between playing with his barnyard buddies and taking an occasional dip in the pond, his owner thought it would be nice to have him clipped in a more sporting manor. I think she made the right choice here, Sammy looks adorable.