Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Miniature Poodle Mix Haircut

Here is little Lucy, she is a Miniature Poodle mix breed. For her grooming, I use a short #4 blade on her body and legs. I scissor the ears even with the bottom of her jaw line and trim out under her eyes and top of her muzzle. Lucy is posing for her Halloween portrait.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Best Shot Ultra Wash

Best Shot Ultra Wash Shampoo is the main go to shampoo I use at Spotts Grooming.  It is protein enriched with special hydration conditioners that nourish the coat.  It is safe for all coat types and is highly recommended for double coated breeds. Ultra Wash features a Coat Release agent to free shedding and reduce the brushing time. Low sud and quick rinsing makes for a fast bath with all the power of soaking.  It's freshness and deodorizing smell is pleasing and it is also hypoallergenic and soap free.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Yorkie, Schnauzer, Chihuahua Mix

Can you get much cuter than this? I think not....
This is Lyttles, she is a mix breed that is very small, hence the name. She gets a trim in the cold weather months and since we are getting toward the middle of October, her mom likes her to be a little longer in coat. I just trim her ears at the end with a clipper and use a comb attachment on her back, sides and legs, scissor to neaten and she's ready to go.

In a New Study: Scans Reveal Striking Similarity Between Human and Canine Minds

It took a study to learn that a Dogs' brains, in many ways, look and function just like human brains.
To bad I didn't claim this, I have known this for years.  My dogs have learned so much from us that they know what we are saying and almost always knows our next move. In Fact, I have to spell words like ride, car, store and other trigger words so my standard poodle Pippin won't think he's going.

To read the entire article Click Here  

Remember, our pet's are like family so you should treat them like family by giving them the best health products for nutrition.  Click Here for more information and ordering from my website.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

New Puppy New Puppy Start Pack

Puppy Start Pack for everything your new puppy needs.
Life’s Abundance Premium Health Food For Small, Medium or Large Breed Puppies contains a precise balance of proteins, fats and other nutrients to support a puppy’s high energy level and foster healthy development.

For Small or Medium  breeds
For Large breeds

Get your dog off to a great start with a Healthy Start Pack. Each Pack contains:
  • Life's Abundance Premium Health Food for Small or Large Breed Puppies 
  • Life's Abundance Wellness Food Supplement 
  • Antioxidant Health Bars
  • Ear Care Formula (4 ounce bottle)
  • Tasty Rewards Training Treats
  • Revitalizing Shampoo (12 ounce bottle)
  • Bath Fresh Mist (8 ounce spray bottle)
  • Putting a Premium on Pet Health DVD (FREE)


Susan Potts 




NuVet Plus Sample

I am a professional dog groomer that will send you one NuVet Plus wafer for your dog to try along with a helpful information sheet so you can learn how these remarkable supplements can add years to your pet's life, plus improve the quality of the life they are living now.
Just sent me an email at: jnspotts@sbcglobal.net

Please include your name, address, dog breed - example: lab mix, poodle etc. Also tell me a little about your pet - example: has cataracts, ear infections, heart disease etc. I will send you an email to let you know your sample packet has been sent.
After you receive your sample and review the helpful information on NuVet Plus call toll-free 800-474-7044 to place your order - you must use order code 42299 to get the Groomers/Breeders special pricing or

NuVet Plus canine health supplement is a precise combination of human-grade, natural vitamins, minerals, herbs, antioxidants, bioflavonoids, fatty acids and amino acids proven to combat the ravages of free radicals and to provide immune system support. With all those good health benefiting ingredients in NuVet Plus, it's no wonder that countless pets are becoming healthier. Insider Secret - All customers who purchase NuVet Plus can receive an additional 15% discount on their order when you sign up for the Autoship program. NuVet Labs pledges 5% of its net income to charities, veterinarians and other individuals and organizations whose goal is to work for the improvement and well being of the animal population.

I love to hear back from you, please tell your story and send a picture of your pet. I will put your testimonial and dog's picture on my blog.

Protein Deficiency in Dogs

Signs your pet may have a protein deficiency

How can you tell if your pet has a protein deficient disorder? Here are the signs:

Constant Craving for treats.  Dogs tend to not want to eat their main food but rather hold out for non nutritious treats; Carbs, sweets, pastries, or chips all in which are not even healthy for us.

Muscle and/or Joint Pain.  The joints stiffen and the muscles tighten, dogs become lame, they are slow in getting up, their walk hunch backed etc.

Symptoms of Severe Protein Deficiency:

  • Edema (swelling)
  • Thinning brittle hair and/or hair loss
  • Brittle toe nails
  • Skin rashes; dry skin, hot spots
  • Weak and tired
  • Muscle soreness and cramps
  • Slow healing
  • Skin ulcers
  • Nausea
  • Depression/anxiety

Options for Treating Protein Deficiency

Add more red meat to the diet, give a supplement such as NuVet Plus (see details and ordering www.nuvet.com/42299 ) Click on link to be taken to their website.  Not sold in Stores but highly recommended by groomers like me.  

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Natural way to keep a Flea Free Cat

Get yourself a fine toothed comb or flea comb to use on your cat.
2-3 lemons  (Fleas hate the overwhelming smell of lemon, and it seems to help deter them.)
3 cups of water
A spray bottle

Pour 3 cups of water into a pot and add in 3 lemons that have been chopped up. Bring this to a boil, and then remove from heat before letting the lemons steep in the water for 3 hours.  Put the strained the lemon water into a spray bottle.
Lightly mist your cat and go through their fur with the comb. You can do this twice a day.  Also, you can mist their bedding down, again just mist lightly.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Adding Fish Oil to your pet's diet

If you are considering adding fish oil to your pet's diet, here is a guide line that will help. This is the safest, purest Omega 3 Fish Oil (recommended)

100 pound dog 3000 mg = about 3cc liquid
90 pound dog 2700 - 3000 mg =  about 3 cc liquid
80 pound dog 2500 mg =about 2-1/2 cc liquid
70 - 60 pound dog 2000 mg = 2 cc liquid
50 - 40 pound dog 1500 mg= 1-1/2 cc liquid
30 pound dog 1000 mg = 1 cc liquid
20 pound dog 500mg =1/2 cc liquid
10 pound dog 300 mg = about 1/4 cc liquid

Put in peanut butter, cottage cheede, chopped cooked meat or anything that your dog likes.  It is NOT suggested you put on dry dog food.  With Life's Abundance the food I feed, putting oil on the dry food will throw off the balance of nutrients in the food.  Canned food is fine.