Friday, September 30, 2016

My dog's butt smells.....

Have you ever noticed a foul odor coming from your pet’s back end?  It's most likely the anal sacs is the source of the problem. What causes it? you may ask.
Well, in some mammals, including dogs and cats, anal sacs are small pouches which store secretions from the glands between the internal and external sphincter muscles. A dog can discharge the material collected in the sac through these ducts when he goes potty, but sometimes the dog can not and it will cause issues, if it’s not a problem, you’d never have a reason to know about them. However, for some dogs and cats, anal glands can be a real health concern.  It can cause inflammation and the sacs can become impacted and infected. In severe cases, they can actually rupture. The first sign of trouble is when your dog scoots his butt across the floor. 
Some dogs will need to have their glands emptied on a regular basis. While some groomers offer this service, I do not, because I feel it is really the job of a veterinarian.  I recommend that a medical professional do the procedure (referred to as ‘expressing’). If the area becomes infected or impacted, understand that the condition is very painful, and should be addressed as soon as possible. They may require pain medication, and perhaps even a course of antibiotics. For some pets with chronic cases, vets may advocate surgically removing the glands entirely. 
As always, it's best to keep your pets on very healthy, safe foods and I use and recommend only one!  See details here at

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Deshedding using the FURminator

This picture shows just how much hair I racked out of this Labrador after her bath. The amount of hair that was washed out of the coat during the bathing was 3 times the amount shown here. To find a groomer near you click here
I also recommend you try NuVet Plus supplements for a healthier coat. Healthy skin and coat means less shedding by your pet and that means less hair for you to clean. Use Order Code 42299 to save $$

Book for the holidays Spotts Grooming

My phone is already ringing for appointments in advance.  With the holidays approaching, it's recommended that you call to get in the schedule.  440-254-3606
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I have used this amazing supplement when my standard poodle became injured when he got lost.  We are thinking when he was running during a thunderstorm, he ran into a tree.  His chest and neck was affected by the injury.  This hip and joint therapy supplement has increased anti-inflammatory properties that can help dogs of all ages by accelerating the healing process and reducing pain quickly.  After just one week, he improved greatly.  After two weeks, he was healed!  It can also be used as a preventative measure to help reduce the risk of osteoarthritis and cartilage deterioration, and it supports optimal joint health and mobility by lubricating joints, rebuilding cartilage and reducing free radical damage.  
NuJoint Double Strength has increased amounts of the active ingredients MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane), Glucosamine, and Chondroitin, as well as Vitamin C, which is required for the synthesis of collagen.  As with all of their products, they use only the highest-quality pharmaceutical, human grade ingredients, cold-processed and specifically compounded in a FDA-registered laboratory for maximum potency and effectiveness.
These supplements come in the form of chewable wafers and are flavored with real chicken liver that are easy for pets to digest.  It is completely safe and highly beneficial for dogs of all ages, including pregnant females.
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Call today or visit online to place your order for NuJoint DS or any other of their amazing products. Keep your beloved pet pain free for a longer, happier life! 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Happy Autumn From Spotts Grooming

Happy Autumn From Spotts Grooming!

The end of summer, such a sad thing, but I welcome Autumn for many reasons.  First, I love the cooler temperatures and so do many pets.  My dogs love the change, it seems to bring on extra energy.  I help them with bone and joint supplementation by giving them NuJoint Plus to ensure they protect their bones and joints as they run and play in the fields.    

Second reason I welcome Autumn is I love the smells.  Spotts Grooming offers essential oils that you can purchase by calling me at 440-254-3606  or email at  Let me help you make the right decision for the smells you enjoy.

Third reason I welcome autumn is it brings on the start of all the holidays I really enjoy.  Make your plans for grooming now so as to not be turned away due to unavailability.  Book Grooming Appointment Now!