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Shake, shake shake!

Posted by Erin McLaughlin on Sunday, April 27, 2014, In : Pet Health Tips 
Shake shake shake...shake your....puppy? Does your dog shake when you are dropping them off at the salon? Why do you think they do that? When I first started grooming I used to feel bad because I wanted every dog to come in bounding and happy to be at the shop. Then I realized that just like people dog's have different personalities, different emotions and different ways of handling stress. I also put myself in my dog's paws, so to speak, and imagined what going to the grooming shop is like f...
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The Golden Rule

Posted by Erin McLaughlin on Sunday, March 23, 2014, In : Pet Health Tips 
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

I think most of us have heard it a time or two and it makes perfect sense.  I was raised with this ingrained in my head.  Most of us are capable of self control and can live up to this in daily interaction with people, but too many times I don't see this same basic respect paid to the pets we come into contact with.  Here is the article that sparked this blog post, it is a fantastic article with a lot of good points that I feel very strongly...
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What's in a scheduled appointment time?

Posted by Erin McLaughlin on Saturday, January 11, 2014, In : Pet Health Tips 
Why do I have to get my dog groomed more often than I get myself groomed?

Two great questions! First lets deal with what's in a scheduled appointment time.  Why do we set up appointment times instead of have everyone show up first thing in the morning and then groom first come first serve type basis?

I have worked for salons that have everyone come in between 7-9am and then begin bathing everyone, then drying, around lunch comes the time for everyone's haircut and finishing and beginning in the...
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At what age should I start getting my puppy groomed?

Posted by Erin McLaughlin on Saturday, January 11, 2014, In : Pet Health Tips 
We are often asked when should a puppy first get groomed and we always suggest the sooner the better, especially if it is a breed that will require regular haircuts throughout its life.  You want to establish a positive experience as quickly as possible so that the puppy associates grooming with positive rewards like undivided attention, treats, playtime, other fun and exciting smells and sounds to explore.  If you have a short hair breed that does not need as much professional grooming then ...
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I've said it before....and I'll say it again

Posted by Erin McLaughlin on Sunday, May 12, 2013, In : Pet Health Tips 
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." ~Hippocrates

“Garbage in garbage out”  ~George Fuechsel

“If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it”  ~Common sense

“Today, more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise.”  ~Mike Adams

"You are what you eat."  ~Somebody a really long time ago.

All of these pertain to both us and our pets...know what you're feeding yourselves and your p...
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"But mooommm, I don't want to get groomed!!"

Posted by Erin McLaughlin on Friday, January 25, 2013, In : Pet Health Tips 
If you have ever had a pet that does not like being groomed you know what I'm talking about. Often times our first reaction is to avoid what we consider undue stress. However if you own a breed that requires regular grooming, extended time between appointments only makes matters worse. Think back to a time when you didn't go to the dentist for your regular cleaning only to find out months later that there was now a cavity. The process you originally dreaded (which wasn't that bad to begin wit...
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Now offering Plaqclnz!

Posted by Erin McLaughlin on Saturday, August 6, 2011, In : Pet Health Tips 

I have always been skeptical about products that claim to solve the world's problems in just 30 seconds...that is until I used Plaqclnz!  Ok, seriously though, I recently picked up my 8 year old cocker spaniel from a day at the vet's office having his teeth cleaned and quite a few extracted due to advanced periodontal disease.  As you can imagine, the entire procedure (which included 2 office visits, bloodwork, pre cancer screening since we were taking blood anyway, a follow u...


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Interesting findings on spot on flea treatments

Posted by Erin McLaughlin on Saturday, October 16, 2010, In : Pet Health Tips 
In the last several years I have been using spot on flea treatments sparingly and only as needed.  I have 7 fur bearing pets so fleas are definitely a concern for me as an infestation would happen quickly.  However I began to not be so quick to apply the chemicals when one of my dogs would literally run when he heard the packaging open.  I would have to physically remove him from under a bed or table to put the treatment on and then he'd spend the better part of an hour moping around the hous...
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The howlidays approacheth...

Posted by Erin McLaughlin on Saturday, October 24, 2009, In : Pet Health Tips 
Prepare your body, mind, and spirit for the upcoming festivities, and don't forget to be prepared to be extra careful of your pets as well.  With all the treats laying around, our pets are bound to get a hold of something.  Here's some foods that we need to keep out of reach of our hungry pets paws:

  1. Nuts: we know for certain macadamia nuts are one of the most toxic nuts for dogs, followed by walnuts and almonds, especially bitter almonds.  When dogs get into these delicious nuts, dogs seem to ...

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We're having a heat wave!

Posted by Erin McLaughlin on Saturday, August 22, 2009, In : Pet Health Tips 
We all know not to leave our pets in the car when it's warm outside, but I thought I'd add some other pet safety tips for the summertime. 

Visit MyDogIsCool.com for great tips on how to travel with your pet, info on how hot cars get and how fast and what to do if you find a dog locked in a hot car.  If you find a dog locked in a car and can't locate the owners, you can call your local Animal Control Officer for more guidance.  Hamden's Animal Control phone number is (203) 230-4080.

When travel...
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