"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 pets!! If you're not sure what to feed your pets visit www.dogfoodadvisor.com. The information on that website is priceless and I highly recommend a visit whenever you are considering a switch in diets. Sadly veterinarians are not usually well versed in the area of nutrition so be sure to do your own research before choosing a food.
Going for a walk around your 'hood just not cutting it for you and your
pooch anymore? Need something a little more stimulating for you both? Or
just interested in trying something new? There are lots of dog related
activities that can help build a strong relationship between you and
your pet. Many of these activities are offered locally. Here is a rating
of some dog activities that you can look into. We rated them according
to activity level, required training, fun, and breed specific ... Continue reading...
Well...we at Little Shop have had some computer issues. We are pet groomers, NOT IT specialists, so do forgive our delay in updating the blog. All is not solved as of yet, but we were able to get our paws on a computer and internet in the same location today and therefore will be blogging our brains out. Ok ok, maybe not THAT crazy but we will post some updated info. First of all, Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there...whether your children be 2 legged or 4, they both count!
Well, I had a good time in Atlanta. Didn't place in any of the 3 classes I entered, but I was happy with how the dogs turned out. Great strides were made, I feel. The next show is April at Intergroom in New Jersey. This is a large, international show so placing here is a big victory. If you woukd like to see pictures of the dog's I groomed this weekend, like us on facebook www.facebook.com/LittleShopSalon or follow us on Twitter @LittleShopSalon.
Several years ago two adorable Pomeranians walked into Little Shop for a makeover. Their mom, Laurie, mentioned an interest in grooming. I admit at the time I thought there's no way she would cut it as a groomer, she was so immaculately dressed and soft spoken I couldn't picture her covered in dog hair dealing with some of the less savory aspects a day with dogs often entails. When the opportunity arose for her to start working one day a week with us I thought for sure she would decide this... Continue reading...
Shopping around for a new groomer? Have a pet for the first time and not
sure what to look for? Finding a pet groomer can be a very daunting
task. It's as important as finding a hair stylist and a daycare all in
one. We've listed some questions as to how to find a groomer that fits
your life and your standards.
- How long have they been grooming? Do they own their own business, if
so how long has it been in existence? Knowing how much experience the
stylist has and their track record i... Continue reading...
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... Continue reading...
If you and your pet have been displaced by Sandy, we would like to offer our self serve facilities to you this Sunday from 12-4pm free of charge to bathe and blowdry your pet. We hope this will make sleeping at someone else's home or a shelter a little easier. No need to make an appointment, just come on down, we will be there. We look forward to giving back to our community as best we can and hope to find you settled soon. Please tell your family and friends who are in need. ... Continue reading...
Welcome to our Open House Festival!!!! We look forward to being able to let our fur down a little and have some fun with our friends and their pets. There is a lot planned tomorrow, here is our schedule...remember we are dog people so everything is a little flexible. :)
1:00 Rescue Roundup Grooming Competition @ Little Shop of Howlers - local groomers will be giving homeless pets a much needed makeover in the hopes that they will go to their forever homes clean and happy.
As you can see, I have been very lax on updating my blog...here are my following list of excuses: my computer decided to put itself down, I do not have internet at the shop, I attended 3 grooming competitions and was a speaker at one trade show since my last post, I went on vacation, I was tired, I had to play with my attention hungry dogs, I had to work.....hhmmmm, I'm sure I could think of some more things, but I feel sufficiently justified in my mind. ;) I apologize for my respite and am... Continue reading...