With Summer bringing 90 plus degree heat, trips to the lake and lots of time outdoors, this is a good time to pass along some tips from the American Red Cross on how to keep your pet safe, along with some general First Aid and emergency tips.
We’d tell you to…
-Remember to keep tags on your dog’s collar at all times
-If you are heading to the lake or the beach, teach your dog to wear a life jacket. We even sell a few at K-9 Coach!
-Keep lots of water on hand.
-NEVER leave your dog in your car. Even with the windows cracked the temperature inside rises very quickly to levels that will kill.
Have fun & stay safe!
February isn’t just for lovers you know…it’s also a very important month for your dog too! It just so happens that February is Pet Dental Health Month. Continue reading “K-9 Coach Groomers Corner – Sweet Valentine Smooches!” »
Do you have a passion for running and the outdoors? Love to take your pooch with you? It’s certainly great exercise for you both but be careful as the cold weather arrives. Here’s some tips from Dog Blogger Dorian Wagner!
Running With Your Dog During Cooler Weather
Thanksgiving Safety Tips for your Pups!
This is an oldie but goodie! For some extra help and advice, take a look at Pet Poison Helpline.
You might also want to sign up for their Holiday Dangers Webinar happening December 3rd – Holiday Dangers for Pet Owners
Quite a few of our beloved clients (the dogs that is, as opposed to their very popular owners!) have sensitive tummies, and there are several who suffer from very serious digestive problems like pancreatitis, IBS and colitis.
Continue reading “Thanksgiving Safety Tips for your Pups!” »
Is it really that time again already?? Shopping for new clothes, making sure you didn’t miss anything on the school supplies list, grasping one last chance to spend the weekend at the lake.
At such a busy time, it’s easy to forget that the kids may not be the only ones mourning the end of Summer and the return of school days and early nights! Continue reading “BACK TO SCHOOL BLUES?” »
Did you just add a new puppy to add to the family?? CONGRATULATIONS!
Whether they are long/shaggy coated and need regular haircuts, or smooth coated and just need baths and/or nails clipped, it is NEVER TOO EARLY to get them started!
Continue reading “Groom Blog: Introducing Your New Puppy to Grooming” »
Welcome to our new guest blog program, featuring some of K-9 Coach’s good friends in the canine community!
Educating ourselves, our clients and the general public about specialist areas of dog care and welfare that go beyond our own services, is a key goal for K-9 Coach. To help us do that, we’ve invited people whose opinions and insights we respect and value to contribute to our blog. We hope you will enjoy and learn something valuable from their contributions.
FAT IS NOT WHERE IT’S AT!
Dr. Carol Lipinski, DVM, Practice Owner
Continue reading “Guest Post: A vet’s perspective on Canine Obesity by Dr. Carol Lipinski, DVM” »
Dr. Carol Lipinski, DVM
What would you do with your pets if you were caught up in a natural disaster or emergency at home? Tornado perhaps; or some serious flooding. If you had to temporarily evacuate your own home for some reason, do you have a plan for your pets? If you were on vacation with your dog and there’s an earthquake – how would you find him if you got separated? What would your pets need in such circumstances? Where would they go?
These are scary scenarios indeed, and we truly hope they NEVER happen to you, but they are even more frightening if you are unprepared for how to react.
June 2012 is National Pet Preparedness Month so we have developed a Top Ten list of tips and suggestions to help you keep your pets safe. Continue reading “Is your pet prepared for an emergency or a natural disaster?” »
Anyone who truly knows K-9 Coach, understands that as a company we are really a family of people committed to the health and welfare of every dog, whether in our immediate care or in the external community. Our philosophy of creating positive experiences for as many dog and owner teams as we can extends throughout our business – from training to grooming to retail – and we believe that each and every dog should be evaluated on their own merits, as individuals. Continue reading “Training & Rehabilitation – The Pit Bull Image” »
Regular nail trimming is very important for more than just aesthetic reasons.
• Overgrown nails can break easily and if they break below the quick, they will bleed profusely and will be very painful for the dog.
• Long-term overgrowth can cause difficulty with walking; pain, soreness, and can eventually contribute to the development of arthritis.
• Unlike humans and other animals, a dog walks on his toes like a horse, not the soles of his feet. Long nails can cause the dog to rock back on his paws, causing strain on his leg assemblies and interfering with his gait.
• Some dogs (particularly overweight ones) may find it uncomfortable to put their full body weight on their feet if their nails are overgrown, leading to sore feet, legs and hips.
Continue reading “K-9 Coach Groomer’s Corner: Mani-Pedi’s – they’re not just for the two-legged!!” »