Wednesday, 17 September 2014

What Services Should Your Dog Groomer Be Providing?

Dog Groomers can offer many different services, packages and products which include but are not limited to pet trims, shave-downs, hand-stripping and show trims.

Some groomers offer additional treatments such as spa services, flea baths and even creative grooming, but you should be educated about the services that your dog groomer is legally allowed to provide you with.

Did you know that It is actually illegal in the UK under the The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 for anyone other than a current member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (AKA a trained, qualified and currently practising veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse) to do certain cleansing procedures?

These cleansing procedures include Anal Gland Expression, Teeth Descaling, Ear Plucking in the event of an infection and applying prescribed medications such as flea & tick spot-on treatment in return for money. Any groomers offering these services for a fee are doing so illegally, without permission and with void insurance. For this reason, we do not offer these services.

Should your dog need any of the services mentioned above, please contact your local vet who will be happy to help.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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Monday, 8 September 2014

Bambi's Top 10 Tips for Welcoming a Baby Sibling

Since Prince George is patiently waiting for a little baby brother or sister to arrive, Bambi thought she would use her experience of welcoming Bear into her life to prepare him for what's to come.

Bambi's Tips on Welcoming a Baby Brother or Sister:

1. Pretend they don't exist. If you ignore them, the big humans might send them back to where they came from. I'm not sure where this is, but it smells funny.

2. Do not share your toys with them. Especially not your elephant toys. These are your toys only and should not be played with by baby siblings. If they try to play with them, bite them on the nose.

3. If they touch you, you will growl. No touching of any kind is permitted. This includes but is not limited to any sniffing on the bottom.

4. Do not share food. They are smaller than you, which means they do not like to eat. They can survive perfectly well on all the extra attention that the big human is giving to them instead of you. If they try to eat your food, you should hide it in a very special hiding place until it goes smelly and green. Under the sofa cushions usually works well.

5. If you live in a big house with stairs, you can trick your baby sibling into climbing them. They will only be able to reach the second step because their legs are too short and will become stuck. This leaves you free reign to do as you wish for the rest if the day without being disturbed. You can also try locking them outside in the garden.

6. Teach them to pee in the house. Under no circumstances should you let them pee on the paper that human leaves on the kitchen floor for us to read, unless it is the Daily Mail.

7. Teach them to chew things really well. This is a skill that every good baby sibling needs to learn how to do. The humans love it. This new skill can also be used as a punishment if the humans try to make us read the Daily Mail.

8. Teach them to bark. Barking is so much fun and sometimes other neighbours in your neighbourhood will join in and sign a song for you. If you're doing it really well, the big humans will also join in. 

9. Tell them to sleep all day. If they are asleep, they cannot touch you, eat your food, steal your toys or annoy you in any way. When they are asleep you can utilise all the attention from the big humans. If they wake up, just sit on their head.

10. Under no circumstances should you show any of your secret love of affection to your baby sibling when the big humans are around. You must pretend to hate them and also look at them as if they have ruined your life. When they are gone, you can shower your baby sibling with lots of kisses and cuddles, protect them from other scary animals and play with them to your hearts content, but for God's sake don't get caught!

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Puppy Awareness Week 2014

PAW aims to make sure that puppies live healthy, happy lives with suitable owners. Make sure that you get the right dog for your lifestyle and that you buy from a reputable breeder.

Dog lovers can change their Facebook and Twitter profile pictures to the PAW logo from 1-7 September - just right click the PAW logo below, save the image to your desktop, and upload it as your Facebook and Twitter profile picture. Remember to like the KC Facebook page to keep up with Puppy Awareness Week news and to share information.

Pup Aid

Coinciding with the start of the Kennel Club's Puppy Awareness Week is the UK's biggest anti-puppy farming event, Pup Aid, founded and organised by celebrity vet Marc Abrahams. It is taking place at Primrose Hill, London on 6th September 2014. Find out more about Pup Aid.

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If you I'd some more information about Puppy Awareness Week or want to pick up a leaflet, please come and see us at the salon and we can provide you with these.