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Pet First Aid Basics

By holidayhouse | April 2, 2015

Just like people, sometimes pets need first aid for bites, stings, burns and boo boos. Especially if you and your dog enjoy visiting the dog park, strolling through town, or hiking together along the trails, it’s a good idea to have a basic pet first aid kit as well as important information and numbers available in case of an…

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Dog Daycare Programs Keep Pets Happily Busy

By holidayhouse | March 5, 2015

From retrievers and herders to even the smallest dogs—historically bred to capture vermin—by nature, are energetic, smart and designed to perform a variety of jobs—of which solitary couch potato is not included! Dogs are social animals that enjoy spending time with people and other dogs, so when left alone a resourceful canine will find ways to keep busy. Chewing on…

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Brushing Your Pet's Teeth in 4 Easy Steps

By holidayhouse | February 2, 2015

Steps Courtesy of Hill’s Pet Nutrition Daily dental care for your pet is an important step in preventing periodontal disease. Brushing your dog or cat’s teeth can be done in 4 easy steps. Consult with your veterinarian about an annual dental exam and cleaning or if you have questions about brushing technique. Alert: Never use human toothpaste; only use toothpaste…

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Professional Dog Grooming for Wellness

By holidayhouse | January 28, 2015

Professional dog grooming is more than a day at the salon. A clean, fresh-smelling dog is a pleasure to have around, but professional grooming is also essential to your dog’s wellness. Health Check An appointment with a grooming professional is another opportunity for your pet to be examined for problems which can lead to more serious health conditions. During the grooming…

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Benefits of Professional Dog Training

By holidayhouse | January 8, 2015

Professional dog training offers numerous benefits to the dog and the owner. When a pet is properly trained, it shows that the dog is an important part of the family and that good behavior is expected and rewarded positively. Professional Dog Training Saves Lives The most important benefit of training for the dog is that it may save its life.…

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Caring for Your Senior Pet

By holidayhouse | December 2, 2014

When our best friends come to us, often in the puppy or kitten stage, caring for them during their senior years seems a long way off. However, some breeds can reach the senior and geriatric stages in as few as five or six years, and each year that goes by considerably increases their age in…

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Add Colorful Flair to Your Dog’s Grooming Style

By holidayhouse | November 3, 2014

Beyond bows and bandanas, adding a colorful flair to your dog’s grooming service can express a unique personality and style. The latest trend in creative grooming services offers a range of temporary designs, including stenciling, feathering, chalking and free-hand airbrushing. Creative grooming can range from a simple stencil design to an extreme expression of imagination and artistic style. A basic…

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Helping Shelter Animals Thrive and Find a New Forever Family

By holidayhouse | October 6, 2014

By Melissa Frank – Shelter Manager, Bucks County SPCA, Upper Bucks Shelter Originally posted to DVH Blog, October 2013 I have spent the majority of my adult life pampering very well cared for canines in Bucks and Montgomery counties. Working in an upscale grooming salon and a luxury pet resort, where loving pet parents sent their “babies” for a…

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Nail Trimming 101 for Good Pet Grooming

By holidayhouse | September 29, 2014

Nail Trimming 101 for Good Pet Grooming Good grooming is essential for your dog’s overall wellness–this includes regular nail trimming. Imagine what walking would be like if our toenails were the first thing to hit the ground with every step we took. Uncomfortable? You bet. Keeping your dog or cat’s nails trimmed can avoid a…

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Bring Your Lost Pet Home

By holidayhouse | July 28, 2014

This pet is being scanned for a microchip. The warmer weather seems to bring an increase in lost pet postings around town or on social media. Whether scared away by loud noises like firecrackers or thunderstorms, slipping out a door that was accidentally left open, or getting past an invisible fence, losing your pet can…

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