Showing posts with label Health and Happiness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Health and Happiness. Show all posts

Monday, February 15, 2021

How to trim your dogs nails video

How To Trim Your Dogs Nails


I have posted about trimming nails before. This time I am posting this video. It is very helpful with tips on how to trim your dog's nails. 

 

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Deer Antler Safety

 Are Deer Antlers Safe For Dogs? 


Market Place has some deer antlers on sale at a very reasonable price.  I have always heard about giving deer antlers to dogs for them to chew on and that they were good for their teeth. I never just take the word of the masses though when it comes to my pets or my kids. So I went looking for the answer. Let me tell you there is a lot of conflicting information about deer antlers being safe for dogs. Some sites say they are fine and even healthy and others are a hard NO on deer antlers.  I have always tried to leave it to the experts, so I went with what the American Kennel Club said. Needless to say, I will not be buying deer antlers for my dogs.  I would suggest if you are debating giving your dogs deer antlers or if you already do, this is a good article on the subject.  Read more at American Kennel Club.

I hope you have found this information helpful.  

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Kong Filler Recipes

 Kong Filler Recipes

Have you ever filled a Kong toy with peanut butter?  I have and my dogs went nuts. They love these toys. It keeps them busy for a while trying to get every little bit of goodness they can reach. Check out all these wonder fillers ideas from Southern Eats & Goodies 

We would love to know if you tried any of these and how your dog liked them.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Fear Nail Clipping - NO More

 

Meet Bentley, a beautiful Golden Doodle. Looking so sweet after his fresh groom. 

Nail Clipping

Do you fear clipping your dog's nails?  Of course, when you bring your dog to Splash you can always get your pup's nails clipped. However, you may need to clip your dog's nails in between grooms. Allowing your dog's nail to grow too long can cause them pain and possible infection. It may even lead to a fractured toe! 

I came across a great article at Dog Toy Advisor for clipping your dog's nails. I think after reading this article you will feel confident that you can cut your dog's nails. 

Spotlight Your Dog

Would you like your dog featured on our blog? I would love to show off your dog's new dew. Just email Becky (Splash's social media manager). Send a picture, and tell me something about your sweet pup. Tell me a funny story about your dog. Is he/she a hero? Was he/she rescued? Anything you want to share about your dog. 

We Love Your Dogs! 


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Coconut Oil Dog Treat Recipe

 HOMEMADE DOG TREATS FOR DRY SKIN AND BAD BREATH


My Penny has really bad breath. We are not really sure why but we are always looking for ways to help her breath smell better.  My Bo has skin allergies. These treats should be great for both of them. Takes 5 minutes to make them and only 3 ingredients.  

Ingredients:

1/4 C. Coconut Oil

1/4 C. Peanut Butter

2 Tbs. and 2 Tsp. Chopped Fresh Mint Leaves


Get the full details and instructions at 

Splash Spa For Dogs
 Kryssi Chick
658 Ruidosa Ave
Abilene, TX 79605
Shop Number: (325)370-4400


Saturday, January 9, 2021

Is it too cold for your dog to be outside?

 WHEN IS IT TOO COLD FOR DOGS?



My dogs stay indoors year-round. They have their own doggy door.  However, some people do not keep their dogs in the house all the time. So when it is too cold for your dog to be outside? 

  What temperature is too cold for your dog?
 Different dog breeds vs the cold. 
How long can dogs be outside? 
Signs a dog is cold. 
Cold temperature effect on health? 
Protecting your dog from the cold.

Find all the answer to these question and more at
 Reader's Digest             

We want your dog to be safe and healthy. 

Does your dog need a good hair cut?
Make an appointment today 
(325) 370-4400
                                

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Dogs and Fruits

DOGS AND FRUITS 


One of my dogs will eat just about any fruit you put in front of her.  One night I was eating some grapes and she wanted some. Without even thinking about it I fed her some. Then I got to thinking can she have grapes?  NO dogs can not have grapes. Thank goodness I had only fed her a few and I called the vet and they said she would be ok, but not to give her anymore.  Since then I have been very careful about what I feed my dogs. I would have felt so horrible if anything had happened to her. 

Here is a list of fruits that are safe for your best friend. 

Apples 
Bananas 
Blackberries
Blueberries
Cantaloupe
Cranberries
Papaya
Raspberries
Strawberries
Watermelon

You find out the full benefits of these fruits at

These fruits are not safe for your best friend. 

Cherries
Grapefruit 
Grapes
Lemons
Limes
Plums 

Happy Year From Splash











Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Dash Mini Dog Treat Maker

MAKE YOUR OWN TREATS

Here is a game-changer. This is so cute. Dash Mini Dog Treat Maker!

I found this at Target.  What a sweet gift this would make for your dog-loving friends.


Product Highlights:


Make delicious, homemade dog treats with natural ingredients from your own kitchen.


Makes up to 6 bone-shaped dog treats at a time.

Nonstick surfaces heat quickly and are easy to clean.

One-step setup: just plug it in!


Recipes included! Sweet and savory treat recipes and ideas your canine companion will love! Recipes use simple & whole ingredients that you already have in the kitchen.


A portion of the proceeds will benefit animal rescue efforts at North Shore Animal League America.


Includes: Dash Mini Dog Treat Maker and Recipe Guide.

1-year manufacturer warranty, 2-year warranty available with registration to the Feel Good Rewards program.


Designed in NYC. US-Based Customer Support available.

 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Tis The Season For Sharing - Or Not

 SHARING IS SO MUCH FUN

Do you have a toddler that loves to share their food with the dog? Do you worry they may share something that is bad for your pooch?  I found a recipe that is great for both of them to share and easy for you to make. 


NO BAKE TODDLER OATMEAL BITES
this recipe is brought to you by LearningMomma

NEVER SHARE THESE FOODS WITH YOUR DOG

The holidays are a time that everyone wants to share and that includes our dogs. But some foods can make your dog very sick or even kill them.  Here is a list of food that you should never share with your dogs. 

Bones, Onions,  Garlic,  Grapes,  Alcohol,  Chocolate,  Coffee,  Nuts,  Yeast dough,  Fatty meats (or meat scraps),  Food cooked with nutmeg,  Food with xylitol as an ingredient ( this is found in many sugar-free food items and has killed several dogs.

Call today to make an appointment to get your dog groomed and looking their best for the holidays. 


Thursday, October 22, 2020

Pill Pockets and Minty Fresh Breath

 3 INGREDIENT DOG TREATS / PILL POCKETS

Here is a great recipe for you today.  Easy to make. Simple ingredients and perfect for giving your dog his pills. 


This recipe comes from SUNNY DAY FAMILY  


MINTY FRESH BREATH DOG TREATS


Don't these look yummy?  I have a dog that can really use some of these. I can't wait to make these and see how my dogs like them.  I found this recipe at THE PRODUCE MOMS

If you want your dog to look spooktacular for Halloween, call and make your appointment now.


Wednesday, September 30, 2020

It's Bath Time

 HOW TO GET YOUR DOG TO TAKE A BATH


 Ever tried to give your dog a bath and ended up in the bath yourself? This has happened to me more then once. My dog hates a bath. If your dog hates them too here are some tips from Cesar's Way for how to get your dog to take a bath. 

GET READY FOR YOUR BATH

  1. Get the right shampoo- Instead of just buying a generic shampoo from the store, first talk to your veterinarian about the best shampoo for your dog.  Your vet can recommend different brands and products based on skin conditions, coat problems, and skin sensitivity.
  2. Brush your dog- Brushing your dog before a bath will help the shampoo soak into his or her coat, and will help to work out the knots before they get wet.  If the knots are severe, take your dog to a professional groomer to avoid injury.
  3. Have multiple towels ready- Gather several towels for your dog’s bath, and have them ready and waiting by your side!  (Things could get pretty messy).  Have one ready for directly after the bath to drape over the top of your dog’s back.  This will prevent him or her from shaking and spraying water all over you and the bathroom.  Use the other towels for drying your dog’s face, ears, and paws.  (Tip: you can also put one in the bottom of the tub for traction).
  4. Block the drain- In order to keep hair from clogging the drain, put a ball of steel wool over the drain.  As soon as you are done bathing your pup, remove the steel wool and throw away the hair that was collected.
  5. Fill the tub- Before bringing your dog into the bathroom, fill the tub up with lukewarm water.  Adding water beforehand will help prevent any added stress if your dog struggles with loud noises and water, and will make the process go by so much faster.

 WHAT TO DO DURING YOUR BATH

1. If you have a larger dog, it might be helpful to have a second person around to help you during this process.  Plan ahead so your second pair of hands is ready to jump in if needed!

2. Get your dog wet from head to tail, and all the way down to the skin.  Use the clean water in the bathtub to gently rinse your dog.  If you choose to use a handheld showerhead, the sound of running water in combination with strong water pressure may frighten your pup.  Instead of spraying water directly on his or her fur, allow the water to hit the back of your hand first.  Once your pet is used to the water pressure, you can take your hand away.

3. Shampoo your dog from the neck down.  Do not let the shampoo soak in, but rather actively rub the soap into the fur with your hands for several minutes.  Take extra care around the face as this is the most sensitive area, and use a washcloth to wash around the eyes and ears.  Paw pads can trap dirt and grime, so be sure to scrub them as well.

4. Drain the dirty water once your dog is sudsy, and rinse the shampoo away with clean water.  Start with your dog’s face, that way if any soap got in his or her eyes, it will get rinsed out first.

5. Throw a towel over your pet to prevent your dog from shaking the water everywhere.  Use another towel to dry the face, ears, and paws. We suggest leaving the blow dryer to the professionals since it is difficult to regulate the air temperature which could potentially injure your pet’s skin.

This information was  provided by Animal Rescue Professionals

 

 

 

 




Tuesday, September 22, 2020

It's Fall Y'all

 

Puppyleaks has some great treat recipes just in time for the Fall season.

What is the Difference?

Check out this helpful chart below. 

 

Do you think you need an emotion support dog? Have questions? Check out Certapet and get the answers you need. You can take their free screening to find out if you qualify for a support pet and even get a emotional support letter, plus they offer even more services. 

Thank you stopping in today! 

Please note that Splash Spa For Dogs does not endorse any of the sites brought to you today. We are simply sharing the information.


Friday, September 18, 2020

Adopt, Leash Training, Doggie Ice Cream

 Friends of Abilene Animal Shelter 

 πŸ’«πŸΎπŸŒŸ SUNNY A44351467 πŸŒŸπŸΎπŸ’«
This sweet sweet girl is a 3 year old Terrier / Mix, weighing about 46 pounds! She has been at the shelter since May 20, 2020. We are not sure how she does around kids or other animals, so a meet and greet with her is a must when you’re wanting to see if she’s good around your kids and animals. She is very very sweet and is calm for the most part, but loves to do zoomies here and there. I am not sure why Sunny has been stuck at the shelter for so long, but she (along with all the other shelter animals) is needing her furever home! She will be loyal, playful and so loving to whoever adopts her, and she expects the same in return! Please keep in mind that adopting an animal is a lifelong commitment. They will need time to adjust and they will need guidance and patience from their new owner(s). If you are wanting to come meet Sunny, please stop by the shelter! She’d love to get out of that small kennel and hang out with you.
πŸ“: 925 South 25th
☎️: 325-698-0085
Shelter Hours:
Mon - Fri: 11 AM - 2 PM, 3 PM - 6 PM
Sat: 11 AM - 2 PM, 3 PM - 6 PM
CLOSED Sundays
Adoption Fees:
DOGS - $80
CATS - $50
** If they have been at the shelter for more than 30 days, their adoption fee is $10 **
What comes with adopting an animal:
- spay / neuter voucher
- rabies vaccine voucher
- microchip
- 30 days of free pet insurance
- 1st set of shots
- dewormer

Leash Training 
Does your dog constantly pull on his leash when you are going for walks? This can be super frustrating and sucks the fun right out of taking your pooch for a walk. The Folks at Love Of A Pet have an idea of how to get your dog to stop pulling on his leash. 

Doggie Ice Cream WHAT?!?!
Oh my goodness what will they think of next. This is a healthy, yummy treat for your dog on a hot summer day. It comes in several flavors.

Pooch Creamery is a grain-free powdered ice cream mix for your pup that contains just five ingredients including lactose-free whole milk and real carob! Carob is naturally safe for dogs and tastes like chocolate. When you're ready to serve up some tasty ice cream, simply add water to the carob-y powdered mix, place it in the freezer, freeze for eight hours and scoop out a frozen reward for your furry friend. Pooch Creamery mix is a healthy way to give your pooch a delicious ice cream treat that will have his tail wagging for more every time.

  • Made and sourced in the USA
  • Made with lactose-free whole milk for a doggy ice cream that's paw-sitively perfect for dogs with sensitivities.
  • The powdered mix is easy to store until you are ready to add water and freeze it into a delicious ice cream treat!
  • The only ice cream for dogs that you can buy online
  • Comes in 4 fun flavors
  • Grain-free doggy ice cream made with just 5 premium ingredients and is the perfect treat for birthday celebrations, special occasions or any day you want to give your pal a special reward.
 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Donuts, Balm and Coconut Oil

 Doggie Donuts

I am always searching for healthy treats to share with you and your pooch.

Check out the yummy donuts by Laura at Sunny Day Family


They are made with yummy ingredients like oats, peanut butter, yogurt and bacon. BACON!!

So all your kids can eat these donuts canine or human. GET IN MY TUMMY!

Dog Paw Balm Soother


 Does your dog have dry cracked paws. I have noticed this in my own dogs. 

Here is DIY recipe from SHTF PREPAREDNESS that is good for your dogs paws and will not hurt them if they lick it. 

Reasons to Use Coconut Oil 


Do you ever feed your dog coconut oil? I have found a few do treat recipes that use it, including the one on this post. I have a dog that has thyroid issues and is allergic to fleas so bad we have to use 2 different flea treated monthly. I think I will try some coconut and see how he does with it. 

 Thanks for Stopping In

I hope you found today's blog post helpful 

Splash does not endorse any of these products or their websites. We are simply sharing information that we have come across on the web and found it interesting enough to share it with our readers. If you try of these remedies / treats and eats we would love to know what you thought about them

 

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Treats and Eats

 Let's Talk Treats

Who does not like a good healthy treat for their dog?  

This week I have a few that I think will hit the spot. 

Peanut Butter and Carrots


Peanut Butter and Pumpkin


 

 These all look so yummy. Try them out and let us know what you think about them. 
 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Affenhuahua-Dog Behavior-Best Dog Life Jacket

 In The Spot Light

Affenhuahua

Six months old Affenhuahua is a small dog. It is a cross between the Affenpinscher and the Chihuahua.

The Affenhuahua is a mixed breed dog–a cross between the Chihuahua and Affenpinscher dog breeds. Petite, sassy, and highly energetic, these pups inherited some of the best traits from both of their parents.

Affenhuahuas are also sometimes called Affen Chi. Despite their status as a designer breed, you can find these mixed breed dogs in shelters and rescues, so adopt! Don’t shop!

Read More

 This weeks grooming spot light

Image may contain: dog 

How cute is this fluff ball?  Call today to make your pooch a spa day appointment. 

Why Do They Do That?? 

The Meaning Behind Strange Dog Behavior

 
 
Summer Safety
 
One thing people really like to do is take their dogs swimming in the summer.
Just like kids get tired and make not be the best swimmer, your dog can get tired or may not be a real good swimmer. Here are what Devoted Dog World has deemed the Best Dog Life Jackets for your pooch.  
Best Dog Life Jacket for Small or Large Dogs
 


 

Friday, August 21, 2020

Afador-Doggie Diet - Beauties

In The Spot Light

Afador 

afador afghan hound labrador retriever mixed dog breed

The Afador is a mixed breed dog–a cross between the Afghan Hound and Labrador Retriever dog breeds. Loyal, energetic, and affectionate, these pups inherited some of the best qualities from both of their parents.

Afadors are also sometimes known as the Afghan Lab. You can find these mixed breed dogs in shelters and breed specific rescues, so remember to always adopt! Don’t shop if you’re looking to add an Afador to your home!

Read More 

This Weeks Beauties

 

Call now to make an appointment for your dog's spa day 
 
Doggie Diet
 
Do you need to put your doggie on a diet? 
Here is what Devoted Dog World calls the 
Best Diet Food for Dogs 
Our goal is to bring you helpful information about your pet.
I am not a vet and therefore before you take any advice from
any of the articles I share on this blog, please seek the advice of your vet.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Home Again-Fleas and Ticks-Bulldog Treats

Home Again

Have you ever lost a pet? 

Losing a pet can be heartbreaking for the whole family.

Sometimes you get your pet back and life returns to normal, but for those who do not get their beloved pet it can agonizing. Not know where you pet is or if they safe in the home another pet lover is hard to think about.  This is why it is important to be ready and have a plan in case your pet goes missing. 

On Oct 18, 2018 our sweet baby girl went missing. We never got her back and we miss her very much.

I think what could I have different. She just bolted out the front door and was gone. I did have her microchipped but her chip was not recognized nationally. So even if they did take to the vet to be checked, odds are they would not have been able to find me anyway. 

Since then I have found a service that I will never be without again. 

Home Again 

Home Again is a pet registering service and microchip service all in one. 

You can get the chip inserted at your local vet or you can order a do it yourself kit. With Home Again you get a tag that matches the number on your chip and has your dogs name on it. This yellow tag is widely recognized and make it easy for people to know your pet has been chipped. 

For a very small yearly fee you can even get some very nice added services, to help find your pet in case they get lost or need vet help. 

See what Home Again is about and how it can help your family have peace of mind too.

Fleas and Ticks

It's that time of the year. Fleas and ticks are bad this time of year. 

Make sure your dog is protected and  pest free.

Bulldog Treats

Don't forget to stop in this week and grab your dogs treats.

Image may contain: food, text that says 'BULLDOGS BAKERY DogTreats www.bulldogsbakery.com 2542147033'



Friday, August 14, 2020

Another Day In Paradise

Friends of Abilene Animal Shelter
CLEAR THE SHELTERS 
will be Aug 17 - Aug 22 and all adoption fees will be waived! Let’s do this Abilene!

Heterochromia iridis
Heterochromia iridis is a rare (and often strikingly gorgeous) condition in which animals, including humans, have two different colored eyes. It’s particularly noticeable in dogs and cats. So why does it occur?
The iris of the eye is colored by melanin (the same stuff that gives pigmentation to our skin.) Heterochromia occurs as a result of excess or lack of melanin in one eye. It may be congenital, or develop over time. Genetics are a potential reason for occurrence, as well as injury.

Some people believe that heterochromatic dogs can see both heaven and earth at the same time. Others think that these dogs suffer from blindness, when in fact the condition usually has no adverse effects on vision. 

Read more about Heterochromia Iridis 

Look at these beauties that got some love this week

Call now and make your appointment! 

EASY 2 INGREDIENT DOG TREATS: MAKE YOUR OWN HEALTHY DOG BISCUITS!

Looking for an easy and healthy treat for your pooch?
check out this one by Jersey Mamma

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Grand Opening Celebration

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We are having a grand opening celebration!

Join us to celebrate the grand opening of Splash Spa For Dogs!  This fun filled event will take place on Saturday August 29th from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Bring your dogs out for some delicious treats from our friends at Bulldogs Bakery! All dogs get a free mini pup cake!  We will also be offering free nail trims!

Be sure to pre-register for our fun show to win some awesome prizes for you and your pups! Entries will be $5.00 each dog. Prizes and ribbons will be given in the following 8 categories:
Parent and Pooch Most Look Alike
Smallest and Largest dogs
Cutest and Ugliest dogs
Best Puppy
Best Rescue
Best Senior
Mark your calendars and get your furry friends ready, it’s going to be a howling good time! 
Sanitizer stations will be available and social distancing will be encouraged. 



Big discounts for those who book grooms at the Grand Opening!
There will also be a raffle for a FREE groom! Don’t miss out! feeling excited.

Check, Check, Check


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