It's made from 100% natural ingredients and is cruelty free. All Health Mutt products are handmade in the UK and this Paw Pal Wax has no added essential oil to it's formula, making it suitable for puppies, pregnant or nursing mothers and the most sensitive of dogs (or their owners).
Tuesday, 30 December 2014
Saturday, 13 December 2014
around the countryinvited to represent the UK’s 5.2 million small
businesses in Downing Street on Friday to mark the UK’s second Small
Business Saturday the following day - on December 6th - when small,
independent businesses in communities across the country were put in the
Multi award winning Poodles and Pompadours designs and makes pet
accessories inspired by the 1950's and runs a pet grooming parlour
following the same theme. Owner Hayley Woodham will attend a Small
Business Saturday Christmas fair inside Downing Street to be attended by
the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne and businesswoman and The
Apprentice star, Karen Brady.
Small businesses around the UK planned events, promotions and other
activities to attract clients and customers to them both on December 6th
but also as a way of creating a mindset for people to more readily think
of doing business with small, local companies. Already more than 30,000
small businesses around the UK have engaged with the campaign on various
social media platforms, many of which have downloaded marketing packs and
posters to display on their premises.
“The first Small Business Saturday last year was an exceptional example of
collaboration and co-operation with small businesses teaming up in
communities around the UK,” explains National Campaign Director Michelle
“We always said we wanted this to be the start of something amazing; a
regular event that shines a light on small businesses throughout the UK in
a way which is hugely beneficial to both the local and the national
economy. Small Business Saturday reinforces that message and demonstrates
the level of diversity, innovation and talent that is active within our
small business sector,” Michelle adds.
Michelle goes onto say that, with 5.2 million small businesses in the UK,
the chances are that if you don’t own one, then you work for one or know
somebody who does.
“This isn’t some abstract economic concept,” she says. “This is personal.
It’s about getting out and supporting your friends, your neighbours and
your family members and reinforcing your local community and economy.”
Speaking about Small Business Saturday 2014, the Chancellor of the
Exchequer, George Osborne, comments:
"Britain's small business owners deserve our support. They are the ones
who take the risks to create new opportunities and new jobs, that show off
British ingenuity and innovation and I am glad that once again they will
be able to be the focus of all our attention and support."
Small Business Saturday UK has attracted the support of leading business
organisations including Federation of Small Businesses, the Association of
City and Town Management, Association of Convenience Stores, Northern
Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association, as well as corporates like
American Express, O2, Lloyds Bank and NatWest and prominent entrepreneurs
Theo Paphitis, Karren Brady and Martha Lane Fox.
More information on Small Business Saturday, participating retailers and
details on promotions and other incentives to ‘shop locally’ can be found
on the Small Business Saturday Facebook page
(www.facebook.com/smallbusinesssaturdayuk) Twitter page (@SmallBizSatUk)
and website (www.smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com).
Sunday, 16 November 2014
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
1. Keep them inside. Many dogs will get spooked whilst walking during fireworks and can run away and get lost.
2. Make them a safe den to hide in with plenty of blankets. Let them snuggle up inside and feel safe.
3. Shut all doors, windows and draw all curtains in the house. Block out as much of the light and sound as possible.
4. Do not leave them alone unless absolutely necessary. They need you to feel safe. If you can't be there, please get a trusted pet sitter to be with them.
5. Use relaxing aromatherapy techniques and relaxing music to create a calm environment for them. Scents to use for dogs include Lavender, Chamomile and Ylang Ylang. Scented candles featuring these 3 main ingredients will work a treat. Light a lavender candle a few hours before the fireworks start to give the scents time to take effect.
Stay safe! X
Friday, 31 October 2014
Monday, 27 October 2014
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Or there is the Animology International Groomer of the Month (Peoples Choice). This award is given to the entry that gains the most ‘likes’ on the relevant Facebook post within the calendar month.
Both winners receive a framed certificate and rosette and a rosette for the dog owner. Animology will also donate £150 (or equivalent) to each winning groomer's charity of choice.
If you have a facebook account, or know any friends or family that do all you have to do is click on the link attached and "like" the picture. Fingers crossed Terry wins! He's such a lovely dog and would be a very deserving winner.
I'll keep you all updated with our progress as the month progresses,
Monday, 6 October 2014
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Monday, 8 September 2014
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
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.
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.
- See more at: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/our-resources/kennel-club-campaigns/puppy-farming/puppy-awareness-week/#sthash.8UZqnzOt.dpuf
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.
Friday, 29 August 2014
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Monday, 14 July 2014
Monday, 7 July 2014
As a responsible pet owner you should be completing regular visual health checks on your pet.
You can do this whilst grooming them and you should be checking the following areas:
Eyes - should be bright and clear. No discharge.
Nose - Should be wet and shiny. No discharge or cracking.
Gums & Teeth - Teeth should be white and clean. No rotten or loose teeth or signs of bad breath, redness or inflammation.
Ears - Should be clean and smell free. Check for build up of wax and hair.
Genitals - Area should be kept clean and free from discharge, inflammation, blood or growths.
Skin - Should be free from lumps, lesions & parasites. Dry, itchy or red skin may be a sign of an allergy.
Nails and Feet - Nails should be short and free from fungal infection. Paw pads should not be cracked or sore. Check for excess hair growth between toes which can cause irritation.
Please contact your vet should you have any concerns about your pets health.
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
Monday, 30 June 2014
It's coming into parasite season do I thought I'd share with you some information about keeping your pets parasite free.
Fleas, Ticks and Mites can all live on your pet and cause them great discomfort. These are called ectoparasites. Ectoparasites are organisms that live on other organisms.
Signs that your pet may be infested with ectoparasites are:
Itching and Scratching
Loss of hair
Ulcerated or sore skin
Abrasions or scabs on the skin.
Can be seen on your pet.
Small black specs.
Leave bran like substance
Crusted red/yellowish lesions on ears/nose
Reddish lumps on tail/genitals/feet.
Can be seen - look like large fleas
Grow bigger after drinking blood.
As with all health concerns, prevention is better than cure.
The best prevention against parasite infestation is constant cleaning of your pets and their sleeping area.
Through thorough grooming you can spot any problems before they become out of control.
Talk to your vet about treating your pet with an insect regulator that is either given in their food or as a spot-on treatment monthly or every 3months.
You can also buy parasite prevention treatments at your local pet shops although these are much weaker alternatives to what your vet can prescribe.
If your pet does catch Fleas, the first step is to deal with the pet itself. A quality flea shampoo will kill all fleas on your pet. However this does not keep other fleas in the area from jumping on your now clean pet.
You should remove the pet from the environment while you treat the house and garden, thus keeping your pet safely away from chemicals.
You should only bring your flea-free pet back into the environment once you have completed the treatment of the area and it is safe to do so.
If your pet is allergic to fleas or just seems to attract them you may want to talk to your vet about flea control products such as Frontline.
Along with the use of flea sprays, carpet powders and flea bombs to treat your home, there are a few things you can do to help speed removal of fleas from the house:
1). Turn your heating up. The warmer and more humid the environment, the faster flea eggs will hatch, pupate and emerge as adults.
2). Wash the pet's bedding, together with any removable covers used where the pet frequents (such as sofa covers).
3). Vacuum the house thoroughly. Pay particular attention to areas where the pets spend most time. This will remove some flea eggs, larvae and pupae, though certainly not all. But the vibration of the vacuum cleaner may trigger more pupal fleas to hatch from their cocoons.
Always remember that treating your environment is just an important (usually more important) than treating the host.
I hope this post hasn't made you too itchy!
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
As the weather gets warmer and we start to enjoy the sun more, we also start to think about how are pets must be suffering in the heat and how to keep them cool. Many pet parents will be starting to think about phoning the groomers in the next few days to have their pets shaved for the summer.
Contrary to popular belief, shaving your long-haired dog (or cat) will not keep him/her cooler during the hot, summer months.
Shaving pets for the summer can actually predispose them to sun burn and to heat exhaustion/heat stroke. Long hair and thick undercoats act as insulation against the sun's rays and their effects. Coats that are kept well-brushed and mat-free allow for good air circulation through the hair, which in itself acts in the same way as insulation in your house. It keeps them cool in summer and warm in winter. On the contrary, matted, unkempt hair coats stifle air circulation and do little to help cool the body. In other words, daily brushing is a must during the hot, summer months.
Shaving your pet will not keep them cool in the summer. It will do the opposite and they can actually overheat and get sunburnt.
If your pet does have to be shaved due to matting (shaving your pets coat off is the only humane way to deal with matting and groomers have to do this by law to comply with The Animal Welfare Act) in the hot weather, please keep them inside or in the shade until their coat grows back and use plenty of pet safe sunscreen to protect them from sunburn and skin cancer.
For other tips of how to keep your pets cool in summer, read here.
Monday, 23 June 2014
10. Your hairdresser doesn't clean your bottom or genitals.
9. You don't go for weeks at a time without washing or brushing your hair.
8. Your hairdresser doesn't give you a sanitary trim around your private areas.
7. Your hairdresser doesn't have to clean your ears or your teeth.
6. Your hairdresser doesn't have to remove parasites from your body.
5. You sit still for your hairdresser and wait patiently whilst they cut your hair.
4. Your haircut doesn't include a manicure or pedicure.
3. You don't shout at your hairdresser and try to run away.
2. You don't try to bite or scratch your hairdresser.
1. You don't poo or wee on your hairdresser!
Thursday, 19 June 2014
The benefits of grooming
Grooming not only stimulates the circulation and improves muscle tone, but also minimises hairballs in the stomach by removing loose hairs. It smoothes down the fur to insulate the body more efficiently, and stimulates the glands at the base of the hairs which waterproof the coat. In hot weather, licking spreads saliva that cools your cat as it evaporates; grooming also spreads sebum (a natural oil that protects and waterproofs the hair and skin) across the coat.
For shorthaired cats, use a fine-toothed metal comb weekly and a natural-bristle or rubber brush to remove any dead hairs.
Gently brush or comb your cat's hair, using strokes in the direction that the hair grows.
Use the bristle brush to sweep up the coat in the direction of the head, and then smooth it down again.
For longhaired cats, groom daily with a steel comb.
Any knots can be teased out with your fingers, or cut off carefully with blunt-ended scissors by a trained professional. Alternatively, they may have to be shaved off by your groomer to remove extensive matting.
If grooming is a struggle, try offering food treats, stroking and talking reassuringly, then gently start to groom as your cat's attention turns to the treat.
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Monday, 16 June 2014
A regular grooming routine has many benefits for both you and your pet.
-Creates a strong bond between pet and owner
-Dog looks and smells great
-Dog gets regular health checks
-Prevents parasite infestation
-Prevents knots and mats
-Creates manageable healthy coat
-Dog feels healthy and happy
How should I groom my dog?
2. If you Bath your dogs at home, make sure they are mat free before you bath. Run a Comb though to the skin to double check. Wet mats will tighten up as they dry creating a bigger tighter mat that is harder to remove.
3. Use quality shampoo & conditioner, poor quality shampoos may dry the coat, cause dandruff and flaking, irritate the skin, and lead to itching. Always rinse well, even the best shampoos will cause itching if left in the coat.
4. If your dog has long nails, a few swipes from a heavy duty nail file daily will keep them from getting to long AND the friction from the nail file will cause the quick’s to recede, resulting in shorter nails.
5. Wipe out your dogs ears weekly with a soft cotton ball and ear cleaner, clean ears are less likely to get infections & irritations. You will also be more likely to notice right away if they do become infected. Do not clean deeper into the ear than you can see as you can damage the ear canal. (Just like your own ears)
6. If you find a mat, use a de-matting/silicone spray to lightly mist the area, and let sit a few minutes, gently brush the mat out working a small section at a time
7. Never use scissors to cut out mats unless you can CLEARLY see where the skin is and place your fingers between the skin & the mat. It is very easy to cut skin when trying to remove a mat with scissors.
8. A properly brushed coat can be parted at anyplace, showing the skin, You should be able to run a metal comb though the coat and down to the skin without snagging.
9. Make sure you have the proper tools for your pets coat. Not all Brushes are created equal. And even the best brush, if used improperly will not give the desired results. You may also need other items such as combs & de-mat spray.
10. Make it fun! Brushing your dog is a great way to bond. You should always make sure it is a positive and enjoyable experience for you and the dog. Use lots of praise, cuddles and treats to encourage them.
For a professional service please contact your local dog groomer.