excessive paw licking

Causes of Excessive Paw Licking

Excessive paw licking in dogs can be caused by a variety of factors. It’s no secret that feeding your pooch a grain-free diet can help stave off inflammation issues, but if you are already doing this and still have the problem of excessive paw licking, there are other factors you can consider as well including […]

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Don’t wait for the heat to kick in, see a dog groomer today!

Now that summer is here the time to go out on adventures with your four legged friend has arrived. Although the weather may be perfect for outdoor shenanigans don’t forget that while you can remove your coat in the summer heat, your best pal cannot. If your dog’s coat has gone some time without proper […]

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Fun Facts About Dogs

What’s that behind you! Dogs chase their tails for plenty of reasons: Predatory instinct, anxiety, curiosity, exercise or, they might have fleas! If your dog is chasing his tail excessively, cute though it may be, take your pup to get groomed. If a flea treatment doesn’t help, take your dog to the vet. No night […]

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Keep your dog’s nails trimmed

5 simple reasons why keeping your dog’s nails trim and neat are important: A dog’s nails, just like humans, are curved. However, unlike humans, dogs walk with their nails. When a dog’s nails gets too long, it can twist the dogs toes, thus deforming them. This also causes your dog to adopt a limp like walk and will strain your dog’s legs and spine…

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Dog Grooming as an Art Form

It takes a certain skill to be a quality dog groomer. Some may even say it is an art form. When asked what makes dog grooming an art form, Jessica Spyker, one of The Dog Shop’s owners, said there are many similarities between creating art and grooming dogs. Jessica studied art until she was about […]

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Grooming and probiotics can help with dog yeast problems

It is not uncommon for a dog to get a yeast infection. Mainly, dogs tend to get yeast infections in their ears. With proper dog grooming and probiotics, you can help your dog protect and heal itself. The following are symptoms of yeast problems for your dog: Rash Licking/chewing feet and legs Hair loss/shedding Foul […]

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The dog’s Thanksgiving feast

The holiday season is upon us as Thanksgiving approaches this week. When we think of Thanksgiving, we most likely think of family getting together over a big feast of turkey, stuffing, all kinds of salads and do not forget the desserts! For our pets, however, this feast can be hazardous. Keep your dog safe this Thanksgiving […]

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Keep your dog safe this Halloween

Costumes, candy, Jack-o-Lanterns, oh my! It’s that time of year again – Halloween. While it can be a fun and spooky night, it can also become a very scary night if safety precautions are not taken with your dog. Keeping the following in mind can help prevent any harm being done unintentionally to your pet as you […]

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Black Pug Playing in the Snow

Care For Your Dog In The Cold Season

When summer started to creep up on us, we wrote about Summer Dog Care. Now the fall season is upon us and it is time to talk about caring for your dog in the cold months. To start off, there are some “General Concerns” to be covered. Keep your pup inside As fall sets in, the […]

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So you think you want a dog?

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of having a puppy in your home, but there are many factors to consider before bringing a dog into your home. Why do you want a dog? Neighbor get robbed? Get an alarm. Kids bugging you for a dog? The dog will become your job. (This […]

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Dog companionship – It benefits everyone

We have all heard the saying that a dog is a man’s best friend. It has been proven that having a dog puts you in a better mood, encourages you to exercise more, helps relieve stress, and more. But, if you do not care well enough for your dog, that potential level of companionship can […]

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Summer Dog Care

As the temperatures begin to rise, we pull out our shorts and tank tops as well as our swimsuits. What do we need to do to care for our dogs in the summer weather? We provide you with 10 tips based off Cesar Millan’s Top Summer Tips. Exercise early in the morning or later at […]

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You groom yourself, why wouldn’t you groom your dog?

Clean As humans, we bathe and groom ourselves on a daily basis. When we don’t, we say we feel gross. Our dogs need to be clean, too. Dogs roll around in the grass and dirt, which can easily get stuck in the hair. Other airborne particles like pollen get stuck in their hair as well. […]

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Another Five-star Yelp Review!

Best place I’ve found for dog grooming at the best price. My dogs looked great and they had a wonderful time. I felt good about leaving them at a place that felt like “doggie daycare” rather than somewhere they’re led off in a back room to sit in a crate. My golden is really social […]

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No more puppy mills

Besides being dog groomers, we are (of course) dog lovers.  This cute video conveys an important message – no more puppy mills! thefluffingtonpost: Just Say No to Puppy Mills This Holiday Season We like to joke around a lot at The Fluffington Post, but we’re all kinds of serious when it comes to treating animals […]

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Assessing Dog Breeds

As dog groomers, assessing dog breeds is something we do every day… via: mothernaturenetwork Dog breed tests: Do they really work? In a recent blog post, I introduced my quest to learn the lineage of my 2-year-old mutt, Otis (pictured above). Labeled a “husky mix” at the animal shelter, he has since grown to resemble a strange brew […]

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Our doggie hero

Our doggie hero

Amanda, a German Shepherd mix, pulled her ten-day-old puppies from a burning house in Chile last week.  Click on image to read more at Gawker. (via: doglr) (Source: http://gawker.com/5934146/wonder-dog-places-pups-in-fire-truck-after-carrying-them-out-of-burning-house-one-by-one)

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Dogolicious treats

Dogolicious treats

1st rule of Tumblr club: always blog about cupcakes.  2nd rule: if you’re into dog grooming, then dog biscuits suffice.  Check out these dogolicious treats on Etsy. (Source: http://www.etsy.com/listing/97448271/extra-large-designer-dog-treat-polka-dot?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_search_query=Extra+Large+Designer+Dog+Treat-+Polka+Dot+Collection&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=all)

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Our third yelp review!

Roseland H. Vancouver, WA 8/5/2012 I had my dog groomed recently by Jessica who did an excellent job on my Yorkie. She really listened to what I wanted him to look like, especially since I had a horrible experience at Franko’s. I would definitely recommend anyone to take their dog to be groomed at The Dog Shop.

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As Dog groomers in Vancouver, WA, we are honored to have our second review on yelp

We are Dog groomers in Vancouver, WA and are honored to have our second review on yelp.  Thanks to Melissa M. for her thoughtful review: This place is a diamond in the ruff! After my old groomer moved too far away, I came to the conclusion that it isn’t easy to find a dog groomer […]

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