Dog Hair: Some Floats, Some Sinks

A Day In The Life Of A Pool Owner/Cleaner!By Melissa Barran of SplashDog Spa in Edmonds, WACourtesy ACWT I never in a million years thought I would become an expert on dog hair and fur. And not just any expert – oh no. I’ve become an expert on which dog hair floats and which dog hair sinks. And you think you have an exciting life. Picture this. It’s SplashDog’s grand opening and I’m ready to open the doors. The facility, the …

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K9 Carts: Our Company Story

Let me tell you a story! Let me tell you a great story about what we do, why we do what we do, why we excel at what we do and why we walk around with smiles on our faces and why every single day for the last 30 years we have been bringing joy and happiness to pets and their owners all over the world. It all started with a Veterinary Orthopedic Specialist named Dr. Lincoln Parkes. Back in the …

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Mobility and K9 Happiness

Mobility is a major factor in a pet’s happiness and keeping them healthy. The ability to walk and run around freely, being able to do what they want to do when they want to contributes immensely to K9 happiness. I have helped over 35,000 pets over the years and I wish I had kept records of how many animals recovered after using one of our carts. Last week, a mini 3 year old dapple Dachshund named Daisy came to be …

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Raising The Odds

Every year in February for the last 14 years K9 Carts has exhibited at the Western Veterinary Conference held in Las Vegas, the gambling capital of the world. I am not a gambler but I usually throw away $10 each year playing the slots. Do I have a system for losing money? No, it depends on what Casino I am in at the time. However if I knew of a Casino or bank of slot machines that guaranteed that there …

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Aqua Paws Hydrotherapy Inc. – Jacqueline Gibson

Aqua Paws Hydrotherapy Inc. Jacqueline Gibson Vancouver, BC, Canada Phone: 604-723-8015Email: info<at>aquapaws.ca (*)Web: http://www.aquapaws.ca Aqua Paws, located in the heart of Vancouver and only minutes from downtown, is the first ‘eco-friendly’ canine warm water therapy pool in the city. We use an Ionization water purification system, reducing the need to use large amounts of bromine, chlorine and other harsh chemicals. The result is water that is crystal clear, pure and clean, much like the feel of a natural hot spring! Aqua …

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Whoa Stop! Hey! Come back Charlie!

HEY! STOP! COME BACK CHARLIE !!! The sounds of someone on the move…. these words are music to any health care provider’s ears when they have been caring for someone who is challenged in their mobility. I had been working with Charlie for about 3 weeks when he arrived in my back parking lot and apparently had ‘gotten away’ from his person and was ambling across the field in back… just the week prior, Charlie was completely paralyzed in his …

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Noseworks Is Great For Geriatric And Special Needs Dogs

Congratulations to Batman Batman is nearly 15 and achieved his nose works one title in June 2011 and was the 3rd oldest dog to achieve that title in the USA! Congratulations Bosun Rambo! Bosun obtained his ORT title on wheels – April 23rd, 2011 Read about Bosun in the Peninsula Daily News! Watch Bosun’s Noseworks on Video! • We all love our instructor Karla Kimmey and she only starts 8 students every 8 weeks in Sequim/Port Angelescontact her for one of these openings: Phone:1-888-876-9364Outside US: …

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Strength Training for our Canine Friends

Strength Training for K9 Athletes with a Certified Canine Fitness Instructor Bobbie Lyons, Cert CF has been training and competing in agility with her dogs for over 10 years. She has also participates in herding, and teaches in person classes on trick training, improving focus and human workouts with your dog. She currently has three Border Collies and an Australian Shepherd. One of her dogs, Force, has a rotated pelvis that prevents him from fully extending his hind legs when …

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When The Spirit Has Left

The spirit has left its beautiful container – and now what do I do…Remaining present and fluid in your plans When I lost Kwinn, my 9 year old shepherd, to cancer – it took me totally by surprise. From the time we discovered the cancer until the time I lost her was about 6 hours. I was reeling in shock and disbelief and I couldn’t get my arms wrapped around this new reality in my life. There are many components …

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Healthy Paws Pet Insurance

Some of my clients are getting vet prescriptions for water aquatic therapies and are getting up to 90% of the cost covered. This is the first company I have experienced that does this. After writing up receipts for my work and seeing my clients covered, I decided to switch my insurance for my dogs to HEALTHY PAWS… and in February 2015 my beloved dog Luna was diagnosed with 3 different cancers which lead to 3 drastic surgeries and an ongoing …

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