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What is shedding and what can we learn about it? 
Dog shedding is the natural process of the coat ridding itself of hair that is old, detached, and in some cases, damaged. Once older hair is shed, room for new and healthy hair can be made. The shedding process is completely normal for all canines but it can be frustrating for pet owners who feel like all they do is vacuum up piles of fluff!

The frequency and amount of hair that is shed depends on several factors, including the dog’s breed, weather conditions, diet, potential allergies, and much more. Regardless of the cause, it is possible to keep shedding under control through at-home grooming and proper diet. 

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Spring Cleaning Tips


Beds and Bedding
Follow these four steps to ensure a clean, comfortable sleep for Fido.

A removable fabric cover is a must, when choosing a bed.
Vacuum the bed regularly to remove hair, dirt, and other debris. Follow up with a lint roller to pull away any hair the vacuum may have left behind.

Wash the cover and the bed base (if it’s machine washable) in cold water. Use a mild laundry detergent—no dyes or fragrance. Add a cup of baking soda to help neutralize odor. 

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Why Choose The Pawsh Dog Salon


What sets The Pawsh Dog Salon apart is a combination of dedicated people and fine products.

Our people love dogs. Sounds simple but it’s an important component of what makes us so unique. In fact, loving dogs is not a request, but a requirement of employment here at The Pawsh Dog. Additionally, each and every employee signs a document called a “Pawsh Persona Agreement”. It’s a document that ensures that love and respect is presented to each and every dog that comes in to our care.

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Celebrated Staff Appreciation Day 

Our employees come from all corners of the world and from a variety of backgrounds. Together we form a team of incredibly talented and dedicated canine care professionals who work tirelessly and offer the very best care to dogs in the industry. 

We thank our Pawsh Dog representatives for their hard work and dedication to our clients and their furry best friends.

The Pawsh Dog family is proud of our staff for consistently producing excellent work. Not only meeting but always exceeding the Pawsh Dog standard. While dealing with unforeseen pandemic challenges, our associates displayed great poise, experience, and critical thinking. 

Our employees’ focus on creativity is fantastic, and our staff’s problem-solving abilities are unrivaled. Our team members make the time to continue to be creative while nurturing our dogs in care, benefiting the well being and stimulation of our guests.

Thank you Pawsh Dog employees for your commitment and honesty. Our  representatives are both diligent and astute in their work, resulting in some of the best grooming practices and aesthetics in the province and beyond. 

 

Gratitude to our staff as your efforts have a tremendous business impact, especially with our client relations and satisfaction.  Because of people like you, our workplace is fantastic, adding a lot of energy and enthusiasm to this company.

Thank you Pawsh Dog team for always demonstrating the proper way to do things with your meticulous attention to detail. We consider ourselves fortunate to have you folks a part of the Pawsh Dog family.

To our incredible staff – we extend our gratitude and thank you for ALL the work you do!

Celebrated Staff Appreciation Day 

Our employees come from all corners of the world and from a variety of backgrounds. Together we form a team of incredibly talented and dedicated canine care professionals who work tirelessly and offer the very best care to dogs in the industry. 

We thank our Pawsh Dog representatives for their hard work and dedication to our clients and their furry best friends.

The Pawsh Dog family is proud of our staff for consistently producing excellent work. Not only meeting but always exceeding the Pawsh Dog standard. While dealing with unforeseen pandemic challenges, our associates displayed great poise, experience, and critical thinking. 

Our employees’ focus on creativity is fantastic, and our staff’s problem-solving abilities are unrivaled. Our team members make the time to continue to be creative while nurturing our dogs in care, benefiting the well being and stimulation of our guests.

Thank you Pawsh Dog employees for your commitment and honesty. Our  representatives are both diligent and astute in their work, resulting in some of the best grooming practices and aesthetics in the province and beyond. 

 

Gratitude to our staff as your efforts have a tremendous business impact, especially with our client relations and satisfaction.  Because of people like you, our workplace is fantastic, adding a lot of energy and enthusiasm to this company.

Thank you Pawsh Dog team for always demonstrating the proper way to do things with your meticulous attention to detail. We consider ourselves fortunate to have you folks a part of the Pawsh Dog family.

To our incredible staff – we extend our gratitude and thank you for ALL the work you do!

Dog Dental Care is Worth It

You may have heard that it’s unnecessary for you to maintain your dog’s dental hygiene because dogs will instinctively take care of their teeth by chewing. However, this belief is not entirely accurate. Like humans, dogs can suffer periodontal disease, tooth decay, injured teeth, and other oral problems. Beyond discomfort and bad breath, these dental problems can lead to serious health issues.

When it comes to dental hygiene, taking preventative steps at home along with regular office visits are well worth the effort. Not only for your pet’s overall health and comfort, but for your budget as well. Canine teeth cleaning or periodontal care performed by a veterinarian is a costly medical treatment and requires that your dog be sedated. Why not try to minimize the need if you can?

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Professional Canine Dental Cleaning Explained

Does your dog need a dental cleaning? Perhaps you have smelled some pretty bad breath or seen a lot of tartar on your dog’s teeth. Maybe your veterinarian recommended a dental cleaning during a routine wellness examination. You may be hesitant or worried because you don’t have all the information. Dental health is an important part of every dog’s well-being. If your vet detects dental disease, a professional cleaning may be recommended in order to keep your dog healthy. If you notice signs of dental disease, it’s important to discuss it with your vet.

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Dog Dental care and the Importance
Birthday Celebrations!!

Celebrate your pup’s birthday with this peanut butter-banana birthday cake! This recipe is easily cut in half for smaller celebrations, and can also be portioned into cupcake tins for individual servings. (And yes, humans can have some too, if the dogs are willing to share.)

Ingredients

Vegetable oil or cooking spray, for pan
2 c. all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
2 c. mashed ripe banana (from about 4 large bananas)
6 tbsp. smooth peanut butter
2 large eggs
1/4 c. pure maple syrup

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Six tips on promoting a happier, healthier year for your dog
Tip #1 Review Your Dog’s Food Intake
The New Year is the perfect time to evaluate what, when and how much your pet is eating. Guessing or eyeballing your pet’s daily intake can result in overfeeding and weight gain. Use a measuring cup and follow the directions on the bag to ensure that your pet is receiving the proper food portion at every meal.
 
Tip #2 Try a Puzzle Feeder
Not only is using a puzzle feeder an easy way to improve your pup’s life and encourages good behavior – it also increases mental stimulation and daily life enrichment.
 

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Why Grooming Your Dog is Important
Grooming provides many health benefits for your dog which may not be immediately obvious. Brushing your dog ventilates their coat, helping it grow healthy and strong and takes away old and damaged hair. Grooming also ensures that your dog’s skin can breathe and keeps down the level of grease in their coat. Too much grease can block pores and cause irritation and all sorts of skin problems. Running a brush through their coat acts as a nice massage which promotes healthy blood circulation. Grooming is a great bonding time, the more regularly you do it, the more they’ll get used to it and it should become a soothing relaxing experience for you both.

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The Positive effects of Play - The Pawsh Dog
The Positive Effects of Play
Doggie playtime is essential to the growth and happiness of your dog. Beyond seeing our beloved pups just having fun outside and enjoying themselves, there are a lot of benefits to playing with them.
 
Here are five benefits you and your dog receive when you play with them.
 

1.      You’ll Keep Them Mentally Healthy!

Like humans, dogs can get bored easily. It’s even worse if you’re a pet parent who has to work all day, leaving them at home.

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Tricks for Treats
 

Dress up your pup and trade a trick for a treat on Saturday, October 30th and Sunday, October 31st. Travel to each Pawsh Dog location (check our hours) collecting different exciting coupons and goodie bags for your dog.

Brampton $15 Off any Groom
Burlington 50% Off any Pawdicure
Meadowvale Free Tooth Brushing Add-on

Halloween Safety

1. Secure Your Dog Away From The Door
If your dog tends to sneak out the front door when you open it, it might be best to crate them or keep them in a bedroom for a few hours for safety — and sanity.

You can set up a safe space for your dog in a comfortable room of the house with some calming music playing. Give your dog fresh water and check on them often. This is a good way to keep them away from the door and let them relax on this stressful night.

Another solution is to sit outside with your bowl of candy for trick-or-treaters so you don’t need to open the door at all. This will also cut back on knocking and doorbells that could make your dog anxious.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Treats

Ingredients
3 cups brown rice flour (or gluten free flour if your dog has allergies)
1/2 cup oats (you can substitute an extra 1/4 cup of grain free flour instead)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 eggs
3 tbsp. all natural peanut butter

Directions
Preheat your oven to 350°.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, oats and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, eggs and peanut butter. When both are well mixed, stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients slowly. Take your time with it.

On a floured surface, roll out the dough until it’s about 1/4″ thick. You can use cookie cutters to cut out fun shapes or use a butter knife or pizza cutter to cut out small squares.

August 25, 2021

The Pawsh Dog Salon Services in Dogtopia effective August 16, 2021

The Pawsh Dog and Dogtopia are thrilled to announce that effective August 16, The Pawsh Dog will be providing all salon services within the Burlington, Brampton, and Meadowvale Dogtopia locations in the Greater Toronto market. 

We believe that the parallels in our culture and vision make us natural partners, allowing each of our teams to focus and excel in our specialty, while gaining synergies from our shared expertise. Dogtopia will continue to operate their premiere dog daycare centers across Canada while The Pawsh Dog focusses our energy and passion on providing exceptional pet salon service options. Together, we will provide pets and their parents an unparalleled care experience, completely unique to the industry in the Greater Toronto area. 

The Pawsh Dog was founded in 2009 by professional dog groomer, trainer, and handler Laurel Fletcher. Our progressive canine care facilities are staffed by an expert team of canine care professionals dedicated to helping people understand their dogs’ needs while providing a high level of luxury service to their canine clients. The Pawsh Dog offers the best salon services available in its existing seven Winnipeg locations. The addition of three salons within Ontario Dogtopia centers will bring the total Pawsh salon count to ten. 

Founded in 2002, Dogtopia is an early pioneer and innovator in the pet services industry, offering an experience focused on quality of care, safety and transparency in the market. Dogtopia is a North American brand and the leading dog daycare provider across Canada today with 17 locations from coast to coast and another 150 locations operating in the U.S.A. With an emphasis on education, exercise and safe socialization for dogs, pet parents have the assurance of leaving their beloved furry family members in the hands of trained professionals in an environment created with the fun and safety of dogs in mind. 

The Dogtopia culture is dedicated to excellent customer service, ensuring pets and their parents have a great experience in all Dogtopia centers. We are thrilled to add The Pawsh Dog’s salon service expertise to the Dogtopia guest experience as part of their commitment to enhancing the joy of pet parenthood. Visit Dogtopia https://www.dogtopia.com/

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