Fall is the time to winterize your car and many people change the antifreeze at this time of year. But antifreeze can be deadly to your pets. One to two teaspoons is enough to kill a 10-pound dog or cat. Antifreeze contains ethylene glycol, which has a sickly-sweet smell that entices pets to eat it.
It’s very important to clean up spills immediately and make sure to keep your pets away from the garage while you’re working on your vehicle. Make sure there is no antifreeze leaking from your car onto the driveway where any pets might find it. Ethylene glycol is also found in engine coolant and hydraulic brake fluids.
Antifreeze poisoning affects the brain, liver, and kidneys. Some common signs of antifreeze poisoning in dogs and cats include:
- Drunken behavior
- Wobbly, uncoordinated movement
- Excessive urination
- Rapid heart beat
- Seizures/Convulsions/Shaking tremors
Call your veterinarian immediately if you suspect your pet has consumed any product containing ethylene glycol. Animals who receive immediate veterinary care can recover successfully—but the longer they remain untreated, the less likely they are to survive.
Please do everything you can to protect your pets from this deadly poison!
This week’s Klip Joint dog of the week is Lexie, a Chinese Crested powderpuff. Lexie is a full-coated Chinese Crested. Her owner likes to keep her clipped shorter to avoid matting.
A Powderpuff has a long, soft coat. Both Hairless and Powderpuff varieties can appear in the same litter. The look of the Powderpuff varies according to how it is groomed. When its fur is completely grown out on its face, it strongly resembles a terrier; however, the Powderpuff is usually shaved around the snout as a standard cut. The Powderpuff Chinese Crested is an elegant and graceful dog who makes a loving companion, playful and entertaining. The Puff’s coat is long and silky soft. Ears are large and erect.
Odorless, non-shedding, and hypo-allergenic, these are great dogs for allergy sufferers. They have been described as having “a supermodel look, with a saint personality.” Powderpuffs are very affectionate, lively, playful, and love to be cuddled.
We love to cuddle your fluffy friends at Klip Joint Dog Grooming!
This is Brody, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Doesn’t he have the prettiest eyes?
Friendly and easy to train, the Cavalier is a trustworthy companion for children and thrives as part of a family. The coat requires weekly brushing, but no trimming. The breed is adaptable in their need for exercise, happy with either sleeping on the couch or taking long walks.
We will treat your dog like a king at the Klip Joint Dog Grooming – make an appointment today!
This week’s Klip Joint dog of the week is Maggie, a cute little terrier mix. Maggie is small, weighing about 10 lb. and she has the sweetest personality. We keep her clipped short for easy care between groomings.
We groom to your specifications at Klip Joint Dog Grooming. Schedule your appointment now for Christmas grooms!
Here is a fun video featuring creative dog groomer Catherine Opson and her adorable costumed dogs.
Have a happy and safe Halloween!
This week’s Klip Joint Dog of the Week is Oreo, a very charming Shih Tsu. She is one of our regulars – always well-behaved and a joy to groom. We thought she had a very dignified look while she was waiting for her owner to pick her up.
This weeks Klip Joint dog of the week is Izzy, a Brussels Griffon. Izzy is one of our favorite visitors at Klip Joint because of her easy-going disposition.
The Brussels Griffon is a sturdy toy dog that is often thought to look like an Ewok from the Star Wars movie. The Griffon is an intelligent, cheerful dog with a terrier-like disposition. With lots of personality, it makes a fine companion dog and is good with other dogs and cats. Affectionate, charming, lively and curious, they love everyone.
Once kept by cab drivers of 17th century Brussels to rid their stables of vermin, the Brussels Griffon became a companion breed by virtue of its appealing character.
The Brussels Griffon doesn’t shed much, but requires regular brushing and is often clipped short to make grooming easier.
We will give your cute little fur babies extra TLC at Klip Joint dog grooming – call today for an appointment!