Treat Your Dog to a Lovely Day at the Spa

A dog is mans best friend, and often times, many people like to give their dogs special treatment like any other friend or family member. Dog grooming is one thing but treating your dog to a full spa day is a fantastic way to show your dog that you love and care for them. Dog day spas are specially created and managed so that dogs like yours can have a fun filled day getting cleaned, groomed, and pampered all because you love them. Pet spas are one of the many exciting activities for your dog and they are not only fun and exciting for your dog, but for you as an owner as well.

At a lovely dog day spa, your dog can enjoy the heavenly scent of liver toothpaste, the raging sound of multiple squeaky toys, and the gentle touch of a groomer’s hand scratching them behind the ears. Pet spas are a dog’s paradise because they really get pampered like no other. They are given time to run around and play in a paradise of a back yard area and then they are cleaned up and groomed just the way you like them to be.

The reason why pet spas are so much greater than a regular groomer is because of the special treatment of you and your pet. At a pet spa, your dog will have the luxury of doing whatever he or she wants, while you also have the same luxury for a few hours. While your pet is having fun being treated like royalty, you can enjoy the peace and quiet time of your own without your rambunctious best friend begging you for attention. It’s not that dogs don’t deserve lots of attention, its just that sometimes is nice for someone else to take over that task for a little while. Just like you would hire a fun babysitter for the kids, the dogs need a sitter too.

At a pet spa near you, you will find that your dog is receiving all of the grooming that you would get anywhere else plus so much more. The specialized attention, superior product, and extra special toys and playtime make it a dog’s paradise. Your dog’s coat with be much softer than ever before and their nails will be taken care of as well as their teeth and eyes. They will basically receive a full body clean up and makeover, if necessary.

A pet spa is a lot like a human spa, where many people go to relax and pamper themselves for the day. Dogs, on the other hand, are very easily excited over a new ball in the backyard, but often times they need a little pampering too. Dogs are given the chance to experience that pampered treatment at pet spas where you can simply drop them off and know that will be receiving the best possible treatment and care during their fun filled day at the spa. Plus, many spas offer money saving promotions, that make the experience even easier for you.

Chuck Stewart recently reviewed dog day spas while treating his dog Francie to something very nice. He also reviewed dog grooming facilities while treating his dog to a pet grooming session.

Tips for the Elderly to Prevent Injuries this Winter

With winter months approaching, it’s time to put the golf clubs and short sleeve shirts away, and break out the winter coats.  It’s also time to start thinking about winter safety, especially when it comes to the elderly.

According the the National Institute of Health, more than 1 in 3 Americans over the age of 65 slips and falls each year.  It’s the number one cause of injury related death, and more often than not, it happens in the winter months.  So with snow and ice just around the corner, and if moving to Florida is not an option, it’s a good idea to review some tips on keeping yourself safe this winter.

Buy shoes with a non-skid sole or with good traction to get a better grip when walking on icy sidewalks.  Leather and plastic soled shoes have bad winter traction,  Choose a show or boot with a thick rubber sole.
If you are still driving in the winter, be sure to equip your vehicle with a good winter snow tire.
Check for icy railings and avoid icy and uncleared sidewalks.  If you must remove snow, it is best to use a snow blower, rather than risk trying to shovel your own walk or driveway.
Take extra time to map out the best route to get where you are going and give yourself extra travel time if possible.  Be sure to ask for directions if you are unsure of the best route.
If you must walk over an icy surface, bending your knees and taking slower steps will reduce the risk of falling.

As always, safety begins at home.  As mentioned above, make sure drive and walkway around your home are clear and salted.  We suggest using rock salt or some other substance with a de-icing compound.  If needed, ask a neighbor or family member to help you out.

Mandy has been writing stories and articles from a very young age on any flat surface she could find.