Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Teeth Cleaning and Yorkies

Trixie turned 6 this year - and I have to admit - we have not done a great job brushing her teeth. Like many dogs, they just don't like it. So we tried things like  Plaque sprays and special toothpastes - but it was time finally for a cleaning. And I am always afraid to have a tiny dog put under.

But she survived and bounced back!  And we are determined to NOT let her teeth get dirty from here on out.   Our vet highly recommended this line called  Clenz-a-dent. Clenz-A-Dent PlaqueOff contains the seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum which is a natural agent that reduces the formation of dental plaque, tartar [calculus] and bad breath. You can add it to their food - or their water - so we're trying that for now - I will let you know how it works.

(You can get it discounted at Amazon - cheaper than the vet!~)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tipping Dog Groomers and Dog Salon Owners

Pet Groomers: To Tip or Not to Tip?

I used to be a waiter - and back then, made about $3  an hour.  Most waiters and waitresses depend on tips to survive. Banquet waiters and hotel waiters usually, make a fair wage - do you tip them? At hotel parties, I don't tip if they pour a glass of wine like they are supposed to. I DO TIP when they do something special or go above and beyond their normal duties.

Do you tip your hairdresser?  What if they own the salon and is keeping the whole $50 - do you still tip him?  Some people feel since the employee is getting paid less, they should get a tip.  So many questions about tipping. I found this great article online  about tipping dog groomers, written by the owner of a grooming salon.

He says, " “Tips are not necessary, but they are appreciated.  I leave the amount, if any, up to the customer." And just because he is  charging $40 for a dogs cut - does not mean he gets to keep it all. He has expenses and overhead.   Read the article here - it's very interesting!