Dino is being hand stripped by Jennifer. He is recently retired from the show dircuit. He's got that Wire Hair Fox Terrier sparkle!
Jennifer is hand stripping a Welsh Terrier named Brady to get him ready for the show circuit beginning spring 2015. Welcome Brady!
UPDATE: Brady placed as Best of Breed or Variety in the show circuit! Congratulations Brady!!!!
Canine Influenza Virus
The staff at Carolina Pet Spa is aware of the dog influenza virus that has stricken the dog community in many cities throughout the southeast US. This is a highly contagious respiratory disease that is contracted from close contact and exposure to other infected dogs via airborne transmission, or contact with contaminated food and water dishes, bedding or furniture, or other inanimate objects like toys that dogs share. Most of the sick dogs have contracted this infection at dog shows, dog daycare facilities, and boarding kennels where dogs are in close contact to one another.
A vaccine against the two forms of the dog influenza virus, H3N2 and H3N8 is now available to protect your pets. This vaccine must be given by your veterinarian. It is highly recommended that pets get vaccinated against this virus. Common symptoms of the virus include a dry unproductive cough, lethargic behavior, discharge from the nose or eyes, and fever (body temperature over 102 degrees F.) For more information about this virus and prevention methods, please consult your veterinarian or read about it on the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services website: http://www.ncagr.gov/vet/aws/canineflu/
Jennifer Tilman has written for North America's #1 natural health and lifestyle magazine for dogs and cats. Boasting a one-million plus readership annually, AW features articles by some of the most renowned experts in the pet industry with topics ranging from diet and health related issues to training, fitness and emotional well being as well as new product features and Holiday Gift guides. This lively, educational and highly respected bi-monthly publication which is typically read by the “Whole Foods crowd” provides savvy consumers with everything they need to know to make the best choices for their animal companions. Jennifer's article focuses on tips for finding the right groomer and appears in the aug/sep 2014 issue of Animal Wellness magazine. Look for this magazine at your local newsstand, Barnes and Noble, and in all major pet supply stores like PetSmart and Petco. It can also be ordered by US mail via subscription, and online. www.animalwellnessmagazine.com.