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Announcing our referral program
You earn a $25 credit after your friends spend $100, plus your friend receives 10 percent off his or her total bill! Call for details. Remind your friends to mention your name when registering.
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The Busy Summer of 2009!
From Laura, Tom, Chris, & Rae
We're experiencing a very busy summer. Thanks to all of you. Special thanks to those who are taking advantage of our new referral program.
We have free Carolina Mudcats tickets available in the lobby for their game against the Tennessee Smokies on August 23rd (2:00 PM) and/or August 24th (7:15 PM.) Great atmosphere in Zebulon to see the future Major Leaguers!
Labor Day Weekend is coming soon. We sold out for the first time (!) on the 4th of July Weekend. Book early for Labor Day to be sure we have your preferred accommodations available.
As part of the MDA Fundraiser this year (think Jerry Lewis Telethon), Tom is going to "jail" to raise money in honor of his Notre Dame teammate, Pete Duranko, who is in his 10th year battling ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease.) If you would care to contribute, go to:
MDS Lockup Fundraiser
We hear often how much you like our staff and facility. We appreciate and love to hear your kind remarks. We always want to hear from you if we have not met your expectations. If we have, and you want to help us in our efforts to get the word out, please consider adding your remarks to Angie's List
, or any other similar sites. Thanks in advance.
Enjoy the last month (dog days) of summer. Be sure your pets have plenty of water available.
Training has begun at Suite Paws!
Two fine training groups, K9 Solutions
((919) 779-3813, www.nck9solutions.com
) and Pawsitive Pooches
((919) 325-0174, www.pawsitive-pooches.com
) are offering Basic Obedience and AKC's S.T.A.R. Puppy and Canine Good Citizen classes here on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Classes fill fast, so call them directly to find your best class and time. If you have training questions, let us know and we'll publish the answers in the next Suite Notes.
A Message from Daycare
From Stephanie in Daycare
Summer is here, that means that our big and little pools are in active use daily. For long-haired and fluffy dogs that are boarding and want to swim, we recommend adding brushing to prevent mats from forming. Be sure to bring any ear medications you may have, if your dog is prone to ear infections. Daycampers need the same at home.
Our desire is to keep you and your dog as happy and healthy as possible, sometimes that means pre-emptive measures to prevent matting, hot spots and ear infections!
As a reminder, minor cuts and scratches are a common occurrence in doggie daycare. We clean and apply Neosporin on any that we find and normally send a note home. If you have multiple dogs, it is very important to prevent one dog from licking another dog's sore. This can actually make it worse and sometimes results in needing Vet care.
Grooming Basics 101
The Importance of Nail Trimming
From Groomer Laura Rhodes
Nail trimming, ear cleaning, and bathing are the foundations of good pet grooming and a vital part of an animal's overall health. This month we will cover the process of nail trimming and why it is essential for owners to either clip the nails at home or take their pets to a professional on a regular basis.
To begin, nail trimming generally needs to be performed every 4-6 weeks, but this can be dependent on the type of pet and its lifestyle, so some animals will need more or less time between trims. Dogs and cats have a blood vessel, called the quick, which grows through the center of the nail. When nails aren't clipped regularly, not only does the nail grow long, but so does the quick. The longer the time a nail is left uncut the longer the quick becomes. Once a very long nail is finally trimmed, it usually cannot be cut back to a healthy short length right away because the quick is lengthy and will bleed and cause pain if cut into. The only way to force long quicks to recede is by frequent nail trims that cut the nails as close to the quick as possible. Over time the quick will shorten and eventually the nail can be kept at a short length.
Long nails are not only unsightly, but can cause the entire tendon and bone structure of the foot and pastern (lower back half of the rear legs) to weaken which causes discomfort and difficulty with walking. More troubling is the risk that an active dog can break off a nail and expose the inner soft and very sensitive quick, which is extremely painful and prone to bleeding . The final health problem inadequate nail care can cause, particularly in cats and smaller dogs, is when the unkempt nail actually grows in a complete circle and back into the pad of the foot. Ingrown nails will often puncture the skin and continue to grow into the foot until a groomer or veterinarian intervenes. These puncture wounds are painful and prone to infection. Proper nail care is simple and affordable, and the grooming staff at Suite Paws will be happy to assist you and your pet! We now offer grooming 7 days a week.
Daycamper of the Week
From Stephanie in Daycare
Reminder: Web Camera Sites!
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Outdoor Daycare Camera Site:
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