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Animal Rights

Grooming Blunder Leads to Lawsuit for Petco

We have all taken our pets to the groomer to get them all spruced up at one time or another. How would you feel if you went to pick them up and they had an injury they didn’t go in with?

That is exactly what happened after Gladys Kupuwai dropped off her granddaughter’s Pomeranian-Maltese mix, Dodo, for routine grooming at Petco in Kaneohe, Hawaii. A couple of days later, she realized one of her ears had been cut. “(She) was dried, bloody, was dry blood, everything,” Kapuwai said. “I noticed that at home, so when I took her to the vet, the doctor had told me it looked like they tried to glue it back.” The doctor told Kupuwai he could have saved the ear if the groomers had told her right then, but they didn’t.


Top 10 Mistakes Made by Cat Owners

by Rolan Tripp, DVM, CABC

Nobody’s perfect and all of us could do better. I have put together below my opinion on the most common mistakes made by cat owners. Take just a few minutes now to avoid a lot of time and grief later.

Mistake 1: Impulse adoption instead of careful selection
Because of their big hearts, many people take in strays, or other cats that no one wants. Sometimes these turn out to be the best cat imaginable. In other cases, there is a reason other humans choose to not share a space with this cat.
Every person is allowed to carefully CHOOSE a cat at some point in their life. I am now consulting on the new pet selection service,, so use this or another resource to help you find your feline soul mate.


Fitting a Dog Into Your Budget

Is owning a dog putting a bite on your budget? Rather than giving your family friend away, look into some ways that you can save money while still keeping your dog. We did that very thing recently in our household and here is a list of tips that I would like to share with you;


Charlotte Pet Expo – May 8

Mark your calendars for the Charlotte Pet Expo!
May 8, 2010, from 10am to 6pm

On May 8th, the 2010 Charlotte Pet Expo will be held at Cabarrus Arena and Events Center at 4751 NC Highway 49 in Concord, NC. Admission, and parking, is free to the public!

The Charlotte Pet Expo is the pet lover’s premier event! Bringing all the foremost trainers, groomers, rescues, shelters, vets, clinics, pet stores, retailers, hobbyist groups, and societies together. Their goal is to assemble all key areas of the pet companion world to educate, demonstrate, and perform for the Charlotte pet lover community and beyond.


Get Rid Of Fleas Without Harming Your Pet Or Your Family

People are becoming more conscious of the products they use every day. Chemicals, toxic products, and insecticides are falling from favor as individuals search for more friendly methods of resolving issues. Flea treatments are one of these areas. Powders and sprays expose the household residents (your family and your pets) to poisonous products that are harmful to health. Not only that, you’re also dipping your animal in a toxic bath


Understand Your Pet’s Grooming Needs

Comb through the unseen healthy hair and get rid of the shedding hair; this is what most groomers do first before cutting your pets coat. A professional pet groomer will take their time when grooming each pet; they will make sure they do their best, because they understand that is what it takes to keep your business. You have to groom some animals all at once, while a lot of