December is upon us! The last month of 2014. Where did the year go?! As I reflect on the past year I realize it has been a whirlwind and a blessing. My youngest child graduated from high school and started college. I was able to take a vacation break to visit family in Ohio(first time in a few years) due to the fact that I have wonderful pet sitters who can and did manage without me. Here at Good Dog! Coaching & Pet Care we added some new pet sitters, implemented new systems to better serve you and continue to grow due in large part because of referrals from you, our loyal clients. 2014 was a crazy, busy year and as we move into next year our mission is to always deliver happiness, peace of mind and outstanding service to you. We wish you a beautiful holiday season filled with friends, family and happy pets and we are looking forward to serving you in the new year!
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Anal Glands: To Express
or Not to Express
By Tanera Swan
Strutt your Mutt Grooming
Anal glands are located inside the anus of most carnivores, as well as a few other mammals. These glands secrete a foul smelling fluid-like material. Normally, as an animal defecates, the glands empty some of this material for the purpose of scent marking. When an animal is stressed or scared, he may express his anal glands resulting in a noticeable foul odor.
Some animals may have a difficult time expressing their anal glands on their own. The quality of your pet’s food may contribute to problems with the anal glands. The glands are expressed physically as stool passes. If the stool is not firm enough, the glands will not properly express. Read more here.
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Watch our new dog
By Terie Hansen
The holidays are filled with shiny ornaments, twinkly lights, festive wrapping ribbons, poinsettias and pine trees not to mention all the chocolates and fancy foods that are sure to capture the attention of your pet dog or cat. Oh how I love the holidays! As you are planning your holiday decorating, parties and gatherings keep in mind your four legged family members. While all the trimmings of the holidays are dare I say “necessary” they can also be very dangerous for your pets.
Where Do Mosquitos Go in Winter?
By Jeannie Moreira
Mosquito Squad of Duluth-Lawrenceville
Peak-a-boo? Where are you?
Where do mosquitoes go during the winter months?
Mosquitoes are cold-blooded creatures and do not generally bite in temperatures below 50F. In Georgia, some adult mosquitoes become inactive with the onset of cold weather and enter into hibernation before the first frost. Other mosquitoes die in the fall but have winter-hardy eggs, which hibernate as embryos.
Some species of mosquitoes die off when the weather turns cold, leaving only eggs, which lie on the ground like seeds, waiting for warmth and spring rains to hatch and produce a new generation
. Read more here. .
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