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Sue Swoope

Enjoy The 4th of July With A Calm Dog

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We all look forward to the 4th of July and all the festivities especially the fireworks, but for most dogs the 4th of July is no celebration. 

Loud noises like fireworks can be very stressful for dogs and cats.   Many dogs hide, pant, scratch at the floor, tremble, or pace when confronted with a loud noise like the fireworks. Your not alone… Here are some ways to help reduce the stress and anxiety your pets may experience during the 4th Of July Holiday:

Choose an All Natural Calming Treat like one of these:

Heavenly Hounds Relaxation Squares- Supports a balanced behavior and promotes relaxation.  Yummy peanut butter flavor with Passion Flower and Valerian Root to promote a sense of calmness.

True Hemp Calming Treats-Contains True Calm formula with hemp seed and a combination of calming herbs like chamomile and lemon balm that help maintain normal emotional balance. 

Tranquility Blend- A natural herbal blend that provides a balanced combination of calming nerve tonics for anxiety and stress. Contains Valerian , Skullcap Passionflower and Oatstraw.

Pet Naturals Calming Chews-Contains a blend of L-Theanine, Vitamin B1 and Colostrum Calming Complex that are natural occuring amino acids that support normal chemical balance in the brain promoting a calming effect. 

Happy Traveler-Soft chews recommended for dogs that experience occasional bouts of anxiety, motion sickness and nervous behavior. These chews contain Valerian, Chamomile, and St. Johns Wort. 

Lavender Essential Oil is also effective to reduce stress  for dogs, it creates a sense of peace and harmony and offering a calming effect on dogs, and their humans too. This oil is soothing to the central nervous system and can only be used effectively to help a dog get used to a safe space. Try placing a few drops on your dog’s collar, or diffuse the oil around your house for an overall calming effect.

Play calming music during the fireworks can distract your pet from the booming firework noises and give them a sense of calmness. 



Golden Paws

***HELP WANTED*** Experienced Groomer

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 We are expanding our Grooming Services to meet the demands of our new and existing clients and are seeking another Experienced Groomer to join our team! This is a great opportunity for the right person who is passionate and enthusiastic about creating a stress free grooming experience for our canine friends and their pet parents.

Applicant must have:

  • At least 3 years of professional pet grooming experience

  • Know all phases of pet grooming with kind and safe pet handling

  • A professional, mature and friendly manner

  • Know all breed specific haircut styles with exceptional scissoring techniques

  • Groom from start to finish from bathing to hand blowing

  • Is a team player that will go the extra mile

  • Cat grooming a plus

  • Creative grooming a plus

  • Possible mobile grooming when available

We offer:

  • A competitive commission

  • Opportunity to learn canine holistic nutrition

  • A brand new clean grooming facility

  • Personalized business cards

  • Events/Advertising to promote each groomer

To apply: Please email the attached application to with

a resume or drop off at 269 East Main Street, Oceanport.



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It includes 30 minutes of pampering ? your pup ? with all the amenities and clean up too!

We supply a bathing ? system with your choice of 4 spa shampoos, towels, brushes, ear wipes, spa colognes & a drying station for $14.99 or get your wash ? FREE if you spend $50 on a store purchase.

Protect Your Pets From Toxic Flea & Tick Products

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Protecting your pets from fleas and ticks does not mean dousing them with toxic chemicals!  

With flea and tick season upon us our pets need protection, but many of the solutions on store shelves are loaded with chemical pesticides that could be risky to their health—and yours.  The most popular kind of flea control product on the market is the “spot-on” or “collar” variety, sold under brand names like Frontline and Advantage or Seresto. (Those given orally, like pills, must be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.) But the ugly truth is: Many of the pesticides allowed for use on pets are linked to serious adverse reactions. The active ingredients in these solutions include chemicals such as imidacloprid, fipronil, permethrin, methoprene, pyrimidine and flumethrin all of which have and can cause serious health problems in animals including seizures, thyroid toxicity, heart attack, cancer, neurological and respiratory problems, organ failure, gastrointestinal disorders and severe skin irritation tumors and death.  Even some of the inert ingredients can be hazardous to your animal companion’s health.

We need to let the EPA know that we do care what goes onto our pets and these toxic products should NOT be on the market!


***These chemical products do not repel or deter fleas or ticks, they still bite the animal. 

 When Your pet gets bit by a flea or tick,  It then starts sucking blood from your pet. The flea or tick then falls off and dies… But why does it die?? 

The flea or tick dies because it is sucking blood from your pet that has toxic pesticides in it.  Need I say more!!


The Best Alternative To Flea And Tick Products

The best solution for fleas, ticks and other parasites is prevention. Healthy animals aren’t good hosts for parasites. This means that once you expose your animal to toxic chemicals, including vaccines, drugs and flea and tick products, his liver and immune system are compromised, making him more likely to host parasites once those flea and tick products wear off. This spirals downward into a cycle of repeated applications and declining health.

“Healthy animals are less attractive, for reasons that science has yet to determine, to fleas and other external and internal pests and parasites, whose whole existence is one of opportunistic survival and multiplication” says Dr Michael Fox DVM. “Dogs and cats on the kind of ‘junk’ foods that are still widely sold are far more prone to fleas and other parasitic and infectious health problems than those who are on a wholesome, whole-food diet, ideally organically certified and of course nutritionally complete.”

Read full article here…

There are many natural and safe alternatives to tick and flea prevention. Here are my favorites!


Wondercide Products

Only Natural Pet Products

Mercola Pets



Stay tuned for more information on non-toxic flea and tick products!



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Sign up in-store or download The Kangaroo Reward App to view your PAW POINTS and see other in-store OFFERS, your first purchase will activate your account!