Puppy photo from Barb Carmen Pet Portraits

Happy Valentines Day

to my pet-loving friends!

It’s hard to believe we’re already this far into February. I hope that 2020 has been a great “new year” for you and your family and friends (so far!). 

I want to take a moment and let you know about an event coming up this weekend.

On Saturday, February 15th, Clothes Mentor of Hyde Park (Cincinnati, OH) will host a special

“Puppy Love” Day.


Customers are invited to stop in anytime with their furry family members for a day of shopping. There will be doggie treats, free doggie bandanas, and a doggie photo booth — all courtesy of Clothes Mentor. 

If you’re a dog lover, this is a great opportunity for you and your pet to get out and make some new friends!

I am really excited about this event for two reasons.

  • First, the store will be accepting donations all day for the Save the Animals Foundation, a local nonprofit, no-kill shelter — a very worthwhile cause. 
  • And second . . .

    I get to be a part of it all!

    I will be at the store sharing my pet portrait work and my special love for dogs. I hope you’ll stop by my table for a chat.


Clothes Mentor
is a first-class women’s resale store. They specialize in buying and selling gently used current-style brand name and designer fashions and accessories.

Customers looking for great clothing at a great price will not be disappointed. And customers with great used clothing to sell receive cash on-the-spot. No waiting for consignment payments.

The Hyde Park Clothes Mentor is located at 3880-E Paxton Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio. It will be open this Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more information, check out the store website or call 513.871.0052.

I hope we’ll see you this Saturday!

 

We have heard about the health benefits of drinking water. For example, water lubricates our joints and assists in delivering oxygen throughout the body. It also helps to regulate body temperature and flush body waste.* 

These benefits are true for our canine family members as well. But the benefits of water for dogs go beyond just drinking. Did you know there is another way your canine can benefit from water? (I didn’t!) It is referred to as Canine Hydro-fitness

 

What is Canine Hydro-fitness?

It is a non-weight-bearing exercise program that takes advantage of the therapeutic properties of warm water. We are fortunate to have a hydro-fitness practitioner here in the Cincinnati area. Sandy Hodges of K9 Waves is a certified Canine Hydro-therapist. She has been providing hydrotherapy services for dogs since 2008. Her experience and commitment to this field are apparent in the way she cares for her canine patients. 

 

So, why Hydro-fitness for your dog?

It has proven therapeutic for dogs that suffer from:

  • Arthritic Conditions
  • Joint Injuries 
  • Lameness 
  • Hip and Elbow Dysplasia 
  • Spinal Injuries 
  • Mobility Problems 
  • Pre- and Post-Surgical Conditioning

Some of the benefits include: 

  • Loosening Muscle Tightness 
  • Increasing Muscle Strength and Tone
  • Decreasing Swelling 
  • Increasing Circulation
  • Increasing Flexibility 
  • Improving Range of Motion

For a complete list of benefits, go to http://www.k9waves.abmp.com/benefits-of-hydro-fitness-and-massage

 

So, where can you find Sandy and K9 Waves?

Sandy’s office is located at 7637 Production Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45237. Give her a call at 

(513) 314-0685. She will be happy to hear your concerns and answer your questions. 

Please note: Canine patients must be referred by a veterinarian.

 

*Info source:   https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/290814.php and

https://www.petmd.com/dog/nutrition/evr_dg_the_importance_of_water

 
For More Information

 

K9 Waves website

http://www.k9waves.abmp.com/ 

 

K9 Waves on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/K9-Waves-Aquatic-Fitness-Spa-Cincinnati-136086236454500/?ref=br_rs

 

 

 

 

True or False? Your dog has a special identifier that is the equivalent of a fingerprint for humans.

 

According to the American Kennel Club, the answer to the question is TRUEEvery dog’s nose print is unique. No two dogs have the same.  Every bump and ridge is their own.

 

This is a true statement for another family pet — your cat!