Scenthound Salutes

Giving Back to Our Community

They say it's better to give than receive. At Scenthound, if there's a way to give back to our community, you bet we will find it! In 2017, we developed our "Scenthound Salutes" program to give free basic grooming services to groups in our community that we wanted to say a big thank you to! 

Saluting Fire Fighters in July

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Hot July in Florida.. what a better way to salute our emergency responders! Firefighters from all over the county came in with their pups for a free bath, ear cleaning, nail trim and teeth brushing. Thank you for keeping us safe and letting us cool down and clean up your pups!

Saluting Educators in September

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Many of us have children in the area school system and we KNOW how hard our teachers and school staff work. This salutes program was such a feel-good way to check a task off a teacher's "to-do" list this semester! We were brimming with fine arts rock stars, elementary through high school heroes and very appreciated support staff from all over the county. Thank you for letting us show your pups some clean love with your free B.E.N.T's (that's bath, ears, nails, teeth)!

Foster Dog Families in November 

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It takes some mighty big hearts to open your home up to a furry friend waiting on a forever family! We took some time in November to recognize families in Palm Beach County that are helping in such a big way to take care of the community's pet population and find them good homes. It was our honor to get these dogs spiffed up and on the path to wellness as well as their new families! 

The "Hot Spot" No One Wants to Visit

The "Hot Spot" No One Wants to Visit

It's not the Canine Carribean... Hot Spots in our world are itchy, painful areas of dermatitis on our dog's skin. They fixate on them and can't help but bite and try to alleviate the burning and itching. Not exactly like a pina colada at the doggie park huh? But you can break the cycle. 

Itchy. Scratchy. Fleas.

Itchy. Scratchy. Fleas.

Does the thought of fleas get you itching already? Imagine how your dog feels! These tiny buggers can make a home on your pet for days before you realize it. This is what you should be looking for if you suspect your dog has them:

    Top 3 Reasons Why You Need to Trim Your Dog's Nails

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    Nail trims are important to your dog's health!

    1. Skeletal Damage! What? Yes… when your dog's nails are too long it can affect his gait and how his feet hit the ground. This can have a ripple effect throughout their body. This could cause severe pain that you don't know about and could even altar bone structure!

    2. Going too long between trims makes getting nail length back under control much more of a "process". The quick (inside root) of the nail grows with the nail so you can't simply chop 'em down short. Nails that are too long need to be cut weekly in order to slowly get them back to a healthy length without cutting the quick. It's easy to cut the quick by accident, which can be painful for your pup. This can make future clips much more difficult because many dogs will get nervous when the clippers come back out.

    3. Dog nails can sneakily grow back into the pads! They curl under and grow right into the skin. OW! This situation is no bueno — it can lead to infection and is obviously painful for your pup.

    How Often Should Dog's Nails Be Trimmed?

    Every 2-6 weeks depending on the particular dog and how much time they spend outdoors. Mark your calendar, set an alarm on your phone, or have your trusted dog care center help you remember! Your best bud is counting on you to keep him healthy and all it takes is consistency — and a few treats during clips doesn't hurt either!

    WHY is February Pet Dental Health Month??

    Perhaps the American Veterinary Medical Association chose February for dog parents to deep clean their pups choppers because everyone has given up on their human New Year's Resolutions?! Whatever the case, February is National Pet Dental Health Month — it's a yearly reminder for dog parents to pay attention to their dog's dental health and schedule a deep cleaning if necessary!

    Non-anesthetic Dental Cleaning for Dogs

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    Deep dental cleaning without using sedatives has been trending over the recent years for lots of good reasons. Dog parents can be wary about putting their pets under anesthesia for dental care, especially senior pets. Sedated cleanings also cost more. Here are the top 5 reasons to consider a non-anesthetic cleaning for your dog this February:

    1. No medications or sedation required.

    2. No side effects.

    3. No recovery time.

    4. Reduces bad breath.

    5. Helps maintain proper dental health.

    Technicians utilize the latest techniques and gentle holding positions, which calm and relax the patient throughout the procedure, to obtain excellent results without stressing out you or your pet.

    The path you take to your pet's dental wellness is up to you! And it's always best to start early, but never too late to slow damage or reduce bacteria. Until our pups can brush their own teeth, looks like it's up to us!