Hello Pups and Kittens, and Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Festivus, or Happy Chrismukkah. Welcome back to The Groomer Next Door. This week we covered GIFTS FOR OUR PETS. Now I know a lot of people don't believe that our little friends NEED gifts. For that I say "you're wrong".

This week we elected to not have a GND News because it's the holidays. But instead we debuted our new segment "PUP COURT".

We played "PUP QUIZ" as a doube fun-a-thon because of the holidays.


We wish each and everyone a Happy Holidays, and look forward to having you all continue to join us next week, and through 2017.


More Episodes


December 18, 2016

Hello Pups and Kittens and welcome back to The Groomer Next Door. This week we're joined by the Founder and President of Apollo Peak Pet Wines "Brandon Zavala". You're in for a treat, and by the end of this episode I wouldn't be surprised if you don't go to http://www.apollopeak.com and order your very own bottle for your furry friend. Let's get to know Apollo Peak Pet Wines.


Apollo Peak, Ltd. was developed to create fine snack beverages that we like to call Cat Wine and Dog Wine for our feline and canine friends. We are animal lovers just like you, and our story is a long and fun one, to which we've shared some of our memories here. We currently strive to make a product that not only satisfies your pet's interest, but is safe and non-harmful to your special friends. 


Our "pet wine" creation started like any other radical idea...a product designed to help bridge the social divide between humans and their pets. Our initial thoughts were, "Why not share a drink with our canine and feline friends?  We spend so much time with them that they are slowly becoming humans too, right?" In doing this, we wanted to make sure we make a product derived from all organic and natural ingredients. It's been a difficult ride, but that has stayed true to this day and we will always keep to our promise to make a quality and fun product that we would give our own pets at home. Hence, we coined Made with Love on our bottles.

Cat Wine and Dog Wine has became our passion as we continue to innovate and create more and more unique flavors designed for all types of cats and dogs. We invite you to follow our journey on social media and help our pet community grow together.



December 11, 2016

Hello Pups and Kittens and welcome to the 1ST annual (and hopefully many more)  Comedy Show.  We have a very special show this week.  We have a "NEW"  foster story.  GND News returns this week.  And we have a RECALL alert. 


December 8, 2016 — Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, Georgia has announced it is voluntarily recalling two of its frozen products due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes.

The affected products are sold in 2 pound chubs and can be identified with the following manufacturing codes:

    • Lot #mfd ga8516
      Beef for dogs
      UPC code 8542980011009


  • Lot #mfd ga81216
    Kitten grind
    UPC code 854298001016

Where Was It Sold?

The affected products were distributed to retail stores in the following states:

  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Texas

About Salmonella and Listeria

Salmonella and Listeria can affect animals eating the product.

There is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surface exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella and/or Listeria should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloody disarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Fever

Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare provider. Consumers should also follow the simple handling tips on the package.

What Caused the Recall?

This recall was initiated after the FDA received two complaints associated with these products, including one complaint of two kitten illnesses and one complaint of a puppy death.

Subsequent testing by the FDA of a 2 pound chub of beef for dogs and kitten grind collected at a veterinary office revealed the presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

There is no direct evidence linking these unfortunate instances to contaminated product.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

What to Do?

Consumers who have purchased the above lots of beef for dogs or kitten grind are urged to stop feeding them and return products to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Or dispose of them immediately. Those with questions can email the company atblueridgebeefga@yahoo.com

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out theConsumer Product Incident Report Form.


Episode 155 “PAWFRICTION”

December 4, 2016

Hello Pups and Kittens and welcome back to The Groomer Next Door. This week we have an extremely amazing Veterinarian joining us on the podcast this week. Not only is he probably the most interesting Doctor, but he's created something that will help your pup.


Let's meet Stacey A. Bone, DVM

Dr. Bone is a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine. He had already earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from there in 2003. Originally from Branson, he has been practicing at a high-volume clinic in Las Vegas for the past two years and has decided to return to Missouri to be closer to family and friends. His veterinary interests include oncology, preventative medicine and soft-tissue surgery. In his spare time, he is an avid college football fan, golfer, and he loves to spend time volunteering.


Let us help them get back on their feet.

The founders of PawFriction teamed up to help dogs that have difficulty getting around on smooth flooring.  Through our exploration, we have developed PawFriction and are pleased to offer it to you and your dog today.

Having seen the adverse effects that aging paws had on dogs’ ability to move on smooth surfaces, recover from surgery, and stave off orthopedic, neurological, and degenerative diseases, Dr. Stacey Bone, teamed up with Jeff Harms, a medical device engineer, to create a better solution than anything available on the market.  It needed to be:

  • Completely safe
  • Proven effective
  • Works on any size dog
  • Easy to apply

After years of development and testing, PawFriction went to market in 2015. Currently available online and through a growing number of Veterinary Clinics and Professional Groomer, PawFriction continues to grow by expanding into retail.


Why it Works

Use It or Lose It

Without use, muscles lose their tone and flexibility and atrophy over time. Unfortunately, many degenerative diseases worsen without movement and exercise.

PawFriction allows your dogs to use their muscles as they normally would, enabling them to strengthen and help fight off orthopedic, neurological and degenerative diseases such as arthritis and dysplasia. In addition, your vet may recommend PawFriction as part of their post-operative rehabilitation.

PawFriction enhances your dog’s downward leg force by preventing lateral slipping and splay-legging increasing mobility and confidence.


We’re here to help you
move forward.

How to apply:

Depending on your dog’s size and activity level:

  • Each application should last 7 days on average
  • There are 2 to 4 applications per package

Although having the dog stand during application is ideal, some pets will respond better while lying down. Depending on your dog’s temperament, you may need another person to help either process.




Episode 154 ” ACE OF HEARTS”

November 27, 2016

Hello Pups and Kittens and welcome back to The Groomer Next Door. This week we have Royalty joining us. The one the only Queen of rescues is joining us. Kari Whitman (Founder of Ace of Hearts) took some time out of her extremely busy day to be on the podcast.


Let's find out more about Ace of Hearts http://www.aceofheartsdogs.com/

We are a 501c-3 dog rescue foundation dedicated to rescuing dogs, the day they are to be euthanized, from various Los Angeles shelters and placing them in loving homes. We do NOT take dogs in ... we rescue only from shelters. The Ace of Hearts Foundation is in memory of "Ace", a wonderful American Bull dog who was rescued from death, and touched the lives of many! (Especially founder Kari Whitman!) We rescue all breeds...and don't discriminate against any!

TMZ's very own, Harvey Levin, recorded his version of "My Way" with Paul Anka and 50% of all proceeds go to Ace of Hearts! So please check that out, we did.




November 20, 2016

Hello Pups and Kittens and welcome back to another fun filled episode of The Groomer Next Door. This week we will cover Pet Sitting. This is going to be very helpful because American Thanksgiving is this week, and lots of people will be traveling this week. And we have Christmas next month, and New Years. So if you're traveling soon you might be in need of this episode.


Episode 152 “THE BLUE CAT CAFE”

November 13, 2016

Hello Pups and Kittens, we have a great ep. 152 ready for you. Unofritunately Sarah was called away to help some pup/kitten in need. But we have something planned for your listening pleassure. For all of you looking forward to adoption stories, we have plenty of that for you today.


Our guest is Rebecca (owner of) The Blue Cat Cafe in Austin, Texas.

The Blue Cat Cafe has been instrumental in finding homes for hundreds of cats and kittens in Austin and promoting healthy lifestyles for both kitties and people. However, protestors have been attacking the owner, threatening her life, and destroying her property, AND threatening the safety of the animals housed within the cafe.

This Gofundme is to help rebuild what has been defaced, replace what has been destroyed, and increase the security at the Blue Cat Cafe. 

UPDATE: The propietor would like to express a huge thank you to her supporters. Every dollar that does not go to repairs will be used to stockpile on supplies such as litter and food and toys for the cats. She does not wish for a personal profit from this gofundme, and wants her supporters to know that every dollar given goes straight to the benefit of the cafe and the kitties inside. All proceeds above what is raised will be used to repair damage, care for the cats, and just make sure the cafe hangs around forever.

ust a quick update to all of our awesome supporters and the GoFundMe community:

Firstly, the proprietor and staff of Blue Cat Cafe cannot thank you enough for all this amazing support. It comes during a very difficult time compounded by the loss of their co-founder last week. They went from talking about 2 new outdoor cameras to 16, a new DVR system to hold secure information, new outdoor sensors and lighting, and, of course stockpiling food, litter, and toys for all the adoptable cats years to come. You are making it easy to erase the hate, and make it so Blue Cat doesn't even have to think about sacrificing on safety and security due to financial hardships they struggle with everyday.

On another note, while we appreciate all the people across the globe who are coming to the cafe's defense during this tough time, we have noticed some comments focusing on political agendas and the current election. We just want to stress this gofundme is about 'erasing the hate' of vandals, and ramping up security. It is just that. Blue Cat Cafe just wants to get back to work in a safe and beautiful place that is secure!

Their goal is to keep the business going with their mission in mind - get cats out of cages in a happy, secure place where people can find peace, coffee, food, internet, serenity, adoptions, kitty therapy, and so much more.

As of right now, the proprietor wants to push the business forward in honor of co-founder, Jacques Casimir, who was a beautiful spirit and would have wanted us to endure and inspire others. She is resolved not to let his hard work and efforts be a reflection of the vitriol they've endured.

The Blue Cat Cafe is not going anywhere. Because of you and the memory of Jacques, they are determined to be stronger and better and ramp up security and adoptions. Thank you from all of us, Blue Cat Cafe & staff, and, most of all, the cats!



November 6, 2016

Hello Pups and Kittens and welcome back to The Groomer Next Door. This week we have a very special guest. Let me introduce you all to Ari Cohen.

About this project

Ace of Hearts is a dog rescue charity based in Los Angeles, California that rescues hundreds of dogs every year. Kari Whitman founded Ace of Hearts in 1999 with a mission to bring about real change in the way dogs are treated in the county. Kari and her team say that Ace of Hearts can make a much greater impact in the euthanasia rate by being politically and legally active as well. 

They worked vigorously to help get the mandatory spay and neuter law passed in Los Angeles County in 2008. However, the organization’s activism continues, as Kari doesn’t believe that the county is adequately enforcing the law to make a meaningful difference in the euthanasia rate. Los Angeles County euthanized over 14,000 shelter dogs in 2015. We do not find this to be something at should be tolerated in our society.

This documentary will cover the state of dog euthanasia in Los Angeles, how the mandatory spay and neuter law was passed in 2008, how the law in currently being enforced, and what additional steps need to be taken to make a true positive impact in the euthanasia rate.

By supporting our campaign, you will be partnering with us to help spread awareness about the state of euthanasia in Los Angeles County as well as educating people and lawmakers on what additional steps need to be taken to make Los Angeles a no kill county.

Please see our rewards thank you so much for your time!

Ace of Hearts Documentary Team.

Risks and challenges

We're experienced video and documentary content creators with a great team around us! The greatest risk and challenge we have is not reaching our funding goal to bring this documentary to life!




October 30, 2016

Hello Pups and Kittens and welcome back to The Groomer Next Door. This weeks Halloween but we've covered everything we can cover on Halloween so let's have a discussion about "WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN ADOPTING FROM A RESCUE". This is very helpful for first timers. Being animal rescuers, and fosters gives us a great deal of experience from within the hard work that goes into these little one's. Being apart of a non profit organization and assisting with adoption events gives us the full spectrum on this subject.Obviously by no means is this a negative conversation about adopting from a rescue or from an animal shelter. This is a way to best inform everyone on adoption which is the most important part of finding your next furry friend.



October 23, 2016

Hello Pups and Kittens and welcome to our Halloween Pet costume review of 2016. We have GND News returning after almost a month. And a "NEW" rescue story.

Top 10 Pet Costumes These popular pet costumes are sure to impress for Halloween 2016

Animal Planet Pet Lion Costume Turn your dog into the king of the jungle!! This pet costume includes a brown plush mane headpiece.

Pet UPS Pal Costume This pup is making a special delivery! This pet costume includes a brown shirt with attached extra arms, a matching visor and a little box with the UPS logo as though your pet is out for delivery!

Pet Spider Costume Spiders don’t always have to be scary! This pet costume includes a fur headpiece with yellow googly eyes and an adjustable fur costume with attached legs.

Superman Pet Costume Transform your pup into a superhero! This pet costume includes a blue shirt with traditional Superman logo and attached red cape.

Zelda Bee Pet Costume Let your pup buzz around in this! This costume includes a black and yellow striped shirt, hood with antennas attached and glitter detailed wings.

Ghostbusters Pet Costume Who you gonna call? This pet costumes includes a character jumpsuit and inflatable backpack.

Robin Pet Costume This superhero will save the day! This pet costume includes a shirt-style costume with the Robin insignia, yellow cape and black mask.

Star Wars Ewok Pet Costume Help defeat the Galactic Empire! This pet costume includes a brown fleece jumpsuit with character hood.

Animal Planet Pet Shark Costume Take a bite out of the competition! This pet costume includes a foam headpiece and foam-padded body with fins and tail.

Glow In The Dark Pet Costume This little ghoul will brighten up the night! This pet costume includes a black top and hood with glow in the dark skeleton bones and skull screen print.