thanksgivingNovember is the start of the amazing American Holiday Season! Here at AGA we love the holidays! The students work hard, we see more of our customers and everyone is in such a jolly mood! For this month’s tips and tricks were are going to give you some ideas on how to make this month happy for you and your pet!

November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month!

Adopting is always the best option when choosing your new family member and none are more important than our senior furry friends. When owners pass, leaving behind their faithful friend the harsh reality is that many family members will not take on the senior pet, leaving them to the will of thousands of kill shelters around the country. There are some really great reasons you should be thinking of adopting a senior pet-

They are usually housetrained!

Don’t want to deal with pet stains? Many senior pets have excellent bathroom manners, so taking the time to potty train can be completely taken out of having a new member of the family.

Your household items and yard won’t be destroyed.

cute_dogMany senior dogs have lived with humans for years resulting in a pet with great manners when it comes to choosing which stuff is his and which stuff is yours!

You know exactly what they will look like!

You know the size, shape and hair type of the senior you are adopting so you can get just what you’re looking for. Want long hair, got that, red coat? that too!

There is no love like senior love-

A dog’s whole world is their human, so when you give that special senior a home you are doing more for that animal than you realize. Adopt a senior pet and see how great life can be!

Check out or your local animal shelter to help a senior pet in need!

Going out of town this holiday season?

cat_cagedMaking sure your pet is cared for is not only an important part to make sure you have a good time without worries, but it is also important that your pet not feel abandoned at this hectic time of year. Here are some great tips when choosing just the right boarding kennel for your furry friend this holiday season!

-The very first thing is cleanliness. Does the kennel look and smell clean?

-How are the pet areas temperature regulated? Sufficient heating a cooling?

-Are feeding times conducive to your pets schedule?

-Can you use your own food?

-Will play times be given?

-Can multiple pet families stay together?

pet_jailThe best advice we can give is to make a list of what is important to you when leaving your pet and see if any of the kennels in your area meet most or all of your needs. Another aspect is the staff, make sure you are completely comfortable with the people who you’re leaving your furry family member with. If boarding doesn’t seem like a great fit for your particular family, try a baby sitter or maybe a family member or friend who is staying home while you are gone. Many pets have trouble eating and remembering what is right and wrong when their owners leave so making the best choice for you pet is extremely important!

Have Leftover Turkey? Make a special treat for your pet!

turkey_din_dinTurkey Treat Balls!


  1. 2 cups cooked turkey (cut up) 4 teaspoons grated cheese
  2. 1 tablespoon parsley (freshly chopped)
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 2 cups whole wheat flour
  5. 2 tablespoons brewer-s yeast
  6. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Combine turkey, cheese, parsley and mix well. Beat the eggs in a bowl and pour over turkey mixture. Add the flour, yeast, and oil. Stir until thoroughly mixed and all ingredients are coated.

  1. Drop into small lumps onto ungreased cookie sheet.

  1. Cook in a 350-degree oven for about 20 minutes, until brown and firm. Store in refrigerator.

turkey_plushFor that final Holiday Treat bring your pet into American Grooming Academy for our Totally Turkey Spa Package! This package can be added to any Groom or Bath all month long! It includes:

  1. Gingerbread Shampoo
  2. Remo-conditioner
  3. Facial Massage
  4. Tooth brushing
  5. Gingerbread cologne
  6. Plus Free Turkey Pet Toy!

Visit to make your appointment!

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