Super Star Newsletter

March 2013

Super Star Mobile Grooming is South Florida’s premier mobile pet grooming salon serving both Miami- Dade and Broward counties. We give all of our furry little clients the Star treatment. Your pet will be pampered, prepped and ready for the red carpet!
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With all of the spring festivities going on, your house may be full of flowers, chocolates, easter baskets, and more! While these are fun and delicious for humans, they can be potentially dangerous for your pets. Dr. Amy Goldstein of the Veterinary Emergency & Speciality Center of New England gave a few tips we’d like to share on how to keep your pet safe during the rest of the Spring season.


Lilies are toxic to cats and can cause kidney failure. Even small amount of lilies can be lethal. Lily of the valley can affect the heart as well.

Easter Grass

Just like string, dental floss and tinsel, Easter Grass can cause vomiting and an intestinal obstruction. This is a surgical emergency.


Chocolate contains theobromine, a xanthine compound which is in the same family as caffeine and theophylline- as is toxic to dogs and cats. At low doses chocolate can cause vomiting and diarrhea. At higher doses it can cause a high heart rate, an irregular heart rhythm and seizures.

Fleas, Ticks and Mosquitos

Fleas can cause skin irritation, allergic reactions and they can transmit tapeworms Ticks can transmit many diseases such as Lyme disease. Mosquitoes can transmit heartworm to cats and dogs, which can be fatal. All dogs and cats should receive topical monthly flea and tick prevention. It is very important to read product labels very carefully on all flea and tick medications as the misuse of such medications, particularly over the counter varities, can lead to acute toxicity in pets. It is important never to use a dog product on your cat, or vice versa. The ingredient “permethrin” found in some dog medications, while perfectly safe for dogs can be lethal to cats even in very small doses.