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Pampered Pooches

Health at heart of many trendy pet services

Posted: March 5, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTOS JASON IVESTER Dog Party USA owner Chaddie Kumpe Platt sits on down in one of the outdoor play areas and is immediately surrounded by “clients” at the doggie daycare.

At the absolute minimum, a dog needs "some sort of shelter, a bowl full of food and a water bowl," said Sarah Hantz, a doctor of veterinary medicine at Crossover Veterinary Clinic in Springdale. "But animals have moved from being yard dogs and barn cats to where they're family members, sleeping in your bed. And that dictates what the basics would include.

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