Referral Friday: Catts & Doggs


Referral Friday is part of a series inspired by John Jantsch’s Make-a-Referral Week. For more about that, and loads more referrals for everything from cobblers to coaches to gee-tar teachers, start here. Pass it on, baby!

If you’re a hard-core, DIY-type of dog owner, you can watch an instructional video on how to express your dog’s anal glands here.

If you’re not, and you’re lucky enough to live in Los Angeles, you can take your beloved pooch for a grooming at Silver Lake’s own Catts & Doggs, where, for the low, low price of something-per-pound (and really, when you’re talking expressing anal glands, any price starts to seem low, economy be damned), they will turn your Fifi or Fido into a clean-smelling, silky-coated, fuzzbuddle of huggability. With hygienically drained anal glands!

The beloved Arno J. McScruff (see photo above) weighs in at about 40 lbs., and the full fluff-‘n’-puff (‘n’, y’know, ETCETERA), ran $50 cheep. And he is a wiry dude, and afterwards? As silky as a Breck girl (albeit a lot less happy about it. What is it with dogs and stank?)

Catts & Doggs also sports a delightful array of adorable toys, collars and other spoiled-pet accoutrements, as well as a carefully selected assortment of healthy, high-end pet foods. And the people are nice, and they give humans free candy quite often, which is also nice, and the place smells good, which is nicest of all. I mean, have you been to a PetSmart? Yuck!

Catts & Doggs (here’s the Yelp!, too)
2833 Hyperion Ave

Los Angeles,
CA 90027
(323) 953-8383

M 9a – 7p
T-F 8a – 8p
Sat. 8a – 7:30p
Sun. 9a – 7p


  1. I love the glum commitment of the woman in the video!
    As someone who has only intermittently owned dogs, and never for very long stretches (don’t ask), I had no idea about this…er…issue.
    Pray tell, what did dogs do before having these services performed at the salon?

  2. I didn’t know about it, either. Apparently, it’s something the vet will do on a checkup, but like I said above, before there were vets and such, dogs just dragged their butts on the ground when things got a little full up.

  3. If your dogs doesn’t smell good maybe you should look at what you are feeding. We feed only good quality food, have bathed our dog 3 times in 4 years. He smells good.

  4. About a year ago my dog was scratching his butt on the carpet all day long and when I took him to the vet he emptied the glands and he was fine again :-)

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