Fleas are a nightmare for pet parents, but they can also be very hard to diagnose because of the way dogs grow their fur in – doubly so for thick-coated breeds. Immediately, you start getting worried: is your dog in discomfort? Will the fleas start biting you too? What can you do to stop this…Read More
Cats aren’t typically thought of as catching fleas very often. Usually, when people think of fleas, you think of your four-legged canine friends. However, cats can easily get fleas too. The most common flea species you might find on your cat is the domestic cat flea, otherwise known as Ctenocephalides felis. Of course, that’s not…Read More
When it comes to our four-legged friends, knowing how often to bathe them depends on many factors. While our dogs don’t need to take a bath as often as we do, they still require good hygiene maintenance and proper grooming by their pet parents – not only to keep them clean and smelling fresh, but…Read More
Fleas are insidious, virulent little pests that can cause untold stress and miserable health issues if an infestation is left unchecked, allowing them to proliferate. Because of how quickly a flea can multiply, you could very well be fighting over a quarter of a million fleas in your home just in a thirty-day time period,…Read More
As warmer weather slowly approaches, so do the things that accompany it… flip-flops, shorts and tanks, sunglasses, and… fleas? Yep, fleas. Those tiny parasites love warm weather, especially the summer months. If you happen to live somewhere that’s warm all year long, then you probably never really get a break from battle. It can seem…Read More
As a dog owner, the last thing you ever want to see is your dog suffering. In the case of folliculitis, a characteristically itchy skin ailment that can leave your dog miserable, the disorder can stem from a variety of causes; therefore, the symptoms and treatments may vary. A condition that affects that hair follicles,…Read More
Ticks are tiny little critters that can cause big problems. Your pet can be bitten by a tick without ever realizing what had happened. Depending on the type of tick, these bites can be potentially serious if left untreated. This article will cover how to spot a tick bite, tick removal, symptoms of a tick…Read More
If you own any breed of dog with long hair, you know the pain of matted hair. Even those who groom their dog and brush their hair on a regular basis can sometimes still suffer from matted hair. The truth is that some dogs are just more prone to matting than others. Sadly, that long,…Read More
For anyone lucky enough to call themselves a pet parent, it goes without saying that they want the very best for their fur babies – dogs aren’t just four-legged friends, but part of the family. Whether it’s a stomach virus, seasonal canine allergies, or something more serious, a pet owner never wants to see their…Read More
The Cocker Spaniel’s flowing and beautiful coat is part of what makes the breed such a popular pet among households in the US. The silky, flat coat is slightly wavy and comes in a variety of colors, including black and a range of shades from light cream to deep red. However, as the owner of…Read More
Grooming is a process which requires hands-on work. While your pet doesn’t need to shower every day, he certainly needs upkeep. By making time for your pet’s grooming on a weekly basis, you’re not only ensuring he’ll be fresh and devoid of odor, you’re ensuring he will be healthy too.
As that’s the thing about grooming, it’s often a word used exclusively to coat-management, when really it entails a lot more than that. Below are some tips for grooming your dog.
How To Groom Your Dog
The coat: Pets need their coats groomed for various reasons: to keep them healthy and fresh, mitigate shedding, prepare for different climates, etc. Coat upkeep is one of the essential parts of owning a pet and it needs to be treated as such.
Hygiene: Pets—like all animals—need to upkeep their hygiene. This could mean various things, but often it boils down to their dental hygiene, bodily hygiene, and paw care. It’s important to make sure your pet is cared for on a routine basis.
Examination: One of the most integral parts of the grooming process is to examine your pet for any health complications. It’s imperative that you examine him every week for anything suspicious.
Most complications that afflict pets need to be caught in their prematurity. In giving your pet these examinations (checking for parasites, infection, inflammation, redness, rashes, etc.), you greatly reduce the risk that he’s going to fall ill in the future.
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