Dog owners perform a variety of tasks daily in order to maintain and improve their dog’s mental and physical health. Owners regularly feed them healthy dog food, give them water, take them outside to relieve themselves, and make sure that they are getting regular walks, play time and exercise. Most dogs love all of these…Read More
We all have that fateful canine question. No matter how much we love a dog or an entire breed, we are bound to wonder one thing…how much do they shed? This certainly applies to a beloved breed of big dog, the Mastiff. What Type of Coat Does a Mastiff Have? Fun Fact: Mastiffs are one…Read More
For the love of dog hair! If you have ever owned an animal with a full, thick coat of fur, then you know what a struggle it can be to keep up with how much they shed. Dog owners across the globe have invested a great deal of their time and energy into cleaning, grooming,…Read More
Grooming your pet is something all dog owners must go through. Some pets require much more attention when it comes to dog grooming, while others are so low-maintenance you hardly ever have to worry about them at all. But regardless of how big or small, furry or bald, young or old your pup may be,…Read More
Caring for our pets is a full-time job, especially if we want to keep them looking and feeling their best at all times. Even the most low-maintenance of pups need regular grooming in order to stay clean and healthy. And for many busy pet parents, canine dental care is not always a top priority and…Read More
Checking your dog for ticks may not sound like the most exciting task for a pet owner, but it’s a very important one to remember nevertheless. Our four-legged friends are counting on us to take care of them and that includes fighting off anything that could potentially hurt them. Follow along to learn not only…Read More
Many dog owners have encountered hotspots with their furry friend, but as a first time dog owner, it is hard to know how to recognize them. Hotspots are a form of dermatitis that develops on the surface of the skin and irritates your dog, causing him to persistently lick or scratch the affected area. However,…Read More
Congratulations! If you’re reading this, chances are 1) you’re in the process of adding a kitten to your home, or 2) you’re reading this while your new kitten scampers around and you’re frantically trying to piece together what it is you need to raise said feline right. This helpful checklist is designed to help you…Read More
Hotspots on dogs are irritated, infected, and inflamed patches of skin that will cause pain and itchiness for your dog. Known sometimes as summer sores, pyotraumatic dermatitis, and acute moist dermatitis, hotspots display hot, red, and raw skin at the sight of the sore. In more serious cases, your dog may have hair loss and…Read More
The technical name for hotspot is superficial canine pyoderma, or also sometimes known as acute moist dermatitis. In most cases, hotspots on dogs are localized to one specific area. They are the product of an overpopulation of bacteria that naturally lives on your dog’s skin. Hotspots on dogs appear to be a common issue in dogs…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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