For a breed that is known for their full, fluffy coat, you may be concerned about how much your Pomeranian will shed. This is a valid concern to consider when thinking about bringing a new pup into your life and if the amount of hair your dog loses will be too much for you to…Read More
So your family has decided to open their home up to a brand new puppy. The only problem is that one of you suffers from an allergy attack whenever you’re around a pooch. Don’t worry – you’re not alone! According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, as much as 10 percent of…Read More
The Chihuahua is one of the most dynamic and misunderstood dog breeds in existence. They’re sort of the ‘love em’ or hate em’’ dog which are adored by many, and nuisances to others. The smallest dog of all 155 AKC dog breeds—never weighing in past 7lbs—their fragile bodies are no obstacle for their stubborn and…Read More
Cutting your dog’s nails yourself can be nerve-wracking and even intimidating, however, it is a necessity that canine nails are trimmed regularly. So, how often should you cut your dog’s nails? For the most part, dog’s will need their nails trimmed every one to two months. It’s also interesting to learn that dog’s rear nails…Read More
Cats are not known for keeping their displeasure to themselves – irritate a feline, and they’re sure to let you know about it! When the problem is less direct than a little teasing, however, it can be a challenge to diagnose your cat’s discomfort – fleas, for example, might not always be obvious or easy…Read More
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
Fleas are tiny little insects, roughly around 3mm in length, with long back legs designed for jumping long distances. They don’t have wings, but they can travel quite far just by jumping. Fleas are typically reddish-brown or brown in color with thin, flat, hairy-looking bodies (that get fatter as they gorge themselves) and mouthparts like…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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