Are you one of the 10% of people in the United States that is allergic to dogs, but simply cannot live without man’s best friend? This is a common conundrum, and luckily there are dogs that are less prone to igniting your allergies than others. Many individuals assume that pet fur is what causes allergies;…Read More
Dogs are wonderful. Dogs are fun. Dogs give unconditional love to their owners, and desire little more than to be loved, fed and occasionally played with. But they have their drawbacks too. Some dogs are rambunctious. Some are difficult to train. Some don’t like kids, some don’t like other dogs, and some can even fear…Read More
Everyone loves doggie kisses. But puppy breath? Not so much! No one wants to kiss a stinky mouth. Halitosis, or bad breath, is often caused by bacteria buildup in your puppy’s mouth or gut. Other times it can be a sign of more severe problems. Sometimes behavior problems can be linked to undetected medical issues.…Read More
If your cat’s bad breath has finally gotten out of hand, you’re probably here to find out how to get rid of it! Here are some of the possible problems that cause bad breath in your cat, and ways you can potentially fix them. First and foremost, be sure that you are using cat-friendly products…Read More
Winter is here, which means it’s time to break out the warmer clothes and turn up the heat in your home. As a cat owner, it is also important to make sure your kitty is comfortable throughout the colder months. Whether you have an indoor or outdoor cat, you need to carefully groom him, and…Read More
You love your pup, and you want to ensure that he is comfortable and healthy at all times. To do this, you need to be vigilant about grooming him. Here are some tips and best practices to follow when grooming your pup: Bathe your dog once every two to four months, when you see fleas…Read More
Keeping your pet’s coat smooth and soft is an important part of making sure your pet is happy and healthy. By using a consistent health and diet regimen for your dog or cat, keeping their coat healthy becomes an easy, effortless part of their routines. Some pet owners prefer taking their pet to a private…Read More
Congratulations! If you are reading this, you are likely the owner of a new furry friend! This is an exciting time in both your life and the life of your pet. Therefore, it’s important to be equipped with some helpful tips on how to make this transition as seamless as possible. Any pet, regardless of…Read More
After a long search, you’ve finally found your new furry friend. Now what? Any visit to a pet supply store overwhelms you with an abundance of food, supplements, toys, and gear. But what do you really need? Should you get refrigerated food or dry? Collar or harness? Supplements? What kind of toys are appropriate for…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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