While brushing your dog’s coat may seem like a chore for both you and your pup, regular brushings are actually an essential part of keeping your best friend happy and healthy. It doesn’t matter whether your dog’s coat is short, long, thin or thick, regular grooming not only helps keep him looking good, it helps
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Getting an ear infection can be painful and irritating, and it’s no different for dogs. Dog’s ear canals are the perfect breeding ground for infection-causing bacteria and other microorganisms, especially if your dog has long, floppy ears or likes to swim. Ear infections are one of the most common reasons pet owners bring their dog
It may be that time of year when “Jack Frost is nipping at your nose,” but there are a few things you can do to keep the effects of winter from harming your pets. While some cold weather pet care may seem like common sense, it never hurts to have a few reminders because the
When concerns arise about a pet’s health, some pet parents may immediately consider food allergies as the cause. Studies show that food allergies in pets, however, are actually uncommon. And while it is possible for symptoms such as itching, vomiting and diarrhea to be associated with food allergies, many of these same symptoms could also
Chocolate is a holiday favorite for many people, whether it’s a box of holiday chocolates, cookies or a cup of hot cocoa, this sweet treat is a winter staple in many homes. While we might take advantage of the increase of chocolatey treats around the house, if you have a dog at home these treats
It's important to be mindful of the health and safety of your pet before you decorate your home for the holidays. While you may be excited to embrace the spirit of the season and transform your home into a winter wonderland, it’s important to educate yourself on the hazards which decorations can pose to pets
The traditions of Thanksgiving usually include family, fun and lots of food. And because many pet parents consider their dogs and cats to be part of the family, pets are often included in these Thanksgiving festivities. However, food is one part of the holiday you’ll want to keep a close eye on if you plan
You’ve heard the saying that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. That may be because your old dog’s joints aren’t as elastic as they used to be. Some middle-aged (6-8 years) and senior pets (older than 8 years) begin to develop osteoarthritis, which can slow them down and make movement difficult and sometimes
Matted pet hair not only forms unsightly clumps in your pets’ coat but may also become dangerous to the point of putting your pet’s health – or life – at stake. By knowing about some of the dangers of matted pet hair, as well as doing some simple do-it-yourself grooming and pet maintenance, you can
Most dogs and cats can safely be groomed for the first time when they are about 12 to 16 weeks old and after they have received all necessary shots. But in order to fully prepare your pet for his or her first grooming, there are four things you can practice for making the first –