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Does your Dog Hate Being Groomed on the Paws and Legs?

Does your Dog Hate Being Groomed on the Paws and Legs?

Does your dog hate being brushed or groomed on his legs and paws? It’s a natural reflex for most dogs to pull away and squirm when being groomed on the legs and paws. Unfortunately, the feet and the legs are very important areas for your dog’s health! Not only do tangles and matts easily form at the “armpits” and haunches around the legs , but the fur matts and clumps between your dog’s toes as it grows long. This causes pain and discomfort when running and walking and possible injury. We’ve all witnessed our dogs chewing on their paws, pulling...

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Help Your Pet Cope with Shedding Season

Help Your Pet Cope with Shedding Season

Think how uncomfortable it is for your pet during shedding season! As the seasons change and the weather becomes warmer your dog's and cat's body naturally adjusts. The extra fur during the winter kept your pet warm and safe, but as the temperature increases the extra fur sheds to cool and regulate your pet's body temperature. Your dog and cat will begin to self groom more, ingesting a lot of that fur and scratching at knots and tangles. Help your dog and cat be healthy and transition through the seasons comfortably. Both long and short haired dogs and cats shed...

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Brushing Feels so Good!

Brushing Feels so Good!

The many benefits of regular brushing - A happy, healthy, pet and a clean, healthy home. A short brushing session is a special time for you and your pet to relax and bond. It’s a quiet time to calm your dog or cat and for you to ensure your pet’s health. Your pet will think they are being massaged, but brushing actually promotes circulation and the distribution of natural oils on your pets’ skin, keeping his skin and body healthy. Brushing removes the loose fur and dander - especially important now during the warmer months to keep your pet cool...

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Tangles! Help!

Tangles! Help!

We never want to hit a tangle and hear that yelp when we brush. If you have a long coated dog or cat this can happen. Here are a few tips to help make the experience of achieving a tangle free coat possible.Short regular brushing sessions maintain a healthy coat and skin and minimize tangles from happening and matts from ever forming. It can be a fun time for both you and your pet to look forward to by following a few steps: First, start by doing a comb through with your fingers. Your dog and cat will think they...

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The Special Needs of Our Older Dogs

The Special Needs of Our Older Dogs

The fur begins to turn a beautiful grey around the muzzle, the walks become a little slower and the naps a little longer, it’s the natural rhythm of life. The spirit of your dog will always be of a joyful puppy but as they age their muscles, skin and fur changes. The skin naturally becomes drier, leading to more dander. The coat becomes duller and fur more tangle (matt) prone.Drier skin and matted fur makes your pet uncomfortable and itchier. Scratching can cause abrasions and lead to infection. Drier, irritated skin is also more susceptible to parasites and fleas.As your...

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