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Tooth Decay Affects More Than the Mouth: Understanding Periodontal Disease

Every pet owner knows that it’s hard to keep their pet’s pearly whites pearly-white for very long. Routine brushing can be a battle with fussy dogs and cats, and bacterial growth seems to be constant. However, without proper oral hygiene, your pet could face a painful and potentially-devastating disease. Periodontal disease, also known as gum […]

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Phew! Why Do Your Dog’s Ears Smell So Bad?

Floppy, thin, short, pointy, long-hanging or alert—dog’s ears come in many shapes and sizes. No matter what they look like, your dog’s ears should always be clean and pink, as these are the signs of a healthy dog. Unfortunately, your dog’s ears might start to give off a nasty smell every once in a while. […]

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Grooming Tips to Keep Your Pup Feeling Fresh and Clean

Every dog owner knows that after a few weeks—or perhaps a few days, depending on your dog’s curiosity level—your pup might start to smell and have a dirty coat. Dogs get into mischief outside and roll around in things, leaving them caked in mud or their fur matted down. Nobody wants a shabby-looking pup, so […]

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A Few Tips for Keeping Your Pup’s Pearly Whites Clean

Most dog owners have endured the gross experience of playing with their dog, only to have it come up to your face, panting and giving you a whiff of its foul doggy breath. A lot of pet owners assume that bad breath in dogs is normal. But while your dog’s breath will probably have a […]

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How Much Shedding Is Too Much Shedding and What Does It Mean?

Visit a dog owner’s house and you may come face-to-face with furniture, clothes and carpeting covered in fur. Although it can be a nuisance, shedding in dogs is perfectly normal—it’s simply their process of removing dead or damaged hair from their coats. However, excessive shedding may be indicative of an underlying health problem. Knowing your […]

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Simple Ways to Keep Your Pup Feeling Great After a Trip to the Groomer

Your dog’s fur is one of the first things you probably notice about it, and it’s not hard to spot when a dog is looking disheveled or unkempt. Grooming is a necessary part of owning a dog. Not only does it help your pooch look beautiful, but routine grooming will make sure its fur, skin, […]

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Springtime Grooming is a Great Way to Combat Dog Skin Allergies

Springtime is the season of itching for many dogs. Between atopic and contact allergies, fleas and ticks, and a whole slew of other irritants, many dogs spend the spring months scratching vigorously to quell persistent itching. Skin allergies can get the best of your dog, making it hard for them to enjoy the fresh weather […]

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Shedding Happens – But there are Ways to Reduce It!

It is almost inevitable and unavoidable that if you have pets, you will have varying degrees of animal fur at various times of the year! Shedding is a natural process so you cannot eliminate it entirely. Shedding happens, but take heart that in can be reduced! The volume of shedding does depend on genetics and […]

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Cutting Dog Nails at Home

How to Prepare your Dog Before Trimming Before you start trimming your dog’s nails, let your dog get used to you handling his paws. A few days before you start cutting dog nails, practice holding your dog on your lap — or on a table if the dog is bigger than average — and gently […]

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Pedicures for Puppies (and kitties) – What you need to know about clipping nails!

Clipping a dog and cats nails is not as easy as it looks. For one thing, a moving target is a real challenge. If your pet is difficult, or you are just starting out, make sure they are calm and comfortable, speak softly and gently and have treats for rewards and to distract (great to […]

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