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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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What Most Pet Owners Never Think About: Fall Safety Tips for your Pets

Fall Safety Tips for your Pets when it comes to FLEA protection and other outside dangers. Fall is a beautiful time of year but it can actually be dangerous for your pet! When the weather gets colder, the fleas are also looking to attach to furry hosts such as your pets. This is the time […]

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Declawing cats – The real truth!!!

A cat’s claws are used for balance, exercising and stretching the muscles in their legs, back, shoulders, and paws. They stretch these muscles by digging their claws into a surface and pulling back against their own clawhold. The toes help the foot meet the ground at a precise angle to keep the leg, shoulder and […]

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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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Shed Happens – Getting into the Groooooom!

During shedding season, an effective way to get rid of a large volume of hair at once is to give a really good bath with a gentle shampoo that will not strip the valuable oils from your pets’ fur and skin. We recommend all natural Aloe and Oatmeal based shampoos. While bathing, use a rubber […]

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Shed Happens…with Cats too!

Seasonal shedding is a little different with cats because so many spend their lives indoors. The growth cycle of a cats’ fur is similar to a dogs, made up of the three phases we talked about previously. Anagen is active growth, Catagen is the transition period and Telogen is the dormant or resting phase. In […]

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Shed Happens!

As winter gives way to spring, there is one inevitable event that many dog owners cannot escape. Our lovely thick coated pooches are shedding. The dogs that shed the most are those that have a double coat. Two types of fur make up this coat. An undercoat of thinner, fluffier fur which is much like […]

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How To Groom Your Cat – From Cleaning Ears To Clipping Nails

Cats naturally keep themselves clean. In fact, your cat will clean itself a few times a day! But as their caretaker it’s just as important that you groom them, too. Kitties can’t reach deep into their ears or clip their own nails, so your help is necessary. What You Need Grooming your cat is easy, […]

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Grooming The Pet – How To Get Us Sleek and Gorgeous!

Oh yap, yap, yap how I love to be brushed and rubbed! We pets love your touch and affection, and there’s nothing like a serious grooming session (which should be done whenever we’re dirty – just use your nose!). That’s why I love the holidays: my human Sage takes it upon herself to make sure […]

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Creative Pet Grooming

A distinctively new market niche in the veterinary sector has recently come up and is on a steady rise, much to the appreciation of dog groomers everywhere: creatively grooming pets for fun or competition. Unlike traditional pet grooming, creative pet grooming incorporates trimming the fur of animals to create a desired design on their coats. […]

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