Keep abreast of the latest in pet care news as well as helpful hints for a happier pet.
Keeping your dogs nails trimmed will make you, your dog, and your floors much happier! If you can hear your dogs nails clacking on the floor, stop in for a nail trim. Excessively long nails can cause discomfort for your dog and can ruin your nice hardwood floors. Generally every 6 - 8 weeks is a good schedule. If you regularly walk your dog on concrete, their nails might keep themselves in check.
Grooming tips: How many baths is too many?
The debate concerning how frequently you can bathe a dog comes up daily for us as pet professionals. Most people believe that over-bathing can be destructive to a dog's coat and skin. The truth is, you can bathe a dog as frequently as you like if you are doing it properly.
A few things to remember:
A) Choose the right shampoo. Make sure it is specifically formulated for dogs. The more gentle the better. The terms "hypoallergenic" and "tearless" are important.
B) If your dog has a long coat, make sure it is brushed thoroughly before you bathe. If a dog is matted and you bathe it, the matting will likely worsen.
C) Rinse!!! Rinse!!! Rinse!!! This is the most important part of the process. No matter how much you scrub a dog, it will do no good if you leave residue behind.
D) Finally, try to blow dry with your home dryer (low heat). This not only accelerates the drying process but, it helps your dog become used to the noise and sensation. This helps greatly when they visit us.
If all of this sounds a little daunting, fear not, we are always here.
Spring is here!
Keeping your dog properly brushed, bathed and groomed, will help to make them more comfortable as the temperature rises.
A well maintained coat helps most dogs regulate their body temperature. It also protects them from the sun's harmful rays.