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Spring Health Tips

Spring Health Tips

Dogs tend to love spring because they get to spend more time outdoors. After being cooped up during the winter it is a joy for them to be able to take advantage of the lengthening and warming days to release all of their pent up winter energy. It is equally joyful for us watching our dogs have a good time. However the warmer days bring about certain health concerns so take a moment and make sure your dog is fully prepared for spring. Depending...

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Tips for Taking Care of Your Dog

Tips for Taking Care of Your Dog

Provide a safe and clean living space for your dog.  Shelter from the elements and hazards, as well as good hygiene, are basic to a good life. Always keep fresh water.  Keeping hydrated is important for health and energy. Feed a Balanced diet.  Overweight animals can affect health in many ways.  Follow the dietary recommendations that your veterinarian will make according to the nutritional needs of your dog, based on size, age, level of...

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Winter Grooming Tips

Winter Grooming Tips

If you normally have your pet’s fur clipped or shaved, keep the length longer in winter to keep your dog warm. Nails may need more regular trimming since your dog is spending more time indoor on soft surfaces. If you bathe your dog at home make sure he is completely dry before going out. You may even want to switch to a waterless shampoo for the winter. Inspect the pads of your dog’s feet for signs of cracking or irritation. A...

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Keep Your Dog Warm

Keep Your Dog Warm

In many areas, winter is a season of bitter cold and unpleasant wetness. Make sure your four-footed family members stay safe and warm. Keep your pets inside with you and your family. Under no situations should pets be left outdoors, even if they roam outside during other seasons. Don’t leave pets outdoors when the temperature drops. If your dog is outdoors much of the day, they must be protected by a dry, draft-free shelter that is large...

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How Much Exercise For My Pooch

How Much Exercise For My Pooch

Daily exercise is good for both your pooch’s mental and physical well-being. Exercise can help your baby dog avoid arthritis and other problems with his joints later on in life. Dogs are also prone to the same types of obesity-related illnesses as humans, so exercise is crucial to helping them keep off the pounds. Puppies need exercise for mental stimulation. Moving around keeps them from becoming bored. Many owners find that taking their...

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7 tips for clipping and grooming

7 tips for clipping and grooming

Buy the right clippers. Groomers use two types of clippers: standard clippers and small clippers. Standard clippers are used for all around grooming, while small clippers are used on the face, ears, and feet. Or you can buy ordinary dog clippers from your local pet supply store. Just remember, you get what you pay for. Teach your dog. Before you sit down for a clipping session, get your dog used to the clippers. Let him become familiar with...

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