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DOG SHEDDING AND WAYS TO MINIMIZE IT

  The vast majority of dogs shed from time to time, some more than others. But have you ever stopped to wonder why that is the case? Perhaps you're questioning whether your dog's shedding is normal or if it's becoming an issue. Furthermore, many pet parents may not realize that excessive shedding is often a sign that something more serious is developing under the surface.  Not to worry, in this article, we will shed light on all things related to dog shedding. (See what we did there?) We will also cover ways to manage the hairy madness and tips that owners should know about whether or not their dog's shedding should be looked at more closely. Let's get started!  Dog Shedding: Why...

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How to recognize if your dog has allergies

  Allergies in dogs are rarer than allergies in humans, but they can still make your furry friend uncomfortable and severe reactions can cause grave health problems.dog owners who recognize their dogs allergy symptoms can take steps to alleviate the discomfort and help their dog lead a happy and healthy life. What Is an Allergy? An allergy is the immune system's reaction to something it perceives as a threat. When the immune system targets an allergen, it takes whatever steps it can to minimize the threat and eliminate it from the body. When that perceived threat is a common environmental element, however, allergic reactions can escalate and become acutely uncomfortable because it is impossible to completely remove the unwanted allergen. In these...

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Determining the best booties for your dog

A dog's paws are well-equipped to handle different terrains, but socks, shoes, boots or booties may be necessary in some situations. Which footwear is right for your dog? Why Wear Booties? A dog wearing shoes or booties may look unusual or even downright silly, but there are times when footwear can be essential gear for a pet. Many dog owners have booties for their dogs because of… Allergies: Dogs that are allergic to pollen or other widespread allergens may have swollen or itchy paws when their symptoms flare up. Wearing booties or socks can help alleviate those symptoms and keep the dog from chewing on its paws. Injuries: If a dog has a foot injury such as a cut on...

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Ways to keep your dog safe while indoors.

      We all want our homes to be a safe haven for our dogs  but our homes are filled with many more hazards than most people realize. Fortunately, it is easy to take steps to minimize any risks and keep your furry friend safe. Top 10 Home Hazards for Indoor dogs Chemicals      Cleaning fluids, oils, antifreeze, perfumes, lotions, makeup and other chemicals can all be highly toxic to pets. In some cases, even contaminating a sensitive pet's skin can cause a dangerous reaction. Keep your dog Safe: Store all chemicals in tightly latched cupboards or similar safe areas out of pets' reach. Keep toilet lids down if chemicals are used in the bowl, and discard empty...

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Keeping Your Pet Groomed Makes Them Healthier and Happier!

Dog grooming is one of your dog's basic needs and an important part of dog ownership. Just like people, dogs need physical maintenance to look and feel their best. Fortunately, dogs do not need to bathe as often as people, but you do need to learn how much grooming your dog actually needs and keep it on a schedule. Generally, a dog’s grooming needs depend on the breed and hair type. If your dog has a skin, ear or nail condition, follow your veterinarian’s instructions regarding grooming your dog. It is also important to use the appropriate grooming tools. Keeping your pet well groomed not only makes for a clean-smelling companion; it also helps keep your dog more comfortable. Another benefit of grooming is that...

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