Top Ten Reasons Why Dog Grooming Costs More Than Your Hairdresser
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by Sharon Connell
1M ago
You don’t go 6-8 weeks without brushing or washing your hair Your hairdresser doesn’t have to carry you to the sink kicking and screaming Your hairdresser doesn’t clean your rear end of trim your sanitary area Your hairdresser doesn’t clean your ears You don’t need your eye boogies removed You still still. You don’t bit or scratch your hairdresser Your haircut doesn’t include a manicure or pedicure Your hairdresser only washes and cuts the hair on your head You don’t yell, bark, scream at the top of your lungs AND the biggest reason: 10. You don’t poop or wee while getting your haircut (we h ..read more
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Jim’s Dog Wash’s Top Tips On Keeping Your Dog Entertained During Winter
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by Sharon Connell
1M ago
It can be very tempting to hibernate with your dog when the weather is too cold, but dogs need to by active mentally and physically to stay healthy. For this reason, we have provided our top tips to help you keep your pup fit and healthy through winter! Hide and Seek: Tell your dog to “stay”while you go and find a place to hide somewhere in the house. Keep calling your pup’s name until they find you. Alternatively, try hiding a box or empty container with some treats so your pup can search for hidden treasure in the house (if you want to make it a little easier, poke holes in the box). Obstacl ..read more
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Hygiene Tips To Keep Your Pup Healthy
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by Sharon Connell
6M ago
We love our pets, but with their unconditional love comes fur, dirt and dander. While we are busy cleaning the obvious messes, sometimes the smaller things get missed. Being diligent about keeping our pets healthy goes further than the obvious cleaning of the dirt and here are our top tips on how to keep your pup healthy! Bedding Make sure you remember to keep your pup’s bedding clean. Not only does dirty bedding smell, but it can be a breeding ground for fleas, ticks and other parasites. You can vacuum between washes to clean up hair, dirt and dander but monthly washes with a mild, fragrance ..read more
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Most Popular Dog Breeds In New Zealand
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by Sharon Connell
10M ago
The French Bull Dog has moved into the number one position in the five most popular breeds in the world. The Frenchie is a smart, compact breed and due to their small size, they fit in well with most lifestyles. Following this are the Labrador, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd  and the Poodle coming in at fifth most popular. While the Huntaway is New Zealand’s national dog, they come second place to the Labrador which ranks at a very solid first place. Labradors account for 1/8th of all purebred dogs in New Zealand, with approximately 40,000 purebred Labradors registered in the Coun ..read more
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Spring Grooming Tips
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by Sharon Connell
11M ago
In winter our pups grow heavier coats to keep them warm when it’s cool. When Spring comes along, you will likely notice more hair around the house as your pup starts to lose their winter coat. If you aren’t on a regular brushing and grooming routine, it’s a good time to start in spring as it’s the time when your dog will shed the most. REGULAR BRUSHING is a big one and regardless of your pup’s coat type, regular brushing is important. Even the low maintenance, short haired breeds (Boxers, Bull Terriers, Dalmations, Pugs, Dobermans, Great Danes, Terriers etc) will also benefit from a weekly bru ..read more
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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?
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by Sharon Connell
1y ago
It’s often thought that when our dogs eat grass it’s because their diet is defient in nutrients, but dogs on a well balanced diet shouldn’t need additional nutrients and the question is not always so simple. UPSET STOMACH A common thought is that dogs eat grass to relieve the symptoms of an upset stomach. You might see your dog eating grass and then vomiting afterwards. Studies show however, that most dogs vomit after eating grass and very few showed any symptoms beforehand of illness, disproving that it’s a form of self medication. It could be that your dog needs extra roughage in their diet ..read more
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Autumn Grooming Tips
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by Sharon Connell
1y ago
With summer over and the cooler time of the year about to begin, there are some necessities that your pup will need to prepare for the coming winter months. Changing seasons means changes in your dog’s nutrition and lifestyle and here are a few tips to ensure your best friend is healthy and happy: KEEPING WARM With the cooler weather approaching, your dog may need new bedding or additional blankets to keep warm, especially if they sleep outside. If your dog spends a lot of time indoors, heating can lead to the skin and coat drying out. To keep moisture in the coat you can increase omega 3 into ..read more
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Why Do Dogs Lick Their Paws?
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by Sharon Connell
1y ago
Dogs aren’t really known for self grooming and it’s very suprising to know that licking their paws is a way to clean themselves. Generally it’s normal behaviour and it’s a sign that your pup wants to look after themself! Constant paw licking though should be monitored, just in case there are any underlying issues. If your pup has a skin irritation, it could be allergies. Some grasses, weeds and even dust can cause allergies, so it’s a good idea to check for other symptoms like sneezing, swollen eyes or a runny nose. Dogs can also have allergies to certain foods. Monitor your dog to see if they ..read more
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What Your Dog’s Sleeping Position Says About Them
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by Sharon Connell
1y ago
Dogs, just like humans have their own sleep rituals. We know why we need the pillows a certain way, or the blankets tucked in and even which position we like to sleep in, but what does it mean for our pets? Sleeping habits can give us a clue to our dog’s health and happiness that we can interpret if we know what we are looking for. Sleep Preparation Before dogs had beds, the circling was a way of establishing that the area was safe and to make sure there was nothing that could harm them when they slept. Trampling the high grass created enough disturbance to scare away any snakes, rodents or in ..read more
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Why Do Dogs Lick Us?
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by Sharon Connell
1y ago
The simple reason is because they love us and want to show affection. Mother dogs will lick their puppies and dogs instinctively learn early on to lick as a sign of affection. Licking is the way that dogs offer comfort, show closeness and bond with family members. As well as communicating how much they care about you, licking releases dopamine and endorphins, making your pup feel relaxed, calm and happy. Unfortunately, just like humans, pups can become too dependent on the endorphin rush and lick obsessively. This may be a sign of underlying health issues or it could mean that your pup has anx ..read more
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