Pet Care During The Holiday Season
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by Sharon Connell
2M ago
With Christmas fast approaching, you might be planning a holiday which means making plans for your pets during this time. There are many options for holiday care and the best ones will depend on your needs, the temperament of your pets, how long you are going and where. Pet Friendly Holidays Dogs generally travel very well and it could be a viable option to take your pup with you. You will need to check that the accommodation is pet friendly, as well as there being a safe and secure environment. If you are planning on taking your pets, you will need to ensure that you have a safe means of tran ..read more
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Stopping The Itch
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by Sharon Connell
2M ago
Apart from fleas, one of the most common causes of itchy skin for your pooch is generally related to coat maintenance. Grooming is your first defense against persistent itching. Most times the itch is caused by pollens, dirt, matts and dander that stay on your dog’s coat. If left long enough they can start to irritate your dog’s skin, causing your dog to chew and bite at the irritation. The best way to manage the itch is to brush your dog on a daily basis. Brushing your dog just once a day will help prevent the build-up that can lead to itching problems. Not only will this prevent a bout of th ..read more
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What Does A Dog Groomer Do?
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by Sharon Connell
2M ago
Many people prefer to groom their own dogs, but it takes training, particularly if its large, wiggly or naughty. Many people rely on a professional dog groomer to pamper their pets as it saves them time, energy and money. Professional grooming involves all the services that each particular breed needs, from washing, brushing, deshedding to style grooming. Your groomer will also clean your dog’s ears and check for any signs of infection. Dog Grooming Equipment Many home accidents with our pets occur when we take the kitchen scissors to cut out a matt or use equipment or shampoos not suited for ..read more
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Green Poop – Should You Be Worried?
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by Sharon Connell
2M ago
Green poop is definitely something you shouldn’t ignore. Most times it’s not a cause for concern but it might also be a sign that there’s something wrong with your dog’s health. Generally, the cause of green dog poop is simply that your dog has eaten too much grass, plant material or even a large amount of Greenies Treats and of course there are the other usual culprits, crayons, paint and pencils. If you aren’t sure that your dog has eaten something innocent, then you should see a vet as the green pigment can also be due to your dog eating toxins, in particular rat poison. If you’re sure that ..read more
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Can Dogs See Colours?
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by Sharon Connell
2M ago
Have you ever wondered how your dog sees the world? Do they see in black and white or are they colour blind? We all have light receptors in our eyes called Rods and Cones. Rods help us to detect motion and cones help us to differentiate between colours In humans, colour blindness occurs when there is an abnormality in the colour receptors, or cones. People with colour blindness (depending on which cone is affected) may not be able to differentiate between red and green or blue and yellow. Humans have three cones in their eyes, dogs on the other hand only have two. Humans can identify three col ..read more
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Top Tips For Taking Care of Your Dog’s Teeth
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by Sharon Connell
2M ago
Just like humans, dogs are also susceptible to dental disease and with regular brushing it is also preventable. Plaque is a layer of saliva, food and bacteria that form a layer on our teeth. A build-up of plaque can develop into tartar and if left untreated can cause painful gum disease, infections, tooth loss and can also risk bacteria building up in other parts of the body, causing serious health issues. The best way to remove plaque is to brush your dogs’ teeth regularly. Occasional brushing won’t get rid of tartar, but it will stop the plaque from building up. Brushing teeth should always ..read more
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Our Top Tips On How To Make Your Dog More Comfortable With Grooming
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by Sharon Connell
2M ago
So many of our customers complain that their dogs hate being brushed or having their nails clipped and who wouldn’t hate having a whole bunch of unfamiliar tools on sensitive parts or strangers pulling and tugging on your hair when you are in a weird smelling unfamiliar place. It’s really important that your dog sees grooming as a fun and positive experience. If your dog is stressed or anxious at the groomers it can become a negative cycle. The more stressed your dog is, the more difficult the groom is for them, compounding the fear and anxiety. There’s no reason that your dog can’t learn to l ..read more
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How To Include Your Pooch At Christmas
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by Sharon Connell
2M ago
Our pets are part of our family and why shouldn’t we spoil them at Christmas time? No matter what your plans are over Christmas, it’s important that we can include our pets to make it a fun holiday for everyone. We have some great ideas how you can include your pup in your Christmas celebrations: Santa Photos This is one of the favourites. Ask a friend to be a photographer (or hire one) and take some family portraits to remember the festive season and your furry friends. Add a Santa hat or a Christmas bow for your pooch to wear to make it extra Christmassy! Dress Up Time There are so many cute ..read more
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What Will Your Pooch Say To You Christmas Eve?
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by Sharon Connell
2M ago
Christmas is a magical time where anything is possible. Reindeer fly across the skies; magical elves work away in the South Pole and a man in a red suit flies all around the world delivering presents. Across most of Europe, there is a legend that this one magical night of the year is when our animals gain the ability to speak. It’s believed that it stems from the belief that Jesus was born at midnight on Christmas eve. When the ox and the donkey in the nativity stable bowed down to celebrate the birth, God gave them the ability to speak so that they could sing praise for the miracle. The legen ..read more
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Healthy Diet For Your Pooch
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by Sharon Connell
2M ago
What Should We Be Feeding Our Dogs? A look at the dog food aisle can be very confusing. There is so much contradictory information about diets for our pooches and it’s hard to know if we should we be feeding all meat, raw meat, grains or no grains? In terms of the dietary needs, we are quick to equate wolves and domestic dogs. Wolves eat meat, therefore dogs should eat meat, right? Seems simple enough. Dogs Are Omnivores Many people believe dogs are carnivores but true carnivores, such as a cats will die if they don’t eat meat. Research shows that dogs are omnivores, who derive nutrition from ..read more
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