Dog Grooming

  • Dog grooming bill would regulate the trade in New Jersey

    Dog grooming bill would regulate the trade in New Jersey

    If “Bijou’s law” passes in New Jersey, it would regulate the pet-grooming industry in the Garden State by mandating groomers be more than 18 years old and more.

  • Rescued dog transforms after 2 pounds of matted fur shaved

    Rescued dog transforms after 2 pounds of matted fur shaved

    Gallery: The Chicago-based Trio Animal Foundation discovered the small pooch in a cage, covered by two pounds of matted fur; take a look at the transformation.

  • Shave dog for summer?

    Shave dog for summer?

    Question: I live in Arizona where it gets very hot in the summer. Should we shave our dog to help keep her cool? Answer: My patients often ask me this very same question, and I also see many dogs on the street during summer who have been shaved. Unfortunately, shaving a dog to keep her […]

  • Other Dog Gifts

    Other Dog Gifts

    Dogs seem to get the all the good items, but here are several gift suggestions for dogs and humans, including a picture book, plush toy of a former Michael Vick dog, and more.

  • Pet Grooming Tips

    Pet Grooming Tips

    Wash, cut, brush and dry. You can keep your dog well-groomed! If you have seen your dog rub or roll on the rug, or chew and lick at her fur, you have witnessed her attempt at self-grooming. Have you ever tried to give yourself a haircut? Then you know we can all use a little […]

  • Finding the Right Dog Groomer

    Finding the Right Dog Groomer

    Would you like it if you could never take a bath, clean your hair or trim your nails? Of course not! Now imagine how your dog feels? Good grooming is healthy and happy part of his life, too. Some grooming steps like brushing can be handled at home. Performing this regularly will not only keep […]

  • Top 10 dog care tips

    Top 10 dog care tips

    There are few things in life that are more fun and rewarding than bringing a dog into your family. Your dog will offer your family years of love and loyalty — as long as you provide him with food, shelter, responsible care, and love in return. With these 10 basic care tips tucked safely under […]

  • How to give a dog a bath

    How to give a dog a bath

    This article courtesy of Pet Insurance 101. Your dog is dirty, and you know he needs a bath. Groomers are expensive, and you don’t want to put out the extra cash. It’s actually easy to bathe your dog at home, as long as you prepare in advance and keep a few basic things in mind. […]

  • Toothpaste for Dogs

    Toothpaste for Dogs

    Product reviews and recommendations to help you care for your dog's teeth

  • Dog owners are peeved at Petco

    Dog owners are peeved at Petco

    What if you dropped your dog off for grooming, and it was returned to you with more than just freshly cleaned and combed hair? What if it was missing part of its tail, or if part of its ear was severed and re-attached with glue? Those are some of the horror stories coming from a […]

  • Top 10 dog care essentials

    Top 10 dog care essentials

    There are few things in life that are more fun and rewarding than bringing a dog into your family. Your dog will offer your family years of love and loyalty, as long as you provide him with food, shelter, responsible care and love in return. With these ten basic care tips tucked safely under your […]

  • Dog’s toenails bleed?

    Dog’s toenails bleed?

    Question: My dog's toenails sometimes bleed after I clip them. What should I do to stop the bleeding? Answer: First, apply styptic powder (should be in your first aid kit) to the area. It will help the bleeding stop. If you don’t have styptic powder, take a clean cloth and apply direct pressure to the […]

  • Removing ticks?

    Removing ticks?

    Question: How do I find and remove a tick from my dog? Answer: How to find ticks During tick season — which is spring and summer in some places, but can be year-round in milder climates — give your dog a tick check after every walk outside in brush or woods. It’s a good idea […]

  • Flea Control for your Dog

    Flea Control for your Dog

    Winning the war on fleas

  • Dog grooming

    Dog grooming

    Grooming guide for dogs and puppies

  • Dear Labby: Tip the groomer?

    Dear Labby: Tip the groomer?

    Dear Labby, I take my dog to a groomer. Am I supposed to tip? If so, what is the standard amount? Signed: Really Is Necessary to Spend Extra? Dear R.I.N.S.E., Certainly a tip is not appropriate if your Chihuahua comes back smelling like a garbage dump or your Huskyreturns with a Poodle cut. (Unless, of […]

  • Dogs cracked paws?

    Dogs cracked paws?

    Question: How can I heal my dog’s cracked paw pads? Answer: The first thing to do if you notice cracked or dry paw pads is to see your veterinarian. Certain diseases can cause cracking or inflammation, and your vet may want to do some blood testing, make slides from the pads, or schedule a biopsy. […]

  • Clip dog’s nails?

    Clip dog’s nails?

    Question: My dog freaks when I try to clip his nails. How can I get him to relax? Answer: Many dogs are sensitive about having their nails cut, getting their ears cleaned, or just being handled during exams and other procedures. Small, slow steps are needed to train and teach your dog that he’s safe […]

  • Express anal sacs?

    Express anal sacs?

    Question: My dog is scooting on his butt across the floor, and a friend told me it’s because his anal sacs are too full. What is he talking about? Answer: He’s talking about your dog’s anal sacs, which are located on either side of the anus and accumulate secretions from nearby anal glands. Some dogs’ […]

  • Dog’s hot spots?

    Dog’s hot spots?

    Question: I’m tired of running to the vet every time my dog develops a hot spot. Can’t I just take care of it myself? Answer: So-called “hot spots,” a bacterial infection officially called pyrotraumatic dermatitis, or moist eczema, can begin as infected bites or scratches, and grow rapidly. Most vets recommend you let them deal […]

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