Client's Questions, Pet Grooming 101

Hair growing from my dog’s paw pads?

Does this look familiar to you? If you happen to see these on your dog's paw pads, he/she may have hyperkeratosis. What is hyperkeratosis? It is an ailment whereby keratin - the tough fibrous covering grows excessively on your dog's pawΒ pads leading toΒ "feathery"or "broom-like" structures. Excess keratin in hard cracked paws can cause pain when… Continue reading Hair growing from my dog’s paw pads?

Client's Questions, Pet Grooming 101

Should I shave my double-coated dog?

Do you own a dog that sheds all the time? And get a slight headache when that happens at home? Fret not, itΒ is a Β very common occurrence with many families with dogs; and generally dogs that shed do not normally sport extremely long hair. This dog doesn't shed. But he needs A LOT of grooming… Continue reading Should I shave my double-coated dog?