By Desmond Chan Article published on PETS Magazine on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 ___ Q: My six-year-old male Persian has an extremely thick coat that needs regular grooming, but he gets very distressed whenever I bring him out of the house. I bought grooming clippers to do it myself, but always “butcher” his coat! Can you… Continue reading Ask the Expert: Cool Cut For Kitty
Have you wondered what kids these days think of pets and their grooming needs? Our team at Bubbly Petz decided to check it out one bright morning with the students from Woodlands Ring Primary School. Seems like not many knows what is pet grooming and how it's related to a pet's welfare. We were trying to… Continue reading For the next generation pet guardians
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 paw pads leading to "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?
Do you own a dog that sheds all the time? And get a slight headache when that happens at home? Fret not, it is a 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?
Have you came across a situation where you are petting or brushing doggy's flank and he starts scratching as though it tickles? Many of us have. Why is this happening Reflex action - Animal Planet reported that a nerve under the skin is activated when you rub or tickle a sensitive spot on doggy, relaying… Continue reading Why does my dog scratch his flanks when I’m petting/brushing him?
If your dog is not bothered by his tear stains, why should you be? According to veterinarian Dr. Patty Khuly, tear stains are just "a pesky cosmetic problem and usually not a significant health care issue". Let's look at how tear stains are formed. When the body breaks down red blood cells, dye-containing molecules are produced… Continue reading Tear stains go away, come again another day?
Have you ever woke up in the middle of the night by some gnawing noises? Your dog must be chewing on something really tough and nice: His nails. He is probably chewing due to: 1. Skin allergy or infection Fido might be having a skin allergy that is causing irritation at his paws and causing… Continue reading Why is my dog chewing on his nails?