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?
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?
If you do not recognise this buddy greeting you, it's okay as no one would stare so close to this: What are ticks? Ticks belong to the arachnids family and are external parasites which feed on the blood of mammals (yes they bite humans), sometimes reptiles and amphibians. They are also carriers of diseases such as… Continue reading Tell me more about ticks. (Warning – Contain pictures that might not be suitable for those with insect phobia)
Have you ever been humped by your dear dog? What do you mean by hump? This is when your dog uses its front 2 legs to wrap around something (e.g. your hand, leg, soft toy, pillow) and a thrusting action at its hips follows. Its typically fun for some people and embarrassing, when others (relatives,… Continue reading Embarrassed by your dog’s mounting behavior?
Remember the first time you were in a pet shop looking at such a wide range of grooming equipment in front of you and you kind of feel a bit dizzy? In today's marketplace, it is the consumer that is advantaged from the wide array of products and substitutes available for different people with different… Continue reading What is a suitable nail clipper for my dog?
Have you ever wondered whether it hurts when your groomer trims your dear dog's whiskers? Petplace (2012) says that whiskers serve as delicate sense organs of touch and are believed to be as sensitive as our fingertips. When there is air movement, the whiskers vibrate, and dogs use messages in these vibrations to sense… Continue reading Trim off my dog’s whiskers? Ouch!
Does your dog have bad breath? Many a time it is caused by a severe buildup of tartar on their teeth which causes them to have a smelly mouth. Tartar is formed when the saliva reacts with food particles and bacteria, binding onto the teeth as brownish/greyish plague. Over time, the bacteria buildup on the… Continue reading Reduce tartar buildup in your dogs teeth today!
Have you ever expressed your dog's anal glands? Anal glands are the one in charge of the secretion of the "lubricant" for your doggies poo to be able to glide out with less effort. It is also thought by many to be a means of territorial marking or communication between dogs and cats. Skunks also have… Continue reading I heard of anal glands, can you tell me more?
Have you ever been told by a groomer that he has to shave down your dog because it has matted fur? Let me explain why a "shave down" is suggested instead of a *dematting session. *Refers to the action of removing the matts on the dog using certain tools to "cut" up the tangles before… Continue reading Must you shave off my dog’s matted fur?