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A dog gets a much-needed nail trimming from his loving owner. She chooses to use guillotine clippers because they are the most comfortable for her pup.
All About Dogs

Nail Clipping Tips

Nail Clipping Tips Are you worried about fleas and ticks? You’re not alone. Fleas and ticks are common problems for dogs, but you can help keep them under control. Here are some of the best ways to prevent fleas and ticks from making your pet miserable.Keeping your dog’s nails trimmed is a vital part of the dog grooming process. This is particularly important because getting too long can cause health problems, such as torn nails and even broken toes.For many people, though, the process can be intimidating, especially if their dog doesn’t like having its paws touched or held. There’s

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A dog owner prepares to brush her pup’s teeth with animal-approved toothpaste and toothbrush. Her furry friend is relaxed and calm.
All About Dogs

Dog Grooming Tips

Regular grooming is an essential part of responsible dog care. If you don’t have a routine, start small. Brush one day, bathe the next, and trim the nails. The shorter you can keep each session, the better. Brushing Tips Dogs need to be brushed regularly to keep their coats healthy and free of mats and tangles. While this may seem like a hassle, you can easily do it with the right tools and techniques. Below we will share the best ways to brush your dog’s fur. So if you’re looking for information on keeping your dog’s coat healthy and looking

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A mischievous dachshund has made a mess of electronic cords that were not correctly stored. Learn how you can keep cords away from your puppy here.
All About Dogs

Puppy Proofing Basics

The day has finally arrived: Your new bundle of fur is coming home! After a long search, you found the right puppy for you and your family — and now the preparation begins. As a responsible pet lover, you will need to provide a safe environment for this little puppy. Preparing your home and yard for the new family member is similar to doing so for a curious toddler — you want to eliminate all dangers. Your pup will want to investigate every electrical cord, every closet, and every rut in the yard, and he won’t distinguish between your favorite

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Abrasions On Your Dog

When the top layers of skin are abraded, and tissue under the skin is not disturbed, we refer to this injury as a skin abrasion. Most superficial scrapes or wounds no longer than an inch or two can be treated with first aid, and larger or deeper abrasions require professional medical attention. Types of Abrasions Injuries can affect each dog differently. Knowing the difference of each type will aid you in understanding how to care for your pup and the type of first aid you or possibly your veterinarian will need to administer. Bites and Punctures A puncture can happen

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How To Treat Cuts On Dogs

A cut on your dog can be scary. Lacerations in dogs, which range from small to large and superficial to deep, can happen at any time. For example, they may occur when they are playing too rough with another animal or person or if your pet is running through bushes that have thorns. The following will help you feel better equipped to treat minor cuts on your dog. You’ll also know when a vet’s attention is required and how to keep your pup comfortable in the meantime. How to Treat Minor Cuts on Dogs The most common canine cut is

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Choosing/Working With a Vet

How Does Dog Insurance Work?

Why Dog Insurance No matter how careful you are with your dog, accidents happen — and sometimes they’re costly ones. Just ask Les Kaciban of Ashburn, Virginia, whose Komondor puppy Charlie swallowed a corn cob and required emergency surgery to remove it. The bill came to a whopping $3,600. It was a good thing that Kaciban had pet health insurance. His out-of-pocket expenses came to an easier-to-swallow $1,000, while his insurance policy covered the difference. Pet owners today face higher veterinary costs than ever. The American Pet Product Association, a trade organization based in Greenwich, Connecticut, reports that because technological

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7 Tips For Doggie Dental Care

The Importance of Dog Dental Care The good news for dogs is they’re not as prone to cavities as human beings are. But despite the old conventional wisdom that a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a humans, dogs can still develop problems like tartar and plaque buildup and gingivitis. But it’s not just bad breath and yellow teeth you have to worry about. As with humans, these canine dental problems can actually lead to life-threatening infections and issues including heart, liver, and kidney disease. Not to mention, the cost of dental extractions to remove teeth that are beyond help can

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Fear Of Nail Cutting

Dear Cesar, My dog Honey will NOT let us cut her toe nails. She is petrified. How can we do this? She is a therapy dog for elderly people and needs her nails cut on a regular basis. She has some anxiety issues. They arose after her brother Bear passed away this summer. She saw it. Could this have caused her anxiety? Please help us. We need to be able to cut her nails and don’t know what to do. Our vet suggested drugging her. We tried this and she was sooo out of it. Help!!! Sincerely, Janine Thomas –

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Dog Care

Find The Best Pet Insurance For Your Dog

So you have a new pup and you’re looking into what pet health insurance to get? Or perhaps you’ve had a dog for a while but are just now learning about pet insurance. Whether you’re a first time pet parent or seasoned dog whisperer, finding the best pet insurance for your dog can feel like a daunting task. Asking yourself a few simple questions can help provide direction… What coverage do I want to be sure my dog gets? How much am I comfortable paying for a premium vs paying for potential vet emergencies? With these answers in mind, you

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All About Canine Eye Care

Dogs aren’t quite as dependent on their eyes as we are (nose, eyes, ears, remember?), but their vision is still a major way that dogs interact with the world. As the Pack Leader, you have to pay special attention to your dog’s eyes during her care routine. Four common dog eye problems Eye infections How do dogs get eye infections? Sometimes they just get something in their eye that has bacteria. Other times they may come into contact with another dog that’s infected. Signs of a canine eye infection include excessive crying and whining, light sensitivity, redness, and green or

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