Routine Care

A dirty dog gets a bath in his backyard and in a baby pool. Using a baby pool outside is a great way to keep your home dry and the mess outside.
All About Dogs

How Often to Bathe a Dog

Dogs, like people, need to bathe regularly. How often you wash your dog depends on several factors: the breed of dog, its age, whether it has been groomed recently, and how dirty it is. Dogs that live in hot climates or spend a lot of time playing outdoors may need to be bathed more often than those who don’t. So how often should you bathe your dog? Generally, most dogs should be given a bath every 1-2 months. However, some exceptions exist: puppies and elderly dogs may need less frequent baths, while dogs with thick fur coats may need more.

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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.
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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 dog has its paw wrapped due to an injury from walking on hot pavement. Learn how to administer first aid at home if this should happen to your pup.
Dog Care

Treating Blisters On Paws

I recently saw an episode that said dogs need about a 45-minute walk per day. Well, I started walking my miniature dachshund this week, but we have only walked about 20 minutes each day so far. I noticed today after our walk that she was licking her paws a lot, and I was concerned. I just looked at them again, and she now has a couple of blister-looking sores on her pads. What should I do to help her with the pain and make sure her paws heal properly? Thanks, Tamara Richardson Boiling Springs, SC Dear Tamara, We see this

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Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed (Much)

​​Just because you love dogs doesn’t mean you love having their fur all over your house. After all, who wants to sit on a couch that’s more hair than cushion? Or be forced to run their vacuum daily (okay, weekly) basis? And if you have allergies, a dog that sheds a lot can leave you sneezing, wheezing, or even covered with a nasty rash — not fun. In contrast, while not all low-shedding dogs (there’s no such thing as a dog who doesn’t shed at all) are hypoallergenic, they can help to keep you from pulling your hair out —

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A dog sits outside after a long walk, the heat causing him to drool more than usual. Monitor your pup for unusual symptoms that could point to more severe health issues.
All About Dogs

Why Is My Dog Drooling So Much?

Dogs are beloved for many reasons, from their unwavering loyalty to cute little tails. But of all the traits you love about your dog, her tendency to drool a lot probably isn’t one of them. You should be willing to forgive your pet’s drooling as a natural function that helps him eat and digest food. If your dog seems to have more saliva than usual, it could be a sign of a problem, and it’s better to be safe than sorry. Reach out to your vet to talk about your dog’s excessive drooling. Below are listed some common causes and

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Overweight dog stands outside in the grass for exercise.
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How To Get Your Dog Back In Shape

As many people know, the obesity epidemic in America doesn’t just affect humans; it extends to our canine companions as well. A 2015 study showed that 52.7% of dogs in the U.S are obese! This statistic is frightening, as obesity in dogs brings with it a whole host of problems like joint damage and immobility issues. Even with these potential problems, many Pack Leaders still struggle with determining how to get a dog to lose weight. What’s the best routine? What changes need to be made? We will walk through these answers, teach you how to get your dog back

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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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All About Dogs

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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A dog hides under a blanket because he is in pain.
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Signs And Symptoms That Your Dog Is In Pain

When people are in pain, it’s pretty hard to miss most of the time. We complain about our aching back. We yell out because we’ve stepped on something pointy. We limp because it hurts to put pressure on a leg. We lay down in the middle of the day in complete silence and darkness because we have a migraine. Dogs, unfortunately, aren’t always quite so easy to read. First off, to start with the obvious, they can’t tell us if something hurts because of that whole not-talking thing. And while things like limping or whining every time they put pressure

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