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tear stains in dogs

Tear Staining in Dogs | Cosmetic Concerns

Tear staining in dogs is a common concern among pet owners, and is especially evident in those with white coats. The reddish-brown discoloration that appears around the eyes can be both unsightly and worrisome. Understanding the underlying causes of tear staining and implementing effective management strategies is essential for maintaining the ocular health and well-being of our pets.

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Spring shedding in dogs

Shedding Light on Shedding Dogs

Dealing with shedding can be challenging for dog owners. By understanding the natural shedding process, using the right tools, products and techniques, and maintaining proper nutrition, you can reduce excessive shedding and promote a healthy coat.

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Hypoallergenic Dogs: Busting the Allergy-Free Fantasy

Explore the myth of hypoallergenic dogs. While some breeds may produce fewer allergens than others, no dog breed is completely allergen-free. We delve into the research and provide insights into why allergic reactions can vary depending on the individual, and why it is essential to consult with a doctor before choosing a dog breed if you have allergies.

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What age should I introduce my dog to professional grooming?

What Age Should You Introduce Your Puppy to Grooming

Many dog owners make the mistake of waiting until their puppy “look” like they need a groom, which is often six months of age or older, before taking them to a professional. Learn what you need to know to prevent the development of predictable adolescent problems and help your dog enjoy the grooming process by being confident and well-adjusted.

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Health testing in dogs

Health Testing in Dogs – What tests do I need?

Testing before breeding is the standard of care. Health testing is the crucial factor that separates responsible breeders from unethical breeders. These tests are tools to prevent problems; there is absolutely no excuse not to utilize these tools. Every breed and mix of dog is predisposed to their own set of diseases. Therefore, the tests your dog needs prior to breeding depends upon their breed(s).

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How to Locate a Responsible Breeder

Responsible breeders create the next generation of sound, health-tested, well-socialized puppies in the breeds you love. Learn how to locate a breeder that prioritizes the health, temperament, and structure of their puppies.

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Responsible Breeders – Creating the Next Generation of Sound and Healthy Dogs

Responsible dog breeders and, consequently, responsibly-bred dogs, are in short supply. Breeders come in several categories, each having a very different approach to breeding and raising dogs. Without a solid understanding of what constitutes ethical breeding practices, it can be challenging to identify a reputable breeder from one who may be cutting corners or exploiting their animals for profit.

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Backyard Breeder (BYB): Buyer Beware

In a dangerous virtual puppy buying world, rogue breeders and scammers can more easily hide behind a screen of a slick website, marketing themselves better than they used to – and better than they are – to the public. Some breeders are highly ethical, while others’ morality and values are very questionable. Backyard breeders are savvy when it comes to misrepresentation. Dog owners are very diverse in their education levels, experience, and their goals for their dog. Learn how to recognize a BYB.

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Puppy Mills: The Cruelty Behind Cute Puppies

Puppy mills are readily available, extremely accessible, and have a prevalent presence in the dog breeding world. Dishonest breeders are adept at deceiving buyers; slick websites and persuasive marketing techniques make it crucial to educate yourself on prioritizing the health and well-being of the dog and support reputable breeders that practice ethically.

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Skunk Rinse Recipe for Dogs

It’s important for dog owners to have a basic understanding of the composition of skunk spray to effectively neutralize it. For quite some time, scientists have been intrigued by the chemical composition of skunk spray. The chemicals secreted are so obnoxious, that few chemists have been willing to work with them. However, Chemist Paul Krebaum developed one of the best home remedies for pet owners, an adaptation of a laboratory method used to destroy hydrogen sulfide and thiols.

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What the pluck? Ear Hair

The issue of whether to pluck or not to pluck a dog’s ears is a controversial topic in the world of canine grooming. This debate considers the unique needs and characteristics of each individual dog when making these important grooming decisions.

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Groom from Home Like a Professional

Create a comfortable and functional grooming environment for your dog. A step-by-step guide on how to create your own professional grooming space at home.

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Show Your Furry Valentine Some Love: Book a Budget-Friendly Veterinary Appointment This February

Don’t Skip the Vet: How to Make Professional Pet Care Affordable

A veterinarian is a key partner in ensuring the long-term health and happiness of your pet. Show your furry Valentine some love this month and book a budget-friendly veterinary appointment this February.

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DIY Professional Hydraulic Dog Grooming Table

If you’re a pet owner and you’re looking to maximize the convenience, comfort and safety of your dog during their grooming sessions, then creating your own hydraulic dog grooming table is the way to go. Not only is it a great way to save money, but you can also customize it to suit the unique needs of you and your dog.

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“Let’s go to the Rainbow Bridge!” I read enthusiastically.

The topic of euthanasia for some is unpleasant under any circumstances. One of the things I really struggled with was how to explain to Riggs euthanasia, and that he wasn’t coming home. Then an idea hit me.

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