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How To Control Dog Shedding

How To Control Dog Shedding

You are never going to stop your dog from shedding, as this is a natural process where old or damaged hair is shed and then replaced. But you can minimize the amount of dog hair that ends up on your sofa, under your bed and on your shirt! The amount of hair a dog sheds and the frequency of shedding depends on a number of factors, including the dog’s health, the breed and even the season of the year. Some breeds develop a thick coat over the winter and then shed it in the spring. But even these breeds, if…
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How To Trim Your Dog’s Nails – Part Two

How To Trim Your Dog’s Nails – Part Two

In Part One of this article on how to trim your dog’s nails we looked at how to get your dog used to having her paws touched and to the appearance and sound of the clippers.  Next we’ll look at how to actually clip your dog’s nails.  The first thing to do is to determine your choice of nail trimmer. Some people prefer to use scissors, or a guillotine type clipper or even a grinder tool that is specifically designed for dogs. Just in case you mistakenly cut one of  your dog’s nails too short and cause bleeding, you’ll want…
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How To Brush Your Dog

How To Brush Your Dog

Brushing your dog regularly is great for your dog as it not only removes excess hair, it keeps your dog's coat shiny and looking great by distributing the natural oils found in your dog's skin. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to keep tabs on your dog’s condition but looking for ticks or fleas, any “lumps or bumps” on the skin that may require a visit to the vet, or matted hair or anything else out of the ordinary. Brushing is really pretty basic, but you should understand how to choose the best brush for your dog, based on the type…
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