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What You Should Know Before Adopting a Rescue Dog

What You Should Know Before Adopting a Rescue Dog

So, you're thinking about adopting a rescue dog. That's awesome! Every year over 3 million dogs will enter a shelter. Less than 50% of the dogs that enter a shelter are adopted and about 20% are euthanized. With intake rates at such high levels, many shelters struggle to find homes for these dogs and it's great that you are considering adding a rescue dog to your family.   What You Should...

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Why Dental Care is Critical to Your Dog’s Health

Why Dental Care is Critical to Your Dog’s Health

Dental health is a huge part of your dog's wellness. By the age of 3, most dogs will already show signs of periodontal disease. This can have a huge impact on their overall health.   What is Periodontal Disease?   Periodontal Disease (also called Gum Disease) is an infection that support and surround a dog's teeth. Without treatment, the infection can destroy the bone that supports the...

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How Often Should I Groom My Dog?

How Often Should I Groom My Dog?

When it comes to grooming dogs there are several things to take into consideration. Just like people, dogs are unique. In this article we'll look at the basic dog grooming tasks. First we need to determine what the grooming needs are for your dog with regards to bathing, haircuts, nails, ears and gland expression. Once you know these needs you will be able to build grooming schedule that works...

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Choosing the Right Dog Brush

Choosing the Right Dog Brush

Sometimes the last thing you want to do is brush your dog. Although, they generally complain far less than our kids during their grooming activities. Even though it can feel like a chore, brushing is essential to your dog’s health. With regular brushing you are: Getting rid of loose and dead hair which can help reduce shedding Avoid matting before it becomes painful. Distributing your dog’s...

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How to Prevent Matted Hair in Dogs

How to Prevent Matted Hair in Dogs

What causes matted hair in dogs? Matting often occurs in areas of friction. Under the collar, behind the ears, in the armpits or on the lower legs are the most common areas. Sometimes, dogs that sit a lot, will get matting on the spot that they are sitting on. Dogs also get matting, tangles and knots from a lack of being regularly groomed. How to Prevent Matting Regular brushing The best way to...

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