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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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8 Things to Pack for Your Dog’s Boarding Stay

8 Things to Pack for Your Dog’s Boarding Stay

Leaving your dog behind while you travel can difficult but it’s just not always practical to bring them along. In many cases, hotels have policies against having pets in their rooms. Even if you are staying with family or friends it’s often not appropriate to bring your dog for the stay. This is where boarding your dog becomes a necessity. Not all facilities are created equal. Check out our...

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9 Natural Remedies for Your Dog’s Anxiety

9 Natural Remedies for Your Dog’s Anxiety

Anxiety is a condition that is common in both humans and our furry friends. It can be related to a specific event, like riding in a vehicle, or it can be a more general condition that triggers from many different situations. Anxiety comes about due to different fears or phobias. We see anxiety manifest in varying forms. Sometimes it’s depression, sometimes it’s aggression and destructive...

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What to Look For in a Dog Daycare/Boarding Facility

What to Look For in a Dog Daycare/Boarding Facility

So, I have had the privilege of having many dogs in my lifetime. I have been blessed for sure because I now know the great joy and pleasure these creatures bring to lives. I also have had to take my pups to boarding facilities.  Here is what I did not know and what you should know! I impress upon all our staff and owners that we are all about safety and a positive experience!Questions to Ask...

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