Dog Nail Clipping Tips — Treating an Exposed Quick

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When you accidentally clip a dog’s nail too short, it’s important to keep the foot clean and free of debris in order to promote healing and avoid infection. The treatment will depend on how short you’ve … Read More

Dog Nail Trimming — Tips for Clipping a Frightened Pet’s Nails

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Dogs can get extremely frightened by nail clippers. In fact, many pets get very dramatic during the nail trimming process, with lots of yelping, whining and sometimes, screaming! The vocalizations can be the result of pain, … Read More

Reasons to Avoid Bathing Your Rat in the Sink

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When bathing your rat or another small animal, including rabbits, gerbils, hamsters and guinea pigs, it’s important to avoid sticking the pet under running water of a faucet or shower spigot. There are several dangers associated … Read More

When to Clip Your Horse for the Winter

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It’s getting cold already in many areas, and horse owners are wondering when it’s time to start clipping for the winter. Horses that remain in moderate to heavy work during the winter months should  be clipped. … Read More

Choosing a Dog Shampoo and Conditioner

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You probably only bathe your dog at most once every other week. More frequent baths strip the coat of oils needed for it to remain healthy with continual exposure to the weather. If a shampoo and … Read More

Pet-Related Television Shows: Two Reviews

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I’d generally rather see people get their pet information from a book than a television show. I recommend Don’t Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor, The Dog Who Would Be King by John C. Wright and Judi … Read More

It's Shedding Season! Here's How to Minimize Hair Accumulation in Your House

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I’ve been finding tufts of dog hair around the house all week. For a couple of days I was puzzled– I’m brushing my dogs as often as I always do! Then I realized it’s June, and … Read More

Should You Shave Your Dog for the Summer?

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I live in Colorado, where we have, from time to time, experienced snow in July and 90-degree days in November. But if you can rely on one thing in Colorado, it’s that we’ll have a fairly hot summer. … Read More

Do Cats Need Baths?

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Do cats need baths? In most cases, the answer is no, unless the cat is a show cat– in which case, you should either already know all about grooming for shows or have a mentor helping … Read More

How Often to Bathe a Dog

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Dogs need baths, but owners’ opinions on how often range from “dump him in a tub of suds once a year whether he needs it or not” to “take her to a professional groomer every Saturday.” … Read More

Trimming Cats' Nails

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Trimming cats’ nails is often a task that intimidates pet owners far more than performing the same procedure when trimming a dog’s nails. While it’s true that some cat owners have attempted a nail trim and … Read More

Choosing A Groomer

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We’ve talked about keeping a pet’s coat healthy at home, but let’s face it: Some breeds’ grooming needs just can’t be realistically met by most owners. For example, Poodles of all sizes need regular grooming to … Read More

Don't Shed on Me: Five Ways to Combat Excessive Shedding

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No matter how much you love your pet, chances are, you hate shedding. Unless you own a non-shedding breed like a Standard Poodle, there’s also a good chance shedding is a fact of life. However, sometimes … Read More

Bathing Your Rat

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  Rats are naturally very tidy animals, generally needing baths only once or twice a year unless a medical condition or an owner’s allergies necessitate more frequent bathing. Some male rats require more frequent baths due to … Read More

Keeping Coats Healthy: Three Easy Tips

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Every pet looks its best with a healthy, shiny coat. Whether it’s the family cat or a show-ring star, pets deserve proper skin and coat care. Healthy skin and coat can also indicate overall health and … Read More

The Ethical Pet Shop: Part 2 — Employees are Key

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Earlier this week, I talked about two traits of an ethical pet shop. But, of course, the full picture could never fit in a single post; so, today, we’ll look at one more very important feature of an ethical … Read More

Caring For Your German Shepherd's Nails

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Depending on where your German Shepherd walks the most, nail care may be needed often or only very rarely. Long walks on city sidewalks can slowly wear down a dog’s nails to an acceptable level. But … Read More

Caring For Your German Shepherd's Coat

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German Shepherds require only modest grooming effort. They have a double layered coat, with the outer layer composed of medium-length, coarse hair and an undercoat that is soft and dense. The outer section provides protection against … Read More

Some Fun PetSide.com Videos

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Here’s an interesting trio of videos from http://Petside.com .. 1) Grooming Your Champion At Home 2) It’s Not Easy Being Pretty 3) The Mugs Of Westminster Be sure to watch them all! Just select the second … Read More

Grooming Tips for Pet Rabbits

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Grooming your pet rabbit isn’t primarily to keep it looking good. Good grooming promotes good health. Rabbits groom themselves frequently and can accumulate hairballs that may cause intestinal problems. It also helps keep down the hair … Read More

Nail Trimming Tips For Your Rabbit

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Trimming your rabbit’s nails can be a trial. Rabbits are akin to small dogs in that they tend to be fairly high strung. As prey for so many larger species, they evolved to be on a … Read More

Keep Your Cat Looking Great

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Cats do not like to be dirty. Most cats spend a good part of their day licking their paws and face to stay clean and tidy. However, despite this, few cat owners think about grooming their … Read More

How to Groom Your Horse

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If you’ve never groomed a horse before, looking at that pile of mysterious looking equipment, brushes and combs can be overwhelming. How do you use these tools and when do you use them? Should you start … Read More

Grooming Tools For Your Horse

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So, you finally have a horse and now you need to buy grooming tools. However, the feed and tack store is crammed with tools and equipment, which of these tools do you need to buy to … Read More

Grooming Your Bird

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If you own a dog or a cat, you probably knew that you would have to spend some time grooming your new pet. However, did you know that birds need to be groomed, too? Of course, … Read More

Keep Your Cat Looking Great

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Cats do not like to be dirty. Most cats spend a good part of their day licking their paws and face to stay clean and tidy. However, despite this, few cat owners think about grooming their … Read More

Keep Your Cat Looking Great

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Cats do not like to be dirty. Most cats spend a good part of their day licking their paws and face to stay clean and tidy. However, despite this, few cat owners think about grooming their … Read More

Grooming Your Horse – An Overview

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While almost any animal should be groomed to keep it looking sleek and glossy, grooming a horse is even more important. Grooming a horse regularly can prevent serious medical problems, especially those that are hoof related. … Read More

Do Rabbits Make Good Pets?

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It’s easy to find many challenges involved in having a pet rabbit. But there are lots of positives, too. Here are some of the pros and cons… Rabbits can live a long time, up to ten … Read More

How To Wash Your Cat

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Everyone knows that cats absolutely hate water, so why on earth would someone want to bathe their cat? Well, although cats don’t enjoy paddling in the swimming pool with their doggie pals, they still can get … Read More

How to Treat and Remove Matted Fur Clumps From Your Cat or Dog

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By Alex Page Matted fur – it happens to most dogs or cats occasionally. When you notice matted fur on your dog or cat, it’s very important to remove the matted fur as soon as possible. … Read More

Dog Grooming And Dog Training Made Simple

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By Wade Robins We may have made our pets dependent of a comfortable life, in which the master takes them out for casual walks and feeds them on command, after having cuddled them behind their giddy … Read More

Pet Grooming 101 – Nail It

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By Jamie Rankin Pet grooming is about more than simply giving your pet a bath or running a brush or comb through his fur. Complete grooming also encompasses checking his eyes and ears, practicing good dental … Read More

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