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Winter Grooming Staves Off The Weather’s Harmful Effects

The winter and its weather are not far off. For many of our dogs and cats, it heralds dry flaky skin, coats that are dull and lots of mud-matted hair. Here’s what to do.

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Make A Safe Haven for Your Pet to Hide From Fireworks

Many pets struggle to cope when fireworks are going off. It’s important that we owners help them feel as safe as possible. The estimate is that as many as 45% of dogs, for example, are affected by the loud noises and bright flashes made by these low explosive pyrotechnic devices we call fireworks. Lucky pet owners […]

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Cleaning Cats’ Eyes to Avoid Problems  

Healthy cats should have eyes that are clear and bright. Sometimes, cats’ eyes may become runny, weepy and a crust can form. This is what to do.

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Does Your Cat Need A Bath?

Water and cats don’t usually mix, so kitty can find having a bath incredibly stressful. Here we take the heat out of the bathing issue. There are a few cats that actually like water or are at least used to being bathed from an early age, but if yours isn’t one of those it’s highly likely […]

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Keep your cat’s teeth clean and healthy

As many as 85% of our cats aged at least three years have some degree of dental disease. Groomers who get up close to your animals can act as a first alert to a cat’s teeth having possible health issues. Routine tooth brushing isn’t a feature of many cats’ lives. However, keeping your cat’s teeth […]

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Cats and Allergies? A Good Groom Can Remove The Problem

When it comes to cats and allergies, a good regular groom can help people who suffer from being allergic to cats. The primary reason why many people are “allergic” to cats is that common allergens, like pollen and dust, get stuck in the animal’s fur. When a cat lies next to an open window or […]

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Cats Need Our Help When Their Tummies Are Upset

Mild tummy upsets in our cats are all too common. These unfortunate occurrences can be triggered by: Sudden changes in diet Over-eating Eating too quickly Food intolerances to something not usually ingested The recommendation is to starve the affected cat for a short period and to offer a more bland diet for up to seven […]

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Dematting Barney’s coat

23 February 2015: Dematting a dog’s coat It may look like it hasn’t got any matting but with my giant greyhound comb I am able to find lots of matts immediately when I am grooming and dematting this little fellow. In cases like Barney’s I believe it is best to work through these thigh matts […]

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Dog ear cleaning on a day off

17 February 2015: Home Sweet Home Dallas, Margot and Denzel (aka Duchess, Mumpy and The Colonel) are my trio of Labradors – collectively known as the Bahbahs (after Bah Bah Black Sheep). The oldest is my chocolate 6-year-old bitch Dallas. The other two are 4-year-old black brother and sister, Denzel & Margot. What a joy they […]

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Dog washing

February 16, 2015: Tea Tree Time Choco is a chocolate Labrador whose owners like her to be kept clean and fresh smelling. Even so I don’t bath her more than once a month. Choco is a pet dog so she’s not as reliant on the oils in her skin to act as a water barrier like […]

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