If you cat and dog has a lot of static in their fur, try using dryer sheets. Run one lightly over your pet’s coat to take out frizz and the friction. Don’t forget to wash your hands afterwards.
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If you groom your dog at home and he has longer hair around his paws, keep fur short to minimize ice balls, salt crystals and de-icing chemicals affecting your pooch’s paws.
Be careful what you use to treat weeds and fertilize your lawn. A 2012 study published in Environmental Health found dogs with malignant lymphoma were 70 more likely to live in a home where professionals applied chemical lawn treatments. Dogs with the serious malignancy were also 170 percent more likely to come from homes in […]
Many air fresheners, whether in a spray or solid form, do not solve odor issues by eliminating them; they simply mask them. Pets are often allergic to the scents used in such products, which are also known to exacerbate asthmatic conditions in humans too. There are special pet-friendly, non-toxic products available in pet specialty stores and […]
Puppies start learning the moment they are able to observe and relate to their environment. It’s important to start training from the moment your puppy becomes a family member. Consider signing up for puppy kindergarten sessions to learn basics commands.
Demodectic Mange is the term for skin disease due to mite infestation, and there are two different forms of this condition in dogs, caused by different mite species. A veterinarian should treat any signs of a skin condition. Leaving a skin condition unattended will exacerbate the situation.
Glow sticks and glow jewelry, popular items sold at pop concerts and theme parks attract cats especially if they flash when batted around by deft paws. They contain a chemical called dibutyl phthalate which clauses them to glow. When chewed and the chemical comes it contact with the mouth, it can cause a painful reaction […]
It’s really important to spay and neuter all family pets. It controls the pet population, and studies show that it actually improves general health and well-being among cat and dog populations. It’s also a way of curbing certain behavioral issues. Pets that have been spayed and neutered are less likely to cause a ruckus at […]
If you are a smoker, consider what it does to your pet too. The risks associated with smoking and the dangers of secondhand smoke are no secrets. But now the focus is on third-hand smoke, residual tobacco smoke contamination that accumulates in indoor living spaces and on the hair, skin, clothing and personal effects […]
Did you know that hot spots are a bacterial infection of the skin that are associated with skin allergies. They often affect short-coated breeds. These infections appear suddenly and spread rapidly.