Cat Grooming

Feb
2014
12

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No cat wants to be dirty, and its up to you to ensure that your cat stays clean. Grooming is very important, as it helps your cat remain clean and healthy. Grooming starts with brushing, as brushing helps to keep the cats hair from becoming hairballs. Brushing will remove loose hair, and help prevent the risk of hairballs. A lot of cats have trouble dislodging hairballs. If the cat isnt able to get a hairball out, it could result in a blockage of the intestines. Blockages are very serious, and can quickly become life threatening for your pet. Read more

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Hair is fairly strong and can generally withstand normal grooming techniques. However, there can be thinning or breakage of hair due to poor grooming habits, and following several tips can prevent these bouts of thinning and breakage. Avoid combing hair with fine-toothed combs when wet, as this is a common cause of breakage. Although this is a tempting practice because hair straightens and detangles much better if combed when wet, the stress on the hair shaft is immense when the hair is wet because it is weakened. Read more

Basic Dog Grooming

Feb
2014
12

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Whether you take your favorite chum to a dog groomer or lovingly do it yourself, dog grooming is an essential part of pet care that is often overlooked by otherwise conscientious dog owners. Proper grooming includes the obvious, bathing and brushing so that the skin and coat remain healthy, ear and dental care, and toenail clipping. Dental care, is, of course, something to get your veterinarian involved with. He or she will check your dog’s teeth for cavities or abnormalities. At least once a year, your vet will clean your dog’s teeth professionally. This will require sedation and probably an overnight stay at the vet hospital, but is essential for your best friend’s dental health. Between these visits, you should brush your dog’s teeth with a doggie dentifrice purchased at a pet supply shop. Fido is certain not to like this experience so you may want to search for a brand/flavor that is acceptable. Use a regular soft toothbrush several times a week to keep your dogs breath bearable and protect its teeth.  Read more