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18Jun 2020

Dogs are wonderful animals. We keep them as pets because they keep us company; they are man’s best friend, they keep us safe, and they entertain us. Dogs are pets that love us unconditionally, which makes it important to reciprocate the love they show to us by doing all we can to make and keep them healthy, comfortable, and well-groomed.

It is safe to say that a lot of people do not give much thought to dog grooming when they decide to get a dog to keep as a pet. A large proportion of dog owners are only interested in the daily routine of feeding their dogs and taking them out for a walk. Don’t get me wrong! For dogs to stay healthy, they need good food and regular exercise; however, grooming them regularly is also very important.

Dog grooming can be defined as the hygienic care given to a dog and the process by which a dog’s physical appearance is enhanced. In other words, dog grooming is the hygienic care you give to your dogs to make them look their best.

Here are five essential dog grooming supplies that every dog owner should possess:

1. Nail Trimmers

Dog nails can grow so long and sharp that they could harm humans and destroy lovely household furniture; therefore, they must be trimmed regularly. Below are the different types of nail trimmers:

a) Guillotine Trimmers

They have a replaceable blade that cuts the nail when the handle is depressed.

b) Claw-style trimmers

They are spring-loaded and they cut the nail in a scissor-like fashion.

c) Scissor-like trimmers

They are not spring-loaded and they are the most suitable for cutting small and delicate dog nails.

It is important to cut your dog nails on a regular basis; however, care should be taken to make sure you do not cut their nails too short because cutting their nails too short could lead to bleeding. Also, make sure you grind down their nails with a filing tool after trimming them.

2. Dog brushes and combs

There are so many types of dog brushes available because dogs can have so many hair types. Therefore, you should take the type of hair on your dog’s body into consideration while choosing dog brushes and combs. Below are some types of dog brushes:

a) Wire pin brushes – For dogs with medium to long hairs

b) Slicker brushes – For breaking up tangles in medium to long-haired dogs

c) Bristle brushes – Suitable for most hair types

d) Rakes and mat breakers – For breaking up severe tangles and mats

3. Dog Shampoos

Soap-free dog shampoos are the best for bathing dogs. Some types of soap-free dog shampoos are Oatmeal shampoo, Tear-free shampoo, Medicated shampoos, and Conditioners.

4. Ear Cleaner

Cleaning your dog’s ears is the best way to make their ears clean and mite free. Ear cleaners should be natural and it should make your dog’s ear smell fresh.

5. Hair clippers

Hair clippers should only be used on dogs with medium or long hair.

Read also: 5 Warning Signs You Should Never Ignore In Pets

12Jun 2020

As you all know that your pets cannot tell if something is wrong. The pet owner has the fullest responsibility of taking good care of their pets. Pet caring is not just about feeding your pets regularly or on time. However, you should notice your pets and their behaviors. If you notice anything different in your pets, you should pay close attention to your pets and their differences. The reason is that it can be a sign of any serious medical condition and needs to be treated immediately.

Following are the signs that you should never ignore in your pets.

1. Excessive Consumption of Water

You might have seen your pet usually drink water after play time or an outdoor trip on a warm day. If your pet drinks water again and again at regular intervals, it is not normal. Drinking too much water can be a sign of Cushing’s disease, kidney failure, diabetes, and more. At times, excessive panting leads to excessive consumption of water. In addition, some medications may cause an increase in the consumption of water.

2. Loss of Appetite, Weight Loss

Weight loss can be a sign of illness. It is very common to say that your pet does not feel hungry and so it is not eating. However, not feeling hungry is not something that you can take lightly. You need to watch your pet carefully as a loss of appetite can bring negative impacts to its health. Loss of appetite or weight loss can result in serious medical conditions in dogs that are six months or younger. If you notice weight loss in your pet, you need to take your pet to the vet doctor to avoid further risks.

3. Change in Behavior

A behavioral change in your pet can be a sign of something is wrong. A pet’s behavioral change includes moodiness, not playing with toys, unprovoked aggression, anxiety, erratic temperament, fearfulness, hyperactivity, wish to be alone in another room, submissiveness, feeling uncomfortable when lying down, not taking foods on time, sudden onset of seizures, and more. Discomfort and pain can be the reasons for a behavioral change in your pet. Thyroid dysfunction, heart disease, pancreatitis, cancer, skin allergies, arthritis, and parasites can cause these behavioral changes.

4. Extreme Fatigue

Dogs are naturally observant and active. They can even sense the upcoming earthquakes. If you find your pet becomes lethargic or extremely fatigued, it cannot be a serious medical condition as your pet may be upset of something, but if this condition lasts for more than a day, it can be your red flag.

5. Heavy Panting

It is quite normal for dogs to pant after running around the house, chasing toys or after spending some time outdoors on a hot day. However, what is not normal is heavy panting. Heavy panting can last longer than normal panting. Lung tumors, heart stroke, Cushing’s disease, poisoning, heart failure, and pneumonia can cause heavy panting.

If you notice any of the above signs in your pet, you need to think about taking your pet to the vet doctor.

11Apr 2020

As you all know that your pets cannot tell if something is wrong. The pet owner has the fullest responsibility of taking good care of their pets. Pet caring is not just about feeding your pets regularly or on time. However, you should notice your pets and their behaviors. If you notice anything different in your pets, you should pay close attention to your pets and their differences. The reason is that it can be a sign of any serious medical condition and needs to be treated immediately.

Following are the signs that you should never ignore in your pets.

1. Excessive Consumption of Water

You might have seen your pet usually drink water after play time or an outdoor trip on a warm day. If your pet drinks water again and again at regular intervals, it is not normal. Drinking too much water can be a sign of Cushing’s disease, kidney failure, diabetes, and more. At times, excessive panting leads to excessive consumption of water. In addition, some medications may cause an increase in the consumption of water.

2. Loss of Appetite, Weight Loss

Weight loss can be a sign of illness. It is very common to say that your pet does not feel hungry and so it is not eating. However, not feeling hungry is not something that you can take lightly. You need to watch your pet carefully as a loss of appetite can bring negative impacts to its health. Loss of appetite or weight loss can result in serious medical conditions in dogs that are six months or younger. If you notice weight loss in your pet, you need to take your pet to the vet doctor to avoid further risks.

3. Change in Behavior

A behavioral change in your pet can be a sign of something is wrong. A pet’s behavioral change includes moodiness, not playing with toys, unprovoked aggression, anxiety, erratic temperament, fearfulness, hyperactivity, wish to be alone in another room, submissiveness, feeling uncomfortable when lying down, not taking foods on time, sudden onset of seizures, and more. Discomfort and pain can be the reasons for a behavioral change in your pet. Thyroid dysfunction, heart disease, pancreatitis, cancer, skin allergies, arthritis, and parasites can cause these behavioral changes.

4. Extreme Fatigue

Dogs are naturally observant and active. They can even sense the upcoming earthquakes. If you find your pet becomes lethargic or extremely fatigued, it cannot be a serious medical condition as your pet may be upset of something, but if this condition lasts for more than a day, it can be your red flag.

5. Heavy Panting

It is quite normal for dogs to pant after running around the house, chasing toys or after spending some time outdoors on a hot day. However, what is not normal is heavy panting. Heavy panting can last longer than normal panting. Lung tumors, heart stroke, Cushing’s disease, poisoning, heart failure, and pneumonia can cause heavy panting.

 

If you notice any of the above signs in your pet, you need to think about taking your pet to the vet doctor.

18Sep 2019

Walking a dog is a fun thing to do and it seems like an activity that anyone that can hold a leash can do without having to take lessons in dog walking. However, as strange as they may sound, there are some mistakes people make when walking their dogs. They are mistakes that anybody can make regardless of their age, size, height, and location.

Here are six common dog walking mistakes you are making and how to avoid them:

Disregarding Safety Hazards

When you walk your dog, it is very important to be mindful of anything that could harm you and anything that could harm your dog. Some of the things that can be dangerous to you and your dog as you go for a walk are cars passing, broken bottles, wet or slippery floors, sharp or pointed objects, spilled chemicals, water bodies, and electrical connections. To avoid any form of harm, be mindful of everything around you and your dog; move your dog away from anything that could harm it; and put booties on their paws.

Using The Wrong Leash

One of the reasons why people like to use a retractable leash or a long leash while walking their dogs is to give their dogs a lot of freedom to walk around them and to make sure they do not bump into their dogs. This seem like a good idea, but it is not advisable. The reason is that it is difficult to control a dog using a retractable or long leash. When you do not have a good control of your dog while walking them, they can run off when they see an animal they would like to chase and run into danger.

Approaching Unknown Dogs

Some dogs can get hostile with each other, especially when they are meeting each other for the first time. Also, some dogs can attack you if they do not know you. Therefore, it is advisable to be wary of unknown dogs when you approach them without your dog and when you approach them with your dog. Ensure the situation is safe before you let yourself or your dog get close to another dog.

Stopping For Stubborn Dogs

Some dogs, especially smaller dogs are generally more stubborn than bigger dogs when you take them for a walk. Stubborn dogs move haphazardly and frequently stop while you walk them, making it difficult for you to control them and difficult for you to enjoy walking your pet. Instead of stopping intermittently, take a handful of kibble with you and use it to motivate them to continue walking.

Ignoring Pet Behavior

It is never a good idea to ignore any changes in the behavior of your pet. Changes in the behavior of dogs could be a warning sign that they are sick, injured, or around danger.

Not Rewarding Your Dog

Rewarding your dog with treats during and after a walk will make your dog look forward to the next time you both will go out for a walk.

12Aug 2019

Are you thinking about bringing man’s best friend into your home to be a member of your family? I am sure your answer is Yes because you would not be reading this article if it isn’t.

Dogs are lovely and loyal animals that keep us entertained, keep our company and to some extent, keep us safe; therefore, deciding to get a dog ushers in a lot of excitement and eagerness.

However if you are thinking about getting your first dog, you have to be prepared by knowing the things you need to do to make your dog comfortable in your home and to quickly kick-start friendship with your dog. Most importantly, when you bring a dog home, it means you have added a new member to your family, which is a big commitment.

Here are 5 points to remember if you are thinking about getting a dog:

1. Make sure you are financially ready.

Dogs require a lot of care, therefore, you have to get some things ready before you bring a dog into your home and continue to buy or pay for some other things for as long as you have a dog in your home. Some of them are dog toys, dog collars, dog coat, bedding, house, dog leash, tag, booties, treats, high-quality dog-food, grooming, etc. Also, when you bring a dog into your home, you must be ready to spend on regular and emergency visits to the veterinarian.

2. Dogs need to be groomed.

Just like other members of your family, your dog must be groomed. You must be ready to brush your dog’s teeth and hair, trim his nails occasionally and bathe him at least once a month.

3. Keep an eye on what your dog eats.

High-quality dog feed and treat are your best bet if you want to give your dog the food that is harmless and that supplies him the right nutrition. Many foods that humans eat are not good for dogs and can be fatal if they eat them. Some of the foods your dog should not eat are chocolate, avocados, coffee, alcohol, macadamia nuts, onions, apple seeds, grapes, raisins, walnut, yeast dough, and garlic.

4. Dogs need exercise!

Dogs are active animals and you need to keep them active. Therefore, if you are thinking about getting a dog, you must be ready to create time every day to engage them in some fun activities. Some fun activities you can do with your dog daily are hide-and-seek, tug of war, playing fetch, jogging or running with your dog, and going for a walk.

5. Training your dog is important

It is important to train your dog as soon as possible. If you want your dog to behave the way you want, you must train him. Training a dog requires a lot of patience and repetitions. Carry a Dog Walker Bag every time you go outdoors for training your Dog. It is important to train your dog as soon as possible. If you want your dog to behave the way you want, you must train him. Training a dog requires a lot of patience and repetitions. Carry a Dog Walker Bag every time you go outdoors for training your Dog. With the  Dog Walker Bag, you can keep your hands-free, easy to manage your dog and the leash. Stylish and great for the dog parks, dog obedience training or dog walking. Also remember, you must always remember to reward good behavior with treats. Dog Walker Bag, you can keep your hands-free, easy to manage your dog and the leash. Stylish and great for the dog parks, dog obedience training or dog walking. Also remember, you must always remember to reward good behavior with treats.

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