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Saturday survey: How do you deal with shedding
Fall is upon us, and I’m thinking it’s going to be a cold winter, based on the way Kayla is losing her undercoat. What do you do to keep your house somewhat fur-free?
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Saturday Survey: Who Grooms Your Dog?
Talking about the FURminator earlier this week got me thinking about grooming. We take my Golden to be clipped professionally every once in awhile, but the rest of the grooming we do at home. How about you?
Tuesday’s Top Ten: Ways to Reduce Your Allergic Response to Your Dog
While it’s true that your immune system responds to the dander and saliva of your dog, it’s also true that reducing the amount of fur in your home can help to reduce the size of your allergic response. Here are our top ten suggestions to help you have your dog and love him, too!
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Saturday Survey: How do you bathe your dog?
It occured to me today as I washed my dogs that probably not many people take their dogs in the shower like I do. It just seems easier to me. So, let’s see how out of the ordinary that is…
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Do you trust your dog groomer?
Have you seen the news out of Knoxville, TN, about a groomer who has had several dogs die in his care? Most recently, Moxie, a five-year old Beagle, died after being bathed at Happy Tails Grooming. While the groomer says the dog had a seizure, an autopsy showed heat exhaustion as well as broken ribs and a punctured liver.
Crazy Law Still on the Books
When Boulder, Colorado, officials enacted a law in 1953 to stop people from coloring chicks and bunnies for Easter, we’re not sure they intended this consequence…
Going Green: Skin Care for Dogs
Jana Ballinger over at care2.com lists recipes for a variety of healthy, holistic dog shampoos tacking a variety of skin conditions for your pup from dry skin to flea and tick repellents. Here’s the concoction for itchy skin and dogs with allergies. See the full cookbook here.
Skin Soothing Shampoo for Dogs with Itchy Skin and Allergies
- 2 drops Geranium
- 6 drops Rosewood
- 6 drops Lavender
- 1 drop Roman Chamomile
- 2 drops Carrot Seed
- 1 tablespoon of finely ground oatmeal can be blended in to provide further relief.