Tips on giving your dog a bath

Giving your dog a bath doesn’t have to be a chore. The following tips will help you introduce your dog to taking baths and deal with some common issues and concerns associated with dog baths. We also have step-by-step instructions on how to give your dog a bath when you’re ready.

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Your dog’s anal glands

One of the lesser known, and unpleasant, aspects of grooming and health care involves the dog anal glands. When a dog passes a stool, pressure is placed on glands located on either side of the anus and they secrete, or express, a fluid along with the stool. Every dog’s secretion has a different odor to identify him, which is one…

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Controlling your dog’s weight

Despite the hundreds of millions of dollars the diet industry spends on advertising each year, maintaining a healthy weight is a simple concept for both you and your dog. If, on average, your dog uses more calories than he takes in, he’ll lose weight. If, however, he uses fewer calories than takes in, he’ll gain weight. So to keep your…

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How to clip a dog’s nails

Clipping dog nails can be intimidating, but it’s an important part of every dog’s health routine. If you prepare him for the experience, learning how to clip your dog’s nails can be a great way to bond with him and build his trust in you.

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Cleaning a dog’s ears

Learning how to clean dog ears is rarely at the top of a dog owner’s to-do list, but it’s an important way to prevent some common health problems. Your dog’s ears are the perfect environment to grow bacteria and yeast, which can lead to serious infections. But, taking time to check your dog’s ears and clean them regularly will keep…

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