Your dog’s anal glands

[adsense-three] 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 … Read more

Controlling your dog’s weight

[adsense-three] 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 … Read more

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.

Cleaning a dog’s ears

[adsense-three] 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 … Read more

How to choose a dog groomer

[adsense-three] If your dog has a long coat or special grooming needs, you don’t have the time to bath him, or you just want to do something special for him, choosing a dog groomer could be just the ticket. As with selecting any professional to care for your dog, you’ll need to do a little … Read more