Grooming tips for new pet parents

Grooming your pet will help keep them looking and feeling their best. The key is to start early so they become familiar with the process and don’t make a fuss when they get older. Regular grooming helps keep your pet’s coat tangle-free, reduces shedding, and provides an opportunity to give your pet a thorough once-over. During these sessions, you can be on the lookout for any lumps or bumps, skin irritations, or parasite infestations. Here are some basic grooming skills to keep your furry friend in tip-top condition. Brushing Brushing removes dirt, debris and loose hair while spreading natural oils through your pet’s coat. The frequency of brushing depends on your dog’s coat type. Daily brushing is necessary for dog breeds with thick curly coats, such as Poodles, silky coats, such as Maltese and Shih Tzu, double coats, such as Border Collies and long coats, such as Afghan and Wheaten Terriers to prevent matting and reduce ...

By |2023-11-29T16:17:21+13:00November 10, 2023|Pet Advice|Comments Off on Grooming tips for new pet parents

Pet shedding: why it happens and how to manage it

If you share your home with a furry friend, you're likely familiar with the never-ending battle against pet hair. Shedding is common for dogs and cats, and while it may seem like an inevitable part of owning a pet, understanding why it happens and how to manage it can make your life, and your pet's, much more comfortable. Why do cats and dogs shed their coat? Shedding is a natural way to remove old or damaged hair and regulate your pet’s body temperature. While it’s a normal process, sometimes excessive shedding can indicate an underlying health condition. Here are some common reasons behind shedding: Breed The amount of shedding can differ significantly among breeds. Some breeds, like the Siberian Husky or Persian cat, are known for their heavy shedding, while others, such as Poodles, barely shed. Seasonal changes Most cats and dogs tend to shed more during seasonal transitions as they adapt to a lighter ...

By |2023-11-29T16:23:11+13:00November 3, 2023|Pet Advice|Comments Off on Pet shedding: why it happens and how to manage it
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