Grooming Problems

Dog Hot Spots

A hot spot refers to a specific area of skin that becomes infected and inflamed.

It results in constant licking or chewing, in fact most dogs simply cannot leave the area alone. It is often referred to by a couple of more technical names, one of which is moist dermatitis.

Dealing with Hot Spots on Dogs

If the area becomes infected, you should quickly visit your local veterinarian as it will be difficult for you to judge whether or not it is a superficial wound or something that has taken a much deeper hold. 


Which is the Right Food to Feed Your Dog?

Many dog owners decide when to bath their pooches based on how bad the doggy smell has become. Some dogs seem to escape the dreaded old-dog smell better than others but many dogs lose their sweet puppy aroma very early in life and continue to be “dogged” by a bad aroma the rest of their lives. And then they are forever branded as a smelly dog. Is this just a matter of changing your grooming routine or is there something else going on?


Finding a Flea Treatment for Dogs


At some point or another every dog owner will unfortunately experience an invasion of fleas, burrowing down into their pet’s coat and possibly taking up residence in this new host. It can be a very difficult task to rid your home of these very unwelcome jumping, biting insects which can pose some serious health risks for your dog.

Fleas are tiny reddish-brown, wingless insects or parasites that feed on blood and thrive in a moist, warm environment. They gravitate toward animals (called hosts) where a flea can receive continuous sustenance from their blood. Fleas maintain a lively existence through their incredible ability to  jump distances of up to 200 times their own size or roughly 13 inches.


Deshedding Tools for Dogs That Shed a Lot of Hair

Low Shedding Dogs
I don’t shed do I?

If you are an animal lover and pets are a part of your life, you know that shedding comes with the territory. You might already own some deshedding tools. On the other hand, you might still be looking for solutions. Let’s look at a few tools and practices that could help.

We love our pets but it can be frustrating constantly chasing rolling balls of fur around the house. Clusters of fallen hair can accumulate in corners and under furniture.

Trying to get out of the house with dark colored clothing, that isn’t covered in dog hair, can seem like an impossible task.

Dog hair just seems to drop everywhere. However, if you have a basic understanding of shedding, frustrations can be significantly reduced. This is particularly so if you have some good deshedding tools.


Dog Matting: Handling Matted Dog Hair with a Dematting Comb

If you are a dog owner then it is more than likely that you have had to deal with matted dog hair on a number of occasions.

And getting the tufts out can be uncomfortable for your dog and messy for your living area. It’s amazing how difficult it can be to remove dog hair from furniture, not to mention clothing.

So what really causes dog matting? Are you using the right grooming equipment and does it include a dematting comb? And most importantly, is there a way you can reduce the amount of matting in the first place or better yet prevent it all together?

The following article provides information on what you need to know about the causes of knots in your dog’s hair and information on how to remove them if matting does occur.