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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Healthy Dog Teeth

Keeping your dog's teeth clean can help keep your dog healthy. Use a soft toothbrush.  A child's toothbrush for small dogs is ideal; an adult size should be used for larger dogs.

Use toothpaste formulated especially for available at pet supply stores or your veterinarian's office.

Begin by only brushing the outside surfaces of the teeth. When your pet has adjusted to this, add the inside surfaces between the teeth and tongue.

Monday, June 27, 2011

How Often to Give Your Dog a Bath

That all depends on your pet.
Factors include: his hair coat, hair length, how often he gets dirty, where he lives (if he is indoor or outdoors most of the time), shedding cycle, and any underlying skin problem.
Some dogs need baths only a couple times year while others need weekly grooming. It is beneficial to brush your dog about twice a week. Bathing your dog every month or two isn't unreasonable, but some dogs will need more frequent cleanings.
A good rule of thumb is to bathe your pet only when his coat gets dirty or begins to smell "doggy."