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4 Methods to Protect Your Dog From Paralysis Ticks

Paralysis ticks are the single most dangerous parasite for dogs, with just one tick capable of causing paralysis and even death! In this post you’ll learn: Symptoms of tick paralysis How to identify a tick 4 methods to prevent tick poisoning Ixodes holocyclus, commonly known as the Australian paralysis tick, can cause paralysis by injecting neurotoxins into its host. Ticks are most commonly found in bushy coastal areas and although…

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How To Prepare Your Puppy Dog For Brushing

Regular brushing is important for skin and coat health. Your choice of a brush will depend on the nature of your puppy’s coat. Pin brush: Most popular brush. Good for catching hair before it ends up on the floor or furniture. However, this brush is the least dynamic, so it’s best used toward the end of a grooming session. Bristle brush: This is a good brush for puppies with short…

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How To Prepare Your Puppy Dog For Bathing

The best time for pets to become comfortable with bath time is when they are young. Play with your puppy in the bath (with no water) a few times until they become comfortable. Use a shampoo that is gentle and designed for the sensitive skin of a puppy. Waterless shampoo is an option for puppies that are particularly sensitive to water and the process of bathing. The product is worked into…

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Healthy Skin – Healthy Coat

One of the first things I notice as an indicator of health in the pets I see is the quality of their coat. Over my 30 years as a vet I have consistently seen that pets with strong, healthy and shiny coats are equally internally strong and healthy. So what does it mean if your pet’s coat is looking dull and lifeless? And how can you help them enjoy better…

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