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Grooming and Skin Care

Dog Groomer Makes Shelter Dogs Beautiful Inside And Out

Many know Mark Imhof as Mark "The Dog Guy" because of his passion for helping shelter dogs. In fact, Mark volunteers as a groomer at the Animal Care Centers (ACC) of NYC, an organization that takes in over 30,000 animals a year! Mark who is an Certified Public Accountant by trade also recently graduated from grooming school and has already helped over 200 animals get out of shelters and into forever homes. Previously unadoptable and...
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Shaving Your Dog's Coat: Should You or Shouldn't You?

Photo: A Newfoundland dog lying next to his combed-out seasonal undercoat. There is sometimes a fair bit of confusion and misinformation surrounding the question of whether or not to shave a dog's coat in the summer in order to keep him/her cool. The decision to shave your will depend on several key factors, such as what type of fur your dog has, your lifestyle, and what is best for your dog’s health. Albert North Veterinary...
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Dog Grooming-Why You Need to Regularly Groom Your Pet

Dog grooming is not just about sophistication and making your dog look attractive, but it is more about both your and your dog's health. Undivided attention to your pet is something that should be the focus of any grooming service. Even though grooming is one of the basic needs of your dog, as the owner, it is your responsibility to train your dog to abide grooming. It is better to start training the dog while...
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Dog Groomer Makes Shelter Dogs Beautiful Inside And Out

Many know Mark Imhof as Mark "The Dog Guy" because of his passion for helping shelter dogs. In fact, Mark volunteers as a groomer at the Animal Care Centers (ACC) of NYC, an organization that takes in over 30,000 animals a year! Mark who is an Certified Public Accountant by trade also recently graduated from grooming school and has already helped over 200 animals get out of shelters and into forever homes. Previously unadoptable and...
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Dog dies after being left in dryer at Petco

This is a terrible reminder to take the time to get to know the groomer you take your dog to. Allison Marks of Powhatan County, Virginia has been taking her 2-year-old Golden Retriever, Colby, to Petco since he was a puppy. But on a recent routine grooming at the pet store, Colby died after being left in a heated drying cage for too long. When Marks had called the store asking where her dog was,...
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Man shows how he cleans his dogs ears with vinegar solution (VIDEO)

This is a really good instructional video for how to clean a dog's ears using a homemade remedy of apple cider vinegar.  The man in the video demonstrates an ear cleaning technique that he says his vet taught him to help relieve his dog's itchy ears and to help prevent ear infections. One thing he cautions  - and it's an important thing to do - is to talk to your vet first before cleaning your...
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The Benefits of Coconut Oil for Pets

Coconut oil has a variety of benefits for humans, but researchers now say it’s good for pets. Like humans, pets can suffer common health problems, like skin issues and poor digestion. Using coconut oil can potentially be a safer, less expensive alternative to using prescribed medicines or drugs during non-urgent circumstances. Coconut oil is safe for pets to ingest. A recommended kind to buy is cold-pressed virgin coconut oil, meaning it has not been cooked-down...
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Dog Grooming: How to Make It Best at Home

Just like humans, grooming of dogs is also important so that they can stay happy, tidy and healthy. Grooming may sound painful for some, but it may be fun with a little knowledge and understanding of right Dog Grooming. Overgrown nails, un-organized hairs, and stinky coat are few of the problems associated with un-groomed dogs. Grooming is necessary for not only dog’s well-being but also for good health of people around him. Psychologically, grooming, which...
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Shaving Your Dog's Coat: Should You or Shouldn't You?

Photo: A Newfoundland dog lying next to his combed-out seasonal undercoat. There is sometimes a fair bit of confusion and misinformation surrounding the question of whether or not to shave a dog's coat in the summer in order to keep him/her cool. The decision to shave your will depend on several key factors, such as what type of fur your dog has, your lifestyle, and what is best for your dog’s health. Albert North Veterinary...
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Marley and his skin.

My cat Marley, has a skin condition where he has a reaction to flea bites in the area I live in there are frequently flea outbreaks and my cat suffers. His skin becomes all scabby and infected where he's been bitten and we have tried multiple medications but nothings working I was wondering if anyone has any ideas? Thanks.  
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How to trim your dog's nails and why long toe nails are harmful to your dog’s health (VIDEO)

One of the key ways to maintain your dog’s general health is to cut his/her nails regularly. Bridget Wessel is a foster for Italian Greyhound Rescue and teaches canine agility. She explains why cutting your dog's nails is so important in maintaining joint and bone health and shares some tips on how to properly trim your dog’s nails. Some dogs hate nail trimming, others merely tolerate it, almost none like it. Some dogs need tranquillizers...
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Grooming Through the Winter

“It’s too cold to take my dog to the groomer.”“He needs all his hair to stay warm outside.”Imagine your cold feet in soft, warm, cuddly wool socks.  Now imagine those same socks after you take a few steps in the snow.  They have balls of snow on them that you have to pull off one by one, not just shake off.  Your socks get wet, and before you can get dry you find yourself outside...
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