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How Does Matted Fur Affect Your Pet's Health | Long-haired cats and dogs are immensely popular, because long, luscious coats are simply gorgeous. Who doesn't love to snuggle up with a super fluffy pet? But many pet owners don't realize that grooming simply isn't optional for their long-haired lovies. | 205.777.3699

How Does Matted Fur Affect Your Pet’s Health

How Does Matted Fur Affect Your Pet’s Health | Long-haired cats and dogs are immensely popular, because long, luscious coats are simply gorgeous. Who doesn’t love to snuggle up with a super fluffy pet? But many pet owners don’t realize that grooming simply isn’t optional for their long-haired lovies. They start out brushing daily, then […]

Why You Should Never Train a Dog Like You See on TV | There are more than 43 million pet owners in the U.S., and together they own about 70 million dogs! This statistic wasn't lost on television networks, which set about producing a variety of shows aimed at "helping" pet owners train their dogs. Instead of leaning

Why You Should Never Train a Dog Like You See on TV

Why You Should Never Train a Dog Like You See on TV | There are more than 43 million pet owners in the U.S., and together they own about 70 million dogs! This statistic wasn’t lost on television networks, which set about producing a variety of shows aimed at “helping” pet owners train their dogs. Instead […]

The 9 Most Common Mistakes When Grooming a Dog | Pet ownership is one of the greatest joys on earth. Where else can you get such unconditional love and unlimited affection -- even when you're grumpy, look like death, or are having the absolute worst day imaginable?

The 9 Most Common Mistakes When Grooming a Dog

The 9 Most Common Mistakes When Grooming a Dog | Pet ownership is one of the greatest joys on earth. Where else can you get such unconditional love and unlimited affection — even when you’re grumpy, look like death, or are having the absolute worst day imaginable? But owning a dog is a lot of work. […]

Why Friends & Family May be the Worst Option for Boarding Your Pet | When it comes time for that long-overdue week at the beach or that exhausting 3-day business conference across the country, what do you do with your pet? Many pet owners save money by sending their beloved cats and dogs to grandma's | 205.777.3699

Why Friends & Family May be the Worst Option for Boarding Your Pet

Why Friends & Family May be the Worst Option for Boarding Your Pet | When it comes time for that long-overdue week at the beach or that exhausting 3-day business conference across the country, what do you do with your pet? Many pet owners save money by sending their beloved cats and dogs to “grandma’s house” […]

What are the Best Options for Training Your Dog?  Whether you just adopted a tiny pup or rescued an older dog from a shelter or special group, chances are that you've already lost a shoe or two and the wooden legs of the living room furniture are in imminent danger. Spots on the carpet, shredded mini blinds, and gnawed

What are the Best Options for Training Your Dog?

What are the Best Options for Training Your Dog?  Whether you just adopted a tiny pup or rescued an older dog from a shelter or special group, chances are that you’ve already lost a shoe or two and the wooden legs of the living room furniture are in imminent danger. Spots on the carpet, shredded mini […]

Why a Doggie Daycare is the Best Option for Your Furbaby  |  It happened again. You came home from work, thrilled to see your amazing, loveable, adorable dog, only to find your brand new Birkenstocks shredded, the fruit bowl spilled (and smashed to bits) on the floor, and a fresh "oops" in the hallway.

Why a Doggie Daycare is the Best Option for Your Furbaby

Why a Doggie Daycare is the Best Option for Your Furbaby  |  It happened again. You came home from work, thrilled to see your amazing, loveable, adorable dog, only to find your brand new Birkenstocks shredded, the fruit bowl spilled (and smashed to bits) on the floor, and a fresh “oops” in the hallway. You’ve tried […]

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Bathing Your Dog

Bathing Your Dog:  There’s no question about it: having a dog romping around the house that smells “a bit ripe” is none too pleasant. Keeping your dog clean and well-groomed will pay dividends beyond simple aesthetics. It will also help to keep your dog healthy. Basic grooming involves bathing, brushing, nail trimming, and haircuts. BATHING […]

Pet Parenting Do’s and Don’ts

Pet Parenting Do’s and Don’ts:  A little socializing at a dog park can help you raise a happy and well-adjusted pup.  Here’s how to get the most out of the outing, according to Adam Parker, D.V.M., a veterinarian in Somerville, Mass. DO START YOUNG – Your (fully immunized) puppy can take his first trip to […]