The problem with dog baths is that people tend to either do dog bathing too often or not enough. The rule of thumb is dog bathing should be done when needed. Your dog does not have to smell like a perfume bottle but also not like he just left the garbage dump either.

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Dog bathing can be a challenge, particularly if you have a large dog or one that has long hair. A short haired dog is fairly easy to bathe, especially if he's small. There are many products on the market that make dog baths a pleasant and comfortable experience for you and your pet. Hopefully this article will give you a few tips that will make dog baths easier for you and your furry friend.

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It seems to go without saying that people who tend to be very planet conscience are also big animal lovers. Why wouldn't they be? Planetary conservation is dependent on the survival of all animal species, not just the human one. In conjunction with this green living ideology, these loving pet parents should start to think in term of purchasing eco friendly products for their animals, especially dogs.

While cats have their own cleaning system, namely themselves, dogs will need more care to maintain their skin and coats. For this reason, earth conscious dog owners should start buying organic dog shampoo as well as eco friendly toys and treats. Now, before you shrug and say that your animal has been doing just find without such products, you need to consider the very real and multifaceted advantages if using an organic dog shampoo.

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Dog allergies are fairly common and can be the cause of dry, itchy skin. If your dog is scratching a lot, he could be suffering from environmental allergens like pollen and dust, or even from inflammation caused by flea bites. Another source of itching could be the dog shampoo or grooming products used on your pooch. This is because a dog's skin is ten times more sensitive his caretaker's. This makes them highly susceptible to the irritants found in their surroundings.

Getting to the heart of the matter may take a multi-pronged approach due to the numerous causes for canine itching. Making time to do this however, will be essential in diagnosing and subsequently curing your dog?s skin ailment.

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Clipping your puppy´s nails at home can save you a lot of time and money, but it can also be rather stressful if you don´t prepare your puppy for it. Making sure that a dog is ready to have his nails clipped is easiest to do when they are young, so start getting your puppy used to the idea early on and you´ll have a more compliant adult dog when it comes to nail clipping, whether you do it at home or take your dog to a vet.

First Steps

When your new puppy first arrives home, you will want to make sure that you play with his paws frequently. Lift them up one by one, rub the pad gently, tap the toe nails and just generally get him used to having his feet handled. This should not be playtime. Make sure that your puppy understands that he needs to sit still while this is going on.

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For some dog owners, bathing their pet can be very challenging, especially if they have to hunt the dog down when it is bath time. A regular bath is an important way to help prevent skin problems and keep the dog smelling and looking great. Comb and brush your dog’s hair prior to bathing to remove any loose hair, tangles, dirt and other sediments.

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