Best Friends Pet Care : The Dog Dish
Best Friends Pet Care : The Dog Dish
Best Friends Pet Care : The Dog Dish

Spring Shedding Alert: No Need for Hair Everywhere

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One of the most frequent questions groomers are asked by pet owners at this time of year is how to “prevent” their pet from shedding.

Unfortunately, shedding is a part of the natural cycle of hair growth:  after each growing stage, there is a resting period when the old hair falls out. Hair is lost all year round, but the heaviest shedding is in the spring when double-coated breeds lose their dense undercoats. Depending on the type of fur, weekly, even daily, brushing is needed, to remove the hair as it sheds.

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Keep Your Pet at a Healthy Weight for a Long Life

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With the holidays behind us and the winter doldrums in full swing, many of us are seeing an unwelcome jump on the bathroom scale. For our pets, even a pound of two of weight gain can be a real health hazard.

Studies have shown that a lean dog will live an average of 2.5 years longer than an obese dog, in part, because they are less likely to develop the medical conditions which come with excess weight.  The same applies to cats.

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Tags: Activity, Cats, Diet, Dogs, Exercise, Vet, Weight

How to Help your Dog Beat the Wintertime Blues

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The winter months can be tough on the family dog.  Just like us, pets can suffer from the cabin fever.

Of course, the best thing for us and our best friends is to bundle up and go for a walk or a romp in the park. But, with short days and cold nights, many of us don’t want to spend time outdoors. So, The Dog Dish asked some of our Best Friends Pet Care professional trainers for suggestions on how to help the family pet beat the winter time blues.

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Tags: Doggy daycamp, Dogs, Exercise, Professional trainers, Winter
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