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

The Importance of Keeping your Dog’s Vaccinations Up to Date

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One of the simplest ways pet parents can ensure their dog has long, healthy life is to keep immunizations current.  Just as in humans, vaccines against infectious diseases reduce sickness and suffering and can even prevent death.  Yet sometimes immunizations are allowed to lapse, putting pets at risk.

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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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