Start with a pair of ball-tip grooming scissors and a slicker brush to trim the excess hair between the toes and around the paws.
Tip a dog groomer between 15 to 20% for a job well done, as in any service industry. A regular tip calculator app can help you with the math.
Don’t use human lotions on your dog. Depending on the cause of your dog’s dry skin, there is a range of specially created products from dog lotions and ointments to skin and coat supplements that can help soothe the itch. Dogster digs in.
The first step to stopping your dog chewing his paws is to find out the reason – maybe it’s an injury, allergy, boredom or something else. Then, your vet can prescribe the right treatment to get your dog to stop chewing.
There are safe Thanksgiving foods for dogs and Thanksgiving foods for dogs that are toxic. From turkey and pumpkin to pie and raisins, find out which ones to avoid and which are fine to feed in moderation during the holidays.
Wondering how to determine your dog’s target weight? A dog weight chart compares body composition for underweight, ideal weight and overweight dogs. We’ll show you how to use it.
Apple picking is a favorite fall activity — and one that you can share with your dog! Check out these do’s and don’ts before heading to dog friendly apple orchards.
Bathing a dog who hates water is a job many pet parents dread. We delve into some of our favorite alternative bath products to keep your pup fluffy and fresh.
Dogs eating too fast can be a health hazard. Dogster has the latest on different types of slow feeder dog bowls and how they can make your dog eat slower.
A dog sanitary trim cuts down the hair around your dog’s privates, so that urine and feces do not get stuck on the dog. This keeps your dog — and your house — cleaner.
Vacuums are among the top sounds that dogs hate. Dogster has tips on desensitizing your dog to the vacuum and other loud sounds.
Puppy playtime is crucial training all puppies need to expose them to new people, dogs and objects. Starting as soon as you bring your puppy home, dog socialization should be done safely with vaccinated and friendly dogs.
Pet parents often wonder, “how often should I take my dog to the vet?” At minimum, an annual dog wellness exam establishes a baseline and makes sure any concerns are discovered quickly.
Do you know why dogs lick you? From salt and affection to allergies and anxiety, find out what it means when dogs lick and why it’s important as a pet owner to know.
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