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Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): dog food, natures recipe, science diet
natures recipe, science diet, laura murphy: Jen, Personally, I hate Science Diet and Pro Plan about equally. They are only considered top foods because their companies spend so much on advertising telling people they are top foods. In reality, they are both extremely cheap foods with sub-standard...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): dog food, purina beneful, puppy growth
purina beneful, puppy growth, food allergy: Possible, yes. 13 months seems awful young to be developing allergies. They are not nearly as common as some dog experts think. I think your vet would be a much more reliable guide to solving the problem. I would talk to the vet before doing anything...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): dog food, beef gravy, yummy pieces
beef gravy, yummy pieces, 2 bitches: It is well accepted that dry chow is better for dogs teeth and jaws than canned. It also helps with the breath. Dogs are individuals. It may be you should have picked a dry chow and stuck with it and nothing else. I see that working with thousands of...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): dog food, calcium oxalate crystals, struvite crystals
calcium oxalate crystals, struvite crystals, purina one: I would continue to work with your vet. What keeps you from cutting back on the Science C/D? Go to http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx if she is overweight, cut back. I had no problem keeping a Lab puppy lean on the Science C/D. Labs...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): dog food question, calcium oxalate stones, pet lovers soul
calcium oxalate stones, pet lovers soul, diet myth: Hi Mary. My Brittany used to have a huge problem with bladder stones, as well, and it wasn t resolved until I got him on a raw diet. But I totally understand the problems of juggling work and family and dogs. Congratulations on not getting sucked into...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): dog food, green leafy vegetables, cat diets
green leafy vegetables, cat diets, male pup: Hi Namritha. Sorry for the delay, but I wanted to research this before giving my answer and I m glad I did. Previously, I would have said that a vegetarian diet is not adequate for dogs, but after some research, I believe it can be done. The two things...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): dog refuses to eat, nux vomica, thin noodles
nux vomica, thin noodles, natural yogurt: Hi Margie. There are several things you could try to get you adopted baby interested in food again. First, you can get rid of that dry food altogether. Everything else you mention is wonderful for him. It sounds like you could easily do a nutritious homecooked...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): dog on science diet c/d, calcium oxalate crystals, struvite crystals
calcium oxalate crystals, struvite crystals, purina one: Hi Susan Not to question your vet but I don t understand the C/D for stryvute crystals. It has nothing whatsoever to do with diet. That s a myth and one that most vets now know isn t true. Second factor being that IMO., science diet as a food for ANY reason...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): dog on science diet c/d, oxalate crystals, homemade diets
oxalate crystals, homemade diets, struvite crystals: Susan, The best thing I know to combat struvite and oxalate crystals are homemade diets formulated specifically for the respective conditions. One of the best books I ve found for this is called Homemade Dog & Cat Diets - The Healthful Alternative by Donald...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): dog won't eat, purina dog chow, heartworm medicine
purina dog chow, heartworm medicine, purina one: The complete vet check up was a very important step. Having done so, I see the cat s loss as likely the problem. I have read that a healthy dog will never harm itself by not eating. In a case like this, I am not so sure. As a rule, my advice is not to...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): dog wont eat, appetite stimulant, canned cat food
appetite stimulant, canned cat food, chicken rice: It is so rare for a dog to harm itself by not eating that it, not only falls outside my experience, but none of the sources I count on for reliable information address it either. The www.vetvax.com catalog does list vitamin D as an appetite stimulant, but...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): dogfood, glucosamine supplements, nitrogen compounds
glucosamine supplements, nitrogen compounds, ash content: When it comes to dog chow, it seems no 2 sources agree. In general, I have seen sticking to one common brand of dog chow work, and work very well, and I am not talking about a handful of my own dogs. A lot of the kidney s job is getting rid of electrolytes...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Can dogs eat cat food?, canned dog food, dry dog food
canned dog food, dry dog food, vet check: Dogs and cats nutritional needs are different. Cat food is much richer, enough so as to create problems often with a dogs pancreas if it eats it regularly. Usually a healthy dog will eat all it needs. Usually there is no need in tempting it with rich food...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): dogs food diet, dogs food, service dogs
dogs food, service dogs, balanced diet: While oatmeal itself won t hurt a dog, it is not the complete and balanced diet dogs need. The best thing for your dog is a commercial dry dog chow and little else. this is what all the dog guides and service dogs eat, often Iams, Pro Plan, or other common...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): dry food or wet food, cod liver oil, puppy food
cod liver oil, puppy food, wet food: Hi Maria Baby can eat dry food now. Change him gradually over to a drier food by mixing his wet food in with dry puppy food, les and less until he is eating dry alone. Wet food is terrible for chi s teeth. Type dog food comparison chart into your search engine...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Eating & bowel movements, canidae, bowel movement
canidae, bowel movement, bowel movements: Shepherds can be a bit picky about where they have their bowel movements. They like to use the same old place and may hold it a long time until they get home and can use the right spot. In the morning, take her for a walk. Just keep going unless she...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): English bulldog diet, puppy chow, puppy food
puppy chow, puppy food, english bulldog: I would start cutting back on everything but the puppy chow. Sudden changes will upset the digestion. Modern chows contain everything a dog needs. I have seen thousands of dogs growing up on nothing except Pro Plan puppy chow, and thriving, living long,...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Extra supplement for puppy eating adult food, hills science diet, cavalier king charles spaniel
hills science diet, cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles: Hi Janic, Many will disagree with me, but I don t believe that the commercial puppy formulas are any more appropriate for puppies than the adult foods. It is more important to get the best quality food you can than it is to get the age-appropriate formula....

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): will not eat, homemade diets, laura murphy
homemade diets, laura murphy, wet food: Nancy, Sorry for the delay - If you Papillon is partial to tuna, try some homemade diets using tuna as the base. Combine it with some cooked brown rice or potatoes or oatmeal - whatever he will eat. Supplement the diet with bonemeal powder. (NOW and...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): eating grass, weimeramer, multese
weimeramer, multese, digestive enzymes: Hi Sam, I have found that some good digestive enzymes can help with this. The foods they re eating are notoriously difficult to digest, since they re made up primarily of corn and other grain fillers. This is probably what s causing the stomach upset and...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): not eating regular, lhasa apso, vet check
lhasa apso, vet check, good appetite: Most dogs will thrive on most chows. Much of the advice on avoiding this or that comes from somebody selling something else. You can t go wrong picking a common, dry chow such as Pro Plan or Iams and sticking to it. What you have fed in the past may be...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Feed, service dogs, fox hound
service dogs, fox hound, chows: I copied this from an answer I gave on another site: There are many more opinions on dog chows than facts to support them. Much of what you read is put out by those selling something. I am in a position to see how large numbers, thousands, do on a few brands....

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Feeding, collie puppy, closet shelving
collie puppy, closet shelving, border collie: He should do just fine on any number of dry, commercial, puppy chows for now. Much of what you may read to the contrary, comes from those selling more expensive chows. If anythng, dogs seem to do better on common brands such as Pro Plan and Iams, than premium...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Feeding Cockapoos, dry dog food, cockapoo
dry dog food, cockapoo, cutback: Neither I nor anyone else can say without examining her. I can give your a link explaining how to do so, http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx Adjust her chow as needed. Next time you are in, have the vet confirm your judgment. You can...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Feeding different dog breeds, st benards, large breed dogs
st benards, large breed dogs, different dog breeds: The safest thing for the average dog owner is to feed a dry, commercial dog chow. The Pedigree should be fine for all your dogs. Eating an adult chow might slow the growth of the young St. Benards, but that is a good practice giving their bones and joints...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Feeding dogs bones, intestinal blockages, feeding dogs
intestinal blockages, feeding dogs, other ones: As you have noted, opinions vary on bones. One thing I can assure you of is that dogs can do fine without any bones. Even without problems of splintering, choking, intestinal blockages, etc., bones accelerate the wear of teeth. The large, sterilized...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Feeding Elkhound, norwegian elkhound, puppy formula
norwegian elkhound, puppy formula, breed puppy: Hi Natalie, I love your question -- (keeping her girlish figure!) I would not consider the elkhound to be a large breed, but a medium sized dog. Large is usually considered to be 70-100 pounds with 100+ being giant. My dogs always act starved. They could...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Feeding, german shepherd mix, eukanuba
german shepherd mix, eukanuba, ribs: I would think 2-3 cups would be about right. Many young shepherds refuse to eat enough to completely hide their ribs. Here is a link to evaluating a dogs body condition, http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx If she insists on keeping her...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Flea Control, ear mites, intestinal parasites
ear mites, intestinal parasites, little critters: Hi Jessica. Flea and tick season is upon us and everyone s thought turn to keeping those little critters out of the house and off our pets. Advantage and Revolution are both insecticides, but use different chemicals and work differently. Advantage is...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Flea / tick products for dogs, flea allergy, tick products
flea allergy, tick products, antioxidant supplements: I tried the Hartz stuff once and didn t have good luck. Our home is poor flea habitat. As long as we only had one healthy young dog in the house, we got away without doing anything for years. Then we took unprotected Gretchen to visit my sister and her...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Flint River Ranch - Good choice?, flint river ranch, fresh veggies
flint river ranch, fresh veggies, protein source: Hi Julz, First, congratulations on trying to find a better food for your companions. I believe that a nutritious diet is the best thing we can give our pets. That being said, I m not a big fan of FRR. Being a raw feeder, I believe that meat and bone (and...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Food, commercial dog food, best dog food
commercial dog food, best dog food, proper supplementation: Hi James, There are a lot of different opinions on the best way to feed a dog. Like everyone else, I have my preferences, but in the end you ll have to make the decision for yourself. I am a raw feeder. I feed a diet consisting of raw meat and bones....

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Food, grocery bill, dog kibble
grocery bill, dog kibble, human food: A small amount added to a good diet won t hurt. All human food? Although it is possible to give a dog a good home made diet, it is very difficult. Your dog may seem to be thriving on what you are feeding. Many dogs do until they suddenly die of pancreatits....

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Food Amount, pets at home, small dogs
pets at home, small dogs, two dogs: Unless they are very small dogs, that sounds way too low. However what is on the package is just a starting point. Some dogs need more and some need less. What you need to do is evaluate the dogs as illustrated at http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Food, purina puppy chow, purina dog chow
purina puppy chow, purina dog chow, commercial dog food: Hi Jaclyn. Your dog is old enough for an adult food, but Purina wouldn t be my first choice. Basically, anything you can buy at the grocery store or a store such as Wal-Mart is primarily fillers, and not ones that your dog was designed to eat. So stomach...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Foods safe for yorkies, sensitive stomachs, commercial diets
sensitive stomachs, commercial diets, tea spoon: Canned green beans are often used to fill up dieting dogs. They pass through largely undigested. I would expect raw ones to do the same except carry in less salt. I question giving a dog with a sensitive stomach either, too much like stomach upsetting grass....

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Fresh/refrigerated Dog food, puppy chow, vet staff
puppy chow, vet staff, raising puppies: Mostly it is a marketing ploy to extract more dollars from consumers. There has never been a controlled study backing any of the alternative diets. Chances are, some of the bags on the regular aisle are as good or better for your dog as anything. The more...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Barf Diet, diced veggies, flax seed
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Barf Diet, diced veggies, flax seed, anmals

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): boil like bumps on my dogs lower belly, lip area, weimaraner
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): boil like bumps on my dogs lower belly, lip area, weimaraner, bacterial infection

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Chihuahua puppy, pet food ingredients, excess nutrients
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Chihuahua puppy, pet food ingredients, excess nutrients, excess protein

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): My Chihuahua, wagg, dog food
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): My Chihuahua, wagg, dog food, cousin

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): correct puppy food for my siberian husky, raw meat, intestines
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): correct puppy food for my siberian husky, raw meat, intestines, ween

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Diet for an old pet, omega 3 fatty acids, natural food products
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Diet for an old pet, omega 3 fatty acids, natural food products, natural dog food

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Diet problems for German Shepherd rescue boy, purina puppy chow, german shepherd puppy
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Diet problems for German Shepherd rescue boy, purina puppy chow, german shepherd puppy, puppy food

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Dog Shedding, furminator, boxers
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Dog Shedding, furminator, boxers

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): dog food, balanced nutrition, aafco
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): dog food, balanced nutrition, aafco, chows

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): dog on science diet c/d, bladder stone, bladder infections
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): dog on science diet c/d, bladder stone, bladder infections, shiz tu

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): dog on science diet c/d, veterinarian advice, balanced diet
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): dog on science diet c/d, veterinarian advice, balanced diet, rat terrier

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Can dogs eat cat food?, wet cat food, fishy smell
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Can dogs eat cat food?, wet cat food, fishy smell, fish oil

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): eating grass, vet, grass
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): eating grass, vet, grass, corn

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): feeding, nutrients in vegetables, exact balance
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): feeding, nutrients in vegetables, exact balance, chows

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Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Homemade food for dog with struvite bladder stones, bladder stones, acid level
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Homemade food for dog with struvite bladder stones, bladder stones, acid level

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): holistic food, black russian terriers, dry dog foods
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): holistic food, black russian terriers, dry dog foods, scare tactic

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): housebreaking using pee pads, susie, yochon
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): housebreaking using pee pads, susie, yochon

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Large Breed vs. regular Puppy food, anal glands, puppy food
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Large Breed vs. regular Puppy food, anal glands, puppy food, growth plates

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Liver / Thyroid Health in Shitzu, pup a roni, sodium content
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Liver / Thyroid Health in Shitzu, pup a roni, sodium content, thyroid problems

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): maltese, canine cuisine, maltest
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): maltese, canine cuisine, maltest, wet food

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Natural Food, chicken soup for the puppy lovers soul, smart puppy
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Natural Food, chicken soup for the puppy lovers soul, smart puppy, puppy lovers

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Overweight dog, common allergens, food corn
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Overweight dog, common allergens, food corn, protein sources

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): open sores inbetween all toes, 4 paws, dog food
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): open sores inbetween all toes, 4 paws, dog food, blisters

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Puppy loves regular dog food, adult dog food, puppies
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Puppy loves regular dog food, adult dog food, puppies, calcium

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): poisonous foods, commercial pet food, fruits vegetables
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): poisonous foods, commercial pet food, fruits vegetables, food pets

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): my pug won't eat dog food..., human food, dog food
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): my pug won't eat dog food..., human food, dog food

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): RAW or BARF, raw foods, bones
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): RAW or BARF, raw foods, bones, raw diets

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Raw Dog Food, skinless chicken breast, boneless skinless chicken
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Raw Dog Food, skinless chicken breast, boneless skinless chicken, boneless skinless chicken breast

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): RE: lost appetite and refusal to eat, upset stomach, digestive system
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): RE: lost appetite and refusal to eat, upset stomach, digestive system, potatoes

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Rough Collie diet, butternut squash, kelp powder
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Rough Collie diet, butternut squash, kelp powder, average lifespan

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Rough Collie feeding plan, bloat, risk
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Rough Collie feeding plan, bloat, risk

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): how many times do I have to feed my 10 weeks old puppy?, monks of new skete, raising a puppy
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): how many times do I have to feed my 10 weeks old puppy?, monks of new skete, raising a puppy, obedience training

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Underweight Dog, german sheperd, pet store
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Underweight Dog, german sheperd, pet store, beleive

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): weimaraner skin, ace hardware, weim
Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): weimaraner skin, ace hardware, weim, either fish

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): How much to feed a 5mo old Siberian puppy?, puppy kibble, breed puppy
puppy kibble, breed puppy, dog biscuits: What he is eating sounds a little on the light side to me, and perhaps the bag is on the high side. What you want to do is focus on his condition and adjust his food to his individual needs. I have had Labs that at a year old I have been feeding anywhere...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): feeding my 11mo. old maltipoo, canned mackerel, maltipoo
canned mackerel, maltipoo, laura murphy: Hi Effie, It s not a bad start, but if you could get her to eat a more varied diet, it would better in the long run. You could try adding some brown rice, cooked veggies, organic plain yogurt, canned mackerel or salmon, clams, sweet potatoes, or other food...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): feeding my dog, protein content, science c
protein content, science c, amino acids: A figure of how much protein tells you very little. Pro Plan 26 Iams 22 Science C/D 19 Off brand 27 Your dog needs certain amounts of certain amino acids. A chow with a high corn content might have to have a higher total protein content...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): feeding my maltipoo, leafy green vegetables, dry dog food
leafy green vegetables, dry dog food, raw bones: Bernadette, Sorry, I missed the part about the teeth. I don t know how old your dog is. If it were my dog, I d wait until he was a year or so to see if they come out on their own. I d also give lots of good raw bones to chew on (chicken wings make a good...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): feeding my puppy!, closet shelving, dogs food
closet shelving, dogs food, schitzu puppy: Stick with the 45 grams for now, and see how he does. Evaluate the dog as illustrated in this link, http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx You may want the vet to confirm your judgment. Adjust the dogs food and exercise as needed to reach...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): feeding, artificial sweeteners, laura murphy
artificial sweeteners, laura murphy, human food: Julie, Absolutely, in fact, I highly recommend it, provided it s good food and not something they shouldn t be eating. Don t feed them human food that s unhealthy, such as pizza or desserts. Your dog shouldn t have sugar and please know that some of...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): cannot find suitable, affordable dog food, pumpkin pie spice, canned pumpkin
pumpkin pie spice, canned pumpkin, diahreea: Hi Jennifer. I m sorry you re having such a tough time with your dogs. Unfortunately, all the cheaper dog foods are full of the things that are causing your dogs problems: corn, brewer s rice, and other fillers are causing them to have digestive problems....

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): food, cocker spaniel mix, salmon skin
cocker spaniel mix, salmon skin, loose stools: Hi Sharon, I don t see any problem with doing home cooked when you can and the EVO when you can t. It s a good quality commercial food. The portions are going to be tougher to figure out, and you ll have to experiment for a while and adjust up or down if...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): How much food, irish setter, ribs
irish setter, ribs, aspx: Nobody can say without knowing how much you are feeding. If you are feeding 500 grams a day now, go up to 600-700. Keep tabs on his ribs as in this link, http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx Once he reaches his ideal body condition, cut...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): food, fish oil capsules, science diet
fish oil capsules, science diet, meat protein: Jen, Your dog is itching and scratching because of all the grains in the Science Diet. I would definitely switch his food to something better. Check out a site called www.dogfoodanalysis.com. You ll find that the Science Diet, along with all the Hill s...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): food for my dog, old english bulldog, how much to feed your dog
old english bulldog, how much to feed your dog, kibble: As far as I know, most of the common brands are fine. I see thousands of dogs in a dog guide program that mostly eat Pro Plan and are all doing fine. Other programs seem to do well with Iams. If anything, I see more questions here with people having problems...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): food to feed a female chihuahua ince having puppies, natural raw diet, female chihuahua
natural raw diet, female chihuahua, having puppies: Hi Brenda. All my clients who are breeders feed a natural raw diet and simply increase the amount fed while the mom is nursing the pups. If you re not a raw feeder, you might want to check with someone in the Dog Breeding and Whelping category for a specific...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): how much food?, cairn terrier, laura murphy
cairn terrier, laura murphy, dog foods: Hi Mary That s really hard to say, because no two dog foods are the same and I don t know what you re feeding her. Based on the measurement you gave me, I m assuming it s a type of kibble. Dry food is the most difficult for weight loss as it is mostly grains...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): frustrated, quality diets, irish wolfhound
quality diets, irish wolfhound, doberman pinscher: You don t mention the vet. He has been thoroughly checked out? Often they pick up parasites, such as Coccidiosis. The vet should be able to clear a problem such as that up. The vet may also have a prescription diet that would help. The more questions...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): my German sheppard, rapid weight loss, real diagnosis
rapid weight loss, real diagnosis, laura murphy: Susan, Sorry for the long delay - I was out sick last week. I m a little concerned that your vet would go straight to antibiotics without any kind of diagnosis. I m assuming that since you said everything was fine, there is no parasite, diabetes, hyperthyroidism...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Golden Ret. female will not eat., goldens, vet
goldens, vet, bitch: Lean is healthy. Evaluate her as at http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx Most Goldens will eat more than they need and look for more. They end up too fat and living shorter lives for it. Trust your vet and cut back a little on how much...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Golden Retriever with IBDý, fish salmon, recovery diet
fish salmon, recovery diet, bland diet: If his bowels are still loose, you might try this bland diet: Bland recovery diet for dogs. 3 parts cooked rice, one part boiled hamburger or chicken, or cottage cheese. I think you can substitute boiled potatoes for the rice. Once in an emergency, we...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Good Dog foods, dry dog food, unhealthy diet
dry dog food, unhealthy diet, economical product: As scary as the recalls were, as far as I know, none of the major brands of dry dog chow were recalled. Many of the products that were recalled, it was not because of a problem, but to allow time to prove that they were safe. I know there were no problems...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Homemade food for dog with struvite bladder stones, natural raw diet, hills prescription diet
natural raw diet, hills prescription diet, vitamin c supplements: Hi Tina, Struvite stones are very common. My Brittany had them for 3 years. He was on Vitamin C supplements that gave him diarrhea, and nothing worked until I switched him to a natural raw diet. He hasn t had a single recurrence in 7 years. I feed a...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Husky food, puppy chow, vet staff
puppy chow, vet staff, raising puppies: Suppose you knew a breeder that bred hundreds of dogs a year, mostly Labs, Shepherds, and Goldens. They provided all the medical care for most of them the first year. At the end of it, they did a complete physical including hip X-rays on all of them. They...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): hair loss in my chihuahua, hair loss problem, sweet little girl
hair loss problem, sweet little girl, female chihuahua: Have you checked with the vet? My usually prescription for skin and coat problems is feed a decent, dry dog chow and little else, brush regularly with a soft brush, and seldom if ever bathe the dog. Brushing should control odor allowing the doing to go...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): holistic food, tower of pisa, negative material
tower of pisa, negative material, chows: I am sorry, not only do I not have the info you want, I am against holistic diets and home made food. It is all based on speculation. The difference between holistic foods and commercial dog chows is like between Aristotle and Galileo. Aristotle decided...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): homemade food, prescription diets, chronic diarrhea
prescription diets, chronic diarrhea, homemade diet: Sandy, Ack! I/D food for the rest of his life? That s awful! Hills Prescription diets are absolutely awful. They don t even meet the minimum recommended nutrition for dogs. They can legally sell them because they are prescription and labeled not intended...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): house breaking a 7mo. boarder collie, boarder collie, closet shelving
boarder collie, closet shelving, closing doors: This can be applied to older dogs too. Biggest difference is the longer time after eating or drinking before they are ready to relieve themselves. If a dog has been living where it could keep its living space clean, it should quickly catch on. The important...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): housebreaking using pee pads, ridgecrest ca, david waller
ridgecrest ca, david waller, housebreaking: I have never used pads, and feel pads and papers usually cause more problems than they solve. Although dogs instinctively want to go where other dogs do, I think they may want to go next to the other dog, not in exactly the same place. You might try putting...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): human grade herbs and supplements, flax seed oil, grade herbs
flax seed oil, grade herbs, fish oil capsules: Hi Jewell. I think it s great that you want to feed your dog a raw diet. For the most part, the pet sites are using the exact same ingredients but packaging them differently. You can get them at GNC or even Wal-Mart or the membership clubs like Sam s and...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Itchy skin, chesapeake bay retriever, cortisone shot
chesapeake bay retriever, cortisone shot, vet visit: Jill, You mention the vet prescribed steroids, but what was the diagnosis? Did the vet seem to know what it was or were the steroids just a catch-all remedy? If you could give me more information about the vet visit as well as the bumps, I might be able...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): My Jack Russell Terrier, corn gluten meal, jack russell terrier
corn gluten meal, jack russell terrier, meat and bone meal: Jessica, I believe Pedigree to be an extremely poor quality food. Unfortunately, Purina has a lot of money to spend on advertising and they make their food sound a lot better than it is. The main ingredients in Pedigree are: Ground yellow corn, meat...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Kidney Disease in dogs, kidney disease in dogs, kidney diet
kidney disease in dogs, kidney diet, purina nf: The chicken and rice is a common temporary bland diet, but should not be fed indefinitely. It really seems to me the vet should be treating her more aggressively. If she wasn t doing well on the Purina, perhaps she would do better on the Science equivalent...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Kodiak and Tatiana, domestic dogs, wild canines
domestic dogs, wild canines, kodiak: For Kodiak, I would suggest just less of what you have been feeding him, possibly a light version of it if he has a lot of weight to lose. For Tatiana I would pick an adult dog chow and stick with it. I don t know if wolves have the joint problems dogs...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): knuckle bone, knuckle bones, soup bones
knuckle bones, soup bones, freezer space: Hi Suzanne, sorry for the delay. I m just not sure on this one. I ve only ever fed bones raw and wouldn t feel comfortable cooking them. I ve seen them smoked and I suppose you could boil them, but either way, it s going to change the consistency and could...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Lab Feeding, dry dog foods, commercial dog food
dry dog foods, commercial dog food, science diet: Dear Lynn, Congratulations on adopting a dog. I am a raw feeder. My guys get only raw meat, bones, and veggies. I haven t fed commercial dog food for more than 7 years, so I would just say follow the directions on the bag. Is there any reason you chose...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Large Breed Puppy Food, large breed puppy food, puppy chow
large breed puppy food, puppy chow, french mastiff: I would switch as soon as you run low. Keep mixing in more of the new until after a week it is all the new. The small breed puppy chows are very rich, high in calories, vitamins, and minerals the little dogs need. The medium breed is less rich, and the...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Large Breed vs. regular Puppy food, large breed puppy food, breed puppy
large breed puppy food, breed puppy, 9 months: I am not sure what all the differences are besides the large breed being less calorie dense. Maybe it would be just as well to make the switch to adult chow now if the large breed chow is a problem with the stools. The regular will promote faster growth...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Lasa Apso, fear mongering, small dogs
fear mongering, small dogs, balanced diet: If he was eating a common brand of dry dog chow, likely sticking to it and very little else would be as good as anything. Dog nutrition is well know, and most brands are carefully formulated to give the dogs the complete and balanced diet they need. You...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Liver / Thyroid Health in Shitzu, small breed dogs, pup a roni
small breed dogs, pup a roni, thyroid condition: I would go with any of the major brands of dry dog chow. Most dogs do just fine on them. None, none of them were involved in the recalls earlier this year. All the recalls were canned, semi moist, or specialty brands. With such a small dog, she might select...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Loose Stools, loose stools, recovery diet
loose stools, recovery diet, cottage cheese: Has the vet thoroughly checked her? Colitis is tough to diagnose. Cut out the pumpkin. I doubt it is the feed. Try this for about a week and see how she does. Bland recovery diet for dogs. 3 parts cooked rice, one part boiled hamburger or chicken,...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Maltese, canned pumpkin, pineapple juice
canned pumpkin, pineapple juice, food additives: The best thing is to clean it up before he can. Work on making him have bowel movements on leash. it will be important to do that if you ever travel with him. Take him out the first thing in the morning or other times when he should have to go. Walk him...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Maltipoo dog food, puppy chow, vet staff
puppy chow, vet staff, best dog food: She should be eating a dry, commercial puppy chow. An adult chow at the worst would slow her growth. As I usually advise, chances are whatever the breeder was feeding would be as good as anything. Most dogs will thrive on most chows. Much of what you read...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): maltepoo diet and digestive system, sensitive digestive system, maltese dogs
sensitive digestive system, maltese dogs, sensitive stomach: I never heard anything like that. I do hear some outlandish things even from vets. I do agree that dogs should be eating dog chow and very little else. With such a small dog, very little else is very little, spoonfuls a week. The dangers of being fed other...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): maltese, vet check, good appetite
vet check, good appetite, dogs food: You may need to feed her less. You could be loving her to death. What does your vet say? My dog won t eat. You need to know your dog. If a dog that normally has a good appetite suddenly quits eating, it needs to see a vet. Something is wrong, and...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Natural Food, chicken soup for the dog lover, science diet
chicken soup for the dog lover, science diet, laura murphy: Hi Pete, My favorite processed dog foods are as follows: Dry: Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover s Soul C&P s Organix Solid Gold Barking at the Moon formula Wellness CORE formula Canned: Canidae Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover s Soul Innova...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): nutrition for cancer, radiation treatments, balanced diet
radiation treatments, balanced diet, magic formula: All you can do is feed a decent commercial dog chow that provides the complete and balanced diet dogs need. There is no secret, magic formula to prevent cancer. Most of those claiming there is are selling something or have been duped by others that are....

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Overweight dog, hills science diet, diet foods
hills science diet, diet foods, diet food: Do you think those selling meat based dog chows are any more to be trusted than what your vet tells you about his Science? If you feed what it takes for your dog to lose weight of a meat based chow, it will feel less full than feeding a corn or other based...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Overweight dog, raw food diet, meaty bones
raw food diet, meaty bones, target weight: Betty, I think it s much easier to get a dog to lose weight at a healthy rate when you make your own food. My Brittany was fiercely overweight at 62 pounds when I switched him to a raw food diet. I fed him two percent of his IDEAL body weight, which was...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): open sores inbetween all toes, holistic vet, raw diets
holistic vet, raw diets, skin rash: Raw diets are very difficult to get right. I would put him on any decent kibble, Pro Plan, Iams, Science, etc. I would also get an opinion from a conventional vet. There are too many dogs thriving on conventional dog chows for there to be any validity to...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): overweight husky, german shep, diet version
german shep, diet version, milk bones: I am skeptical about the claims of special dog chows. I see too many dogs doing fine on regular ones. A fairly conservative step would be to check where you are buying the Pedigree and see if they have have a light, weight loss formula, or diet version of...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): overweight pom, canned pumpkin, maintenance version
canned pumpkin, maintenance version, adult maintenance: If you know what she was eating in the past, I would select a dry weight loss formula as close to it as possible. Check the package directions. I am guessing about a cup a day would be right. If you don t see a slow loss at the level, cut back until you...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Pet Smells, chicken soup for the dog lover, canned dog food
chicken soup for the dog lover, canned dog food, commercial diets: Hi Bobby. Okay, tough one, but here goes -- My first comment is that the skin is a reflection of the overall health of the organs and immune system. I totally agree with the other expert who directed you to a diet. The first and most important thing...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Possible bladder stones in my 7 year old cock-a-poo, raw food diet, cock a poo
raw food diet, cock a poo, oxalate stones: Hi Donna, You re right - I don t think $300 in tests is warranted at this point if she has no symptoms of discomfort. My dog had urinary stones for 3 years until I switched him to a raw food diet (at which point they disappeared and have not been back in...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Post bladder stone surgery diet, natural raw diet, vitamin c supplements
natural raw diet, vitamin c supplements, cat diets: Hi Bud, Struvite stones are very common. My Brittany had them for 3 years. He was on Vitamin C supplements that gave him diarrhea, and nothing worked until I switched him to a natural raw diet. He hasn t had a single recurrence in 7 years. I feed a raw...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): PUPPY FOOD, commercial dog food, dry dog food
commercial dog food, dry dog food, puppy food: Hi Luis. I assume you re feeding her some sort of dry dog food. If that s the case, the directions should be on the bag. They are all different and I don t feed commercial dog food, so I really don t know what the correct amount is. It s good that you...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Puppy Diet, puppy chow, obedience class
puppy chow, obedience class, natural instincts: You didn t say what breed. An early switch to adult chow is a common good practice with large breeds. It slows growth allowing sturdy joints to develop without having to support adult sized bodies. Switching to adult chow now would at the worst slow the...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Puppy not eating regularly, puppy food, clock work
puppy food, clock work, science diet: You are likely right on both counts, along with a little bit of a control issue :). Don t feed her from your hand. Put her food down in the morning, as much as she will eat in half an hour and pick it up. No treats during the day, put her food down again the...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Puppy excitement with food, bach flower essence, weimaraner puppy
bach flower essence, weimaraner puppy, stomach upsets: Hi Brad, I have to admit that one of my guys is the same way and has been all his life. Some dogs are just severely food-motivated, far more than others. If you re concerned, you could try calming him with a Bach Flower Essence. Vervain is good for overexcitability...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Puppy Food, breed puppies, puppy food
breed puppies, puppy food, science diet: If you are feeding Science, and the puppy is having problems, I would talk to the vet before switching chows. It may not be the chow. Contrary to the marketing hype of Natural Balance and other such brands, most dogs should do fine on Science. If it is...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Puppy Food, beagle puppy, puppy food
beagle puppy, puppy food, meat protein: Danielle, Of the ones I found at the Petco site, Natural Balance would be one of the better ones. It s very high in grains and has only a minimal amount of meat protein, but there are no really poor ingredients. If you re looking online, the best ones...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Puppy Hungry is it normal?, large breed dogs, puppy chow
large breed dogs, puppy chow, hip dysplasia: I don t think I completely understood Labs until I took one to the zoo. I quickly retreated when she started barking back at the seals. But it dawned on me. Labs, and their close relatives, want the same thick layer of fat as a seal for swimming in cold...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Puppy loves regular dog food, puppy chow, closet shelving
puppy chow, closet shelving, puppy food: The adult food shouldn t hurt her. It is common in the larger breeds to make an early switch or even start out on puppy chow. It slows growth taking longer to reach its adult size. This is desirable in large breeds to reduce stress on developing joints....

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): pedro!! my love, fish oil capsules, brewers yeast
fish oil capsules, brewers yeast, shitzoo: Hi Hannah, Your dog s skin (and coat) is the biggest organ in his body and the quickest one to react to insufficiencies in his diet. The best thing you can do for his shedding and his coat in general is to feed a natural diet of fresh whole foods. I prefer...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): picky dog, dry dog food, vet check
dry dog food, vet check, good appetite: Chances are you are right and the best thing for Sidney is going a few days until he eats his dry dog food. Home made meals are very difficult to get right. Many dogs seem to do well on them for a while, and then are too far gone before showing any symptoms....

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): poison, national animal poison control, poison control center
national animal poison control, poison control center, animal poison control: Any answer now is too late to help you. I hadn t been accepted in this category yet when you asked. For the benifit of others, you can call the National Animal Poison Control center at 1-888-426-4435. Giving a larger dog a table spoon of peroxide should...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): poisonous foods, artificial sweetener, bad dogs
artificial sweetener, bad dogs, human food: One of the worst things is grapes and raisins. Only a few are enough to kill some dogs. Xylitol, an artificial sweetener in sugarless gums, is terrible. In addition to the well known chocolate, is onions. Almonds are bad. Some say carrots are good, but...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): my pug won't eat dog food..., vet check, good appetite
vet check, good appetite, dogs food: My dog won t eat. You need to know your dog. If a dog that normally has a good appetite suddenly quits eating, it needs to see a vet. Something is wrong, and the vet can tell what it is and prescribe an effective remedy. Even an older dog may have something...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): puppy constipation, puppy chow, puppy food
puppy chow, puppy food, cows milk: I don t know if lambs milk has the same lactose as cows milk or not. Either way, if you are feeding a decent puppy chow, adding lambs milk or anything else will just mess up the carefully balanced formulation. Constipation is rare in new puppies. It...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): getting puppy to eat his food again, dry dog food, vet check
dry dog food, vet check, dogs food: If the dog never did eat very well, and has seen the vet since the problem existed, you may be over feeding it. A vet check still won t hurt. Many dogs will snarf down more than is good for them and look for more. Others refuse to eat more than than they need....

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): puppy food, dick van patten, bha and bht
dick van patten, bha and bht, chicken soup for the dog lovers soul: Whoever told you that was correct. I like Blue dog food a lot. Royal Canin is good, Nutro, Dick Van Patten s dog food is really good. Chicken soup for the dog lovers soul is excellent. VF and Enhance are pretty decent dog foods. What you want is something...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): puppy food amount, purina dog chow, puppy chow
purina dog chow, puppy chow, miniature dachshund: At 3 months, you should be able to go to 2 meals a day, and then one at 6 months. The first thing is to evaluate him as illustrated at http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx A half cup each of 2 times a day may be enough. Package recommendations...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): puppy nutrition, purina puppy chow, rottweiler puppies
purina puppy chow, rottweiler puppies, puppy nutrition: I know most puppies will do fine on either chow. I see no reason for his problems. I think he might do best on an adult chow with lower calcium. In an exceptional case such as this, you might check with your vet and hope he is up on current trends in dog...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): puppy won't eat, plain yogurt, vitamins and minerals
plain yogurt, vitamins and minerals, low sodium: Hi Monica, First of all, you can see if she will drink some beef or chicken broth (I use the low-sodium type). If you can get her to lick some organic, plain yogurt off a spoon, I would get some Alfalfa powder and mix it in the yogurt. Alfalfa is loaded...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): RAW or BARF, corn gluten meal, lysine monohydrochloride
corn gluten meal, lysine monohydrochloride, purina pro plan: Links to what? Lies, half truths, distortions, junk science? I am far more qualified to give advice than those that deny the reality of how well dogs do on modern dog chow. You need to educate yourself on the scientific method. Time afer time, I have...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Raw bones (again!), raw bones, raw bone
raw bones, raw bone, gulper: Hi Paula. Have you thought of auditioning her to be the new Energizer Bunny? I think she would be outstanding! Normally, raw bone fragments are not going to be a problem, as they will digest naturally. I m thinking her problems are mostly because she s...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Raw Dog Food, raw dog food, raw diet
raw dog food, raw diet, several different ways: Hi Sasha. First, my congratulations to your mom for trying to improve her dogs diets. Most dogs accept a raw diet quite easily, but in some cases switching them to raw can be a challenge. The switch from dry food to raw is the biggest change and there...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Raw Food Diet, raw meaty bones, raw food diet
raw meaty bones, raw food diet, hard boiled eggs: Hi Wailym, You ll hear a lot of conflicting opinions on whether or not you should mix a raw diet with a commercial one, but I believe that any improvement is worthwhile. You re doing the right thing by switching to a good commercial food. Supplementing...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): RE: lost appetite and refusal to eat, inadequate food intake, vet check
inadequate food intake, vet check, good appetite: My dog won t eat. You need to know your dog. If a dog that normally has a good appetite suddenly quits eating, it needs to see a vet. Something is wrong, and the vet can tell what it is and prescribe an effective remedy. Even an older dog may have something...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Rednose pitbull, liver detox, fish oil capsules
liver detox, fish oil capsules, vitamin regimen: Hi Stephanie, Sorry for the delay. I really don t think the problem s diet related. You re feeding a good diet and she s getting lots of variety. I m a little curious that your vet has diagnosed parasites but has been unable to cure them. Did the vet find...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Roast beef, vet check, dogs food
vet check, dogs food, food mix: If you are having to tempt your dog with rich food, chances are you are over feeding him. Being overweight and eating rich food are very bad for dogs leading to earlier deaths. If the dog never did eat very well, and has seen the vet since the problem existed,...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Rottweiler puppy unccordinated, purina puppy chow, rottweiler puppies
purina puppy chow, rottweiler puppies, bha bht: Throw away the Purina. Type Dog Food Comparison Chart into your web browser and pick out a good dog food. No BHA/BHT no corn, wheat, or soy. No byproducts. Nothing you can buy at wally world or the grocery store is worth taking home. What s happening to your...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Rough Collie diet, large breed dogs, rough collie
large breed dogs, rough collie, hip dysplasia: I think there is more complete nonsense around on dog chow than any other aspect of dog care. I have been part of a large, highly successful program for a long time that feeds Pro Plan chicken and rice. I am familiar with other similar programs that feed...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Rough Collie feeding plan, collie puppy, female collie
collie puppy, female collie, rough collie: Yes, doing so will slow growth. That, along with keeping her lean is the best thing you can do not to give her the sturdy joints she needs for a long, active life. Neither I nor anyone else can say how much to feed without examining her. I can give your...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): raw diet, raw diets, raw veggies
raw diets, raw veggies, raw diet: Oscar, Congratulations on your puppy and your desire to feed him a healthy raw diet. I switched mine cold turkey and had no problem with the healthy dogs. My Brittany with the severe IBS suffered some digestive upset for about 2 weeks, but he s been great...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): School Assignment, diet version, dogs and cats
diet version, dogs and cats, protein source: You might get a better grade if you dug the answer out of your text book. Not all of what the dog guide schools know may have made it into academia. The experts here have an I don t do homework button, but feel this is too important of an area to refuse...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Seizures, grand mal seizures, bile test
grand mal seizures, bile test, bile acid: Hi Sue. Sorry for the delay - I was unavoidably away from the computer for a couple of days. Intermittant seizures such as you re describing with no known cause can sometimes be brought on by a hypersensitivity to something in the diet. Since you were periodically...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Sick Dog Won't Eat, vet check, good appetite
vet check, good appetite, dogs food: Get back with the vet. He may have reacted poorly to the medicine. Tempting the dog with rich food is nearly always the wrong thing to do. My dog won t eat. You need to know your dog. If a dog that normally has a good appetite suddenly quits eating,...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Switching Dog Food, freezer space, orijen
freezer space, orijen, timber wolf: Lindsey, Thanks for my favorite kind of question. First, let me congratulate you for making the commitment to improving the most important thing you can ever do for your dog - her diet. Let me address each of your questions. For the base diet, all the...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Switching over to a schedule, natural instincts, obedience training
natural instincts, obedience training, pack members: Try to figure out how much she is eating a day. Evaluate her using http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx Give her about half what she should need twice a day this way: Put down the dish with what the dog should eat, and give it 15 minutes...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): my shi tzu, pedigree puppy, shi tzu
pedigree puppy, shi tzu, puppy food: Hi Nicola. You could try switching to a canned or semi-moist food. He might find that more palatable. You could also put some nutritious human food in it, such as cooked vegetables, meat, yogurt, low-sodium chicken or beef broth, etc. Some dogs like...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): struvite diet for my pug, german shorthair pointer, bladder stones
german shorthair pointer, bladder stones, boxer mix: A proper home made diet is difficult to do. And they certainly aren t cheap. I really don t get into them or suggest anybody does. Likely you need to go no further than some of the banner ads here for recipes and hard to locate ingredients. Bare in mind,...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): TYPE OF DOG FOOD, lhasa aspo, chows
lhasa aspo, chows, type of food: Well, I hope you have been feeding her something while waiting for an answer. Chances are if you settled for any common brand, she is doing fine on it. No matter what else you hear, most dogs will thrive on most chows. Dry chows are better for their...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): how many times do I have to feed my 10 weeks old puppy?, puppy chow, dry dog foods
puppy chow, dry dog foods, proper nourishment: You should feed a puppy 3 times a day until 3 months, then twice a day until 6 months cutting back to once a day if you want to. You should be feeding a dry puppy chow now. Switching to an adult chow for the larger breeds at 4- 6 months, slows growth and...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Underweight Dog, appetite stimulant, puppy chow
appetite stimulant, puppy chow, lasa apso: Perhaps you have seen this in another answer: The worst thing you can do is to bribe a dog with rich foods into eating more than it needs. Instead, Put down the dish with what the dog should eat, and give it 15 minutes to eat. Then take it up. Do not give...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Underweight dog with heart murmur, bichon frise, overweight dogs
bichon frise, overweight dogs, toy poodle: Are you sure she is under weight, and not just thinner than the commonly overweight dogs? Evaluate the dog as illustrated in this link, http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx You may want the vet to confirm your judgment. Adjust the dogs...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): upset stomach, recovery diet, healthy dogs
recovery diet, healthy dogs, bland diet: Often the best thing is to with hold food for a day and go back to the regular chow. If it doesn t clear up in a day or 2, you could try a bland diet. If a dog is having trouble keeping anything down or continuing diarrhea try this out of the manual I...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): upset stomach, raw meaty bones, dry dog foods
raw meaty bones, dry dog foods, natural diets: I m a huge advocate of natural diets. My personal favorite is a raw diet consisting of at least 75% raw meat and bones (I use chicken, turkey, and rabbit bones and meat from beef, pork, etc.), 10% organ meat (liver, heart, kidney, tripe, etc.) and 15% veggies...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Weighing the pet food options, nutritional gaps, chicken livers
nutritional gaps, chicken livers, plain yogurt: Emily, EVO is a very good food - I generally prefer canned to dry, but it s really up to you and what you can afford. A great site for rating dog foods is www.dogfoodanalysis.com. They go from a 1-star (the worst!) to 6-star foods. I agree with everything...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): Worms found in Dog Food, air tight container, vet bills
air tight container, vet bills, laura murphy: Hi Sarina, Yes, they will harm your puppy. Worms in any form are not something you want him to ingest. They could be there from contamination at the source, or they could be the result of flies laying eggs in the food after it was open. Either way, you...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): over-weight dog, dee dee, units of insulin
dee dee, units of insulin, exercise plan: Exercise but in moderation to begin with. Don t put your dog on a diet or start on an exercise plan without consulting your vet. And you MUST stop the treats somehow even if it means limiting the dog s access to our mother in law. It could mean life or death...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): weimaraner skin, dry dog food, allergic dermatitis
dry dog food, allergic dermatitis, healthy immune system: Hi Eddie, It s probably not something that anti-biotics would cure. It sounds to me to be more like an allergic dermatitis. You don t mention what you feed her, but this is a classic symptom of years of dry dog food. It can take a long time for the body...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): won't eat, blood in the lungs, pizza pizza
blood in the lungs, pizza pizza, chest cavity: You really should have gotten with the the vet before the weekend. I guess keep offering her different things, and then if she still isn t eating, talk to the vet on Monday. Have you tried peanut butter? It shouldn t be as bad as some of the other stuff...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): worms in dogfoods, vet check, dogs food
vet check, dogs food, german shepherds: My guess is that the food is being contaminated when it is repackaged, perhaps by eggs that then hatch and grow. I would not trust it. You might do better to work on getting your dog to eat the same food so you can buy bags. Let me paste in a general...

Dog Food (Canine Diet and Nutrition): yellow lab dog food, dry dog foods, insatiable hunger
dry dog foods, insatiable hunger, dietary protein: Hi LJ, Sorry, for the delay -- I m going to have to go offline here for a while and have been trying to catch up. If you ve read my bio, you know I m an avid raw feeder and believe that s the way to clear up practically any condition, most of which I...

Dog Grooming: Blade lengths, clipper blade, grooming tools
clipper blade, grooming tools, standard schnauzer: I don t know of an actual blade that leaves a cut that long. But I know Andis makes a snap on comb that does. They work best with a #40,#35,#30 or #10. These clips will fit on Andis, Conair, Wahl(detachable-style blades),Oster and Master Grooming Tools. Hope...

Dog Grooming: blade burn, health question, definite answer
health question, definite answer, neosporin: I DIDN T SIGN UP TO BE TREATED RUDELY!!! I DON T GET PAID FOR THIS YOU KNOW!!! HOW LONG AGO DID THIS HAPPEN? IS THE BURN SCARED? THIS IS MY OPINION, I WOULD TREAT THE BURN WITH NEOSPORIN TO MINIMIZE SCARING BECAUSE HAIR DOESN T GROW WHERE SKIN IS SCARED....

Dog Grooming: Chinese Crested Skin, skin care products, chinese crested
skin care products, chinese crested, human skin: I am so sorry for not answering sooner I have 3 kids and they are first.I believe there are some wonderful skin care products out there for dogs You local groomer would probably have some.But I always recommend having it checked by a vet and using what he...

Dog Grooming: Disease, fleas and ticks, dog diseases
fleas and ticks, dog diseases, skin allergies: Well, I m really not the one to ask about diseases, that could be one for your doctor or vet.As far as your dogs hair falling out, I might be able to give you some insight on that. A dogs hair does tend to fall out much like human hair.It tends to get more...

Dog Grooming: Dog Dryers, question area, toy breed
question area, toy breed, loud noises: I personally prefer human hair dryers their quieter and just as effective.Not to mention cheaper and temp., blower controlled.Meaning you decide how hard you want it to blow and how warm or cold you want it.But if you really want a dog dryer look for one with...

Dog Grooming: dog, liquid dish soap, dogs and cats
liquid dish soap, dogs and cats, adams flea: Yes, there are some dips on the shelf that are safe enough for puppies as young as 6 weeks Hartz has a spray or Adams Flea and Tick for dogs and cats (12 wks or older). But I feel you should always consult your vet before dipping.Pyrethin dips are the most...

Dog Grooming: dogs shedding!!!!!, vacuum cleaner, shampoos
vacuum cleaner, shampoos, vitamins: I am Soooooooo sorry, there really isn t anything you can do,aside from constant brushing and a really good vacuum cleaner.There are some shampoos that claim to stop shedding,vitamins and food, but they really don t work. Wish I could come up with a cure for...

Dog Grooming: Blade lengths, dog groomer, comb
Dog Grooming: Blade lengths, dog groomer, comb, blade

Dog Grooming: blade burn, health issue, pomeranian
Dog Grooming: blade burn, health issue, pomeranian

Dog Grooming: Grooming and ill-mannered pup, heat rash, thick fur
heat rash, thick fur, living in florida: Hmmmm, this is one of those your darned if you do, darned if you don t questions. If you leave her with a full coat she s uncomfortable all the time, unless you turn the air down reallllly low. Where as a muzzle for 2 hours at the groomers seems almost like...

Dog Grooming: Husky undercoat, winter coats, furminator
winter coats, furminator, loose hair: Your both right,sorry. Dogs do need their winter coats. But, considering your dog stays in most of the time it is more comfortable for her to be thinned out. So I personally would try to remove the loose stuff.She s probably blowing her coat do to a warm environment,she...

Dog Grooming: maltese/shitzu, maltese puppy, hairs
maltese puppy, hairs, puppies: Shitzu don t usually shed Maltese can especially in spring.All puppies will go through a faze where they will blow their puppy coat.Although it seems a little early for that.But every dog is different.Give him a couple of months to finish,if it doesn t end...

Dog Grooming: shedding dog, groin area, ood luck
groin area, ood luck, skin problems: Is there any hair at all? Personally I feel this one s for a vet. It could be many thinsgs age, diet, skin problems.I would have him checked out. I have seen dogs that don t have hair on their groin at all so don t panic.Just talk to your vet.ood Luck, hope...

Dog Grooming: toe nails, toe nails, nail clippers
toe nails, nail clippers, answer section: Yes, you can cut your puppy s nails yourself if your comfortable doing so.Just be careful not to cut to short because this can cause pain and bleeding (just the tip).For more info on this you can check the past answer section.One more thing, I like using people...

Dog Grooming: yorkie hair length?, yorkies, hair length
yorkies, hair length, good question: This is truly a good question. As one who has a few yorkies of my own, I can say with all honesty,that it depends on the genes of yours. My advice is to call your breeder,ask her what the parents coats were like at that age. If she s a good and true breeder...

Dog Grooming: Beagle Fur, bald patches, short hair
bald patches, short hair, medical problem: If you think this shedding is related to the original problem, then this is not a grooming problem but a medical problem. Massive hair loss and and bald patches are also medical. Your allergies are a problem only you can decide how to handle. Sorry but...

Dog Grooming: grooming my pekingnese, metal comb, thinning shears
metal comb, thinning shears, dust mops: You should take her to a professional to avoid more problems and then once you have the matts under control you need to spend a lot more time brushing and combing Dinki. The correct tools will help make this less of a drama. A good pin brush and slicker,...

Dog Grooming: grooming my yorkie, quality shampoos, shampoos and conditioners
quality shampoos, shampoos and conditioners, pin brush: If you are going to show your dog on the AKC Circuit this is considered the proper way to start off a professional show career. The hair needs to separated, oiled, paper wrapped and then banded to keep it from doing exactly what you are seeking relief from....

Dog Grooming: Lice, flea shampoos, body lice
flea shampoos, body lice, flea comb: Dogs apparently have a different species of lice and can transmit to other dogs but different than head lice. They are really small- and lay eggs called nits- ughie. Similar to removing fleas- they can be controlled with basic flea shampoos- but don t use...

Dog Grooming: Puppy Ear Cleaning, scruff of the neck, shih tzu
scruff of the neck, shih tzu, ear infection: They are squiggly little things, right? Unfortunately you have to get that stuff in there so you must teach the baby to trust you. Spend some time stroking and playing gently with her ears. Lift them up and handle them frequently, same with the paws and teeth....

Dog Grooming: beagle with oil skin, greasy skin, shampoos
greasy skin, shampoos, skin problems: Palmolive Dish detergent is the recommended soap of choice for greasy oily dogs. It is used on a lot of show dogs that are gunked up with other products and degreases well. But just to let you know- a dog with your problem MUST be bathed way more frequently....

Dog Grooming: my dachsunds skin, dry skin, flea bite dermatitis
dry skin, flea bite dermatitis: I am so glad she has you! Did you treat the flea infestation? You may want to ask the vet for a skin conditioner. Flea shampoos can be very irritating to the skin so make sure if you use one to rinse well. Any shampoo you use RINSE WELL. There are hot...

Dog Grooming: dog fur, long haired dogs, professional groomer
long haired dogs, professional groomer, hair cuts: If you can t get a brush through your dogs coat it is matted and needs to be shaved down. Take it to a professional groomer and have them take care of it for you. Then ask them to give you a demonstration how to properly care for you pets coat. Tools only...

Dog Grooming: dog grooming, intake person, cotton pad
intake person, cotton pad, minimal blood: Sounds perfectly awful frankly and I certainly would have made a stink- at the very least about the duct tape- good grief, I never heard of such a thing. Very unprofessional and unacceptable. If you are going to wrap a part of an animal s anatomy there is...

Dog Grooming: dog odor, dirty socks, glans
dirty socks, glans, ear infection: You did not say if you have had this dog examined by a proper Vet yet/ If not do so right away- smell can often be the signal a dog needs medical attention. A couple of things come to mind... Ear infection stinks and needs flushing and medication. Anal glans...

Dog Grooming: dog's "whiskers", dirty muzzle
dirty muzzle: My favorite thing to clean a stinky muzzle is a waterless shampoo such as Self Rinse, by Proline but there are many on the market. Put in a spray bottle and spray right into the beard and use a wet sponge to blot it out with. Repeat as many times as necessary....

Dog Grooming: eye drops, tear stain, Tylan
tear stain, Tylan: Here s the deal- it s a chemical/Ph reaction that is from the atmosphere when the bodily fluids hit the air. The only thing available to stop it is Tylan, an antibiotic prescribed by vets sprinkled on their food. There is also a product called Angel Eyes which...

Dog Grooming: Grooming my Schnauzer/Bichon/Maltese cross puppy, longer hair, groomer
Dog Grooming: Grooming my Schnauzer/Bichon/Maltese cross puppy, longer hair, groomer, bichon frise

Dog Grooming: Labradoodle grooming, old english sheepdog, rutland manor
Dog Grooming: Labradoodle grooming, old english sheepdog, rutland manor, rutland manor labradoodles

Dog Grooming: Grooming my Great Pyrenee, geriatric, senior
geriatric, senior, tools: I totally understand your quandary because you have one big girl there. Frankly there are no silver bullets in these grooming issues. It is all about consistency and elbow grease. If you let it slide a day or two past a reasonable interval you have a giant...

Dog Grooming: Grooming my Schnauzer/Bichon/Maltese cross puppy, puppy cut
puppy cut: The classic puppy cut for your cutie patootie! That is a one length hair cut all over. Your groomer should be totally familiar with that cut. Best advice to you is get it done monthly- every 4 weeks; at the very longest 8 weeks. You have what is considered...

Dog Grooming: grooming puppy's face, standard poodle, professional table
standard poodle, professional table, time practice: This is not unusual but it takes time practice and patience. Let the puppy get used to the noise and vibration. Wait another month until your puppy trusts you more. Use the table and loop (you have a professional table and setup for this, right?) You are showing...

Dog Grooming: Hairless Chinese Crested Grooming, andis clippers, blade changes
andis clippers, blade changes, trade catalogs: It s not the speed but the sharpness of the blade. A 15 blade should suffice. The higher the number, the closer the shave. Be careful not to run it too long or it will get hot and burn the sensitive face skin. Worse you can cut the skin. So stretch the skin...

Dog Grooming: Labradoodle grooming, labrodoodle, matts
labrodoodle, matts, shaving matts: Well if you think it s bad now just wait... this Designer breed is the bane of many groomers existence! If the breeder you got it from was remiss in informing you of just how costly and difficult a coat to maintain these dogs have, I can only say you wouldn...

Dog Grooming: Poodle ear hair, cotton pad, ear hair
cotton pad, ear hair, ear problems: Use ear POWDER to get a good grip on the hair inside the ear canal and pull out small amounts at a time. Powder is like a rosin and really helps. After you have got them out, an ear wash squirted into the canal and gently massaged at the base of the ear causes...

Dog Grooming: Poodle Show Grroming, poodle club, elbow grease
poodle club, elbow grease, show dogs: Well if you are looking to do show cuts you better learn how to dry a curly coat. The single most important thing, after the bath, to prep a coat for scissoring ( show dogs are NEVER clippered except for the pattern- all the balls/pompoms are scissored) is...

Dog Grooming: skin irritation, flaky skin, flea bites
flaky skin, flea bites, skin problem: Why are you using something that is obviously toxic to your poor old fella? It is a reaction, probably to both the flea bites and the chemicals. You will need to get a fatty shampoo (like Dermaplex )and soak him in it for the duration the directions say....

Dog Grooming: special need grooming, google search, cocker spaniel
google search, cocker spaniel, grooming service: First off let me say I am sorry that you are experiencing this problem but yes when things get too sensitive to perform routine groomings safely - for the dog or the groomer- it is common to recommend it be performed by a vet so a sedative may be administered...

Dog Grooming: ticks, preventic collars, flea comb
preventic collars, flea comb, ticks: You should go over the dog with a flea comb and see if there are more there. The Advantix does not always work - especially towards the end of the month so be vigilant and check carefully. Don t just rely on the chemicals tho- get in there yourself. Ticks...

Dog Grooming: Australian Shepherd Fur Type, puppy stages, fur type
puppy stages, fur type, australian shepherds: I can only tell you what I know about dog hair generally and that is each dog is individual in it s breed. Don t know where you acquired your dog but if you got it from a breeder who is interested in the breed you are more likely to get the standard. If you...

Dog Grooming: Cavoodle Puppy Hair Cut, poodle puppy, poodle cross
poodle puppy, poodle cross, groomer: funny- my mum is from Oz-so that explains everything.. Where are you? Go to my website terrierific.net and email me from there and I will see if I can find you some more localized help. I know a few groomers Down Under. In different areas. g day ...

Dog Grooming: cutting cockapoos hair, honest question, cockapoo
honest question, cockapoo, hair cuts: get a book or a video. Plenty available online and in catalogues. Depends on how short you want the hair to be. What pattern you choose. A puppy cut is done with a plastic Body-Blade that snaps on to a hard blade- #15, 30, 40. You have to prep the hair for...

Dog Grooming: Dog Grooming, ear hair
ear hair: Pretty much the reason but if you are using a flush or cream or internal cleaner that will cause them to shake their heads- the ultimate self-cleaning- it not only could but definitely will, get sloppy all over again so if you do it before you can shampoo...

Dog Grooming: dog bites when groomed, bischon, groomers
bischon, groomers, who the boss: First off, your son should not be holding him. If you can t control him he thinks he is in charge. Groomers are trained to get a dog on a correct surface with a loop around the neck, to stack them up correctly and get their attention without giving in to...

Dog Grooming: dog grooming, shetland sheepdog, weather proof
shetland sheepdog, weather proof, guard hair: It ruins the coat if you shave it by stunting the growth of the hard guard hair. If you dog is overheating it is best to keep it indoors or in a shaded area. The coat acts as insulation from heat and cold and will molt naturally in the appropriate seasons....

Dog Grooming: Cavoodle Puppy Hair Cut, cavoodle, groomer
Dog Grooming: Cavoodle Puppy Hair Cut, cavoodle, groomer, haircut

Dog Grooming: how to groom my dog, poor fella, teeth cleaning
poor fella, teeth cleaning, asking this question: Not sure who you are asking this question of because Liz is not my name. I very strongly recommend and believe in washing your dog on a monthly basis if this is an indoor dog. Frankly the days of leaving most dogs outside are over for many reasons- the least...

Dog Grooming: grooming for welsh terrier, mutton chops, welsh terrier
mutton chops, welsh terrier, hand strip: I don t know if you are planning to hand strip this pup or just have it clippered. I don t recommend groomers. Best bet is to do your homework and whoever you decide to use make sure you both agree on the standard. NO mutton chops NO pantaloons NO skirts...

Dog Grooming: matted hair, metal comb, light hair
metal comb, light hair, fecal matter: A sponge soaked in warm water- slide the teeth of a metal comb under the matt to lift away from the skin and cut away the problem using the comb as a barrier to protect the skin. If the problem softens enough you can actually comb it out. The trick is the...

Dog Grooming: Pug, oily skin, smelly
oily skin, smelly: you don t say how old this dog is, nor do I know what his diet is. These are often reasons for the smell. Age has a lot to do with odor as does an incorrect diet- for that particular animal. Allergies are often the culprit while in others it s hormonal. ...

Dog Grooming: severe matting, chow chows, chow chow
chow chows, chow chow, poor shape: You are correct- you need to do it in order to evaluate the true condition of the dogs skin underneath and not freak the dog out by trying to dematt it. However, If you find a really good groomer who knows how to soak the coat in the tub with conditioners...

Dog Grooming: standard poodle grooming, sitka alaska, professional clippers
sitka alaska, professional clippers, metal comb: You are so right about keeping him one length all over for your life style. Laube, Andis, and Oster A-5 are the most commonly used professional clippers. If you use a #3 blade it ll give you some length that is manageable. The deal is to run the clipper over...

Dog Grooming: Tick transmission from grooming, table cabinets, bee hive
table cabinets, bee hive, vet bills: This sounds preposterous. You did not say where she lives nor did you see the premises. You did say that you that you keep strict rules about your business. Does she have other pets? How can your groomer not have seen this if there was such an infestation?...

Dog Grooming: Trimming my lab's nails, nails
nails: I have switched over to using a Dremal for dogs who have developed the habit you are describing. Your dog is a perfect candidate. Those cheap things with the box on the end you see all over the infomercials are not the same as a Dremal. You need real power...

Dog Grooming: Winter Bath for large dog, muzzle, dry bath
muzzle, dry bath: Best bet is to consult the vet- some vets have groomers attached to their practice. Be prepared to pay an extra fee if your dog is really unruly. He may need tranquelizing or just a different tact. If you can get him into a washtub prepped with shampoo then...

Dog Grooming: rash, food allergy, practicing medicine
Dog Grooming: rash, food allergy, practicing medicine, steroid injection

Dog Grooming: grooming, metal comb, slicker brush
metal comb, slicker brush, exact age: there is no exact age that is set. As a groomer myself, I always recommend going to the groomshop for just a bath and a toenail trim, brush out, etc..(no haircut) at least once just to get used to the atmosphere. The sooner the better. And its entirely up...

Dog Grooming: rash, hypoallergenic shampoo, rice formula
hypoallergenic shampoo, rice formula, mastiff: I would change the food he is eating. It sounds like an allergic reaction. Try something with a single protein. Or a food for sensitive skin. Such as a lamb and rice formula. Make sure you are using a high premium food. Use a hypoallergenic Shampoo when bathing,...

Dog Grooming: Bathing My Yorkie, smelly dogs, medicated shampoo
smelly dogs, medicated shampoo, yorkie: Hi Terri, Some dog odors can be caused by medical conditions. One such condition is a skin disorder known as seborrhea. This is usually characterized by flaky dandruff, or an oily, waxy feel to the coat and a strong odor. I suggest that you have your...

Dog Grooming: clippers to purchase, labradoodle, longer hair
labradoodle, longer hair, maintanence: Hello Dora! Osters are good clippers, but not ones that I would reccomend. I find that Osters are loud, heat up fast, and lots of maintanence. I would reccomend the Andis AG 2 speed. http://www.ryanspet.com/ryanspet/productList.asp?categoryCode=1008&startItemCnt=1...

Dog Grooming: coat discoloured from crate, english bull terrier, metal surfaces
english bull terrier, metal surfaces, silver fox: Hi Eileen, Without seeing your dog, or the crate, I can not be sure what is going on. I can only assume that the metal on your crate might be oxidation. Oxidation is a process, like rus,t that tarnishes some metal surfaces. I suggest that you purchase...

Dog Grooming: collie clip/shave, winter coats, furminator
winter coats, furminator, dog shampoos: Hi Jude. Most dog shampoos on the market will clean your dogs coat, but bathing alone will not help with a matted undercoat. I suggest that you purchase a Dog Undercoat and De-matting Rake. The stainless steel rake removes dead undercoat (including thick...

Dog Grooming: Dog training, digging holes, obedience school
digging holes, obedience school, shock collar: Hi Debbie, Wow, after reading your question, I realize that you have tried just about everything to stop your dog from digging holes in your yard - obedience school, discipline, scolding, feces in the holes, etc. Before giving up and getting a shock...

Dog Grooming: Need small clipper for tight spots on Toy Poodles, toy poodle, hair supply
Dog Grooming: Need small clipper for tight spots on Toy Poodles, toy poodle, hair supply, beauty section

Dog Grooming: Golden Retriever Skin irritation, warm humid climates, veterinary dermatologist
warm humid climates, veterinary dermatologist, lowell ackerman: Hi Janna, I m sorry to read the your poor Golden is having this problem – I m sure this is very frustrating for both of you. Golden Retrievers are very susceptible to pyotraumatic dermatitis or what is commonly known as hot spots due to their heavy...

Dog Grooming: grooming my cocker spaniel, cocker spaniels, thick coats
cocker spaniels, thick coats, cocker spaniel: Hello Nirmala! The best clipper that I have used to groom ANY dog with any coat type is the Andis Super 2 speed AGC. Here is a link for them. http://www.ryanspet.com/ryanspet/productList.asp?categoryCode=1008&startItemCnt=1 now make sure that you get the...

Dog Grooming: grooming Yorki-poo, rag mop, baby shampoo
rag mop, baby shampoo, shampoo and conditioner: Hi Ann. Human shampoo s and even baby shampoo is not designed for pets due to the difference in PH balance. Most dog shampoos on the market will clean your dogs coat, but bathing alone will not help with a matted undercoat. I suggest that you purchase...

Dog Grooming: jack russells hairs, jack russells, couple options
jack russells, couple options, smooth coat: that makes more sense! lol. ok, so when you have a dog who sheds, you will NEVER get rid of all the hair. What I would reccomend doing is taking your dog to the groomers every 6-8 weeks to get a good bath and brush, but do some maintaining at home. The best...

Dog Grooming: Need small clipper for tight spots on Toy Poodles, andis trimmer, blade size
andis trimmer, blade size, toy poodles: No those arent the same ones, but they might work. Make sure you find out the return policy from petedge before buying, so that if there is any problems with them, you can get full money back. If they dont have a good return policy, try petsmart. They have...

Dog Grooming: petting a dog, tummys, move towards
tummys, move towards, wrong way: Hi Jessica. If you do not know the animal, it is best to ask the owner if their pet is aggressive, and get permission from the owner before extending you hand toward any animal. Once you have established that the pet is not aggressive, and the owner has...

Dog Grooming: Trimming my Schelties nails, social aggression, separation anxiety
social aggression, separation anxiety, youtube: Hi John, I understand how frustrating it is to have a dog that will not allow you to groom him properly, and the thought of sedation, in order to trim his nails, might sound like a good idea, but I highly recommend against it. There are products on the...

Dog Grooming: What to use to cut my dogs hair, short hair cut, cement pad
short hair cut, cement pad, shetland sheepdog: Hello Rhonda. ok, so depending on the type of dog you have, these are my reccomendations. If your dogs hair is more like a say a shetland sheepdog (with lots of undercoat) I would not reccomend shaving the dog AT ALL! You run a huge risk of the hair not growing...

Dog Grooming: WHISKERS, eye lashes, dogs cats
eye lashes, dogs cats, whiskers: Hi Shawna. Dogs, cats, rats, rabbits, etc. all use their whiskers to measure how wide an opening is. Basically, if their whiskers will fit, in the hole, their body will fit. Eyelashes protect the eye from forgiven objects. Trimming eyelashes can be...

Dog Grooming: my 3 yr old yorkie and his ears, floppy ears, yorkie
floppy ears, yorkie, wks: Hi Jenn. I m not that familiar with Yorkie s and their ears. However, I ran across a website that seems to have a lot of answers, and photo s of how to correct floppy ears on a Yorkie. The website is located at http://glassyorkies.homestead.com Good...

Dog Grooming: Anxiety, emergency c section, bo jangles
emergency c section, bo jangles, crash helmet: Hi Donna. Your special lil shitz - she/Bo Jangles, has a special angle for an owner. Your dedication and commitment to her has moved me deeply. Ok, now let s see if we can help Little Miss Bo Jangles over her fear issues. Step One: Find the best...

Dog Grooming: Bathing my yorkshire terrier, pet supply stores, ear canals
pet supply stores, ear canals, baby shampoo: Hi Gina. No, 12 weeks or 3 months is not too young to give your puppy a bath. Baths should be given more frequently when they are puppies, just because they tend to walk through the areas they just pooped or peed. Once a week is good for general bathing,...

Dog Grooming: Changing Styles, wire haired fox terrier, welsh terriers
wire haired fox terrier, welsh terriers, haired fox terrier: Hello Jayne. wow, what a good question. Unfortunately, I can only think of 2 that have changed. The wire haired fox terrier, and the Airedale terrier. I m trying to remember if the Welsh Terriers style was also changed, but I cannot remember. For both the...

Dog Grooming: Clipping a Cavoodle, cavoodle, reccomendation
cavoodle, reccomendation, shaggy dog: Hello Debbie. There is NO truth behind waiting till they are 12 months. In fact, the earlier you start them, the better, because they become used to it sooner. So, my reccomendation is to find a different groomer. 8 months old is definately time for a haircut!!!...

Dog Grooming: care, tug of war game, excessive barking
tug of war game, excessive barking, tug of war: Hi Mohsen. With unattended dogs, watch for one or more of the following signs of possible fear and or aggression in the dog: Tail between the dogs legs, or held low, head held low, stiff posture ears held forward, intense staring, growling, excessive barking,...

Dog Grooming: clipper burn, aloe vera gel, clipper
aloe vera gel, clipper, vet: Hello Vickie. If the burn cream is meant for the dog and vet prescribed, then yes use it. If not, then you need to go to the vet and get some cream prescribed for your dog. The cream and alot of TLC will help to heal your dog. Make sure you are comforting...

Dog Grooming: Digging for fun, potting soil, child swimming
potting soil, child swimming, hi amy: Hi Amy Jo. Digging is often a result of boredom, and because you wrote that she doesn t dig while you are outside with her, I m going to assume that she is board. I don t know of any vet that will de-claw a dog, instead I suggest that you give her some...

Dog Grooming: Dog Coats, pool ph, free water
pool ph, free water, allie: Hi George. My groomer friend recommends All Systems Pure White Lightening Shampoo. And remember, after your dog swims you should rinse his coat with clean chlorine free water, dry and repeat to help remove chlorinated water from his coat. Good luck, and...

Dog Grooming: Dog hair nightmare, undercoat rake, steel comb
undercoat rake, steel comb, medium steel: Hello Tiffany! What a great question! I have had to deal with this many of times while dog grooming. I m so glad to hear about the effort you put into maintaining the coats on your dogs. What I would do if I were you, is take them to the groomer. Although...

Dog Grooming: dog baby, labrador puppy, black labrador
labrador puppy, black labrador, postage scale: Hi Ahsan. 5 ml of mike per day is too little nourishment for a 15 day old puppy. I suggest feeding your puppy 10 - 20 milliliters per feeding. You should be able to tell if your puppy is full by the increased size of the abdomen. If the tummy budges out...

Dog Grooming: dog clipping, chow chow, dog clippers
chow chow, dog clippers, chow chows: Hello Candace. The dog clippers you will want to buy are the Andis Super 2-Speed AGC clippers. here is the link. http://www.ryanspet.com/ryanspet/productList.asp?categoryCode=1008&startItemCnt=1 I would not reccomend shaving a chow chows coat, because...

Dog Grooming: Clipping a Cavoodle, cavoodle, poodle
Dog Grooming: Clipping a Cavoodle, cavoodle, poodle, scissors

Dog Grooming: hairstyles for a long hair chihuahua!!!, long hair chihuahua, toy poodle
Dog Grooming: hairstyles for a long hair chihuahua!!!, long hair chihuahua, toy poodle, puppy

Dog Grooming: Maltese hair cut, slicker brush, angel eyes
Dog Grooming: Maltese hair cut, slicker brush, angel eyes, angels eyes

Dog Grooming: Poodle puppy with red tear stains, tear stained eyes, angel eyes
Dog Grooming: Poodle puppy with red tear stains, tear stained eyes, angel eyes, magic

Dog Grooming: Sheltie grooming, wirey, sheltie
Dog Grooming: Sheltie grooming, wirey, sheltie, best of luck

Dog Grooming: Golden Retriever Shaving Question, pet clipper, thick coat
pet clipper, thick coat, woundering: Hello Tanya! I do not recommend shaving goldens. Dogs with undercoat are not designed to be shaved, therefore it messes up their control of body temperature, and can sometimes leave them hotter than before. As for shedding reasons, they will still shed, just...

Dog Grooming: Grooming Chinese Crested Powderpuff, chinese crested powderpuff, clipper blades
chinese crested powderpuff, clipper blades, chinese crested: Hello Mitch! The best clippers that have never let me down for any coat type, matted or not is the Andis Super 2 Speed AGC clippers. Here is a link for them. http://www.ryanspet.com/ryanspet/productList.asp?categoryCode=1008&startItemCnt=1 you can buy...

Dog Grooming: Grooming of a rough collie, professional groomers, rough collie
professional groomers, rough collie, furminator: Hi John. The professional groomers that I have talked too do not recommend shaving the coat. Your collie will be better protected from the heat and sun if you leave his top coat and cut the under coat. This can be done at home using a de-shedding tool....

Dog Grooming: Grooming a Shitz, mud puppies, dog clippers
mud puppies, dog clippers, petedge: Hi Donna. You might want to check out a self-serve dog wash. They offer use of their grooming tools at a lower price than having someone bathe your dog for you and, the best part is, they get to clean up the mess. The names of some of the self -serve dog...

Dog Grooming: grooming, norwich terrier, shedder
norwich terrier, shedder, chest area: Hi Patti. The coat on a Norwich Terrier is water resistant and this breed is a light shedder, so you can clip him, or put it off for another month or so, depending upon where you live. I would suggest that you thin out areas of the coat that might have...

Dog Grooming: grooming poodles, fluff ball, miniature poodle
fluff ball, miniature poodle, poodles: Hello Beverly! Aww how cute, I can only imagine!! The sooner you start grooming, the better. especially if you plan on doing classic poodle clip (with clean feet and clean face). Even if you take your pup for a bath and tidy, and get the toenails clipped...

Dog Grooming: grooming a Shitzu face short, thinning shears, groomers
thinning shears, groomers, shih tzu: Hello Debbie. Thinning shears are a groomers best friend! To get rid of any chop marks, use the thinning shears. Depending on how short you are doing a shih tzu s face, will depend on the equipment you will need prior to the thinning shears. If you are doing...

Dog Grooming: Hair on legs, blade length, groomer
blade length, groomer, time management: Hello Betsy. I know what you mean, I used to have the same problem. I just learned to scissor faster. But, I did work with one groomer who did the blades in reverse. She would use the same blade she would be using on the body, just angle it properly so it...

Dog Grooming: the hair on my yorkies ears, groomer, yorkie
groomer, yorkie, long hair: Hello Amy. The hair should grow back. It just might take a while. If the hair was really long, and then the groomer shaved it all gone, it will take a really long time to grow back. Unfortunately I can t even give you a timeline, because every dogs hair grows...

Dog Grooming: hairstyles for a long hair chihuahua!!!, cihuahua, all the right stuff
cihuahua, all the right stuff, funky hairstyles: You seem to be doing all the right stuff for your dog, so you could shave him, and he will still shed, it will just be shorter hair everywhere instead. Which has its pros and cons. Pros: you don t notice the hair as much as longer hair. Cons: you might get...

Dog Grooming: Maltese hair cut, maltese puppy, fur balls
maltese puppy, fur balls, metal comb: Hello Janice. That is really unfortunate about what happened to your dog. Unfortunately though, sometimes if a dog has too much matts (which may or may not have been this case) us groomers have no choice but to shave the dog. It is really painful and unfair...

Dog Grooming: Poodle puppy with red tear stains, poodle puppy, baby shampoo
poodle puppy, baby shampoo, beef liver: Hello Kathleen. Unfortunately there isn t a whole lot you can do. they do have lots of products out there to get rid of the stains but, most of them (all that I have seen) have bleach in them, and I m not sure about you, but I would rather my dog have the...

Dog Grooming: Puppy Show Clip, topknot, groomers
topknot, groomers, poodle: hello! I would reccomend getting the coat trimmed regularily. I m assuming you have a poodle!! I would get it trimmed regularily because it helps to keep the coat looking good. Even if you just get the coat shaped every once in a while. And usually puppy...

Dog Grooming: Sheltie ears, sheltie lover, mole skin
sheltie lover, mole skin, ear tip: Hi Shannon. I personally have not used the, Ear Gluing method, but I know of people who love it. Here is a copy of an e-mail that was sent to me some time ago. Read it carefully and use your best judgement. From an anonymous sheltie lover The best...

Dog Grooming: Sheltie grooming, coat texture, groomer
coat texture, groomer, undercoat: Hi Robert. Unfortunately, most of the time when a dog that is NOT meant to be shaved (like a sheltie), the coat will not grow back properly. Usually, the color changes, and the texture as well. The coat will not be as vibrantly colored (more grayish) and...

Dog Grooming: Standard Poodle Grooming, conformation ring, standard poodle
conformation ring, standard poodle, poodle: Hi Deirdre. If you intend to show your poodle in the show ring, then there is only one official clip for the conformation ring and that is what you referred to in your questions as, fufu On the other hand, if you have no intentions of showing your poodle,...

Dog Grooming: skin infection, cocker spaniel, couple options
cocker spaniel, couple options, grooming equipment: Hi Debbie. I hate to point a finger at anyone, or possibly hurt your relationship with your groomer, but I have to agree with your vet and say that your retriever s bacterial infection is probably caused by unclean clippers. If grooming equipment (such...

Dog Grooming: Tidies for Shitz, andis agc, sanitary area
andis agc, sanitary area, shitz: Hello Donna. If you plan on doing more grooming in the future, I would reccomend buying the Super Andis AGC 2 speed clippers, but if you are only going to be doing the sanitary area and bums, then I would just get the Andis AG 1 Speed. They will come with...

Dog Grooming: yorkie pup grooming, cats ears, dogs ears
cats ears, dogs ears, vet clinic: hello. the ears can get irritated by plucking them the first few times. you are better off to pull less hair at once, then all of them at once. I would reccomend going to a vet or groomer to show you how to properly do it. As for the toothpastes, they are...

Dog Grooming: beagle grooming, skin type, shampoos
skin type, shampoos, oatmeal: Hello Manuel! My favorite brand of shampoo is one called desert sudz. You can get many different kinds: whitening, medicated, oatmeal formula, etc... So depending on what your dogs skin type is like, I would just read what each shampoo does and decide from...

Dog Grooming: bichons, hair alot, flaxseed oil
hair alot, flaxseed oil, dogs food: Hello Deb! Unfortunately, that can sometimes just be the genetic make up of some dogs to have thin, fine hair. Alot of the time age will also affect this. Older bichons tend to have quite thin hair. But if your doggie is still young, you could try feeding...

Dog Grooming: clipping, sanitary area, 7f
sanitary area, 7f, 4f: Hello Jenn. If you have not shaved dogs before, I would reccomend taking a class on it, or read up on it a bit more instead of just shaving down people s dogs. There is quite a bit of work involved when grooming a dog. I would say that the most commonly used...

Dog Grooming: cocker spaniel hair, cocker spaniels, adult coat
cocker spaniels, adult coat, cocker spaniel: hello Kevin! It shouldnt take too long for the hair to grow back. Cockers typically have really thick hair that does seem to grow incredibly fast, so your pup should be looking normal soon again. I can not give an estimated time because all dogs hair grows...

Dog Grooming: Dog grooming nightmare, dog training, dog health issues
dog training, dog health issues, terriers: Hi Lisa. I asked a couple of groomers I know and they suggested that you give you lab a bath using water, vinegar (a natural degreaser) and baking soda (works similar to the pumice in cleaning powders like Ajax and comet) I suggest that you start out slowly,...

Dog Grooming: Excessive Shedding, dog training, dog health issues
dog training, dog health issues, terriers: Hi Carol. There is a product on the market called a FURminator you might want to purchase. This product is a deshedding tool that removes the dead undercoat and drastically reduces shedding. Your dog s scratching and biting, near the base of the tail,...

Dog Grooming: Scottish Terrier Bathing, bristle brush, scottish terriers
Dog Grooming: Scottish Terrier Bathing, bristle brush, scottish terriers, plain water

Dog Grooming: GRooming my 18 month old Standard poodle by myself, standard poodle, beige carpet
standard poodle, beige carpet, polkadots: hello Bev. The matts on your dog NEED to come out. matts can be very painful on a dog. It feels like their hair is being pulled. In order to get these matts out, if they are as tight as you say they are, you will have to shave them out. I know you just did...

Dog Grooming: Grooming question, oster clipper, oster clippers
oster clipper, oster clippers, question question: Hello! Glad I could help you!! As far as a book or video, I do not know of any, unless you are looking to start a dog grooming business and start grooming several different breeds. Dog grooming for dummies covers the basics for dog grooming, that is...

Dog Grooming: groomer sedatives?, owners permission, groomers
owners permission, groomers, cockapoo: Hello Kristin. There is a slight possibility that the groomer could be giving your dog sedatives, but yes, they should be asking your permission. Alot of groom shops will not take a dog under any sort of sedation, so it would just seem weird for one to...

Dog Grooming: grooming, dog training, dog health issues
dog training, dog health issues, terriers: Hi Kimberly. I have a friend that breeds Maltese puppies. One year she had a death in her family and to help out, I volunteered to care for and sale her litter of 5 puppies. These little darlings were so cute and, but I must admit that I had a very hard...

Dog Grooming: grooming disaster, dog training, dog health issues
dog training, dog health issues, terriers: Hi Billy. Thank you for sharing your Grooming Disaster story. I m sure other people reading this will agree that you and your dog very lucky that she didn t lose her eye. I m also impress that your groomer had insurance and did the right thing by paying...

Dog Grooming: grooming a toy poodle, toy poodle, groomer
toy poodle, groomer, different styles: Hello Annette! One option for you would be to go into a local groomer and discuss different styles that are available. Or, you could go into a book store, and buy a poodle book, pick out a style that you like, and then take it into a local groomer and ask...

Dog Grooming: HELP!!!, metal comb, slicker brush
metal comb, slicker brush, adult coat: hello Jana. The coat will grow back. But, because it was puppy coat before, the color might change and the texture of it as well. Which would have happened regardless, its just the difference of the puppy coat to the adult coat. I cannot give you an estimated...

Dog Grooming: Newfie grooming, wet pavement, groomer
wet pavement, groomer, newfoundland dog: Hello Beverly. Unfortunately, yes it does. Typically a summer cut does mean as short as possible. Just some groomers should be a bit smarter and see that it is a Newfoundland Dog, and see that it has never been shaved before, and clarify what a summer cut...

Dog Grooming: My Pomeranian's coat, pomeranian breed, referenced website
pomeranian breed, referenced website, finicky eaters: Hi Geri. Diet can play a major role in your pet s hair loss, and Pomeranian s are know to be heavy shedders. I must admit that I am not very schooled in the Pomeranian breed. Therefore I did some research and found a website that might have the answer...

Dog Grooming: Question on Promeris, grooming and Ticks, dog training, dog health issues
dog training, dog health issues, terriers: Hi Andrea. Thank you for the photo!!! Hmmm, I m not so sure that I agree with your vet s office when they told you that the quality of Frountline has gone downhill simply because you can not purchase it without a prescription. Looking at the photo you...

Dog Grooming: rottweiler pup, dog training, dog health issues
dog training, dog health issues, terriers: Hi Ms Hotsy. Tail docking is typically done when the puppy is between 3-5 days old. If your puppy is older than 5 days, I strongly suggest that you reconsider having the procedure done. Talk with your veterinarian s office and I m sure they will agree...

Dog Grooming: Scottie Grooming "summer cut", tulsa oklahoma area, nail clipping
tulsa oklahoma area, nail clipping, clipper blades: Hi Tracey. This is the time of year when I get a lot of grooming disaster e-mails The word Summer Cut can mean different things between groomers, dog owners, and breeds. If you ever take your dog back to a groomer, I suggest that you find a photograph...

Dog Grooming: Scottish Terrier Bathing, How often to bath a dog
How often to bath a dog: Hello Carlos! There is no set time of when or when not to bathe a dog. What I typically reccomend to everyone, no matter the breed or skin type, is bath them when they need it. If your dog is smelly, give him a bath. I do not reccomend bathing more than once...

Dog Grooming: shaving my long haired Dachshunds hair, andis clippers, oster clippers
andis clippers, oster clippers, clipper blade: Hi John. Sorry for the delay in answering your question. I talked to my groomer friend and was told that your Oster clippers are fine, but they have to be sent off for maintenance. My friend suggest the Andis clippers. they are self cleaning and are duel...

Dog Grooming: Yorkie Puppy Cut, thick coats, yorkies
thick coats, yorkies, thin hair: Hello June. Typically I reccomend the 2 speed, because the second speed gives a bit more power to get through thick coats or matted coats. But, if you are just grooming Yorkies, I think a 1 speed will do you just fine. They do have fairly thin hair that a...

Dog Grooming: Clippers that will handle thick fine hair, andis agc, wahl clippers
andis agc, wahl clippers, thick fur: Hello Tim. The Clippers that i would recommend, that I have used for years and have never let me down are the Andis AGC 2 speed clippers. You can buy different blades to get the desired length that you want. just remember, the larger the blade number, the...

Dog Grooming: Dog Shedding, flaxseed oil, english pointer
flaxseed oil, english pointer, dogs food: Hello Tommy! You could take your dog to the groomers for just a good bath and brush regularily. They will use a high velocity blow dryer on your dog which will help to blow out lots of that loose hair. And then also regular brushings at home using a curry...

Dog Grooming: de-shed, loose hair, undercoat
loose hair, undercoat, groomers: Hello Kathleen! De-shedding is usually a proccess which involves a really good brush out, a really good bath, a really good blowdrying to blow that loose hair out, and then again some more brushing with special tools to get all that hair out. That is NOT...

Dog Grooming: Dog Shedding, flaxseed oil, english pointer
Dog Grooming: Dog Shedding, flaxseed oil, english pointer, linseed

Dog Grooming: Golden Retriever, golve, groomers
Dog Grooming: Golden Retriever, golve, groomers, body temperature

Dog Grooming: Stripping, guard hairs, pale colour
Dog Grooming: Stripping, guard hairs, pale colour, labradoodle

Dog Grooming: Golden Retriever, hair folicles, guard hairs
hair folicles, guard hairs, thick coat: Hello SAK! Giving your golden retriever a summer cut would not make her hair come in thicker, but it does ruin the coat. Alot of the times what happens is the guard hairs (or top hairs, the glossy colored hair) are damaged and do not grow back properly, or...

Dog Grooming: Grooming, dog training, dog health issues
dog training, dog health issues, terriers: Hi Sharon. Have you tried a grooming tool called a FURminator de-shedder? Below is a link that will provide you with product information and testimonials from people who have used it. http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=181072&catid=22191&brand=53402&trx=PLST-0-BRAND&trxp1=22191&trxp2=181072&trxp3=1&trxp4=0&btrx=BUY-PLST-0-BRAND...

Dog Grooming: maltese hair cuts, bear style, body shape
bear style, body shape, topknot: Hello BJ. Depending on the length, which is hard to determine what length you want, I would say either a #4 strip or a 1/2 full body scissor. The 1/2 inch full body scissor will leave the hair about 1 inch long. If thats what you are looking for tell the...

Dog Grooming: Standard poodle puppy cut, clipper blade, poodle puppy
clipper blade, poodle puppy, electric clipper: Hello Claudia! For sure you can use a 4F blade to make it shorter, or a guard comb and a 40 blade. you could try using a 1/2 inch guard comb. Or even a #3F blade which is about the same length as the 1/2 inch guard comb. Im not sure why the 3/8 did cut through...

Dog Grooming: Stripping, hand stripping a labradoodle
hand stripping a labradoodle: Hello Jo. I have never heard of anyone ever hand stripping a labradoodle. Stripping is typically a show dog thing, it takes ALOT of time and effort (especially big dogs). It takes some time for the dogs to get used to as well. Since your dog is a mixed breed...

Dog Grooming: 7 month Newfie, adult coat, cement block
adult coat, cement block, newfies: hello Patricia YES!! this is very true! do NOT give your Newfie a summer cut. It destroys the coat and the coat will never be the same after shaving. Even once they have their adult coat is in, it is never recommended in shaving any dog with an undercoat....

Dog Grooming: Bichon's eyes, tear-staining
tear-staining: Hello Geri Unfortunately, alot of those products contain bleach, and I dont recommend using them for that reason. I recommend keeping the hair short around the eyes, and cleaning them with unscented baby wipes. Unfortunately this is a big problem with lots...

Dog Grooming: clipper blade, clipper blade, pet supply company
clipper blade, pet supply company, petedge: Hi Deb, There are some great blades that are available now for longer cuts made by the Andis company. I ll list the 4 longest blades and what length each blade will leave the coat, then you can decide what blade you would like. The 3/4HT blade will leave...

Dog Grooming: clippers, pet supply company, petedge
pet supply company, petedge, andis clippers: Hi Daniela, I use Andis clippers and blades. You can order them online from a pet supply company such as Petedge or Ryans. Here are the links: http://grooming.petedge.com/Andis-AG-Single-Speed-Clipper-AD21730.pro?parentCategoryId=190&categoryId=330&subCategoryId=397...

Dog Grooming: Dog grooming, thick undercoat, andis clipper
thick undercoat, andis clipper, baby michelle: I am not familiar with an Andis Clipper with that model number, but I use an Andis AG Super 2 Speed. This is what it looks like http://www.ryanspet.com/ryanspet/bigPic.asp?imageName=AND22360.jpg. Now if the clippers you have can change blades, then you might...

Dog Grooming: which dog clippers should I buy???, professional groomers, pet supply company
professional groomers, pet supply company, paw pads: Hi Natalee, I m not sure what your budget is, but I always recommend Andis Clippers http://grooming.petedge.com/assets/product_images/styles/medium/AD21730_230X230.JPG. You can order them online from a pet supply company such as Petedge or Ryan s Pet Supply...

Dog Grooming: dog clippers, andis agc, dog clippers
andis agc, dog clippers, thicker hair: Hello Jim. I m not sure which Oster clippers you are using, but the clippers that I recommend to most people, especially to people who have a fair bit of work ahead of them (shaving a bouvier!!) are the Andis AGC 2 speed clippers. You can get different blades...

Dog Grooming: dog tick problem!!, Fleas
Fleas: Hello Maria Ramona! I would recommend taking your dog to the vet to get it properly diagnosed if it is fleas or lice, will determine the proper treatment. The vet will give you the proper medication for your dogs to eliminate them, but then you will have...

Dog Grooming: Furminator questions, long haired chihuahua, allergy medicines
long haired chihuahua, allergy medicines, strict regimen: The Furminator is a wonderful tool! Yes, it is actually possible to overdo it though. One of my co-workers told me of an instance where she accidentally left an almost bald spot on her cat with one. I think what she did was concentrate too much on one particular...

Dog Grooming: Bichon's eyes, tibetan spaniels, royal canin
Dog Grooming: Bichon's eyes, tibetan spaniels, royal canin, spaniels

Dog Grooming: facial hair, bichon, avail
Dog Grooming: facial hair, bichon, avail, havapoo

Dog Grooming: facial hair, poodle cross, groomer
poodle cross, groomer, facial hair: Hello Lauren. Yes the hair will grow back. Bichons and Poodles both do not have an undercoat, therefore it is ok to cut the hair, it will grow back! She should look the same as before, but depending on her coloring, that might change. Typically puppies will...

Dog Grooming: Grooming Yorkie, long skirt, maintanance
long skirt, maintanance, hindquarters: Hello Kay! A yorkies hair should grow back after a groom. they do not have an undercoat so the hair should come back. A clip that I recommend for easy maintanance on a yorkie is a westie clip. Short on the back, and blended into a long skirt on the bottom....

Dog Grooming: golden retriever, perfect teeth, loose hair
perfect teeth, loose hair, blow dryer: Hello JoAnne. You are doing the right thing by constantly brushing, and unfortunately, your dog will shed, and never stop. It is literally impossible to get rid of ALL the loose hair. You can take your dog to a groomer or a self serve dog wash, and use the...

Dog Grooming: Poodle clippers, pet supply company, andis clippers
pet supply company, andis clippers, mini poodle: Hi Tammy, I use Andis clippers and blades. You can order them online from a pet supply company such as Petedge or Ryans. Here are the links: http://grooming.petedge.com/Andis-AG-Single-Speed-Clipper-AD21730.pro?parentCategoryId=190&categoryId=330&subCategoryId=397...

Dog Grooming: a snappy shitzu, agressive dogs, dogs head
agressive dogs, dogs head, shitzu: Hello Ursula. I would recommend finding a groomer who is experienced with agressive dogs and is willing to give this shih tzu a try. Get the hair cut nice and short (even if you dont like it that way, it will keep the bum clean for longer, and is a longer...

Dog Grooming: trimming my dogs nails, Clipping nails
Clipping nails: Hello Elaine. Those quick finder nail clippers are definately a waste of money. The nail clippers I recommend are the scissor type, because you have more control over where you will be cutting. Now, of course white nails are much easier to find the quick...

Dog Grooming: which one?, dvm pharmaceuticals, hylyt shampoo
dvm pharmaceuticals, hylyt shampoo, flea treatments: Hi Mariel, Since I groom in a Veterinarian s office, I use a shampoo called Hylyt for dogs such as yours. It is soap free, which is great to use with topical flea treatments such as Advantage or Frontline, and it s Hypoallergenic. It smells great also!...

Dog Grooming: Ear Care, cotton swab, ear cleaner
cotton swab, ear cleaner, yorkshire terrier: Hello Lynn! The same procedure is used for any dog with hair in the ears. I use a ear powder that makes the hair brittle and easy to grab, and pour a little bit onto the hair in the ears. Then gently pull the hairs out of the ears. Once the ears are clear...

Dog Grooming: 3.5 mth old terrified of grooming, metal comb, pin brush
metal comb, pin brush, cream rinse: You have a problem. These dogs HAVE to be groomed and OFTEN. Find the kindest gentlest, FIRMEST groomer you can and get that dog used to the routine immediately. Sometimes it just takes time and perseverance but you can t give up. These dogs are what are...

Dog Grooming: What age is ok to groom a dog, clean environment, ear infection
clean environment, ear infection, puppies: first- you should not have been given a 7 week old puppy so I hope you are mistaken. I would check out why the dog smells by looking in it s ears and making sure it is not an ear infection. Puppies should not smell if they are healthy and kept in a clean...

Dog Grooming: bathers and groomers, full time business, achilles heel
full time business, achilles heel, residential work: I never owned a shop for just these reasons- I have done residential work for 20 years. Grooming is a tough business and groomers earn every cent they get and if a groomer is really good they rarely have to work for anyone and can earn a living on their own....

Dog Grooming: Chihuahua Grooming Clippers, thinning shears, little spirits
thinning shears, little spirits, different breeds of dogs: While I really believe in learning how to maintain your own dog this story scares the heck out of me. I can t even imagine what you are doing that clippers are biting her! What on earth are you doing clipping a Chihuahua in the first place? If this is a...

Dog Grooming: declawing dogs, german shepard mix, dogs claws
german shepard mix, dogs claws, declawing dogs: Well this is actually a training problem. It would be really un-natural to declaw this dog at all let alone at such a late age. Better you enlist a trainer to help you deal with this issue. Meantime, try using a Dremal- a tool that sands - to file down the...

Dog Grooming: dog bath, hair growth cycle, 2 different things
hair growth cycle, 2 different things, chihuaha: Bathing and grooming are 2 different things. A bath at home can be done anytime- at a salon not until the last set of shots. Your mix is amusing- sounds like a sneeze! - however the shitzu is a high maintenance dog because of the never ending hair growth...

Dog Grooming: dog grooming, natural bristle brush, shampoo and conditioner
natural bristle brush, shampoo and conditioner, house dogs: Low maintenance means that. Where you live kind of dictates the bathing situation. City? Country? Suburbs? House dogs general rule of thumb is a bath once a month with an appropriate shampoo and conditioner if you like- so many available you can pick what...

Dog Grooming: Feeding a Bischon, food
food: g day mate! Technically this is not a grooming problem, although you are what you eat - so they say and coat is a direct result of food intake as well. The coat of your new pup should hardly be any dif from the other dogs maybe a bit silkier at most. You...

Dog Grooming: bathers and groomers, daycare, skilled trade
Dog Grooming: bathers and groomers, daycare, skilled trade, groomers

Dog Grooming: Grooming our difficult dog at home, animal lovers
Dog Grooming: Grooming our difficult dog at home, animal lovers

Dog Grooming: Grooming our difficult dog at home, mobile groomer, car battle
mobile groomer, car battle, long hair: After 9 years me thinks the damage was done long ago... and most likely because you waited toooooooo long between groomings when there was nothing else to do but dematt - if you didn t let them shave him down. Frankly, this is a training issue. If you only...

Dog Grooming: Help please, show dogs, art thanks
show dogs, art thanks, groomer: You say pet shop but that can mean many things- a groomer who does all breed grooming is a service provider which is not necessarily an art form. Since there is no formal licensing involved in dog grooming it is hard to give a lot of support to what you claim....

Dog Grooming: hair in ears, pulling ear hair
pulling ear hair: sure, if it has any. Don t make a big deal out of it but if there is so much that it clogs the ears then yes it should be cleaned and removed to prevent yeast infections. This is a personal opinion and there is ongoing disagreement about whether or not and...

Dog Grooming: itchy skin, knowledgeable vet, waterdog
knowledgeable vet, waterdog, house dog: If bathing is not the issue than you should consider diet. Inexpensive foods are loaded with fillers that most dogs have problems digesting and may manifest in many different kinds of problems. Anything from ear infections to itchy skin. You may wish consider...

Dog Grooming: nails, breed puppy, daily routine
breed puppy, daily routine, urban environment: In short- yes. Eventually if walked on hard surfaces she should wear them down but it s best to start early trimming them so they don t split and crack as she grows. If she lives in a non urban environment then there is nothing to wear them down. The main...

Dog Grooming: poodle hair and grooming, steel comb, metal comb
steel comb, metal comb, curly fur: you may want to have them clip her shorter so that she does not have so much hair- easier for everybody - mostly for the dog so there is not so much dematting. If you put sweaters on or a harness these can be the culprits also. Webbed fabric collars also...

Dog Grooming: Question about pups, german shepherd puppies, time wasters
german shepherd puppies, time wasters, smart folks: This is not a grooming question. I can tell you this- there is no way to say for sure what the temperament of a dog will be at 8 weeks old. It can show signs of a temperament but frankly while a lot of people want to get a puppy, smart folks wait until a...

Dog Grooming: Tastful Feet, foot itch
foot itch: there are several reasons for foot licking. Dogs have sweat gland in their feet and may be harboring a fungus or yeast infection there. Yeast has a sweet taste dogs crave. It ends up being a vicious cycle of itch, lick, wet, fungus growth. It could also be...

Dog Grooming: tibetan terrier grooming, metal comb, tibetan terriers
metal comb, tibetan terriers, ear canals: The deal with these coats are if they are cut back they lose the weight that pulls them down and makes them straight. The shaft is cut and can split giving a frizz to the ends if not kept up on a really regular basis. Making an almost velcro like occurrence...

Dog Grooming: Welsh Terrier groom, groucho marx, welsh terrier
groucho marx, welsh terrier, wire fox: There is no conflict in regards to the correct pattern- if you look at a show dog you will see that the stop between the eyes and top of muzzle has hair in there unlike the frond of a Lakie or the scooped out look of a wire fox. That being said it is only...

Dog Grooming: Yorkie hair, simple answer, throwback
simple answer, throwback, doer: Depending on the dog, it can be soft, porous and cottony- especially if you clipper the hair in the typical puppy cut. If the hair is never cut (except to trim the ends) and left to grow long it will have a much harder, non-porous, shinier texture. There can...

Dog Grooming: A-5 Oster clippers, oster clippers, straight lines
oster clippers, straight lines, tangles: Hi Cathy- I have been using these clippers for 20 years and the only thing I can think of is a. the blade is not on correctly b. it is a faulty blade. Which blade are you using- they come with #10 which should shave your dog to the skin, even if there...

Dog Grooming: anal glands?, anal glands, anal gland expression
anal glands, anal gland expression: Anal glands are definitely a part of the grooming process that stinks - both figuratively and literally! The glands are small and usually pea sized. They are located on either side of the dog s rectum. They are used to identify that your dog has been there...

Dog Grooming: Bichon Frise Puppy, grooming hair loss
grooming hair loss: While it would help to see a picture, there are some common things that can cause hair loss. Allergies is one of the most common, and a vet would have to do an allergen test to determine what is causing it. If it is an allergy, even simple changes such...

Dog Grooming: Bulldog, Shedding, Allergies
Shedding, Allergies, Furminator: It s terrific that you found Mamacita and made her your own. It s even better that she s going to be able to live out her life puppy free and in a loving home. I applaud you for that! Bulldogs are tricky to work with. Like most short haired dogs they...

Dog Grooming: Cat's anal glands, feline, cat anal gland
feline, cat anal gland, anal gland: Cat and Dog anal glands are small sacks on either side of the rectum that secrete a very pungent odor. They are used by the animal in a similar manner as skunk spray. A pet s stool should be very firm and on the large size. When that happens a little bit...

Dog Grooming: Cocker Spaniel Bald Spot, solar plexus, groom school
solar plexus, groom school, steep stairs: Hi Robyn, you certainly have your hands full- grooming them yourself will be a huge cost benefit. I am not sure you really need to go to school for this but maybe find a good video. Unless of course you plan on making it a career. I believe there is a school...

Dog Grooming: dime size patch of black, hairless, leathery skin, dirt magnet, hydrogen peroxide
dirt magnet, hydrogen peroxide, vet visit: What you are describing sounds like a callus. Without seeing it, of course it is hard to say. Callus crop of from repeated trauma to an area. Over time, repeated friction or pressure anywhere on a dog s body will result in a protective formation of a tough,...

Dog Grooming: dog grooming school?, correspondence schools, grooming schools
correspondence schools, grooming schools, grooming school: Congratulations on considering a career in dog grooming field. It s an exciting and always changing field of work and can be very rewarding. The best part to me, is that I get to work with dogs, my passion in life! There are several avenues to learn...

Dog Grooming: Ear plucking, ear hair, cleaning ears
ear hair, cleaning ears, plucking ears: Excellent question! There are many Grooming processes that Veterinarian s have a mixed view of. Ear plucking is one of those processes. I always feel that you should defer to your Vet s opinion and I have asked Client s in the past to check with their...

Dog Grooming: frostbitten ear, ear, cosmetic grooming
ear, cosmetic grooming: Poor baby! That must of really hurt at the time. I m so glad the yorkie poo is okay with only a cosmetic blemish. How the ear is disguised depends on how your dog holds it s ears. These are options I can envision doing: If your pet holds the ear folded...

Dog Grooming: grooming bichons, length blades, bichon
length blades, bichon, groomer: Hi Kathy- Have you ever thought of buying a video? Oster A-5 clippers have been the workhorse of the industry for decades. Oster has booklets and patterns for a lot of clipped breeds. There are however lots more brands and each has it s selling point- weight,...

Dog Grooming: Location of places where you can go to groom your dog yourself in Manhattan, NY, dog wash, Manhattan
dog wash, Manhattan, New York City: You are a long way away but thanks to the wonders of the Internet I think I can help you. Most do-it-yourself places are dog wash and not complete grooming services. It this is what your friend is looking for I came up with two likely places. The first...

Dog Grooming: licking wound?, topical antibiotic, pain medication
topical antibiotic, pain medication, veterinary advice: I want to start this answer with the statement that I am not a Veterinarian and legally can not dispense Veterinary advice. A lot of times dogs develop problems shortly around the time they are groomed. Often these are coincidence. Sometimes the grooming...

Dog Grooming: Nail Clipping, hydrogen peroxide, nail clipping
hydrogen peroxide, nail clipping, nail clipper: Hello from across the world! Your puppy should be just fine- you may want to dip those toes in hydrogen peroxide though to kill any possible infection. That part of the toe which your mum knicked is called is called the quick . It contains a blood vessel...

Dog Grooming: Puppy cut poodle 15 weeks old, grooming puppy cut
grooming puppy cut: It s great that you are starting this early, as the earlier you reinforce behavior, the easier it will be when she gets older, and a poodle is one of the most difficult breeds to keep groomed. First take her favorite tasty treat and hold it in front of...

Dog Grooming: Puppy Scared of Brush, shepherd mix, scabs
shepherd mix, scabs, animal shelter: you will need to get a softer brush and wait until the skin has healed. Start by using your hands daily as a rub then switch to a brush but be sure you wash thoroughly when you are done. Some dogs have an aversion to brushing but yours has a legit reason....

Dog Grooming: Best clippers brand for maltese., choppy hair, dense coat
choppy hair, dense coat, dollar range: The good news? A maltese can be clipped with just about any clipper. If you had asked me about a chow or a shephard or a dog with a dense coat, the answer might be different. The downside is that since a maltese has fine hair, sometimes the haircut can...

Dog Grooming: Best Shampoo/Conditioner, baby shampoo, haired dogs
baby shampoo, haired dogs, pet expo: Hi Katelyn, it is really good you are looking into this stuff before you get a dog. The amount of product out there is overwhelming! Try going to a Pet Expo near your home- they have samples at those events... Personally I rarely use conditioners but fatty...

Dog Grooming: best shampoo/conditioner, shampoo conditioner, unnecessary ingredients
shampoo conditioner, unnecessary ingredients, small dogs: I wish I knew what kind of dog it was! I can tell you that there is less chance of an allergic reaction or itchy skin if you look into the DVM brand of products. DVM makes a basic shampoo called HyLyt that is hypoallergenic (good if anyone in the household...

Dog Grooming: Clipper motors, clippers, rotary motor
clippers, rotary motor, carbon brushes: I am not an expert in clipper motors, but I tried to get an answer for you. I always suggest you choose clippers based on criteria that is important to you. I have groomed a lot of years and have some joint wear and tear so I purchase clippers primarily...

Dog Grooming: About his coat, proper diet, quality brand
proper diet, quality brand, full length: Hi, It usually takes between 18 months to 3 years for a fully mature coat to develop. Brushing and combing daily can help stimulate growth as well as proper diet. Your dogs coat is a direct reflection of diet so be sure to read the ingredients and choose...

Dog Grooming: Dog Shampoo/Conditioner, color enhancing shampoo, smooth coats
color enhancing shampoo, smooth coats, sparkle and shine: Congratulations on planning to adopt a dog, and kudo s to you for thinking ahead and being prepared. Unfortunately there is no one perfect shampoo for every type of coat. So I will go through a few coat types and suggest the type of shampoo you might...

Dog Grooming: dog nails, toenail trimming, defiant behavior
toenail trimming, defiant behavior: Congratulations on recognizing the fact that long toenails can cause harm to your dog. Your pet sounds like one of those dogs who just hates having their nails trimmed. Sometimes they can have a bad experience and react badly thereafter. But sometimes they...

Dog Grooming: fleas, home remedy for fleas, flea bombs
home remedy for fleas, flea bombs, little buggers: Fleas are tough little buggers to get rid of. Unfortunately there are not a lot of effective home remedies. Fleas need to be approached in a two step manner. You need to get the fleas off your pet and make them stay off. Plus you need to rid your environment...

Dog Grooming: Grooming a Maltese, clipper blade, sized blade
clipper blade, sized blade, clipper blades: I understand when my customers need to save money especially with the current economy. But grooming your own dog is not necessarily an easy undertaking. You will need a good pair of clippers. I recommend buying professional models. I like the Andis...

Dog Grooming: Home Grooming Toy Poodle, true horror story, natural flea control
true horror story, natural flea control, beneficial nematodes: Had a problem with fleas myself a few years ago- pressure washed the deck on my condo and woke up thousands of sleeping fleas which devoured my dogs and invaded my house- when that happens you can forget natural flea control - you have to pull out the big...

Dog Grooming: hi Elizabeth i have questions about dog grooming, somday, shears
somday, shears, own business: sorry Lauren, I hit the wrong button first time. As with any profession you must first master the basics before you can go off and improvise. Lots of us do. In fact if you want to really get some great incite and advice on subjects as this and more you should...

Dog Grooming: Pomeranian coat, direct correlation, food allergy
direct correlation, food allergy, fluffy hair: Hi Bonnie, I have several Pom clients of all different textures and it takes a while for a pom coat to mature so give it some time. Some Poms have very little fluff and some are nothing but... did you meet the parents? Coat is a direct correlation of what...

Dog Grooming: questions, many different ways, purebred dogs
many different ways, purebred dogs, right angles: Congratulations on choosing grooming as a career. It s a fun profession. I suggest you purchase the AKC dog breed book. It tells you a little bit about each breed s history and gives you the standards that purebred dogs should meet. The more you know...

Dog Grooming: ticks on puppies, mail order, topical applications
mail order, topical applications, purebreds: There are many flea and tick preventions that require puppies to be 8 weeks or older. The sprays are the most potent and therefore have a 12 week old limit. If you can acclimate them to having a blow dryer put on them, it is very easy to search for ticks on...

Dog Grooming: bathing a puppy, puppy shampoo, bathing a puppy
puppy shampoo, bathing a puppy, roadkill: Very young puppies don t generally get very dirty, and it s best not to bathe them before they re 7 - 8 weeks old if possible. They don t regulate their body temperature very well, and they (especially toy and tiny breeds) can get chilled pretty quickly....

Dog Grooming: What is the best shampoo and what can you use to make your toy poodle coat shine?, poodle coat, toy poodle
poodle coat, toy poodle, hair follicles: The best shampoo is certainly subject to opinion, but I find there are more happy customers and positive feedback with the Show Seasons line of shampoos. There is one in particular called Show Season Shine (scroll down to find on this page: http://www.showseasonproducts.com/prodShampoo.php...

Dog Grooming: cutting nails, nail clippers, black dot
nail clippers, black dot, shitzu: A little at a time! Learning to cut a dog s nails without cutting the quick takes repeated practice. Before you begin, make sure you purchase a small vial of Kwikstop (usually in pet stores) in case you go too far, this stops the bleeding and also helps to...

Dog Grooming: Dog nails, nail clipper, nail clippers
nail clipper, nail clippers, dremmel: Hi Kiralee the best thing to do is get a Dremmel from the hardware store. Use a fine sand paper nib and do a bit at a time. Keep some styptic powder nearby should you have to use the nail clipper if he does not like the sound of the Dremmel. Make sure the...

Dog Grooming: disposing of products, vet tech, disposable gloves
vet tech, disposable gloves, sense of touch: I am sorry, I am not responsible for the disposal of these products at my workplace. Also, the disposal methods and laws vary from state to state, and also depends on the product used. Our clipper oil is a reusable jar that dissipates as it is used to the...

Dog Grooming: Grooming blade types, curly coats, blade types
curly coats, blade types, change blades: Hi Jared, All of this is relative to your experience. Pros can use #30,40, 50 blades to clean face feet and tails but if you have no experience this can be a disaster and can burn or cut the skin. Until you have plenty of experience stick with a #10 and...

Dog Grooming: grooming/clippers, hygiene areas, pet clipper
hygiene areas, pet clipper, www google com: Hello Christie! The blade numbers usually have a measurement on the box or instructions that list how long they leave the coat, but to give you a general idea: The higher the blade #, the closer to the skin it will cut. #10 is the shortest blade (and...

Dog Grooming: hair regrowth after bad haircut, hair regrowth, gentle shampoo
hair regrowth, gentle shampoo, bad haircut: As a double coated breed there is always the risk of improper hair regrowth when they are shaved (and also sunburn) but when they are matted, sometimes it is the only thing you can do! Don t feel sick about it, but it will take a long time for the coat to...

Dog Grooming: Pit Bull question, floppy ears, female pit
floppy ears, female pit, ear hair: Hi there. I feel this is less a question for a groomer than it is for a vet. I don t typically perform ear clipping (just ear hair clipping). Asking the vet I work with, 12 weeks is the absolute latest. Any later and the amount of surface area is prone...

Dog Grooming: Problems after grooming, allergy pills, poor puppy
allergy pills, poor puppy, cheek area: My vet and others I ve asked about this specifically say you should administer up to 1 mg/lb every 8 hours (or 3 times a day). So if you have a 21 lb. dog, it s 21 mg of diphenhydramine. This is higher than the equivalent dose for humans, but nevertheless...

Dog Grooming: Brushing/Stains, slicker brush, poodle mix
slicker brush, poodle mix, tear ducts: Have you spoken to your groomer about this? Maybe you need to try another one if they don t want to groom her more often. Frankly I have clients who get their dogs done weekly. What s your budget? Just a bath and blow out every few weeks and a haircut 6-8...

Dog Grooming: Clogging clippers, dog grooming, home alot, pet pros
home alot, pet pros, repair person: Mary, there is a saying that when it comes to hardware and things don t work, men blame the equipment and women blame themselves. You re right ! It s not you. You don t say what brand it is or which quality- pro or home. Alot of those cheaper home quality...

Dog Grooming: Cost of Grooming, location location location, standard poodle
location location location, standard poodle, minute increments: Ok, get a cup of coffee and relax- this is a long one- first let me tell ya, location, location, location... I charge double that! You are still getting away easy even with another fifty tacked on in my book. In your defense, you should be told before hand...

Dog Grooming: Dog bathing, domesticated dogs, son of a gun
domesticated dogs, son of a gun, old wives: awww come Brent! Your friend is in denial. Some dogs smell more than others but they ALL have a smell just like we do. I don t think I can answer this without sounding judgemental, so I will just say this. A dog has never died from a bath but you can bet...

Dog Grooming: Dog grooming school, curriculum work, grooming school
curriculum work, grooming school, approved instructor: Hi Nancy- gooooooooood question! First there is no such thing as licensing when it comes to groomers. A certificate is worth the paper it is written on. An establishment may be accredited to teach but frankly you can buy all the books and videos yourself....

Dog Grooming: dog nails, wire cutters, dremal
wire cutters, dremal, guide dogs: A bit overkill don t you think? Like hammering a nail with an anvil. There are plenty of good nail clippers available in the catalogues. Just invest in a good pair and they will last years for one dog. Or if your dog is easy use a Dremal and sand them- leaves...

Dog Grooming: dog nails, dremal, nail cutter
dremal, nail cutter, bloody mess: Have it done professionally and have them show you. It is a bloody mess if you miss. And you can freak the dog out. Then nobody ll will be able to touch him. A lot of groomers use a Dremal to sand back the nail. It seems safer then a regular nail cutter and...

Dog Grooming: English Bull Terrier, shampoo on line, english bull terrier
shampoo on line, english bull terrier, urine stains: use a wire floor that keeps him out of his urine. Keep the crate clean. don t leave water in the crate for him. Try #1 All Systems White Lightening Shampoo- On line only. Walk him more often so he doesn t go in his crate. don t leave water in his crate for...

Dog Grooming: English Springer Spaniel, pet groomer, sweat glands
pet groomer, sweat glands, metal comb: Noralee- you are the angel this dog has been waiting for- thank you for adopting him. Metal comb large slicker pin brush shampoo conditioner ear wash everything else is more advanced Spaniels are water dogs. They have webbed feet and long ears. You...

Dog Grooming: Cost of Grooming, standard poodle, bath brush
Dog Grooming: Cost of Grooming, standard poodle, bath brush, groomer

Dog Grooming: Mats on my Newfoundland, elbow grease, magic bullets
elbow grease, magic bullets, matted coat: Hi Kathy well there are no magic bullets for this- It s called elbow grease. If the matts are too far gone, do yourself and your dog a favor and shave him down. Regular - and I mean weekly- brushing and combing are the only way you can keep it under control....

Dog Grooming: Muddy Paws, professional groomer, muddy paws
professional groomer, muddy paws, wet weather: Hi Katelyn, It is customary for a groomer to routinely trim the hair between the pads of the paw. We normally use a clipper as it is usually safer. Use a safety scissor if you attempt it on your own. Often there is a matt growing there and it needs to be...

Dog Grooming: Must I really bathe him every 2 wks?, lhasa poo, lhasa apso
lhasa poo, lhasa apso, genital areas: Hi Andrea, I admire your wanting to take care of your puppy yourself. I have clients who bathe their dogs every week (as do my own) so don t be afraid of that. What you have to be afraid of is making the mess worse by not getting the matts out before you...

Dog Grooming: Nail Grooming, dremal, drama king
dremal, drama king, groomers: It really isn t all that difficult with most dogs but occasionally you get a lulu. Try using a Dremal- a tool that sands. There is a product being advertised all over the place that has the same premise but from what I have heard and seen it doesn t have alot...

Dog Grooming: Oily Maltese Hair, magic bullets, stress pack
magic bullets, stress pack, exercise stress: I commend you on being such a good dog mom by keeping up between professional visits! Welcome to a problem professionals deal with on a regular basis. Your dog has a different ph than the other 2. It is not uncommon. So what to do. Try a different shampoo-...

Dog Grooming: Pomeranian Coat, Pomeranian
Pomeranian: Hi Amanda, Funny you should ask that question today because tomorrow I am going to see the only Pomeranian I have in my book at present. Teddy has just the kind of hair you are talking about and always has. You are right about there being different degrees...

Dog Grooming: sharpening blades, blade sharpening
blade sharpening: Hi fellow groomer! A dozen answers come to mind.... No I haven t sharpened my own, yes I think about doing it all the time Why not? Because usually they need rebalancing as well as sharpening, tightening whatever which makes me feel insecure because...

Dog Grooming: tipping, lapse of memory, gwen
lapse of memory, gwen, appointments: please look at Gwen s question and answer- 15-20% is considered fair for all service industries. If the groomer is the owner it is up to you and the groomer. Some owners don t accept tips. Most of us truly appreciate it. Especially if you have a problem dog......

Dog Grooming: Wire Fox Terrier, wire fox terrier, fox coat
wire fox terrier, fox coat, skin allergies: The most natural way for the Wire Fox coat to be maintained is by hand stripping. The color, texture and waterproofing it provides is because the coat dies twice a year and needs to be pulled out. If you clipper it the coat becomes pale, soft curly and very...

Dog Grooming: Yorkies haircut, male yorkie, groomer
male yorkie, groomer, matts: All Yorkies are black and tan when born- few stay that way. Adult hair grows in gold or silver. It has nothing to do with the haircut. I doubt it would have stayed black anyhow. They all fade as they get older some sooner than later. Being stuck as you...

Dog Grooming: Do I get attachments or different clipper, social security disability, food chopper
social security disability, food chopper, qster: Hi Fred, Not sure if changing the equipment is going to help your situation- it s all about practice. If something is wrong with your clipper send it back to Oster to fix it- cheaper than buying a new one. As for blades a #10 is pretty drastic for the job...

Dog Grooming: Clippers - Not cutting with Combs?, surgical blade, puppy mill
surgical blade, puppy mill, conairpro: Gotta tell you that brand is not what I would have recommended- it is just a wannabe. You won t see it in a shop- other than that you have the correct information about you need a better blade to go with the body blades. But listen if you are keeping them...

Dog Grooming: Dog Clippers, dog clippers, maltipoo
dog clippers, maltipoo, grooming table: oops forgot the blade sizes are different- same thing only different. I don t know the human equivalent but if you are going to get a table get the correct blade while you are at it. If you dog has mats you will need to you a big toothed blade to get under...

Dog Grooming: Dog Grooming / Clippers, dog clippers, clipper blades
dog clippers, clipper blades, dog clipper blades: I personally use and most groomers I know use Andis clippers. You ll want to get a good quality pair which you can expect to pay $80 to $130 for depending on the speed, if they come with a blade etc. If you prefer or find a good deal on Oster or Laube clippers...

Dog Grooming: Dog Grooming Vacuum Cleaner, shedding, vacuum dogs?
shedding, vacuum dogs?, furminator: Hi Laura, I have heard of people vacuuming their dog and have been told by owners that their dogs enjoy the massage . There are even vacuums made specifically for that purpose although it s been a while since i ve seen one in a catalog. So long as you...

Dog Grooming: dog nails, cat nail clippers, rough edge
cat nail clippers, rough edge, sand paper: If they are strong enough to cut clean through without damaging the nail I don t see why not- it may leave a rough edge in which case get a nail file and file it down. Just remember if you have to exert alot of pressure to make it cut you are going to hurt...

Dog Grooming: Grooming Difficult Dogs, teary eyes, eye area
Dog Grooming: Grooming Difficult Dogs, teary eyes, eye area, shih tzu breeder

Dog Grooming: How are Golden Retrievers when they are on a plane?, travel with pets, airline travel with dogs
travel with pets, airline travel with dogs, dogs on a plane: I m sorry, this really isn t my area of expertise. What I can tell you is that your dog will not be allowed to ride in the cabin unless they are service dogs. They will have to ride in the cargo area. If you are simply going on vacation I would make other...

Dog Grooming: Grooming Difficult Dogs, mild sedative, eye balls
mild sedative, eye balls, tsus: It sounds like what she really needs is training. There s just no getting around it. She s going to have to learn to hold still and be controlled or she ll need to be sedated for her own safety. The eyes can be very dangerous to do, especially on a shih...

Dog Grooming: grooming a 4 yo adopted shih tzu, elbow grease, catalogue companies
elbow grease, catalogue companies, cotton ball: thank you for rescuing this dog but it sounds like a alot for you. These are high maintenance dogs so try to find a groomer you can work with, maybe someone mobile. You have to brush these dogs frequently and keep the coat very short to prevent matting....

Dog Grooming: grooming a scottie, family circumstances, scottie
family circumstances, scottie, groomers: start her right away- look into the Scottie Clubs for proper grooming. The sooner you get her started the easier it will be to train her. Scotties are stubborn little fellas so the sooner the better. Most groomers have a good idea of the pattern but it...

Dog Grooming: Human Clippers vs. Dog Clippers, human clippers, dog clippers
human clippers, dog clippers: Yes, there is a difference between the two. If yours are salon quality human clippers they may cut your maltipoo s hair just fine. I have had a pair of cheapo human hair clippers that died after clipping my son s hair once. There s no way I d expect them...

Dog Grooming: Nail Issue, groomer, magic bullet
groomer, magic bullet, clippers: Well this happens- who can say why sometimes. This becomes a vet issue because everyones safety is involved. Most importantly your dogs. My feeling about dogs who absolutely freak about this is- forget about it. Unless it becomes dangerous like winding into...

Dog Grooming: Nails on dog too sharp, jack russell terrier, bristle brush
jack russell terrier, bristle brush, puff ball: OK, so I told you about the rubber curry- that is the tool you will need to help shed out your mixed breed. Most terriers do not shed but twice a year they drop their coats and the wire haired group need to be plucked. If you think you have a Jack Russell...

Dog Grooming: New Griff Puppy, brussels griffon, lion heads
brussels griffon, lion heads, tight pattern: Hard to say on this because there are so many different kinds of BG. Have you seen both parents? Any siblings or previous litters? What color is she? All these things tell me what kind of BG you will have and what the best tools would be best. You will most...

Dog Grooming: Oster A5 turbo clipper b;ades, wirehair terrier, bow legs
wirehair terrier, bow legs, best bet: Hi Marilyn, Well it depends on what you are trying to acheive, the tight stove pipe or the fluffy Steif plush. Often I just scissor the legs- you can correct weird bone sets, bow legs and flat feet. Regardless I always finish with the scissors. #1 or...

Dog Grooming: Pomeranian Outer Coat, greyhound comb, thick undercoat
greyhound comb, thick undercoat, dead puppy: since you brought it up - yes this color Pom is a recessive gene and who knows the can of beans you opened up here but hopefully things will be fine. Take care of that thyroid because it is one thing that wreaks havoc with hair growth. Please get your dog...

Dog Grooming: pet groomer certification, grooming school, groomer certification
grooming school, groomer certification, groomer licensing: I am not going to be a lot of help for this one as I don t speak spanish nor do I know any groomers who do. What I do know is a bit about certifications. There are no certifications or licensing requirements to be a groomer. To my knowledge the only way...

Dog Grooming: poodle grooming, poodle hair, going with the grain
poodle hair, going with the grain, cutter blades: I feel bad for you wasting your money like this. So many of these products are crappy and you get what you pay for. You need to do more research. Poodle hair is usually pretty curly and if it gets matted these low end machines don t have the power to cut...

Dog Grooming: switching groomers, warrents, mixed feelings
warrents, mixed feelings, couple reasons: I think you can switch without any trauma if she is an outgoing, sociable dog. Just make sure you can develop the kind of relationship with your groomer that will make you all happy. As you now know, you have got what is considered to be a high maintenance...

Dog Grooming: Trimming facial hair, maltipoo, steady hand
maltipoo, steady hand, facial hair: talk nice, give treats, and have a steady hand. Use blunt end scissors or thinning shears. If he jerks around too much take some hair from his upper and lower lips twist it together to keep the head still. Tell him to behave and be gentle- lots of praise...

Dog Grooming: Yorkie grooming, early stages of pregnancy, stages of pregnancy
early stages of pregnancy, stages of pregnancy, yorkshire terrier: Hi Susan, If you have a clipper then it is much easier than scissoring. You can purchase a snap on comb from any of the professional catalogues- depending on the length you want- #0 giving the longest result, #3 a much shorter with more choices in between...

Dog Grooming: yorkie shaved, little darlin, bad news good news
little darlin, bad news good news, good news bad news: Hey Trish, well good news, bad news, good news is it will grow back, it ALWAYS grows back and better at the beginning of summer than the end. The groomer did the correct thing. Otherwise you could end up with a totally freaked dog trying to brush out all...

Dog Grooming: Grooming Chihuahua (Long coat), coat supplement, wet food
Dog Grooming: Grooming Chihuahua (Long coat), coat supplement, wet food, dogs

Dog Grooming: Grooming Chihuahua (Long coat), innova evo, puppy class
innova evo, puppy class, longcoats: Well George, you ve taken the plunge into the nether-world of dog show politics. Dogs that get shown are bathed as many times as they go into the ring. Sometimes 2-3 times a day. They are puffed fluffed sprayed chalked texturized teased out fussed with all...

Dog Grooming: giant schnauzer whiskers, giant schnauzer, whiskers
giant schnauzer, whiskers, beards: Carol that s a big dog to have rescued! Good for you! Sure they will grow back- must have been a mess to have had to shave them off. Giants can be reaaaaaaallly fussy about having the beards brushed and they get pretty messy so this may be a blessing while...

Dog Grooming: grooming, metal comb, mars coat king
metal comb, mars coat king, minimum tools: Hello Lola Congratulations on your new pup. Borders are delightful terriers! Their coats are very easy to maintain if you have the time and energy to learn the basics of stripping or plucking the dead coat in order to facilitate the growth of new hair. It...

Dog Grooming: Hair change, coco bear, hair issue
coco bear, hair issue, morkie: Thank you for updating me on Coco Bear s hair problem. I look forward to hearing what hopefully will be a glowing report from her vet. One more thing to watch between now and then. Try to notice if she s rubbing against anything in particular such as where...

Dog Grooming: maltipoo, poodles, maltese
poodles, maltese, registrations: You paid alot of money for what is essentially a mixed breed. Who knows what got in the hen house? Maltese do not shed. Poodles do not shed. Hence a maltipoo does not shed. If in fact it is a maltipoo. This is the reason why there are registrations for...

Dog Grooming: paw trimming, poodle breed, hairy feet
poodle breed, hairy feet, pretty feet: Well Shell, There are dozens of DVD s out there to choose from. Contact a poodle breed club. Sometimes they give seminars. Since I learned at a school I never actually had the need to watch one. What I can tell you is that Oster A-5 clippers are the old...

Dog Grooming: pom shedding, change ingredients, noseeum
change ingredients, noseeum, sw florida: Yes they have a lot of fluff but unless you are really sure what s going on you should probably go see your vet. Like I said things to consider- now that I know where you are are fleas, food, environmental allergens. You may not see that one nasty flea but...

Dog Grooming: shedding, shedding, furminator
shedding, furminator, brushing: Not really. There are things you can do to minimize shedding but nothing is going to stop it completely. If your cavalier is shedding excessively to the point of baldness, her skin looks like it s sore, you are getting handfulls of hair just from petting...

Dog Grooming: shelties haircut, real good reason, mars coat king
real good reason, mars coat king, guard hair: Jane, Shelties should never have their hair cut - IN MY OPINION. All that needs to be done is brushing and combing. If you want to thin it out there is a tool called a Mars Coat King that will pull out the dead under coat and leave the beautiful guard hair...

Dog Grooming: Tear Stains on Bichon, common allergens, dogs food
common allergens, dogs food, food allergies: Hi Lisa, Unfortunately this is not uncommon. You were lucky with you first dog. It is a chemical reaction of your dogs ph level when the fluids hit the air. No wipes, shampoos, or remedies that do not include antibiotics work. Angel eyes is a low dose antibiotic...

Dog Grooming: terrier mix trim, thinning shears, mars coat king
thinning shears, mars coat king, spunky monkey: Thanks for adopting this spunky monkey! I m sure the terrier in him will give you many laughs. As far as his coat goes if you clipper it, that changes the texture eventually. If you like the wiry texture and can t strip it my advice is to shave him down for...

Dog Grooming: yorkie grooming, digestive problem, yorkshire terrier
digestive problem, yorkshire terrier, bowel movements: there is no such named pattern. Just keep the hair short around the area. Better yet, feed your dog a diet that does not cause such problems.Bowel movements are not supposed to be soft enough to stick. You have a digestive problem as much as a pattern problem.....

Dog Grooming: over zealous groomer, fur pelt, biweekly schedule
fur pelt, biweekly schedule, realistic schedule: Roseanna what makes you think this hair won t grow back? It ALWAYS grows back and I would be inclined to think that the reaon it was shaved in the first place is because it grew so much! I bet you have been having fun cuddling your puppy and wanted it to be...

Dog Grooming: Bichon Frise grooming, greyhound comb, slicker brushes
greyhound comb, slicker brushes, inch shears: Hi Nohemi, What a lovely name! Bichon Frise are sweet little dogs and can get out of hand quickly if you don t stay on top of the grooming. The most important thing you have to learn is how to brush the dog. Since there are many kinds of slicker brushes...

Dog Grooming: best clipper, norweigan elkhound, nec web
norweigan elkhound, nec web, doggy odor: Dennis, there is no way I would recommend your using a clipper of any kind on your elkhound. I do not believe is shearing these types of dogs- ever. I have copied the following from the NEC web in case you have not looked at it. Especially the last line....

Dog Grooming: buttercut shears, chris christenson, andis clippers
chris christenson, andis clippers, professional handlers: http://www.cherrybrook.com/index.cfm/a/catalog.prodshow/vid/405419/catid/202/vname/Andis_AGC_Clippers this is the Andis- I would go with the single speed if I were you http://www.buttercutshears.com/ this is the direct url for Geib. Chris Christenson...

Dog Grooming: clipping, standard poodle, excellent equipment
standard poodle, excellent equipment, coarse hair: Hi Veronika, Well you get what you ay for and clippers are important for your breed. There are no bargains - you gotta pay. Petedge and Cherrybrook are 2 professional catalogues you can order excellent equipment from. They both carry clippers, Oster, Andis,...

Dog Grooming: toy poodle grooming, andis clipper, toy poodle
andis clipper, toy poodle, poodle: Best advice I can give you is to get a video. Jodi Murphy is quite well known and easily accessible. There are many to chose from tho. It is better to watch and learn than for me to just tell you. there s lot s more than clippers involved. good luck ...

Dog Grooming: Australian Shepherd, slicker brushes, professional groomer
slicker brushes, professional groomer, wind the rain: Terrie, I am sorry but I don t ever feel comfortable recommending that option- even tho it is one. Why? Australian Shepherds are not bred to be house dogs but outdoor working dogs. You can shave the dog but the coat does lose it s texture and shine for...

Dog Grooming: bald spots after shaving a dog, double coats, bald patches
double coats, bald patches, bald spots: Hi Debra, This seems to happen to dogs who are not meant to have the coats shaved down. Mostly herding and working groups as well as the mixes made up from those breeds. Toys like pomeranians and other double coats - under + guard- can have the same problem....

Dog Grooming: buying dog clippers, medium length coat, short haircut
medium length coat, short haircut, blade changes: the stronger motor will work better for a heavy coat but they tend to run hot after a about 15-20 minutes so frequent blade changes are necessary to keep from burning the dog s skin if it is to be a short haircut. 2 blades should be enough just switch them...

Dog Grooming: buying dog grooming clippers, clippers, speed
clippers, speed, RPM: I highly recommend the Andis AGC line of clippers. These come in a couple of body styles, colors and speed options. The square body style is the older model, the red round ones are newer, and the silver or blue are the newest. There are minor differences...

Dog Grooming: Australian Shepherd, australian sheppard, fly ball
Dog Grooming: Australian Shepherd, australian sheppard, fly ball, blue merle

Dog Grooming: Sheltie with haircut too short, sheltie, medical reasons
Dog Grooming: Sheltie with haircut too short, sheltie, medical reasons, quality food

Dog Grooming: Giant Schnauzers, bouvier des flandres, durban south africa
bouvier des flandres, durban south africa, concert violinist: Greetings back to you! I love the Giants and had a client for many years who had Giants. Unfortunately I am too old to do the big dogs any more so i haven t seen a pet in a long time. One of the top handlers in the world of Giants is Gabriel Rangel. ...

Dog Grooming: Grooming, video demonstration, grooming table
video demonstration, grooming table, supply catalogue: This is a good question Sandra. You want to do the comb out and a rough clip before the bath- that is if you can. If the hair is matted a shave down is in order and you might as well do that first so you don t have to deal with a bigger mess after. At least...

Dog Grooming: rough collie, nutrition, shave down
nutrition, shave down, healthy coat: I am so sorry that happened to you! Mis-communication is a horrible thing! The good news is it will grow back. I feed my own dogs Blue Buffalo and have also heard a lot of positive things about EVO and Solid Gold. If you can find a specialty pet store in...

Dog Grooming: Shaving miniature poodle getting bald spot, quality dog food, miniature poodle
quality dog food, miniature poodle, adult coat: it should not be necessary to oil the dogs coat. As I said work from the inside out. Add the olive oil to the food if you must tho wild salmon oil is usually the preferred additive. Oiling will make the coat limp and greasy making it difficult to scissor....

Dog Grooming: Sheltie with haircut too short, natural bristle brush, fatty acids
natural bristle brush, fatty acids, sheltie: Oh darn, how disappointing! Best thing you can do is make sure he has a diet rich in fatty acids - appropriate for his age. As far as speeding it up all I can say is you can try stimulating his skin with a soft natural bristle brush and gently brush the...

Dog Grooming: smelly dog, palmolive dish soap, sharpai
palmolive dish soap, sharpai, awfull: Well Yvonne, there is not much you can do about the problem at this late stage. It most likely has to do do with the diet and age of your dog. You can try using a degreaser shampoo or Palmolive dish soap but frankly I don t think it will do much. You can...

Dog Grooming: using clippers on Yorki, going with the grain, going against the grain
going with the grain, going against the grain, yorki: Hi Linda, You didn t say what kid of clipper or # blade you are using. Or how long you want your dogs hair. If you go against the grain as a novice, you will have a very choppy looking cut at best and at worst you may really injure you dog. They have thin...

Dog Grooming: 5 month old long haired dachshund, long haired dachshund, longhair dachshund
long haired dachshund, longhair dachshund, samantha bailey: Hi Samantha, Bailey is certainly an unusual color for a dachshund- I have never seen one that color! Well beside that, what you describe is the usual cycle of growth. Now there are several ways of dealing with this - depending on how artistic and hands on...

Dog Grooming: Chinese Crested Powderpuff, chinese crested powderpuff, maltese shitzu
chinese crested powderpuff, maltese shitzu, geib: Hi Julie, Powderpuffs can be groomed in a puppy-cut like maltese, shitzu or coated breeds that have continuos hair growth. That is usually accomplished by using clippers and finishing with scissors. Oster, Andis, Geib, Laube all make clippers that you can...

Dog Grooming: dog grooming, tender skin, groomer
tender skin, groomer, groomers: Hi Amber, Known as razor burn... Your groomer has cut Scooter too short- maybe even with a hot blade and burned his tender skin. Try using some witch haze soak cotton to sooth it. Maybe some benadryl ointment to sooth it. Pekes are not really meant to...

Dog Grooming: Grooming of a 16 yr old maltese, shi tzu, dear elizabeth
shi tzu, dear elizabeth, heart attack: Eva, Better to do it now while the weather is warm. I would have it done at a vets so they can monitor her. I groomed a maltese every 3 weeks until she was 19! She fought me every time- I made the woman take responsibility if she had a heart attack but she...

Dog Grooming: Grooming my Aussie, metal comb, hind quarters
metal comb, hind quarters, herding dogs: Amy, slide a metal comb under the matt to protect the skin and cut the matt out if you must. Frankly when you have that many matts it means you are not doing the proper maintenance to start with. Get thee to a groomer who can get you on track. If you have...

Dog Grooming: golden retreiver, thick under coat, mars coat king, beach walks
mars coat king, beach walks, high velocity: this is my golden retriever weekend- I just answered another question about the same issue so you should definitely read that as well. Since you can handle a clipper you are one up but using these blades are a last resort since they will cut off the protective...

Dog Grooming: golden retriever, kiddie pool, whiskers
kiddie pool, whiskers, short hair: read the previous answer to question before yours. I am not a fan of shaving retrievers - nature gave those coats for a reason- insulation in the winter and protection from the sun in the summer- get the dog a kiddie pool to lay in if she is hot. They are...

Dog Grooming: labs legs, dog house, natures
dog house, natures, connie: Hi Connie Do you REALLY need to shave this dog??? A good shedding and and a bath are all nature intended. Some shade, a dog house and a bowl of water if it is an outside dog. I don t quite understand why you need to shave natures protection but if you have...

Dog Grooming: Poodle/Shih Tzu mixed hair type?, shi poo puppy, vet question
shi poo puppy, vet question, fur ball: Hi Rox, Did you have your new pup examined by a vet when you brought him home? You should have had him checked out IMMEDIATELY upon arriving home. Any body who is breeding dogs and does not know how to groom them is extremely suspect in my professional opinion....

Dog Grooming: Trimming my chow's nails, correct confirmation, rule of thumb
correct confirmation, rule of thumb, nail files: Tina, This is the age old question - how to trim my dogs nails if I can t see the quick? General rule of thumb for a correct paw is that if the nails hit the floor when the dog is stacked straight they should be trimmed but that is assuming the dog has...

Dog Grooming: thickening the coat of a yellow lab, adult coat, thin coat
adult coat, thin coat, chalk: Sorry Deborah, but there s not much to do. You didn t say how old the dog is- it may be that he hasn t got his adult coat yet and needs to mature. You can consider the diet but if you have other dogs that you can see a big dif in then maybe this boy is just...

Dog Grooming: wool coat Australian Labradoodle, winter coats, going in the right direction
winter coats, going in the right direction, water dogs: Hi Coco, I am glad you came back with a clearer picture for me of your involvement with this breed. Yes we all lament the name... I am, however glad to hear this dog was bred with a purpose since so many of these designer dogs are put together for a whim....

Dog Grooming: Yorkie Coat, chorkies, soft fur
chorkies, soft fur, champion lines: Hi Ashlee, Oh dear - what can I say. There are so many different kinds of yorkies - they are really tough to predict what they will look like even when you see the parents. That being said - there are also unscrupulous breeders out there bait and switch....

Dog Grooming: airdale, mutton chop, professional handler
mutton chop, professional handler, airedale: So Al! when you say properly groomed does that mean you want to have it stripped? Or that you just want to make sure you have the correct pattern done on the dog and not those big mutton chop cheeks and baggy pantallons that so many groomers mistake for...

Dog Grooming: dog aggression, respect authority, grooming salon
respect authority, grooming salon, behaviorist: This is a grooming forum Debbie. You need a behaviorist. I strongly suggest you have him neutered- or desexed as you say Downunder. He would probably be much more manageble at a grooming salon without you around under the control of people who are professionals....

Dog Grooming: dog grooming, grooming table, breed clubs
grooming table, breed clubs, google: Hi Heidi, There are hundreds of books, videos and websites from breed clubs that tell you this. Videos are great because you can see how to instead of just what to. Breed clubs usually have detailed pamphlets on how you should groom your breed. It s not really...

Dog Grooming: My dog smells, jabs, jack russell
jabs, jack russell, stink: I would like a little bit more information before weighing in on this. If you wouldn t mind answering the following questions, I may be better able to help you: 1. What is the smell like (ie. tuna, sour, rotten, musky, fecal, etc) 2. What is her diet?...

Dog Grooming: grooming, little napoleon, toy poodle
little napoleon, toy poodle, obedience training: Hi Cindy you have a little Napoleon. The smaller they are the bigger the noise. She is still trying to assert herself. I am a groomer not a behaviorist- which is what you need. I have been through this a few times myself and it usually is the owners problem....

Dog Grooming: Puppy Standard Poodle, poodle clipping, standard poodle
poodle clipping, standard poodle, sanitary maintenance: Well Paul- my best advice from viewing that picture is to make the haircut shorter- MUCH shorter if you plan on continuing this yourself. The reason your blades are not working (most likely) is because the coat is not sufficiently brushed out therefor catching...

Dog Grooming: Rough hair around neck of long haired dachshund, long haired dachshund, thinning shears
long haired dachshund, thinning shears, hair swirls: Hi Jennifer, You have the right idea about stripping out that bushy section and while thinning shears can finish the look they should not be used to help achieve the entire effect or it will only promote the bushy look as it grows in. Using a pumice stone...

Dog Grooming: Wire Fox Terrier, wire fox terrier, metal comb
wire fox terrier, metal comb, nonsense approach: LuAnn, I am impressed that you are doing this yourself without having anyone work with you. First I hope you have a grooming table. Have you looked at my website terrierific.net It has all the equipment you need and links for it there. I have been using...

Dog Grooming: Yorkshire Terrier grooming, how to groom a yorkie, best bet
how to groom a yorkie, best bet, yorkshire terrier: Sherry, Why clip it if you can maintain it as is. You ll ruin the drape and weight of the coat if you put clippers to it. You didn t say where you are located but I can tell you that $45 for a grooming is incredibly reasonable. You should consider doing it...

Dog Grooming: bathing my pomeranian, dogs health, realistic schedule
dogs health, realistic schedule, exterminator: Sabrina, Who on earth told you such nonsense and why would you believe them? I find it hard to understand why you would knowingly allow fleas to torture your dogs and not take care of the problem because somebody gave you bogus information. You have a computer...

Dog Grooming: bichon grooming, wavy coat, bichons
wavy coat, bichons, pet groomer: Hello Vicki, This is nonsense. I have done and seen hundreds of this breed of dog. If you have a bichon it has a curly coat as an adult- some have curlier coats than others- some take longer to mature. This is not a show dog, I am assuming, so my advice...

Dog Grooming: dog grooming, andis, dog shows
andis, dog shows, many thanks: Do you have a supplier that you can go and try them out? It is best to pick one up and feel it in your hands. The Andis Laube Oster brands are dependable but they have to be wired for you country- I think Oster and Andis are available and ready to go. Try...

Dog Grooming: lhasa poo matting and shaving, lhasa apso, lhasapoo
Dog Grooming: lhasa poo matting and shaving, lhasa apso, lhasapoo, wet weather

Dog Grooming: Tear Stains, angels delight, naturvet
Dog Grooming: Tear Stains, angels delight, naturvet, stain removers

Dog Grooming: Grooming clippers, medium duty model, bichon shitzu
medium duty model, bichon shitzu, oster clippers: Ginny, You have a hairy dog- forget all the titles. Reviews are only worth anything if you can use the equipment. You need more than clippers to groom this dog. I have been using the single, 2 speed Oster A5 and turbo clippers for 22 years, also have a...

Dog Grooming: lhasa poo matting and shaving, wet grass, groomer
wet grass, groomer, matts: Hi Linda, I had to get to the end of your letter to solve the mystery of the ever growing matts- and this is the answer. You answered my question when you said YOU bathe her. By bathing her repeatedly when she already has matts you exacerbate the condition...

Dog Grooming: Nail Clippers, large breed dogs, nail clipper
large breed dogs, nail clipper, rescue girl: Hi Chris, What a great story - I don t typically get questions from people with your level of experience- great for a change. You are right not to use the dremel till she settles down. I have been using the Millers Forge brand professional series for large...