Valuable pet grooming advice from the experts

A well-groomed pet is a happy pet. The process of grooming them, however, isn’t always an easy or uplifting experience. Thankfully, you’ve come to the right place for advice, tips and news from a variety of experts on how, why, when and where to groom your beloved pet.

Don’t Let Your Beard Care Go To The Dogs

Man with beard holding a french bulldog

You may have read a recent article from USA Today that pitted two of man’s favorite things against each other: dogs and beards, and the cleanliness of both. With these simple steps, you can make sure to keep your beard clean, fresh, and smelling nice.

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Special Occasion Grooming

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When hosting a house full of people or bringing a pet to a special gathering, the last thing you want is a dirty dog. Luckily, there are some quick and not so messy ways to make your dog event-ready.

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7 Things Your Dog's Coat Can Tell You About Their Health

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What exactly should you look for in your dog’s coat? Glad you asked. Here are seven signs your dog may need a checkup.

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7 Dog Grooming Essentials Every Pet Owner Needs

Illustrated Happy Dog and Pet Grooming Survival Kit

By grooming and bathing your dog at home--or on the go--you can not only strengthen your bond but leave your dog feeling safer, too. Here are seven grooming essentials for your Dog Owner Survival Pack.

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Mat Removal

Man brushing dog's coat

Adding simple steps to your grooming routine can help prevent mats.

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Don't Let Your House go to the Dogs

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Your dog is an equal member of the family, but chances are he doesn’t equally pull his weight on household chores — more likely he adds to them. Thankfully, we have some helpful tips so your house doesn’t go to the dogs:

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5 Tricks to Keep Your Dog Allergy-free this Spring

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As the flowers start to bloom, the birds start to sing and the temperatures start to rise, our noses start to run, eyes itch and all of a sudden—ACHOO.

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5 Ways to Reduce Pet Allergens in the Home

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When it comes time to welcome a furry friend into the home, it is important to consider how this will affect your health and the health of your family.

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Avoid These Sticky Situations

Man combing puppy.

As a new puppy owner, there’s so much to learn and so little time. We’ve identified the stickiest situations that dogs get into and how to handle them.

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How to Treat Dog Nail Bleeding During Trimming

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When you hear your dog’s nails click-clacking as it walks across the floor or hard surface, it’s usually a sure sign that they're ready to have them clipped.

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Grooming for the Senses

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By grooming our dogs in a way that enriches their senses, we’re helping them to enjoy the sweeter things in life while also enhancing their health and happiness.

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How to Reduce Dog Shedding

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The best you can hope to do is control or reduce dog shedding when it inevitably happens by practicing proper grooming techniques.

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Simple Guidelines for Bathing a Puppy

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Using proper grooming techniques on a new puppy is the gift that will keep on giving.

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Keeping it Clean When Traveling With Your Dog

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While packing for your pet may seem like a walk in the park, a few missed items could lead to a very uncomfortable, sticky or even stinky situation. So before you head out with your dog for a long vacation or an overnight at a hotel or friend's house, here are a few supplies to include.

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3 Rules for Bringing Home a New Puppy

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Take a second to follow these rules for new puppy owners.

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Why Routine Brushing May Be Harmful to Your Dog

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Brushing your pooch is a great way to bond, promote skin health and, of course, keep the house clean. However, using the wrong brush or technique can lead to skin damage and anxiety. Here are the nine coat types and the brushes that are best suited to keep them looking great.

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Managing Dog Odor

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Taking the time to learn a little about your dog’s coat type and determining if he has sensitive or oily skin can go a long way toward managing more frequent stinks. It will also help you determine when a bad odor is something to worry about or if it is simply time for a bath.

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9 Most Adorable Ways to Photograph Your Puppy

Mother and son with puppy

While it's important to have the right grooming supplies on hand to keep them looking adorable, seizing opportunities to capture those all- too-precious moments is how memories are made. With this in mind, here are the best, most adorable puppy poses and tips on how to get that perfect shot.

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Dig the Dog Park? 5 Tips to Play it Safe

As most dog owners can attest — sometimes a walk around the block just won’t cut it. That’s why it’s important to find new ways for your pup to get the exercise he craves.

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The Upside to Upkeep Grooming

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Little touch ups can make a big difference in your dog’s appearance.

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4 Dog Walking Disasters and How to Avoid Them

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In theory, dog walking is simple. It’s a jolly jaunt with your best friend or a happy hike through the hills. But it’s not always a walk in the park.

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5 Grooming Mistakes That Dog Owners Make

Small dog

People are apprehensive about grooming their dogs for fear of making a mistake. Mistakes happen, and your dog will forgive you, but we’re here to give you some tips on how to avoid grappling while grooming.

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Howliday Season: How to Prep Your Pup

Don’t make your pooch miss the festivities, he’s part of the family too, in fact, it’s becoming more and more common for dogs to be included in family holiday celebrations.

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How Well Do You Really Know Your Best Friend?

Man Clipping Dog's Nails

You may know all their quirks and strange habits, but the best way to really get to know your best friend, and strengthen the bond you have with them, is to spend time brushing, bathing and clipping them at home.

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