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Care Tips

Do you have questions regarding health, exercise, grooming or nutrition for your dog? Check out our care tips below to see if your questions are answered. Check back often as new tips are added frequently.

#1 Nutrition: Feed them fish

Fish is an excellent source of protein for dogs and can be a lifesaver for those with meat allergies. Just remember to watch out for the tiny bones inside fish, as they can do a number on a dog’s mouth and digestive tract.

#2 Grooming: Use a rake

Instead of using the typical dog brush or even a comb on your long-haired dog, invest in a grooming rake. This tool removes a lot more dead coat than a brush and will leave your dog's coat looking shiny and healthy.

#3 Grooming: Flea baths

When giving your dog a flea bath, use the flea shampoo immediately before getting your dog wet. If you wet the dog first, the fleas have a chance to run and scatter inside your dog's ears, eyes, etc. Using the shampoo first kills the fleas before they can run.

#4 Exercise: Play fetch

Engage your dog in a good old fashioned game of fetch and keep away. These games keep your dog engaged, active, and help to release pent up energy.

#5 Exercise: Set up obstacles

Use an old hula hoop for your to leap through or cushions to create a tunnel for him/her to navigate. Map everything out and lead your dog through the various obstacles. This game will challenge your dog both mentally and physically.

#6 Health: Get them vaccinated

Your dog is exposed to more infectious diseases during the springtime. For example many veterinary clinics start to see increased incidence of kennel cough in the spring because of increasing dog-to-dog contact.