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- Grooming Products: Because It’s All About Looking Beautiful!
- Feeding Your New Pet: How Do I Choose Which Food to Give to My Dog?
- Let’s Play! The Best Dog Toys and Chews on the Market
- Keep Your Dog From Having Atrocious Breath and Dirty Teeth
- Dog-Proofing the Home: It’s For Your Safety Too!
- Best Foods For A Dog’s Different Life Stages
Grooming products preserve the natural beauty of your dog. There are many products of this kind available, and sometimes dog owners tend to overspend on them. Here are a few essential products you should consider getting. PetZoom Self Cleaning Grooming Brush Looking for the perfect brush for a dog with a long and fleecy coat? This is it. Its metal-coated tips will grab loose hair and dirt, providing effective cleaning. It’s also easy to handle and looks quite good. Cloud Star Buddy Wash Shampoo There are many dog shampoos on the market,...read more
When you welcome a new pet into your life, one of the first decisions you have to make is what to feed your dog. If you go to a pet store, you are faced with a dizzying array of dog foods. What should you feed your dog? Should you feed your pet wet food? Dry food? A mixture? What kind of treats can you give your dog? Can you give your dog human food? You local pet resort or doggy day care in Alexandria, VA can help you with your pet’s nutritional needs. There is a great debate as to whether to feed your dog exclusively manufactured dog food...read more
There are so many dog toys and chews on the market that choosing the right ones for your dog can be difficult. Here are a selection of the best of the best. Pick any of these and you won’t go wrong. Nylabone Durable Dental Dinosaur Chew Toy An Amazon bestseller, this toy was designed for powerful chewers of up to 50 pounds. The dental nubs and bristles it features clean the teeth and prevent the building-up of tartar and plaque. People who’ve bought it praise its durability and appeal. Comes in three dinosaurian varieties. Wishbone...read more
Bad breath and dirty teeth in a dog means you should take him to a dental checkup. Although bad breath and dirty teeth can be the signs of a disease, most of the time they are only the result of the owner’s negligence. Take Your Dog to the Vet The veterinarian can clean your dog’s teeth effectively. It’s recommended that before you try to clean them yourself you see a vet. After that you can consider buying special dental care products for dogs, as well as a fancy toothbrush. If your dog’s teeth problems are really bad, the vet may...read more
Dogs can cause much mischief at home. Puppies in particular can cause all manner of troubles, as their unfamiliarity with the home, inexperience, and curiosity often lead them to the most dangerous areas. Here are some essential tips for dog-proofing the home, which will ensure that no harm will be done to your dogs, property, or person. Install a pet door that closes well and fits the dog’s size. You should try to keep the other doors of the house closed when the dog is supervised, especially if he is a puppy. Keep your trash in an...read more
Choosing the right food for your dog can be tricky because there are many, many products available. To make things easier for you, here are some general nutritional recommendations for your dog for each of his life stages. Food for Puppies Puppies need more energy and protein than adult dogs, which is why you want to feed your little dog foods that include protein, calcium, phosphorous, and fat. Note that small dog breeds need higher levels of nutrients than larger breeds. Overfeeding puppies is as bad, if not worse, than underfeeding them,...read more
If you let your dogs get away with every mischief they do they will grow rowdy and disrespectful, just like spoiled children. Dogs that misbehave should not be punished, but rather taught good manners. This is not as hard as it might seem. Make your dog sit quietly as you put on his collar and leash. If he squirms, don’t put the collar. Tell him to sit still. If he doesn’t obey, put the collar on the table go do something else. Soon he will realize that no collar means no walk, and will learn patience. Make your dog stay for food. After...read more
At Dog’s Day Out grooming we use all of the essential grooming products and supplies to maintain your dog’s health and appearance. Scissors and clippers that help keep some dogs looking stylish are important, as well as heavy duty clippers and scissors to cut mats out of dogs prone to matting. Some dogs such as terriers have very harsh fur. In these dogs, longer hairs need to be pulled out by the root to keep the dog’s coat looking trim. Our dog grooming facility in Alexandria, VA uses a stripping comb or knife for this purpose. A...read more
Many dog owners ask this question, and you might too. The answer depends on your circumstances… on how long you will be away, on what type of dog you have, and on your dog’s character. Here are some suggestions. At home alone Exercise pen in the garage. A dog pen provides more space than a crate, and it’s particularly useful if your dog is small. The garage is a good place for it, but if you have a better lighted and ventilated room in the house, you can put it there instead. Crate. Some dogs love their crate and can stay in it for...read more