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Tears – More Than Meets The Eye

Tears-More Than Meets The Eye Tears have a purpose; to lubricate and moisten the eye. Many pets have facial staining from excessive tear production. We often see it in small breeds, brachiocephalic and large round eyes. This can happen if eyelashes rub against the eye, irritating it. But there are other underlying reasons too. Tears will be reduced in a sympathetic (fight or flight) state, where circulation and attention are being routed to the muscles of extremities and heart...

Why Grooming is Crucial for Your Dog’s Health

Although most pet parents appreciate that good grooming helps keep their pups attractive and pleasant to be around, they may not realize that grooming also has an effect on health. If you want to keep your dog healthy, a regular grooming regimen is essential. In particular, grooming helps with coat and skin health, as well as giving you an opportunity to spot other underlying health problems. Healthy Fur Regular brushing distributes your dog’s natural oils throughout the coat to...

How to Soothe Your Pet’s Dry Skin

As you may know, once winter sets in, we turn on our furnaces and not only does our skin begin to get dry and flaky, but so can our pet’s skin! When you get dry skin, you reach for the moisturizing lotion. When your pet’s skin dries out, you may see flakes, notice him/her itching more often, and in some cases shedding increases because dry hair can break off easier when it is brittle. Since it is not advisable...

How to Bathe a Cat

Have you ever thought that bathing your cat was an impossible task? For a moment, the idea that you might be taking your life into your own hands could have flashed through your mind. Here Dr. Ava Frick tells us some easy steps to help make bathing our cats easier and how it can help provide them with a healthier and happier life. Bathing a cat can be simple but there are several points that should be in place...