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Mites

What are Mites? Mites are microscopic crab like parasites that live on and under the skin of your dog near the hair follicles, which is the cause of the canine skin disease “mange.” They burrow under the skin via pores and hair follicles and feed off dead skin cells. Mites can live all over a …

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Lice

What are Lice? Just like humans dogs get lice as well, although it is quite rare in clean environments. Canine lice are a different species from human lice and cannot be passed on to humans. And human lice cannot be passed on to dogs due to the difference in skin and hair. The main difference …

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Fleas

What are Fleas? A flea is a nasty little external parasite that feeds off the blood of your pet dog to survive and breed. There are various types of flea although the most common to the canine is known as Ctenocephalides canis. These small bugs (they are quite visible to the naked eye), which are …

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Eyes

Categorically, animals belong to two groups – the predators and the prey. Prey animals like squirrels, rabbits, deer, goats and horses have their eyes on both sides of the head. This is a defense mechanism that enables them to have greater field of vision to escape predators. Dogs along with cats, wolves, lions, coyotes belong …

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Ears

The Importance of Cleaning your Dog’s Ears Just like humans dogs need to clean their ears on a regular basis to prevent dirt build up and illness. Although they may scratch their ears and shake their heads, this does not get down inside the ear where debris and bacteria can accumulate over time, so it …

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Brushing

Brushing the dog’s coat is an important part in the grooming process. Brushing is extremely important to maintain the tiptop condition of the dog. Aside from making the coat look good, brushing massages the skin. Regular brushing would prevent mat and knot formation. By brushing against the direction of hair growth, flea and tick infestation …

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Bathing

Why bathe a dog Conscientious pet owners would always ensure the well being of their pets. Good grooming is equally important to giving the pet proper nourishment. Pet dogs always want to be beside the owners. They stay inside the house. They can lie on the floor but most would prefer to lie in the …

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