De-Skunk the Dog

  Dogs are a very curious animal and there is a very good chance during  your dogs life that he will have the misfortune of being sprayed by a skunk. Skunk odor is pungent and skunk oil can cling to a pets fur even if the skunk spraying incident was not a direct hit. And unfortunately dogs [...]

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Dog Park Etiquette

Dog park etiquette Dogs love a trip to the park! They get to socialize make new friends and it’s playtime galore. But like with any other social event, there are unwritten rules. Follow these helpful suggestions for doggie park etiquette to make your pooch’s time at the park fun. Know your dog’s temperament. It’s easy to forget [...]

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Should I get my dog shaved for the summer?

Many Pooch Mobile customers ask should they have their dog shaved for the summer. The answer is simple…Never shave a double coated breed!  A dogs coat provides insulation from the heat, cold and sun. Shaving your dogs coat is actually interrupting the natural shedding process. Many people who have shaved their dogs coat in the [...]

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Chocolate Can Be Fatal for Your Dog

If you think you’re doing your dog a favor by sharing chocolate with him…think again! Chocolate can be fatal for dogs. It is vital as pet parents to keep chocolate out of our dogs reach at all times. Chocolate contains theobromine, a naturally occurring stimulant found in the cocoa bean. Theobromine increases urination and affects [...]

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The Terrible Two’s

When you think about it, our dogs can also require some “taming” at times too. Just as we all mature at different stages, your dog is the same. The means that at some stage you will go through some trying times with them, but how you handle it will determine your level of success at [...]

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Dogs and Cats: Different in So Many Ways

In terms of nutritional requirements and maintaining a balanced diet, we as humans have nothing in common with our pets. There are many differences… Smell: this is the sense that animals use the most For both dogs and cats, smell is a real reference. The sense of smell is the first sense they use when [...]

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Heartworm

When an infected mosquito bites your dog, it injects larvae into the dog’s system. These larvae undergo several bodily changes until the last stage when they migrate to the heart and settle in the heart chamber and coronary blood vessels. When they become mature adult worms, the females will begin to secrete hundreds of tiny [...]

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Ear Infections

Ear infections is a common problem especially with longer haired breeds, but all dogs can get ear infections. Some hints to avoid ear infections:- Never spray water directly into the ear canal. Always wipe the dogs ears out after a bath. Seeds Country dogs often get grass seeds down the ears, causing a head standing, [...]

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Get Into the Groom

Regular grooming of your dog is a must, particularly in the warmer spring and summer months. As spring warms up, dogs will begin to shed and lose their winter coats. If this fur is not removed as it starts to drop out, it will start to clump, or matt up in longer, fuller coated breeds. [...]

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Getting Jumping Under Control

Puppies jump up to reach and greet their mothers. Later, they may jump up when greeting people. Dogs may also jump up to exert dominance.A jumping dog can be annoying and even dangerous. There are many methods to stop a dog’s jumping, but not all will be successful. Lifting a knee, grabbing the paws, or [...]

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