I’ve had dogs all my life. Only 3 of them had dew claws. Here’s what I’ve learned about removing dewclaws …and not removing them. Everything you need to know about dog dew claws, including when (or if) you should have them removed, plus recommendations from other dog experts and dog owners.
DIY Dog Grooming Tips
We aim to answer all of your DIY dog grooming and cleaning questions! These dog grooming tutorials will show you how to do everything yourself -- step by step -- including how to trim your dog nails, clean your dog ears, brush your dog's teeth, give your dog a bath, brush your dog's coat, and more! Plus DIY methods for dealing with pet shedding, stains, and odors in order to keep your entire house clean. Not sure where to begin? Start here --> DIY Dog Grooming 101.
Does your dog have stinky ears? Ours does. Here’s a vet-recommended 2-step process to clean smelly dog ears AND treat a dog ear yeast infection. See the exact products my vet recommends, plus my personal experience following this dog ear infection remedy.
Start grooming your Shih Tzu right away to get them used to the grooming process — because Shih Tzus need regular grooming! The combination of their tangly hair, big eyes, and shortened face can cause serious problems if you don’t stay on top of the grooming. Here’s everything you need to know about grooming your Shih Tzu: how often to do it, pro vs DIY grooming costs, tools that make dog grooming easier, and Shih Tzu grooming issues you need to know about: tear staining, shedding, eye infections, and ear infections.
A Shih Tzu has big eyes and a shortened face. These 2 things that make a Shih Tzu puppy adorable can also lead to health problems for Shih Tzus. Their bulging eyes are especially prone to eye diseases and infections. Here’s how to clean Shih Tzu eyes, signs of Shih Tzu eye problems, and how to remove Shih Tzu tear stains.
If you decide to groom your dog yourself, using the right tools can make all the difference! You may be tempted to save money by getting cheap dog grooming tools from Walmart, but I’m speaking from experience when I say that it really is worth it to buy quality dog grooming tools that have been proven to work well on this breed from the beginning. Here are 3 Shih Tzu grooming tools you will need to clip, brush, and comb your dog at home.
If you’re going to groom your Shih Tzu yourself at home, then you’ll need to know how to brush a Shih Tzu, how to remove knots from Shih Tzu hair, how to bathe a Shih Tzu, and how to do a top knot Shih Tzu hair style to keep the hair out of their eyes. A Shih Tzu owner shares his best tips & tricks for Shih Tzu hair.
Looking for the best dog odor remover? I’ve had dogs all my life and have some great ideas for getting rid of that stinky dog smell — both on the dog AND in your house! Don’t have time to give your dog a bath? Want a quick fix to remove bad dog smell? Here’s how I keep my dogs smelling fresh & clean without giving them a bath.
Have a smelly dog? I had a stinky dog for awhile too — until I figured out which home remedies actually worked (and which ones didn’t). These are the best dog odor remedies to remove a lingering dog smell.
Hot spots can quickly spiral out of control if you don’t treat them right away. Here’s the dog hot spot home remedy my vet recommended. Worked like a charm!
I’ve found a pet brush that blows the others away. It’s called the Furminator! It’s my all-time favorite dog brush, after trying 3 others. Here’s why.
The sooner you start trimming your dog’s nails the better. Here are 15 reasons that trimming dog nails at home makes more sense than paying someone to do it
Thinking of dying your dog’s fur a different color? The safest way is to use food coloring – either juice from colorful foods or organic food coloring. Here’s how.
Ever use a dog dry shampoo? I tried it on my dog and… I like it! Here’s my review of Fresh Dog Waterless Bath Foam Shampoo & Fresh Dog Dry Shampoo Powder.
I’ve tried dog mints in the past. They had no effect on my dog’s bad breath. Those granules that you sprinkle on your dog’s food are so darned expensive. So I decided to try doggie mouthwash; it’s a drinking water additive. Dental Fresh got rid of my dog’s fish breath once and for all!
Dog peed on the carpet? Here’s how to remove wet dog urine stains from different types of flooring. Plus tips for removing set-in urine stains from floors.
After using the original yellow handled Furminator dog brush, I recently got a new Furminator deshedding tool. This one is the giant size, red handled Furminator. It’s larger, more ergonomic, and it has a FURejector button to easily remove the pet hair that’s been collected in the teeth of the brush itself.
Dog hair removal is a tedious project that never seems to end — especially when you have more than one dog, or a dog AND a cat! The Pledge Fabric Sweeper makes pet hair removal so much easier. Here’s why I like it.
If your dog has stinky, itchy or dirty ears, then you’re going to love this video and tips for cleaning dog ears!
Things like gum disease and tooth decay are often difficult to see, and a dog’s general health is directly influenced by how healthy his teeth and gums are. Once infection sets in, it can sometimes be difficult to treat and could compromise your dog’s health in other ways. This video shows how to brush your dog’s teeth.
Is your dog scratching or tugging at his ears? Does your dog need to have his ears cleaned? This video shows how to clean your dog’s ears. Plus tips for treating a dog’s itchy ears.
Looking for a way to tam the dog fur bunnies? Here are some ideas. Plus tips on how to deal with dog fur.
If you want to groom your dog yourself at home, rather than paying a dog groomer, this video shows you which tools you need and how to properly use each of them.
Going to be trimming your dog’s nails soon? This video has some great tips for getting your dog used to a nail trim. Plus step-by-step directions on how to trim a dog’s nails.
Has your dog been skunked and not sure how to get out the smell? Here is a tip on how to get the smell out of your dog. Plus other wildlife that may get your dogs attention.
You wouldn’t go weeks or months without bathing, so why make your dog wait so long to be groomed? Enter to win this FREE dog grooming package from PetSmart!