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.
Dog Grooming Tips
Does your dog panic when it's time to get his nails trimmed? You'll love these dog grooming tips that are proven to calm your pet prior to grooming and make it an enjoyable experience for him (and for you)! Here you'll find all you need to know about mobile grooming, tips and tricks to calm your pet, and the best ways you can groom your pet yourself.
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.
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!
If your dog has dry skin, he’s not alone. This is a common issue with dogs. See what our vet recommended — it worked for us! Plus all the best dog dry skin home remedies.
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.
Can’t make it to the vet clinic? Try calling a mobile vet! Mobile vet services range from basic services like vaccinations to advanced services like surgeries and euthanasia.
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!
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.
Not sure of what symptoms can be considered life threatening to your dog? Here are some symptoms to watch out for. Also looking for a mobile vet.
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.
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!
Dogs can have allergies just like a person can. In fact, many dogs have many of the exact same allergies as people do. Here’s what to look for and how to treat dog food allergies, dog skin allergies, dog flea allergies, and dog inhalant allergies.