Xoloitzcuintli Grooming

Xoloitzcuintli

Grooming the Xoloitzcuintli About the Xoloitzcuintli While the Xoloitzcuintli (pronounced show-low-itz-quint-lee), known as the Xolo to his friends, is just now coming back from the brink of obscurity. The Xoloitzcuintli is actually one of the more ancient breeds of dog. Originating in Mexico, this breed is slowly gaining popularity after nearly becoming extinct only a … [Read more...]

How to Save Money on Dog Grooming

Dog Grooming

Cutting Dog Grooming Costs By Colleen Riley When times are tough, people frequently try to save money when it comes to grooming their dogs. Obviously, one option is to not take their dogs to a groomer at all. Another is to go less often or shop for a salon that provides less-expensive services. Whichever strategy you choose depends on how you want to balance saving … [Read more...]

Dog Dewclaw Care

Dewclaws

Keeping Your Dog’s Dewclaws Trimmed When you trim your dog’s nails, you should pay special attention to his dewclaws. Dewclaws are found above the paw’s toes and are similar to human thumbs except they aren’t functional. They can be found on the front and hind legs. In many dogs, the dewclaws never touch the ground and thus the nails may need to be shortened. Depending … [Read more...]

Drying a Dog After a Bath

How to Dry a Dog

How to Dry Your Dog When it comes to dog grooming, one of the most daunting tasks can be drying. Depending on the pet, you may have to use a variety of tools to get the job done. In this article, we discuss different drying tools that can be used for drying your dog. Ensure the Dog is Comfortable Every dog is different--not only in coat type, but also in their demeanor. … [Read more...]

How to Care for Long-Haired Cats

Long Hair Cats

Long-Haired Cat Grooming If you have a long-haired cat, it's imperative for both her health and comfort you regularly brush and groom her. Cats with long, thick coats regularly shed, so when they bathe themselves, they end up swallowing the excess hair, which in turn causes them to vomit up hairballs. How to Prevent Matted Cat Hair Brush Regularly Fortunately, it's not … [Read more...]