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Practices & Tips

carding...

Carding is a natural technique in which the soft downy undercoat is pulled from the dogs body (if done correctly this does not hurt). Carding is done before and after a bath (using special coat loosening shampoo and conditioner), this removal of the undercoat lets the topcoat lie closer to the natural outline of the dog accentuating the dog’s structure. It also promotes a profuse harsh outer coat with a rich colour and protects the skin. Carding also helps to control shedding, after a few days the amount of hair that the dog would normally shed is visibly less.  Having your dog carded will make your dog more comfortable and also help keep unwanted hair from your furniture and dogs bedding, making everyone’s environment more pleasant.

teeth...


All healthy adult dogs should have forty two teeth. Each half of the upper jaw has three incisors, one canine, four premolars, and two molars; each half of the lower jaw also has three incisors, one canine, and four premolars but three molars.

it is true...


Dogs are subject to toothaches.
Dogs do suffer from tooth decay and rot
Dogs do suffer from abscessed teeth.
Dogs do suffer from pyorrhoea.
Dogs do suffer from tartar and plaque

BRUSH TEETH DAILY WITH A DOGGIE TOOTH PASTE FOR CONTINUAL UPKEEP AND LOW VETERINARIAN BILLS.

toxic household plants...


There is little question that plants are beautiful and enhance the aesthetics of surroundings. Many people however are not aware that a number of these plants are also toxic to companion animals. Here are some common household plants to watch out for:


Caladium (a.k.a Angel wings)
Spider plant
Dieffenbachia
Dragon tree
English holly
Daffodil
Snowhead
Foxglove
Poinsettia
Airplant
Hyacinth

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