Dog Grooming

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Coping With a Dog Who Sheds

By Kathy Salzberg, NCMG Q. I have a Pug who sheds really badly. Is there something I can do to limit or stop the shedding? I comb him, but it doesn’t help much. A. Pugs are among the most endearing of small dog breeds. One look at their tragic-comic faces […]

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Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed

By Kathy Salzberg, NCMG | Posted: March 14, 2014, 11 a.m. PST The level of shedding is a question many prospective pet owners ask when deciding upon which dog to choose. It may be a matter of allergies or some people simply don’t want to deal with the […]

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Save Money by Trimming Your Dog’s Nails

By Kathy Salzberg, NCMG Q. Our 7-year-old Harrier has very thick, hard nails. The groomer uses a nail clipper and follows with a grinding tool on her nails. Since we are currently financially challenged, I am interested in grooming our dog’s nails myself. Can you please give me explicit directions […]

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How to Love Your Dirty Dog in Spite of Himself

“Suburbanite inhabiting an immaculate, perfectly decorated home, behind the wheel of an elaborately detailed luxury car; suddenly finds grime, fur and drool everywhere – entirely shifts lifestyle and falls in love with all of it.” Does this ring a bell with you? You’re definitely not alone! So how did you wind up with your dog? […]

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Are You Guilty of Over-Grooming?

By Jeffrey G. Pepper In some breeds, hours and hours of work are involved in preparing dogs for their brief ring appearances. Trimming, shaping and sculpting using various products and tools are the norm for breeds such as the Poodle and Bichon Fris?. Others, such as the Pekingese and Shih […]

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Trimming a Dachshund’s Nails

By Kathy Salzberg, NCMG | Posted: February 29, 2012, 9 a.m. EST Q. I have a Miniature Dachshund. I cut her nails myself. They have been somewhat neglected, but not terribly neglected. They are not so long as to cause her discomfort, but to the eye I can tell […]

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Bobbye Land’s Essential Dog Grooming Tools

1. Chamois cloth: I get mine from automotive supply stores where they are a fraction of the price you’ll pay at a pet-supply store. They are great for cleaning up spills and messes besides being cost- and time-effective for bathing. I have found that the synthetics work just as well as […]

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How to Trim Dog Nails

By Kathy Salzberg | Posted: December 4, 2012, 8 a.m. Trimming your dog’s nails is a necessary chore and should be done every three or four weeks. You can do it yourself or have a groomer or vet clip your dog’s nails for you. Most groomers will be happy […]

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Clipping a Fussy Dog’s Nails

By Kathy Salzberg, NCMG | Posted: December 12, 2008, 4 p.m. EST Q. I have a female Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel–Poodle mix). She hates having anything done to her feet so I can’t cut her nails. I actually took some grooming classes and whenever I even get the clipper near […]

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Dog’s Ingrown Toenail

By Kathy Salzberg, NCMG Q. I own a Yorkshire Terrier who weighs in at 2.3 pounds. She is 1 1/2 years old. I have been taking her to the same groomer since I got her at six weeks of age. She goes to the groomer every other week –she has […]

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