Health & Grooming

Wondering if your dog is the right weight? Eating the right sort of kibble? Check out these articles to get best practices on raising a healthy and well-groomed pup.

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Dog Grooming For Dummies

Published 04-10-2006

Handle grooming yourself to save money and bond with your dog Brush, bathe, and clip your dog like a pro! Whether your dog is destined for a career in the show ring or a spot on the living room couch, good grooming is important. This friendly guide shows you how to develop a grooming routine that will keep your dog clean - and strengthen the bond between you. It includes detailed, step-by-step grooming instructions for all types of coats. Discover how to Train your dog for grooming Care for nails, teeth, and ears Use clippers and scissors Groom specific types of coats Prepare a dog for the show ring

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Dog Health and Nutrition For Dummies

Published 06-18-2001

You do everything you can to maintain your optimum health. Doesn’t your best friend deserve the same? Your dog’s a member of the family and needs the same attention to health and nutrition as you do to stay healthy, be happy, and live longer. However, it’s easy to get lost in the pet store’s sea of dog products, passing aisle after aisle of dog food. Keeping your dog healthy or getting her back on the road to good health doesn’t have to be difficult, though. Dog Health and Nutrition for Dummies makes it easy to make sure your canine is living a healthy lifestyle. It gives you expert tips and advice on: Basic canine healthcare Feeding your dog Recognizing and treating common maladies Caring for the canine senior Author M. Christine Zink, DVM, PhD is a specialist in canine sports medicine and professor at The Johns Hopkins University, but above all, a dog lover. She breaks down the complexity of caring for your pooch into easy terms with helpful reminders, warnings, and information, including information about: How to choose and work with a vet Your dog’s anatomy with detailed illustrations Canine first aid Drug therapy for dogs Maintaining your dog’s health with nutrition and exercise Common household hazards Dog Health and Nutrition for Dummies gives you all the information you need to properly care for your beloved canine pal.

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