Getting to Grips with Dog Grooming Tools

Contributed by Lucy Sheppard

Regular grooming is essential to keep your dog’s coat in peak condition, but it can be a challenging task if you don’t have the right tools for the job. Grooming is necessary to remove dirt, dead hair and tangles, as well as helping to improve circulation and dry skin conditions. Regular grooming will also help to stimulate the oils in your dog’s skin and distribute them throughout the coat. It is therefore important to use the right grooming tools for your dog’s coat type to ensure that you do a thorough job.

Brushes

Bristle brushes

These brushes are extremely versatile and can accommodate dogs with any coat type. They can be purchased in a variety of different bristle lengths with varying spacing between the bristles – basically, the longer the dog’s coat is, the longer and more widely spaced the bristles need to be. These brushes are perfect for removing loose hair and stimulating the skin.
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Hiking Essentials 5 Tips for You and Your Pup In and Out of the Car

Guest post contributed by June Frazier

For most individuals, spring and fall are usually the best periods of the calendar to go hiking with their dogs. Perhaps it is because spring is known to breathe new and fresh life into both wildlife and vegetation. The land is once again filled with colorful spring flowers as well as green grasses. What’s more, during this period, the overall atmosphere is friendly since the sticky and scorching temperatures are usually gone. Fall is an excellent time to visit your favorite trail and enjoy a variety of the hiking benefits with your lovely dog.
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Tips for Taking a Dog Along On Vacation

Guest post contributed by Diana Smith

At 63 percent, Australia’s pet ownership is among the highest in the world. According to Pet Express Transport Services, Australians favor dogs over other pets, so there are about 19 dogs for every 100 people. With such a high popularity of pups, it’s only normal to bring them on a vacation with us. Travelling with your dog definitely, adds to the fun and eliminates the worry of not knowing what your dog is up to while you are on the road. In order to make the vacation a happy time for both you and your dog, please read through these tips.
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ShaPooPee: The Ultimate Dog Walking Accessory!

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ShapPooPee is a brand new product that was created out of the need to carry all essential items when taking a dog out for a walk.  It has a place for your keys, money, poop bags, and training treats!  All of this is contained in a small, lightweight plastic carrier that comes with a wrist strap.

ShaPooPee Includes:

  • A single super bright white LED, powered by a highly efficient lighting engine which slowly sips power from the replaceable 1.5V battery
  • Built-in spare key/money holder for up to three keys or one key and several dollars
  •  Built-in, extra deep training treat storage area
  • Easy to load poop bag dispenser with tearing teeth
  • Window showing amount of poop bags remaining
  • Lightweight plastic case
  •  Wrist strap

Learn more about the ShaPooPee Kickstarter campaign  and visit ShaPooPee on Facebook to find out more about this must have product!