Golden Retriever with Flea Collar

Death By Flea Collars – Part 2

Most packages containing flea collars or other similar-type pest-fighting devices usually carry a printed caution on the front: “Do not allow children to play with this collar”. The purchaser is then invited to read the additional precautions printed on the reverse side of the package.  Over 50% of the dog owners polled about their knowledge…

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Brushing a Puppy

Total Puppy Care: The Importance Of Regular Puppy Grooming

While not usually as critical a problem as housetraining, grooming is quite frequently another area that is sorely neglected or improperly handled.  A young animal should be groomed thoroughly on a regular basis.  Thorough grooming includes brushing and combing out all mats and tangles, inspecting for external parasites, cleaning ears, and clipping the puppy’s nails.…

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Veterinarian Giving Vaccination Shot to Black Puppy

Total Puppy Care: The Importance Of Vaccinations & Guarding Against Potent Over-The-Counter Medications

Never give your puppy any parasite-killing medications unless they have been authorized by your veterinarian. It is important to keep in mind that these preparations, although can be purchased over-the-counter and without a prescription, can have side effects just like all other drugs. Remember, there are many different types of parasites: hookworms, ascarids, tapeworms, whipworms,…

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