Tag Archives: coat

  • Grooming Marvellous!

    Posted on October 1, 2013 by in Autumn, Pets, Rabbit, Seasons

    Rabbit breeds have a wide range of coats, with different ratios of soft, furry undercoats to longer, coarser outer coats.  Whatever the length of coat, however, matting can be an issue.  This is where the hairs get tightly bound together, pulling at the skin and sometimes restricting movement. It can be uncomfortable, but if it […]

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  • Claws and nails

    Posted on September 15, 2013 by in Autumn, Cat, Degu, Dog, Ferret, Gerbil, Guinea Pig, Hamster, Mouse, Pets, Rabbit, Rat, Seasons

    As autumn draws on so fur, coats, claws and nails can suddenly attract more of our attention.  When pets spend more time indoors, then owners begin to notice the fall out, as nails scratch, claws catch and hair accumulates around the skirting boards.  A good groom is the ideal solution. If you can’t face cutting […]

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  • Hot Dogs

    Posted on June 1, 2013 by in Dog, Pets, Seasons, Summer

    Do you know what type of coat your dog has?  For instance some dogs have double coats, made up of a coarser over-layer of hair with an undercoat that is more fur-like, being softer and shorter. Breeds with double coats include Huskies, Collies and Newfoundlands.  Most dogs have hair that will grow to a certain […]

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  • To wash, or not to wash

    Posted on March 14, 2013 by in Dog, Pets, Seasons, Winter

      Whether it’s cleaning off winter mud or something worse, many owners like to wash their dogs.  The question is how frequently and what with? Washing pets won’t hurt them, but it should be more of a weekly than daily activity.  It is important to use a pet friendly shampoo, designed so it is not […]

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  • Coat Control

    Posted on March 14, 2013 by in Cat, Dog, Pets, Seasons, Spring

    As April starts to take hold so many pets start to shed their winter coats in preparation for the warmer days ahead.  Moulting is common across most species, and even those that are kept indoors will show a vestige of change over these months.   With most dogs, cats and small animals, this is a time […]

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