Grooming & hygiene


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What to Charge for Cats?

I will be pet sitting two cats for 2 weeks. I usually dog sit, so I'm not sure what I should be charging. My rates for dog sitting are usually $50 per day.

Dog losing hair? Here are potential causes — and how to treat it

Your dog’s hair is falling out. And not just a little bit — we’re talking tufts of hair rolling down your hallway like tumbleweed in the Wild West. But before you start freaking out, here’s some information about dog hair loss that you need to know. “Some breeds are naturally... more

Puppy Breath: Why You Love It and How to Prolong the Sweetness

Here's why some people adore the smell of puppy breath and how to maintain it as long as possible. Most people wouldn't automatically associate dog breath with a great smell, but there are many puppy owners who know and love the scent of sweet puppy breath. Ever wondered... more

Homemade Dog Shampoo: 5 Natural Recipes

Homemade dog shampoo can be just as effective as store-bought shampoos. Here are 5 natural recipes to get you started! Homemade dog shampoo can be just as effective as a store-bought shampoo. Not only will you find yourself saving money, you can also control what goes into it. Kat Scicluna... more

5 Reasons a Dog Cyst Isn't Cancer

You've discovered a lump on your dog. Should you worry? Here's a review of 5 types of dog cysts that aren't cancerous, along with expert advice about what to do if you find a lump. You're relaxing on the couch with your dog curled up next... more

5 homemade dog toothpaste recipes to freshen up dog breath

What is that smell? Sure, you may enjoy those wet kisses from your pooch, but not when his breath is stinky! While it's important to brush your dog's teeth between trips to the groomer for hygiene and health reasons, it's also a nice way to give your... more

Cat Losing Hair: How Much Shedding Is Normal?

Worried that your cat may be losing too much hair? Here's everything you need to know about the difference between normal shedding and rapid hair loss. At the end of the day, you just want to curl up next to your cat on the couch. But during these snuggle... more


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What thank you gifts would my veterinarian appreciate?

I'm finally getting around to putting away my Christmas cards, and I found a cute one from my vet. She sent it to my cats - isn't that adorable? I'd like to send her a little thank you gift. What do vets need or appreciate?