Instead of paying top dollar to get your pup to look like a million bucks, skip the groomers and start home-sudsing your furry friend. After investing in a few essentials, you're set to give your dog the red-carpet treatment. Designating a tub or sink as the puppy wash area ensures grooming success. Keep all the primping materials close at hand, helping to create a comfortable and enjoyable spa experience for your pup. Click through for grooming tips, along with some adorable pictures of dogs in the tub.
Award season is back in full effect, so while browsing glamorous looks from this week's People's Choice Awards, Critics' Choice Awards, and Golden Globes, why not give your pet the red carpet treatment? To keep your furry friends looking fab and smelling fresh, check out six of our favorite grooming posts.
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Did you know felines lose more hair in the summertime? Even if you didn't know the reason, kitty owners can likely attest to the abundance of hair on carpet (and clothes and sheets) during the warmer months. Although cats groom themselves excessively, it's still important to brush them during this time, especially long-haired cats who've got more coat to collect. Otherwise, in — or out — pops the dreaded hairball.
As the name implies, a hairball is in fact a ball of hair. The clump of ingested fur forms in a kitty's tummy and, when it becomes too big, causes that "present" found on your carpet. If you're noticing (or worried about) this problem, switch to a high-quality, special hairball formula food or a petroleum-based digestive aid. Already have a picky kitty on your hands? Get my tip and read more
Pup hair can require more upkeep than human hair — it needs to be washed, thinned, trimmed, shaped, and wrapped into looking neat and styled. Professional groomers pull out all the stops for dog shows and competitions in an effort to produce camera and crowd ready bouffants. Take a gander at some specialist groomers' best behind-the-scenes work.
Reminiscing with childhood friends recently, I was reminded of one of my early teenage grooming habits. When I was 13 or 14, I used to slick Vaseline on my unruly eyebrows in order to tame and "shape" them. Why would I do this, you ask? Well, I got the idea from my equally bushy-eyed best friend. Eventually, my mother grew tired of my shiny brows and sent me to a waxer, but my Vaseline habit made for some interesting yearbook pictures. It's funny to look back on teenage trial and error, and even the best groomed among us has gotten a bad tip or two. Share your funniest teenage beauty bloopers in the comments below—there's no need to be embarrassed, and it's totally cathartic.
The famed department store just added The Pet Spa for "canine chic and feline sleek!" Nestled in London's Harrods is a fourth floor furry retreat that boasts human-worthy services like full body massages, mud baths, blueberry and vanilla facials, and deluxe pedicures.
If your pets are hungry, they can just stop off at Lily's Kitchen for lunch later on!
While the country's strict quarantine laws make it hard to just hop on a weekend flight, a gal (and pup) can dream, right? See the rest of this Bulldog's pampered adventure and read more
Nail trims aren't just for the canines as many cats could use a good clipping, too. Surprised? If you want to try this on for size, see my five tips to make the process easier for both you and your beloved pet!
Staying clean is key, especially for doggies with droopy ears since dirt and bacteria can get trapped inside, multiply, and cause an infected disaster. Yuck. Oftentimes, a bad odor will clue you in to an ear issue, and always check with a vet to make sure the problem isn't serious before settling on a solution. Regardless of how you squirt and swab ears down, don't forget to do these three things before you get started:
- Clean under your nails. Time to dig out any dirt and grime from under your nails with a file and make sure there are no jagged edges that could hurt your pooch.
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