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.…

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,…