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…

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.…

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,…