January 28, 2019
As a dog lover who has been the pet parent of so many different breeds over the years, I have tried out tons of different grooming products. Some of them have been major flops, but some have been incredibly useful.
One product that I am happy to say that myself – and my furry friends – love is dry dog shampoo. It makes it so easy to get those rascals clean and keep them smelling fresh in between baths; after all, who has the time to give a dog a bath every single time they get into mischief?
A friend of mine recommended Paw Choice No-Rinse Waterless Dry Dog Shampoo after she had used it with her highly active Golden retrievers. I was intrigued because her pups always smelled so good and they always looked so fresh and so clean, so I decided that I would give it a try with my German shepherd.
Let me tell you, I was completely blown away! The first thing that impressed me about this product was that it was made of natural ingredients, like coconut and purified water, and it was free of harsh chemicals, like alcohol, bad sulfates, and parabens, which most other dry shampoos for dogs that I have tried. After reading the label, I decided that I would definitely proceed and try it with my big guy.
I was so impressed! Using this product was so easy! All I had to do was pump a little bit out onto my hand (about a palm-full) and then work it into Ollie (my German shepherd’s) coat. I made sure to spread it out evenly into the surface of his coat and give him a good massage – which he totally loved. That was it! There was absolutely no need to use any water, which we both loved. I was able to work it into his dry coat with no problem, and I didn’t have to rinse it off. I just used a towel to gently blot him dry, brushed him out, and he was good to go!
The results were totally amazing! My guy’s fur looked so much more luxurious and clean; it really looked like he just got out of the bath! He also smelled heavenly. There are two scents; I chose the lavender chamomile, but there is also a mango pomegranate, which my friend told me smells amazing, too.
I can honestly say that after trying the Waterless, No-Rinse Dry Dog Shampoo from Paw Choice, it is not one of my favorite products. I was so impressed, in fact, that I decided to start using other products from this highly reputable manufacturer, like their Advanced Hip and Joint Supplement, which is great for my German shepherd, because he is getting older and this breed is prone to hip dysplasia.
The bottom line is this: if you’re looking for a dry dog shampoo, or safe, natural, and effective joint supplements, fish oil, and other awesome products, you should definitely check out Paw Choice. You won’t be disappointed!
This post was written by: Joe at DogProductPicker.com
June 13, 2018
Regardless of your dog’s age, health is important. In fact, there is nothing in this world that should stop your dog from living their happiest and healthiest life.
Recognizing and providing your dog with assistance can make a world of differences for their life and for yours.
Here are some helpful tips to make life easier for your dog as they begin to enter the later years of their life:
Life should be enjoyable for you and your dog. If you can help your dog stay youthful during all of their days, they will thank you for it in the long run.
May 23, 2018
It's hard to cuddle with a pet that’s dirty or stinky. Here are five easy tips you can use to set up an easy, low-stress grooming routine and have a great smelling best friend.
1. Start Early
If you are adding a younger pup to your family or one who might be a bit skittish about getting cleaned up, start getting her used to regular grooming a little at a time.
Touch her gently all over every day, especially on the paws and toes, to help her get used to being handled. This will make it less scary when she gets baths, has her fur brushed or her nails clipped later. Petting and praise will go a long way in making grooming time easier for you and any professional groomers your pet may visit later.
2. Brush Regularly
Brush and comb your pet’s coat often. Brushing helps to remove dead hair and dirt, spread out natural oils in the fur and prevent uncomfortable matting. It’s also a great way to check that the skin is healthy and make sure that there are no signs that pests like fleas or ticks have decided to take up residence.
How often to brush depends on the type of coat your pet has. Generally, short, flatter coated breeds only need to be brushed about once a week, but dogs with long or curly coats that tend to mat will do better with daily attention. A bristle brush is a great choice for every dog, but if your best friend has a long or double coat, be sure to also get a slicker brush to pull out dead hair and remove tangles more easily.
3. Trim Nails Often.
A lot of owners are intimidated by cutting their dog's nails, but it is a super important part of keeping them happy and healthy. Did you know having long nails can change the way your dog walks and affect their joints? You should try to trim them once a week or anytime you can hear them clicking on the ground.
Buy a good quality pair of nail clippers and trim only the tips, avoiding the blood vessel that runs through the nail, which is called the quick. You may be able to see the quick if your dog has light-colored nails or you can avoid clipping too far by only clipping the hooked part of the nail at the end that looks like a triangular shape with outer “walls”, rather than the more solid part further back. Knowing how far to trim gets easier with practice, but it is always a good idea to have a small jar of styptic powder like Kwik Stop on hand just in case you clip them too short.
4. Bathe Your Dog At Least Once Every Three Months.
If your pet spends a lot of time outside or has skin problems, he might need to be bathed more often, but most pets can get by with more infrequent trips to the tub. Bathing too frequently can strip the coat of natural oils that help protect the skin and increase the risk of infections.
Shampoos made for people can be irritating to your pet’s skin. Choose a shampoo that’s made especially for pets and be sure to rinse well.
5. Use A Dry Shampoo In Between Baths.
Using a waterless, dry dog shampoo is an easy way to keep your pet smelling fresh and clean without all the hassle of a full bath.
These foams are massaged into your pet’s fur like a mousse and left to dry.
Choose a product that is natural, preferably one that is formulated to remove odor-causing bacteria rather than just cover up smells with chemical fragrances.
Dry shampoo is also great to have around to use with pets who have had surgery and cannot get wet or for use during cold weather.
Making sure your dog’s skin, coat and nails are healthy and well cared for is an important part of maintaining their overall health.
With lots of love, good quality tools, a little patience, and practice, your pup will be happy, clean and ready for lots of cuddles!
May 10, 2018
Dogs evolved from wolves, they have stomachs of steel and can eat anything – in theory.
Any pet lover who has endured the consequences of a fur-child with an upset tummy can vouch for the fact, not only can dogs not eat “anything,” there are often unpleasant penalties for trying.
Eating offensive foods (and other objects) can lead to a miserable, painful tummy ache. Primary symptoms of a dog's stomach distress include; diarrhea, vomiting, and flatulence.
Many factors can contribute to a sensitive stomach in dogs, and identifying the exact cause is sometimes difficult. The frequency, severity, and duration of stomach ailments can provide clues for diagnosis.
Understanding possible origins of the symptoms is important to relieve discomfort and prevent recurrences.
Regardless of the cause, helping a dog with a sensitive stomach requires a multi-step approach.
Lastly, a holistic approach and doing what you can to promote a healthy gut for your dog will yield the best long-term results!