Why Mats and Knots Can Spell Trouble for Your Dog

If your furry friend lives up to their name, you need to pay special attention to keeping their coat in good condition. After all, dogs, in particular, can quickly become uncomfortable if their hair becomes matted and knotted. What issues can arise if you do not take the time to avoid these difficulties and what type of measures can be put in place instead? Maintenance Issues A dog's coat can often become matted or knotted through improper maintenance. [Read More]

What Happens at a Puppy's First Vet Visit?

When should a new puppy meet their vet for the very first time? Whoever provided the puppy (whether they were adopted from an animal shelter or purchased from a breeder) may have their own recommendation, or you could simply ask your new prospective vet about the best schedule. The answer is likely to be that your puppy should be checked sooner instead of later. But what's the purpose of this very first puppy vet checkup? [Read More]