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How do I bath my puppy?

By Brian Faulkner - BSc (Hons), BVM&S, MBA, MSc(Psych), MRCVS | 27 November 2018 |
A puppy taking a bath

Bathing your puppy should become a fun and routine event, however it can be a bit daunting at first. There are a few things to consider and prepare to make it effective and enjoyable for you and your puppy. Here are the most commonly asked questiong when it comes to bathing puppies. How often should I bath my puppy? This will depend on how frequently your puppy gets dirty as well as their breed and coat type/length and other factors. All dogs benefit from having a bath as it helps…

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How do I keep my puppy’s ears healthy?

By Brian Faulkner - BSc (Hons), BVM&S, MBA, MSc(Psych), MRCVS | 27 November 2018 |
A puppy with one ear up and one ear down

Compared to your puppy you have a pretty poor sense of hearing. People don’t hear nearly as much, nor are we as good at judging where sounds are coming from. It’s important to keep these impressive ears in good health. Keeping an eye on the ears Your puppy’s ear is shaped to funnel sound and protect its inner parts from injury. However, the length of the ear canal also encourages the accumulation of wax, debris, mites and other foreign material that cannot easily be shaken out. So it’s important to…

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An essential guide to puppy grooming

By Brian Faulkner - BSc (Hons), BVM&S, MBA, MSc(Psych), MRCVS | 23 November 2018 |
A puppy being groomed

Grooming is an essential part of looking after your puppy. Puppies with naturally longer coats require a greater frequency of care, but it is important for that all breeds recieve the basics. As well as the health benefits and keeping your puppy looking neat and tidy, grooming is also a great opportunity to strengthen the bond between you and your puppy. Below are my three top tips for keeping your puppy healthy and well-groomed. 1. Creating a routine Puppies need time to get used to being handled. If your puppy isn’t accustomed to being groomed, start with short…

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