Grooming & Cleaning

Your dog is dirty, and you know he needs a bath. Groomers are expensive, and you don’t want to put out the extra cash. It’s actually easy to bathe your dog at home, as long as you prepare in advance and keep a few basic things in mind. (Picture Credit: Getty Images) Brush your dog
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Dear Labby, I take my dog to a groomer. Am I supposed to tip? If so, what is the standard amount? Signed: Really Is Necessary to Spend Extra? Dear R.I.N.S.E., Certainly a tip is not appropriate if your Chihuahua comes back smelling like a garbage dump or your Husky returns with
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(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Some household cleaning products are loaded with chemicals, and can be harmful to your pet after prolonged exposure. Today, rates of canine cancer are increasing, following the same trend of rates of human cancers, which has caused researchers to look more closely at a shared environmental pathogenesis. We are not immune to
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Fleas are a nuisance to both humans and animals. While there are many great products available to manage fleas on your pet, killing and preventing them in your home, carpet, and furnishings can be more difficult. Chemical solutions are not only toxic to fleas, but inconvenient to use and potentially dangerous
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Even dogs who feel that a bath is cruel and unusual punishment have to get one once in a while. While some dogs with short coats can get away with just water, most dogs need shampoo. Why do dogs need their own kind of shampoo? Manufacturers say their products are gentle
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Question: How do I find and remove a tick from my dog? Answer: How to find ticks During tick season — which is spring and summer in some places, but can be year-round in milder climates — give your dog a tick check after every walk outside in brush or woods.
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Question: Help, my dog’s been skunked! How do I get rid of the smell? Answer: There are lots of special products on the market, but this simple home remedy, developed by chemists, should do the trick. It works by chemically neutralizing the compounds in skunk spray that smell so bad. 1
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Cleaning the Pet Friendly Home Got pets? Then you’ve probably got odors, stains, and fur in places you never knew you had. Fortunately, canines and a clean house are not mutually exclusive properties. We’ve got expert recommendations, product reviews, and tricks of the trade to help keep your home aromatic and germ free. And remember:
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Wash, cut, brush and dry. You can keep your dog well-groomed! If you have seen your dog rub or roll on the rug, or chew and lick at her fur, you have witnessed her attempt at self-grooming. Have you ever tried to give yourself a haircut? Then you know we can
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