The answer to that question is, yes! Every single little furbaby is different. Each one has a different type of coat and different types of skin. If your dog has noticeably dry skin, and you bathe him often, then you might be bathing too often or with shampoo that is too harsh. Try bathing a…

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ADVISOR DONNA RICHARDSON (PET NUTRITIONIST) — We get lots of questions regarding rotating your dog’s diet. There are many “ways” and reasons to rotate your food, and guess what? Many are correct. For a normal, healthy adult pet, we suggest feeding a food that has multiple meat proteins. If you…

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ADVISOR DONNA RICHARDSON (PET NUTRITIONIST) — When selecting the best food for our pets, we often become consumed with ingredients. The food must be grain free, and not contain this and that. Which is fine. However, as mentioned so many times in the past, all grain free foods are not created equal…

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ADVISOR TAMMY NEELY — The simple answer is, as often as you’d like. There are some things to consider, however, when you do so. First and most important is the quality of the products you use. Using good, quality shampoos and skin conditioners are key. All shampoos are made to remove dirt, grim…

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Nutrition is complicated, interesting, and important. It’s also up there with religion and politics on the list of topics to avoid in mixed company. Folks get really worked up about pet food. But I’m going to attempt to deflate the whole issue with a simple observation: I see hundreds of pets on…

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Be Prepared! A quality pair of trimmers that not only fit your hand, but also fit your dog’s size, is essential. If you’re not comfortable handling the trimmers, it will make the task stressful for both you and your dog. I prefer the scissor-style trimmers because they allow free movement and…

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You are probably shaking your head and wondering what in the world your pet’s food could possibly have to do with flea prevention. There are few times that the subject of “immune system” has not been in mentioned in previous articles. Have you ever noticed that in some kennel situations, there are…

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ADVISOR DONNA RICHARDSON (PET NUTRITIONIST) - The arrival of spring for many humans and pets alike brings on the challenge of seasonal allergies. We deal with food trials for suspected food allergies year round. What are some things you can do for your pet if you suspect seasonal allergies? Those…

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My dog is a constant itching and scratching machine. How much of a role does diet play in this sort of behavior? Donna Richardson’s response: Sorry you are having problems with your dog. I am going to assume you have done a little detective work, and your dog does not have fleas. You could also be…

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