Everyday Care: Hairballs in your Cat

Cat tongue

Hairballs, which are technically trichobezoars, form in your cat’s gastrointestinal tract due to their grooming habits.  They generally occur in medium to long-haired cats.  If you have felt a cat lick you then you know that a cat’s tongue feels like sandpaper.  This is … [Read more...]

Everyday Care: Brushing your Cat

Long-Haired Cat

Cats are generally very fastidious and often prefer to groom themselves.  They can spend hours each day grooming themselves and typically do a very good job in keeping their coat appearing healthy.  Although most cats do a good job in grooming themselves it is important for … [Read more...]

Everyday Care: Bathing your Dog

Westie Puppy

Bathing your dog may be necessary to help maintain a clean coat, or in order to treat certain skin conditions using medicated shampoos. It is important to follow the directions from your veterinarian or on each shampoo bottle specifically, and these are only general … [Read more...]

Everyday Care: Brushing your Dog

Golden Retriever

All dogs benefit from regular brushing of their hair coats.  Some dogs need to have their coats brushed regularly otherwise they will develop matted or tangled hair.  Sometimes the matted or tangled hair can be combed out, but often times the mats and tangles need to be … [Read more...]