[New Product] SHED-X Shed Control Pet Shampoo

[New Product] SHED-X Shed Control Pet Shampoo

Do strangers somehow seem to know you have a pet even before you tell them? Could it be because you’re always covered in loose pet hair? If you’re looking for a way to minimize your pet’s excessive shedding, we have great news! You don’t have to live with a layer of loose fur on your clothes, furniture, and floors any longer. Discover how one simple change to your pet’s bath […]

[Illustrated Guide] Summertime pool safety for your pets

[Illustrated Guide] Summertime pool safety for your pets

This is a guest post from Amber Kingsley. Amber Kingsley is a freelance journalist and member of a pet enthusiast/animal lover group in her city of Santa Monica who has donated countless hours supporting her local shelter within operations and outreach. She has spent most of her research writing about animals in the areas of food, health and training.  A swimming pool is a great place to beat the summer heat, […]

Harley Gets FURminated!

Harley Gets FURminated!

Hi everybuddy! Did you know that Friday is National Hairball Awareness Day? I am a Devon Rex cat with curly fur, and my fur is pretty thin, so I do not shed very much at all. On the other paw, my brother Harley likes to leave his extra fur all over the house. I think this makes Harley an excellent candidate to test out the FURminator for cats. After all, […]

Reducing static electricity in your pet’s fur

Reducing static electricity in your pet’s fur

Static electricity is common when the air is dry and the humidity is low, so it is a much more frequent problem in the winter months when the air is cold and dry, and indoor heating removes moisture from the air. Problem static electricity can also occur year-round in places with a dry climate. Your pet’s fur will build up a small electrical charge, and sometimes the fur may even […]

Your pet’s skin and coat provide clues to overall health

Your pet’s skin and coat provide clues to overall health

It seems like a big concern for many people today is keeping the skin looking and feeling young.  Aging gracefully has been for the most part replaced with the concept that aging is a disease that can be prevented. Everywhere we look we see words such as anti-oxidants, free radicals, lasers, surgeries, essential fatty acids, and other drugs or methods designed at keeping us feeling and looking younger for longer than […]

Alopecia X in Dogs

A very interesting skin condition seen in the veterinary clinics is known by veterinary dermatologists as Alopecia X. This hair follicle and cycle abnormality is more prominent in certain breeds such as toy and miniature poodles. Some veterinarians have referred to this syndrome as hair cycle arrest. This syndrome can affect dogs of either sex, regardless of neuter or age status. There have been reported cases in dogs as young as one year of […]

Miliary Dermatitis in Cats

Miliary dermatitis is a very common skin presentation seen in cats at the veterinary clinic. It manifests most typically as a scabby inflammation of the skin which actually feels like millet seeds as one runs the hand through the hair coat. The small crusts and scabs may appear anywhere on the cat’s body, but most commonly is seen around the head and neck. Miliary dermatitis is most commonly seen secondary to either […]