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All About Dog Health

SmarchPawz Tip #3 - Everyday Dog Health

SmarchPawz Tip #3 - Everyday Dog Health

Posted by SmarchPawz on June 10th, 2020   We all want the best for our pets. They’re our babies and we want to make sure we are giving them the best care possible. We think we know everything when it comes to our pets, but do we really? Read along to find some interesting tips on dog health  Food: The age, breed and size of your furry friend matters when determining how much food or how often you should be feeding your pet. Its important to choose a food with balanced nutrition, and to measure the portion size according to the instructions on the bag....

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SmarchPawz Tip #2 - Housekeeping & Cleaning

SmarchPawz Tip #2 - Housekeeping & Cleaning

Posted by SmarchPawz on May 30th, 2020     As pet owners our biggest frustration is figuring out how to keep the house clean with all the funky odors, stains and pet hair. As much as we love our pets we unfortunately don’t like the mess that comes with them. Check out these tips and tricks on how to make cleaning just a little easier.  Use a drain catcher: When you’re bathing your pet, make sure that your drain has an appropriate catcher to avoid any kind of pet hair clogs. Over time even the finest fibers of pet fur can clog up...

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SmarchPawz Tip #1 - Keeping you and your dog occupied during this quarantine

SmarchPawz Tip #1 - Keeping you and your dog occupied during this quarantine

Posted by SmarchPawz on May 26, 2020  At this point, the majority of us have begun to feel the side effects of being stuck inside our homes during the quarantine. Whether it be boredom, fatigue, or just a lack of energy, at least we can understand what’s happening around us. Our furry friends, on the other hand don’t. Many dogs need stimulation to stay happy and healthy, and the obvious, to stay out of trouble. Some fun and active games will do just the trick, and at the same time will keep you active and healthy as well.   Play some smelling games with...

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Canine Arthritis - What You Need to Know, Symptoms, Treatment, Comfort

Canine Arthritis - What You Need to Know, Symptoms, Treatment, Comfort

Posted by SmarchPawz on March 16, 2020   Is your dog a little less enthusiastic about his daily walks?  Is he reluctant to get up or lie down?  Do his joints click as he walks?  If so, there’s a chance your buddy is suffering from canine arthritis. Just as with humans, arthritis in dogs can be one of a variety of types, but the most common is osteoarthritis. What is Osteoarthritis and what causes it? Cartilage in joints acts as a buffer between bones. Sometimes, that cartilage degrades and deteriorates, reducing the buffer between bones, sometimes to the point where there is direct...

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Doggie Hygiene - Tips on How to Get all the Cleaning Done in One Session

Doggie Hygiene - Tips on How to Get all the Cleaning Done in One Session

Posted by SmarchPawz on March 3, 2020   Washing your dog is important, but not as important as some people think. Healthy dogs actually don’t need to be washed all that often, but humans prefer to bathe them so that they have a more pleasing smell and appearance. Doggie bath time is a good time to spend with the dog, however. Although most of them don’t like to be washed, they will appreciate the contact and attention that they receive from their owners during a bath. It is also a good time to perform some other necessary “dog maintenance” such as cleaning the...

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