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Dog clothes were first used by the military to protect their faithful four-legged companions in the same way that armor and uniforms helped to protect the soldiers fighting next to them. Military dog clothes were not created for fashion but to protect these brave and dedicated dogs from the weather and even attacks.

One of the most famous military dogs was Stubby who was adopted by an infantry unit in 1917 and went to World War I with the unit. He was a highly decorated dog even receiving a Purple Heart. A group of French women made him a “uniform” to display all his metals.

"Stubby the Military Dog

Stubby the Military Dog

The next group to use dog clothing was police and firefighters. These uniforms were not only used for protection but to distinguish one group from the other. Next in line were Seeing Eye dogs and other helper dogs whose uniforms make it easy to identify the owner as someone with some type of disability.

Moving forward to the 21stcentury, buying dog clothes is as common as buying clothing for yourself. Dog clothes still keep your pet warm and dry as well as protect it from cuts and scrapes, however, style is foremost when it comes to selecting dog clothing. There are many styles available such as T-shirts, jerseys, tank tops, sweaters, bandanas, winter outfits and even outfits for Halloween, weddings, birthdays, sports and many other special occasions AND Barking Barb is you connection to all that is dog clothes and more.

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Basics Of Dog Grooming Equipment

Some dogs are more high maintenance than others, require more frequent or rigorous grooming habits, so it’s important to pick the dog grooming equipment that suits your dog’s needs.

Brushing

The first tool you need for this task is a brush. The best brush to use will depend on your dog’s coat type. If your dog has a fluffy coat it may need a different type of brush than if it had a more coarse, rough coat. If your neighborhood pet shop has knowledgeable staff, they might be able to have a look at your dog and recommend a particular type of brush. For example, dogs with long flowing coats can benefit from a bristle brush. A dog with a thin coat might require a coated pin brush. Depending on your dog’s coat it may need a daily brush to prevent matting, or you might be able to wait longer between brushing.

Bathing

For a bath you will need your brush, shampoo and, if your dog is the kind to roll in dirt right after a bath, a hair dryer. While it’s fine to use your own hair dryer, make sure that you get dog shampoo. Shampoo that is designed for humans should never be used to wash your dog. Unless youre an expert, wait until your dog is dry to follow up with brushing, especially if you dog has a thin, fine coat. Attempting to brush its thin coat when its wet can hurt and damage the individual strands.

Claw treatment

Maintaining your dog’s nails at a reasonable length is also an important part of proper dog grooming. Clipping your dog’s nails will ensure it doesn’t suffer from any painful breaks or other grievances. For this task, you will want to invest in a quality pair of claw trimmers. Although a pair of good claw trimmers will cost more than a regular pair of human nail clippers, the results you get with claw trimmers will be much better. Claw trimmers will also help you ensure that you don’t clip too much nail and hit the nail’s quick, which can cause your dog’s nail to start bleeding. The frequency of your nail clipping will depend on how quickly your dog’s nails grow and how much wear they get on surfaces like concrete.

Healthy teeth

Ensuring your dog has a healthy mouth is vital to keeping your pet from developing any gum or other oral diseases. As with shampoo, when you purchase toothpaste for your dog, make sure you buy toothpaste that is specifically designed for dogs. If you decide to use a standard toothbrush, choose one that that fits the size of your dog’s mouth. Although there’s nothing wrong with using a standard toothbrush, many dog owners find that it’s easy to use a finger toothbrush. This rubber brush slides over your finger and allows you to vigorously scrub your dog’s teeth while holding your pet still.

When you’re grooming your dog, it’s best to keep it contained in one place. This will make your job much easier. A bathtub is a good choice for a smaller dog, while an outside pen will perhaps be the best option for a larger dog. It takes skill and practice to groom a dog, especially one with a more high maintenance and matt-prone coat. If you’re not confident in your own grooming skills, take your dog to a dog groomer – even if you only go once, at least you’ll get to see a professional groom and know what end result you’re looking for in your own dog grooming efforts.

K9 to 5 are professional dog groomers in Perth, Western Australia. They offer dog grooming, dog day care, and other services in Perth. K9 to 5 staff are experienced and qualified animal carers and owners, including vet nurses and professional groomers to cater for all of your pets needs.

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Frontline dog treatment

There are numerous cases of dogs being infected with fleas every day. This furthermore can lead to other infections. There are many options out there for you to choose from but you need to realise that you need to select the best in flea control to help your dog come out of this. The best treatment is known as Frontline treatment which has been tried and tested for years ad hasn’t failed yet.

A reason why this treatment is one of the best is because it has several benefits; the main one protecting your dog from fleas, preventing itching, swelling and any irritation caused. This is great for a dog that suffers allergies because those symptoms caused by fleas can be very dangerous.

The most important part of Frontline treatment is the ability it has to help exterminate the fleas that act as a carrier of any diseases. This is biggest downside to fleas since some may pass on diseases that are hard to cure. This method makes sure that the fleas can’t harm your dog with these diseases making it the best for m of dog flea control.

Borax soap, flea floggers and some other natural repellents like Pennyroyal, Lemongrass and Citronella can be used together with the treatment to strengthen the overall treatment and to provide the best form of flea control.

If you have children around you should be careful when applying the products to your pet. Some may be natural however they may prove to be toxic and may also be dangerous to you or your child’s health

You should use the Frontline treatment in the month of March (beginning of flea season) and then December (end of flea season) to ensure that it is effective. You may also wish to use other methods of flea control that were mentioned for an all years round protection of fleas from your dog.

Andres Garcia Has been writing articles for three years now. His Newest interest is in Flea control, so make sure you visit his newest website where he gives you all the information you need to get rid of those pesky fleas

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