Why Winter Grooming Is Important For Your Pet

Wet black and white havanese dog after bathWith the cold, wet weather of winter still swirling around us, you may be tempted to think that you’re doing your pet a favor by holding off on his or her regular grooming until spring.

But, you’re not.

Contrary to popular belief, grooming is just as important during the winter months as it is throughout the dog days of summer when it seems obvious that a bath and a short cut will do your pet good. However, during the winter months, your dog’s undercoat needs just as much attention as the topcoat does in the summer, if not more.

Here’s why winter grooming is important for your pet… Continue…

How to Keep Pets Active When It’s Cold Outside

dog waitingIt has been a long, cold winter here in Billings; and even with the spring “teaser days” we’ve gotten recently it’s likely that you and your pets may be getting a little stir crazy.

Keeping your pets physically and mentally stimulated is important no matter the weather. But often it seems to be more important than ever when you have to stay indoors and can’t get out to play as often as you and your pet might like.

If you are in need of a few ideas to keep your pet active until spring, check out the following ideas for keeping life exciting this winter…

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Your Pet’s Dental Health

Brushing Dogs Teeth

 

February marks the official start of Pet Dental Health Month, but we feel like it is such an important topic that awareness shouldn’t just be restricted to a few weeks a year. So, instead, we’ll celebrate from now until March!

Your pet’s dental health care may be one of most important things you do to increase the quality and length of life for your best friend. Not only does proper dental care help your pet’s breath, it can also protect your cat or dog from the life-threatening impacts dental disease can have on your pet’s organs; including the heart, liver, and kidneys.

How Pet Dental Care Can Help

Not only can comprehensive oral exams help protect your pet from these life-threatening consequences, but it can also help with the following… Continue…

Cold Weather Safety For Your Pet

Dog following another dogAs temperatures across the nation crash to record lows, there has been considerable concern about keeping pets safe during the winter months. We understand this concern and hope you’ll consider the following when it comes to keeping your pet warm and safe as the mercury drops.

In or Out?

Generally speaking, your common sense should guide you when it comes to cold weather safety for your pet. For most companion animals the rule of thumb: if you’re cold, they’re cold, rings true. Just like us, pets can suffer from frostbite and hypothermia if left outside for too long in cold weather. This is especially true when it comes to pets with short fur and low body weight. Continue…