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Spring is in the hair!

Posted by Erin McLaughlin on Sunday, February 26, 2012, In : At-Home Grooming Tips 
Have you noticed your house getting a little furrier in the last few weeks?  All this warm weather and the lengthening days is triggering your pets to start shedding their winter coats.  Fear not, there are some things you can do to fight the fur and hopefully salvage your clothes, furniture and sanity.

Shedding is normal. First understand that all pets shed, even those labeled "non shedding" breeds.  The only pets that do not shed are hairless pets.  The reason some pets have earned the titl...
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To groom or not to groom?

Posted by Erin McLaughlin on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, In : At-Home Grooming Tips 
As the days get shorter and the air gets colder, you decide to go a little longer between your pet's haircuts so as to keep her warm.  Oh, and don't forget that chic sweater you bought to help keep the chill off.  Then you take her into the groomer and they tell you it's all tangled and the best option is to clip her short and start again, what went wrong?  The first problem is that your groomer most likely sets up a haircut that works in your usual timeframe to keep your pet matt free.  When...
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Are you ready for some shedding?

Posted by Little Shop on Thursday, April 2, 2009, In : At-Home Grooming Tips 
The latest trend seems to be dogs that don't shed.  While some dogs do shed considerably less than others, all dogs shed hair.  It is part of the natural growth cycle of each hair.  There are 3 phases to hair growth:

  1. Anagen: the active growth cycle of the hair follicle, length of time in this phase is dependant on breed type and other factors.

  2. Catagen: temporary phase where growth has stopped.

  3. Telogen: in this phase, the hair is considered dead and ready to be removed from the follicle in order...

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