Friday, 27 January 2012

The Importance of Trimming Your Dogs Nails

One of the most common things we come across here at Dapper Dog is over grown toenails. Alot of owners just don't know how often they need to be done or even done at all. We want to help educate people, helping them understand that maintaining your dog's toenails is more than just for vanity's sake.

Major toenail issues that can occur are:

If dogs toe nails are allowed to continue growing, they can actually grow into a complete circle and pierce the dog's footpad causing pain and potential infection. If your dog has dewclaws, it is especially important to trim those as those nails have no way of naturally filing down as they don't reach the pavement. Some outside dogs that walk on concrete have the opportunity to wear down their nails naturally.

We offer nail trimming packages as well as drop in nail trimmings for your dog. We are always eager to answer anyones questions when it comes to these important matters.

Help your dog get a grip and have their nails trimmed regularly :)

Monday, 16 January 2012

Paws for Winter Saftey

With the snow finally deciding to show up here in the lower mainland, the dogs get to enjoy all the fun things that snow has to offer. Things like turning snowmen a shade of yellow, eating all the freshly dumped snow, running around like little puppies, and helping your kids plow down the hills on their sleds.

As fun as this weather is to most of your dogs, there are some hazards that we need to be aware of. Snow, slush, ice and cold weather all take their toll on a dog's paws. In addition, rock salt and other sidewalk treatments can leave your dog with painful, sore feet.

To prevent your dogs from having sore painful feet you will want to make sure to wash their pads asap once they have been in contact with road salt or road de-icing chemicals. Also be sure to not let your dogs lick their feet before washing or wiping them down as some of these chemicals can also cause your dogs to have upset stomachs.

Another good option is to buy your pooch a product called "Invisible boot". Dapper Dog has been selling invisible boot since we opened 5 years ago and highly recommend this product. It's 100% natural and provides a protective barrier against salt, ice and cold weather.

So be sure to maintain a happy healthy lifestyle for your furry friend and keep enjoying the fun stuff winter has to offer! If anyone has any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us :)

Friday, 13 January 2012

Introducing Dapper Dog

Dapper Dog is new to the blogging world and we thought we'd start by introducing who and what we are all about.

We are a team of caring individuals who have all come together with one thing in common. The love of dogs. We groom them, we take care of them, we teach them, and most of all we love them. In these weekly blogs we will be talking about all the things important to us. From which daycare dogs had a birthday this week, to grooming topics that might educate those who don't know a whole lot about grooming certain breeds.

Dapper Dog is reaching out to those of you out there who loves dogs just as much as we do and we hope you enjoy and maybe learn something new from time to time from our blogs.


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