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Pet Toys

How to Brush Your Dog

Brushing your dog regularly not only keeps his coat looking good, it helps release dead hair, cuts down on excess shedding, removes mats, and distributes the natural oils in the skin to keep your dog healthy.

To make brushing safe and comfortable, teach your dog the stand command. This tells him that he needs to stand in one place until you say otherwise. Ask your trainer or grab a book with how-to instructions for stand.

Now it’s time to gather your supplies so that you won’t have to go looking for them in the middle of the grooming process. Depending on your dog’s coat, you will need the following:

  • bristle brush

  • comb

  • curry brush

  • mat and tangle remover

  • pin brush

  • scissors

  • shedding blade


Find a comfortable place to brush your dog. You’ll be loosening up dead hair and the fur may start flying, so brushing him on the Oriental rug or white chenille couch might not be the best choice.

Here we go again!

Liz Garner

We will start trapping a colony of cats on the next trap date, which is often, so always looking for volunteers!
Spaying and neutering will not only reduce the amount of kittens born but will make them calmer and healthier cats. A strong healthy colony will keep pests down in the area plus keep new unspayed cats from entering the colony. Anyone willing to help may call my shop at 252-247-1836.
Financial help would be appreciated also. Each cat will cost $60 for the surgery, ear tipping and a rabies shot.
Austin Veterinary Animal Hospital is a full-service facility that provides personalized care for any of your pets. We are also huge advocates of animal rescue and have many animals available for adoption through our clinic.

A benefit of grooming is that it allows you to check your dog for any abnormalities. This includes skin problems such as ticks, fleas and dry patches, or issues with their nails, teeth, ears, and eyes such as infection or inflammation. When found at an early stage, these problems can be treated right away, before they have a chance to become more serious.


Simply put, grooming helps keep your dog happy and healthy, gives you and your dog a time that is set aside just for the two of you, and helps you to save on veterinary bills. So don’t delay, start grooming your puppy early.

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