Likeable Pets Blog


19
Nov 2017
Relief For Your Dog's Itchy Skin

There are a lot of reasons as to why dogs itch and at times the itch is for no reason at all. Dog’s scratch at night often seems to get worse and especially when it’s quiet in the house. Each dog scratches from time to time, which is normal but when the itch turns into constant licking, biting, chewing and scratching which leads to wounding, then this becomes an indication of some underlying pathology. The excessive itching in dogs is known as pruritus to vets and it is the second common reason......

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12
Nov 2017
Home Treatments For Moist Dermatitis In Dogs—Hot Spots

A hot spot occurs when your dog’s defences are overrun by its normal occurring skin bacteria. This results in a superficial skin infection which damages the dog’s skin. Through scratching, chewing and gnawing the dog starts the damage its fur and skin, which later turns red, itchy, moist, and can get infected. As infection sets in, pus starts oozing from the wound. The dry pus and the now damaged skin form a tight crust which causes hair loss around the infected spot. This process is very painful and your dog will likely......

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05
Nov 2017
Suds For Bud - Dog Washing Tips & Tricks

A good wash is necessary for dogs as it helps remove dead skin, accumulated dirt when outdoors and removes shed hair. Although Singapore is a pretty clean country, you cannot rule out ticks and fleas in particular when it irritates your pet dog in the humid weather. Fleas thrive in warm and humid weather which can cause intense irritation to your dog. Once with fleas your dog is more likely to bring them into your home – from your sofa, carpets to your bed linen. Regular grooming practices can help prevent fleas......

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29
Oct 2017
Freshen Up: Tips For A Well-Groomed Dog

Well groomed dogs feel better and they tend to look better. Keeping your dogs needs well attended to regularly will help avoid long nails that may be curled and matted hair which can be rather difficult to straighten out. Taking some time for your pet dog more often will ensure it’s healthy and it feels comfortable and cared for. Grooming for dogs ensures the shed hair is removed allowing for the dog’s skin to breath. In Singapore’s humid weather makes it rather hard to keep a well-groomed dog, however, there are measures......

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22
Oct 2017
How Often Should I Groom My Cat?

Although cats do groom themselves, pet parents need to groom them as well. The frequency of grooming your cat will depend on the length of your cats’ hair. Cats lose more hair during the shedding season when the hair loss process is rather increased. Grooming for your feline friend needs to be pleasurable and relaxing. Starting to groom your kittens early in life will ensure they get used to the brushstrokes when grooming. Eventually, increase the brushstrokes amount your kitten gets as it gets accustomed to the grooming procedure. Give your cat......

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15
Oct 2017
What Does Cat Grooming Include?

To keep your cat pet happy, clean and healthy, you need to groom your cat properly. As you might be aware by now, cats always groom themselves hence cat grooming is the simplest task that you can perform. Cats groom themselves daily to remove dead and falling hair and any dirt that might be on the surface of their fur. By grooming your cat, you help your cat to remove the extra old and fallen hair as well as to stimulate the growth of new, healthy hair. As you read through this......

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08
Oct 2017
Why Is My Cat Grooming More Than Usual?

Cats usually lick themselves as part of their natural daily grooming routine. However, the licking can sometimes turn excessive and obsessive. As a cat owner, you cannot overlook this behaviour. Cats usually spend 30-50 percent of the day grooming themselves. Over-grooming in the feline is known as psychogenic alopecia. Over grooming is widely spread obsessive compulsive behaviour in cats. The thing you will likely notice the hairless patches on your cat’s belly. Sometimes these bald patches can appear in the inside part of the cat’s legs, extending to the tail, flank and......

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01
Oct 2017
Do You Need To Bathe Your Cat?

Despite having natural grooming practices, some cats require regular baths for purposes of hygiene. This is so because their coats get sticky and greasy. Those cats with issues with their weight can only reach certain parts of their bodies, therefore, need help in keeping clean. The skins at their backs can end up getting flaky, itchy and infected. Cats with long fur also need regular baths as they may not get all their skin thoroughly cleaned. This ensures good healthy skin and coat. Since cats can get aggressive when you are giving......

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24
Sep 2017
6 Reasons Professional Cat Grooming Is Worth It

Cats have the ability to groom themselves, and as a matter of fact, they hate to be unclean. You as a responsible cat owner, your cat’s cleanness lies squarely on your shoulders. Grooming is very important for your cat because it not only determine your cat’s cleanness but its health as well. As a cat owner, you can do some simple grooming for your cat on a regular basis before you take it to a professional pet groomer. If you can groom your cat all by yourself, why then do you need......

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17
Sep 2017
Great DIY Homemade Dog Shampoos For Shed Control

It is now possible to limit the level of chemicals you use on your dog. The only solution to chemical shampoos is making a shampoo with a lot of love for your pet. Keeping your dog clean is very important to its health. Your dog needs to be groomed regularly, regardless of its hair length. This keeps the coat of your dog clean, and it will be easier for you to check for any parasites or even mats. If your pet has a long hair, you should comb its hair on a......

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