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Katherine McKay

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Katherine is certified in Domestic Animal Sciences and Animal Grooming with primary focus on dogs. She has had her pet canine, Anastasia, for two years now, who is also her ESA service dog. Katherine has written multiple articles about pets and their grooming, and has knowledge on multiple specialty pet grooming products for dogs.

Double-Coated Dogs and How to Groom Them

One of the first breeds that come to mind when people hear about double-coated dogs is the Huskies. And while that’s a fitting response, not...

How to Get Sap Out Of Dog Fur

Dogs have a tendency to get into sticky situations, and sometimes that involves messing with sap or getting into sap outdoors. As the sap is...

Are Dog Grooming Schools Worth It?

I could answer this question quite easily, because as a professional dog groomer, this is not the first time I've been asked whether dog...

Why Using Human Shampoo On Dogs is Dangerous

Did you know that prolonged use of human shampoo for dogs will ruin their skin? If not, you better pay attention to the important things...

Top 10 Best Dog Nail Clippers

The key to effective dog nail trimming is a good technique and use of the best dog nail clippers that are right for your...

35 Best Professional Dog Clippers for Grooming Dogs in 2024

KEY TAKEAWAYS: - Professional dog clippers are much more expensive but have more advantages than regular ones. - Choose from our top 5 selection of the...

The Best Cordless Pet Clippers for Dogs in 2023 (Updated)

Looking for the best cordless pet clippers for dogs? When it comes to grooming, many dogs are scared of clippers for two reasons. Either it's the...

The 5 Best Silent Dog Clippers

With some dogs, grooming can be a huge chore. Things could get even more difficult when the pet is anxious about cutting their hair with...

How to Bathe a Dog at Home for the First Time

Bathing a dog is not rocket science, that much is true, but it's a little more complex than some pet owners initially expect. Some are...

4 Most Popular Large Shorthaired Dog Breeds That Are Easy to...

Large shorthaired dog breeds that are easy to groom are in a league of their own, they are probably the most distinctive breeds in...

Dog Nail Grinder vs. Clipper: Which Is Better for Dogs?

Today's pet dogs spend more time indoors and walking on soft surfaces, which means their nails do not get the necessary friction to shorten...

How to Use Pet Treats to Keep Your Dogs Happy

It can be incredibly difficult to keep your dog happy if you work outside of your home or don't have a lot of time...

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Here it comes... the dreaded peak flea and tick season. For us pet owners, while we love those sunny beach trips and walking in the...
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Can I Afford A Dog?

Owning a pet is expensive. It’s more than just planning for food and toys. If you’ve been asking yourself, can I afford a dog, here is everything you need to know. A big part of being a responsible pet owner is preparing for the endeavor financially. Creating a consistent budget can help you plan for routine expenses like food, treats and toys, as well as unexpected expenses like vet visits in the event of an emergency. Asking the question can I afford a dog is a very responsible thing to do. Many pet owners don’t plan a budget before adopting a dog, and that can get you into a lot of trouble.
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How to Get Rid of a Dog: The Right Way

Are you faced with the challenging decision of how to let go of your furry companion? We understand that circumstances change. And even...
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Why Are Dogs So Loyal?

One of the best qualities of our canine companions is their unwavering loyalty. Why are dogs so loyal? There are amazing stories about the unmatched loyalty of dogs - dogs that have sat on their owner’s graves, waited patiently for months for their owners to return from war and even stories of dogs walking thousands of miles to reunite with their masters.
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Why Do Pets Make Us Happy?

Nothing beats the feeling of seeing a happy dog or friendly cat come running over to you looking for a pat on the head or a scratch behind the ears. Why do pets make us happy? Pets do a lot more than just keep us company. The unconditional love that they provide us with is priceless and incomparable to any love that we get other humans.

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Are you looking for dog names starting with Z? Well, you're in the right place! Getting a new pup would mean preparing for a new set...
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How Many Dogs Are Too Many?

We've all been there. Pet owners of one dog think, "Maybe I should get one more." Then, once you get the second dog, you'll...
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Can Dogs Get Sick From Humans?

If you have been caring for dogs for quite a while now, you must have known we can get sick from them. Rabies, giardia—name...
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Not a lot of people know about this breed, but the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is not something you should ignore when you chance upon...
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Dog Names Starting With Y

Do you plan on getting a pup? Do you have a new furry addition to your family? If you do, you're probably pondering what would...