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Katherine McKay

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.

Top 10 Best Dog Nail Clippers

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

The Best Dog Grooming Scissors Sets

More and more pet owners are beginning to groom their dogs at home, which is far more affordable approach than visiting a professional groomer....

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 buzzing sound (and you may need silent...

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...

The Best Silent Dog Clippers

With some dogs, grooming can be a huge chore. Things could get even more difficult when the pet has anxiety about having their hair...

Can I Put Coconut Oil on My Dog’s Fur?

Coconut oil has become quite the craze. People eat it, use it to cook with, and even apply it topically, but is it safe...

How to Make Whitening Dog Shampoo

We all know the power of white color. We dress in white to look appealing and make a good first impression. But, don’t you...

Dogs with Hair (And Not Fur)

The term “hypoallergenic dog” is by now known as a mainstream description of dogs that are less likely to cause allergic reactions in people...

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...

How to Remove Stains from White Dog Fur

All dogs have a tendency to get dirty because, well, they're dogs. And dirt on pups with white fur will often be the most visible...

A Dog Haircut Your Pooch Deserves

Among the many accessories and expenditures our pets require, some parts of grooming a dog may sometimes fall to the wayside. Yet, while not...

How to Make Bathing a Dog Easier (And Some Unique Tools...

Bathing a dog sounds simple enough at first until you actually get to try it, especially for the first time. There are many things...

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Rabies is a preventable deadly virus with almost 100% fatal outcome in most cases (1). If your dog becomes infected with rabies, there is...
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If you notice your dog drinking a lot of water, there's a number of reasons what may cause this. Approximate estimates of how much...
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Having a dog diagnosed with diabetes can be daunting, but due to more canine studies in recent years, we now have a better understanding...
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Leash pulling is fairly common in excited dogs, with their collar squeezing around the dog’s throat. In fact, a 2008 study reported leash pulling...
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