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Shedding season is a time when most dogs shed their coats to make way for a thicker coat (or in some countries with summer, a lighter coat) in preparation for the rainy season(s). In Kampala, shedding happens twice a year; in April/May and in August/September. Pets that do shed typically shed year-round, but the shedding tends to increase twice a year, especially as the weather gets colder.   Seasonal shedding, the phenomenon known as “blowing coat,” sometimes comes as a surprise — and not in a good way — to parents of shorthaired dogs such as Beagles, Pugs, Labrador Retrievers, Bernese...

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Grooming your dog isn’t just about good looks, and for some dogs, a great haircut. Regardless of your dog's breed and coat, proper grooming is the same for all dogs. What is proper grooming? Well, the bath and haircut are only parts of dog grooming. Keeping a dog properly groomed means maintaining the cleanliness of their ears, teeth, nails, hair and skin. Proper grooming includes brushing your dog before the bath, trimming nails (if necessary), cleaning ears, brushing teeth, bathing with dog shampoo and conditioner and ensuring that your dog is thoroughly dry after the bath. It is important to...

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Grooming is one of your dog's basic needs and an important part of dog ownership. Just like people, dogs need physical maintenance to look and feel their best. Fortunately, dogs do not need to bathe as often as people, but you do need to introduce a habit of regular grooming as early on in your dog’s life as possible.

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As a cat owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that your cat is happy and healthy. The essentials mentioned below will keep your kitty happy, healthy, safe and relaxed so you can enjoy quality time with him or her.  1. Bed. If you are like many cat parents and think that cat beds are a pointless extravagance and the floor works just as well, think twice. Having a cat bed is more important than you realise. Cats spend more than half their day sleeping. The right cat bed can provide better weight distribution and support for your cat's muscles and...

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You put a lot of thought into keeping your pet healthy; spending resources on quality food, routine check-ups and exercise. But have you given enough thought to your pet’s dental health? Dental hygiene is an often-overlooked but vital aspect in your pet’s overall health. Dental hygiene is just as important for our pets as it is for us. Veterinarians report that over an estimated 80% of cats and dogs over the age of 3 suffer from some form of dental disease, a painful condition that can lead to tooth loss and infection, and even overall health issues. Therefore, it is...

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