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  • Summer Grooming Tips

    dogs at play

    Summer: lots of things are changing. You’re probably spending more time outside, participating in water sports,  or taking family vacations. And your dog is doing all of this with you. Make sure that he is ready for all of this summer activity with these grooming tips. Summer Cuts Now that it’s hot out, it is the perfect time to give your dog a cut. There are a number of options out there--anything from a full shave down to a puppy cut to just a trim. Dogs naturally use their bellies when ...

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  • Answers to Your Questions about Dog Flu

    sick dog

    There’s been a lot of talk lately about dog flu. Several cities in the US have seen outbreaks of it in the past few months.  Does your dog currently have dog flu? If he doesn’t, is there a way to prevent him from getting it? Read on for the answers to your questions about dog flu. How would my dog catch it? Dog flu is an airborne virus. Your dog could catch it from other sick dogs if he were to come in contact with them while they were contagious. The virus also can live on objects for a p...

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  • How to Teach Your Dog to Be a Grooming Pro

    dog in a bucket

    Grooming is a part of a healthy dog’s lifestyle. Unfortunately, it can also be stressful process if your dog doesn’t like getting clipped or bathed. But there are some ways that you can help make your dog more at peace with the process. Start them young. Puppyhood is the most impressionable life stage for dogs. During that first year or so, they learn the life rules they’ll live by for the rest of their lives. Like housetraining and chewing behaviors, your dog should start learning about ...

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  • How to Keep Your Dog Fresh Between Groomings



    Dogs smell. They have lots of fur that holds onto dirt and odors. They are low to the ground and spend more time in dirt and grass than you might. Also, dogs have a different relationship with smells than we do. What you may think of as gross, your dog thinks would be lovely to roll around in. Nothing you can do will change those instincts. While baths are necessary for your dog’s care, too many or too frequently can lead to skin problems. Depending on whether your dog enjoys baths, they can a...

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  • Why Is Oatmeal So Good for Your Skin?



    If the first thing you think of when you hear “oatmeal” is “breakfast,” you’re not alone. But oatmeal is more than a hot, hearty part of a balanced breakfast. It’s literally ground oats. The process starts with the grain, which is husked to show the seed. Then it’s heated to bring out the flavor. Finally, it’s cut, rolled, or crushed to make it easier to process into its final form. In most cases, oatmeal is used for foods but it’s great for skin, too. Many grooming products us...

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  • How to Read a Dog Grooming Product Label



    Start with the ingredients list. The ingredients should be listed by how much of the total mixture the ingredient represents, with the greatest percentage starting first and ending with the least percentage. Look for the INCI list, too. It’s required under many international laws and is official way to list ingredients in the cosmetic industry. It helps avoid confusion because it designates a standardized way to display each ingredient, offering easy comparison. If you  don’t see that INCI ...

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  • Lucy is looking for a forever home!



    Name: Lucy Age: 2, female Breed: Great Dane Location: Temecula, CA Lucy was adopted at 10 months from a family in Temecula.  She has been with her present family for the past 14 months give or take.  Unfortunately Lucy's family is facing difficult times. She is very good with people and children and other dogs.  She is a house dog, lives and sleeps in the house. She is due for an update of her vaccinations, which I will cover the cost to have done.  She has been fixed and is ...

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  • Organic Oscar® Announces Their Collaboration with NV Pets Sales and Marketing



    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Organic Oscar® Announces Their Collaboration with NV Pets Sales and Marketing SAN DIEGO, CA, May 14, 2013- Organic Oscar® announced their official collaboration with NV Pets Sales and Marketing, a manufacturers' representative firm based in Bakersfield, California. NV Pets' Founder Bob Vella has over 30 years of experience in the pet industry, including pet product distribution and retail sales. NV Pets is composed of 8 sales representatives with nationwide representat...

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  • Organic Oscar Sponsored Dog of the Month - Lulu

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    ADOPTED! Name: Lulu Age: 6 1/2 years old Breed: Beagle/Pug mix Info: Lulu is a fun and playful gal who loves to be the center of attention and is the life of every party! Lulu likes other dogs, loves to go on adventures (that is the Beagle part of her heritage) and just loves to be silly. Lulu is potty trained and well-behaved indoors. She loves long walks, runs and hikes! At 6 years old, she is just hitting her stride and has more energy than many dogs half her age!  Oh, yeah, she also likes...

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  • Organic Oscar Sponsored Dog of the Month - Nemo



    Name: Nemo Age: 1 year old Breed: Poodle/West Highland Terrier mix Info: Little Nemo is adorable.  Nemo is a handsome Poodle/West Highland Terrier mix who is about a 1 year old.  Nemo loves to be the center of attention and just get lots of lovin’ from his human companions. He likes other dogs, likes to play with his toys and loves to be in your lap and a part of all the family’s fun and activities. To learn more about Nemo, please visit him at Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 38...

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