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Features May 2015 Issue

Dogs Need to Be Brushed For Their Health, Not Just Their Looks

While some dogs don't like to be brushed, many love it.

Dogs Need to Be Brushed For Their Health, Not Just Their Looks

How to brush your dog’s coat so she doesn’t bristle.

It’s not just to keep your home free of “tumbleweed.” Without regular brushing, tangles and mats of hair will form. That not only can be uncomfortable for your dog but can also make it easier for skin infections to take hold. And once they do, they can prove difficult to treat without shaving the affected area, requiring time and money for visits to the vet to chart progress. Hair that’s well taken care of, on the other hand, provides a good barrier against harmful bacteria and other pathogens.

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