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COCONUT OIL- THE MIRACLE PRODUCT FOR YOUR DOG

Coconut Oil has been known to have many many health benefits for our darling pets. Feeding coconut oil to your dog provides him/her with many health benefits, including Increased metabolism Higher energy and vitality Protecting them from illness as it improves the immunity system Speeding up healing, soothing and healing itching Improving digestion and reducing allergic reactions. It also promotes healthy skin, a healthy coat, and healthy teeth and gums! Helps in reducing eye discharge over time. So how does coconut oil provide so many benefits to our dogs? Coconut oil is a fatty acid that is helpful in cognitive function, which has been medically proven. Medium-chain fatty acids, like coconut oil, help with physical and digestive ailments because they...

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Tear Stains : Why does it appear like your dog is crying all the time?

What are Tear Stains? Tear Stains are the reddish-brown streaks right under a dog's or cat's eye and is caused by several reasons. The appearance is more prominent in certain breeds like Lhasa Apso, Shih Tzu and Persian Cats. Although, tear staining is usually normal, it can also be a symptom of a serious eye problem. What causes Tear Stains? There can be several reasons why tear stains occur, the most common could be : Ingrown Eyelashes Eye Infection Unusually small tear duct openings De-worming overdue Poor quality diet Teething in puppies Glaucoma or other eye diseases Exposure to passive smoking Why do some dogs have more prominent tear stains? Apart from what we explained on the breeds, there could be...

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SHAVING YOUR DOG IN SUMMER - RIGHT OR WRONG?

Its become a rather regular incident of us watching painful stories on social media regarding dogs that have been shaved on request of pet parents, or recommendation by "vets" and "groomers". We at PoochMate turn down umpteen number of requests to shave down double coat dogs to "keep them cool in summers" almost on a daily basis. So why would one want to shave dogs? Is it right? Is it wrong? Does it actually do any harm? We're trying to reach out to pet parents through this blog to help them understand what happens when you shave down your dog. The general public seems to have a pretty low opinion of Dog Groomers. There is no regulation in our country...

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IS YOUR DOG LICKING HIS PAWS CONSTANTLY?

Ever noticed your dog profusely licking his paws, which has caused you both to visit the vet a little more often? The small inflammation that appears between the paws are usually hairless, fleshy lumps that cause excessive itching leading to licking, and eventually limping in dogs. The condition medically termed as “Interdigital Cysts” is found most commonly in short coat dogs like Labradors, Bull Dogs etc, but may also appear in other breeds, even if not that commonly. Your usual visits to the vets may result in tests for allergies, cancer, anti-biotics, putting the dog on an e-collar and sometimes much more. We have been seeing our dog suffering from this condition for the longest time. Every visit to the...

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