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Jennifer Nelson

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Jennifer Nelson has always had a passion for animals and used to give her toy horses and stuffed animals haircuts. After 12 years as a dog groomer, she's now a freelance writer.

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Summer Grooming Tips: To Shave Or Not To Shave?

Summer is here, and you won’t be the only one feeling the heat. You have the option to start weari...

7 Dog Breeds That Are More Prone To Cancer

Cancer. It’s one of the scariest words any pet owner could hear in relation to their beloved fur c...

6 Natural Ingredients Known To Help Calm Anxious Dogs

We all deal with stress from time to time, and our pets are no different. While some dogs are more ...

The Dangers Of Obesity In Dogs

We hear all the time about the dangers of obesity in humans, but have you ever stopped to think abou...

8 Tips For Moving With Your Dog

Moving is stressful enough for us humans, especially if it’s a long distance move. But moving is a...

Why Are So Many People Giving Krill Oil To Their Dogs?

Have you heard the buzz about krill oil? You’re probably familiar with many of the benefits of fis...

6 Dogs That Shaped History Through Mythology

While dogs are an integral part of our lives today, they’ve also had a big impact on history, whic...

9 Modern Uses For Military Dogs

You’ve probably seen drug-sniffing dogs at the airport, and you may be vaguely aware that there ar...

9 Tips To Prepare You And Your Pets For An Emergency Evacuation

Nobody likes to imagine worst case scenarios, but it is crucial to have a plan in case you have to e...

6 Things To Know About Prison Dog Training Programs

Did you know that hundreds of dogs are trained every year by prisoners, either to make them more ado...

7 Dog Breeds That Don’t Do Well In The Heat

With summer approaching, it’s time to talk about heat stroke. Since dogs can’t sweat, the only w...

Important Differences Between Service Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs, And Therapy Dogs

Do you know the difference between a service dog, an emotional support dog, and a therapy dog? Can t...

5 Tips To Help Reduce Shedding

Are you watching hair tumbleweeds float around your house and wondering what you can do to help red...

The 10 Best Large Breeds For Kids

If you’re looking for a dog to grow up with your kids, nothing beats a larger breed for patience a...

Pros And Cons Of Being A Dog Groomer

A new report released by The Conference Board and reported on by Bloomberg and iheartdogs.com indic...

Top Tips For A Terrific Road Trip With Your Dog

If you can’t stand the thought of leaving your dog behind when you go on vacation, you’ve probab...

The 10 Best Small Dogs For Kids

Are you thinking about getting a dog for your family, but you’re worried about getting one that wo...

Beyond The Puppy Cut: Shih Tzu Hair Styles

If you were under the impression that there is only one standard cut for Shih Tzus, the “pupp...

Ask A Groomer: How Often Should I Groom My Dog?

The most common question new dog owners ask is how frequently they should have their dog groomed. T...

Ask A Groomer: Why Does My Dog’s Haircut Cost More Than Mine?

Have you ever wondered why it’s more expensive to have your dog groomed than it is to get your ow...

How To Spot And Treat Fleas, Ticks, And Lice

Do you know how to spot signs of fleas, ticks, and lice on your dog? These tiny pests can be more t...

5 Surprising Tools For Grooming Your Dog At Home

Have you ever wondered what unusual tools can help you groom your dog at home? Here are five secret...

Ask A Groomer: What’s A Puppy Cut?

Have you ever asked a groomer for a puppy cut and been given a strange look – or, worse, a ba...

From A Groomer: 3 Reasons Not To Shave Your Double-Coated Dog

If your dog sheds a lot, you’ve probably thought about shaving them to reduce the amount of hair ...

Ask A Groomer: Why Does My Dog’s Face Stink?

Have you ever noticed a foul odor coming from some part of your dog’s face and wondered what ...

Ask A Groomer: What Is A Mat?

Has the groomer ever shaved part or all of your dog and claimed it was due to matting, but you didn...

Ask A Groomer: How Can I Prepare My Puppy For Grooming?

Want to set your puppy up for success? Here are five things you can do at home to ensure that your ...

Why You Should Carefully Consider The Practice Of Docking & Cropping

Since 2008, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has encouraged “the elimination of ...

Pros And Cons Of Different Types Of Dog Food

There are so many different ways to feed your dog. How do you know what’s best? There is no easy ...

The 10 Most Common Breeds Found In Shelters

Did you know 25% of shelter dogs are purebred? Why are some breeds more likely to be in shelters, an...