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GROOMING TIP #15 FOR THE DO-IT-YOURSELF TYPE: DRESSING THEM UP WITHOUT SHAVING THEM DOWN

Well, winter time is here, and with it comes the cold weather, and time to break out the little hoodies, sweaters, pajamas, and parkas for your shivering little side-kicks.  For our short haired companions such as…

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Added by Robert Lucian on December 11, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

GROOMING TIP #13 FOR THE DO-IT-YOURSELF TYPE: NOT DOING IT YOURSELF! (OR CHOOSING A GROOMER)

So, you went out and bought the clippers, the blades, the brushes and scissors to groom your furry little family member and you gave it a try, only to find out that sometime in the middle of the night, while it lay snuggled next to you in bed, it was possessed by a demon who thrashes, gnashes, and tries to leave…

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Added by Robert Lucian on September 1, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Adjusting to City Life

I’m not exactly a city person; I admit it. I grew up in more of a rural area with occasional trips to suburbia if we ever felt like going shopping. That all changed when I went away to college. It wasn’t a major metropolitan area but it was a lot busier than anything I was used to experiencing. 

The one thing I…

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Added by Tony Avisato on August 14, 2012 at 12:35pm — 2 Comments

DOG BREED TO OWNER MATCHES: POMERANIAN

Originating in Germany in the province of Pomerania, the Pomeranian is a descendant of a larger German Spitz dog used for herding sheep.  In the 19th century they were bred down to the size they are today, and made popular by Queen Victoria who highly valued these little four legged powder puffs.

The Pomeranian is…

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Added by Robert Lucian on July 22, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

GROOMING TIP #12 FOR THE DO-IT-YOURSELF TYPE: SKUNKED!!!!

I am not quite sure why, but most dogs think that a little black and white furry animal waddling around the yard or park, would make a delightful play-mate and friend.  I am talking about skunks, and if you are a dog owner in the country, and sometimes even the city, the odds are pretty high that your dog will be…

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Added by Robert Lucian on July 4, 2012 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

DOG BREED TO OWNER MATCHES: GOLDEN RETRIEVER

The Golden Retriever was originally developed by British aristocrats as a retrieving dog and companion.  Today, in almost every country, the Golden remains in the top ten most popular breeds of dogs as a companion, hunter, search and rescue dog, and therapy and assistance dog. 

The Golden Retriever is a large dog…

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Added by Robert Lucian on June 9, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

GROOMING TIP #11 FOR THE DO-IT-YOURSELF TYPE: FLEAS

A t some point or another, almost every dog and dog owners home will get fleas.  It doesn't mean your home or dog is dirty, unclean, or anything to be embarrassed about, it just means that for yours and your dogs comfort, it is important to rid your home and pet from them as soon as possible.  Many owners, upon…

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Added by Robert Lucian on May 25, 2012 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Gwennie Pollaro's poisoning from pet food

Since Cleopatra's passing,  Gwennie cat has been very very ill.  At first it was not so noticable but she was getting thinner, spitting up what I thought was hairballs but I noticed blood.  I took her to see Dr. Butler then end of March and all through April and she kept  losing weight with first coccidiosis which he treated...and vomiting blood and bloody diarrhea. It was frightening. She had lost weight like 1 1/2…

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Added by Linda Pollaro on May 14, 2012 at 10:13pm — 10 Comments

Dog Breed to Owner Matches: German Shepherd Dog

Originating in Germany, the German Shepherd Dog consistently ranks as one of the most popular breeds of dogs in the United States year after year.  It is a handsome breed of dog that is versatile enough to be the world's number one breed of police dog, as well as guard dog, herding dog, yet be a loving family companion…

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Added by Robert Lucian on May 16, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

GROOMING TIP #10 FOR THE DO-IT-YOURSELF TYPE: SHEDDING FOR MEDIUM HAIRED DOGS

A lot of prospective dog owners, when considering the breed they choose, assume that the longer the hair, the more shedding they will have in the house and on the furniture.  Actually among the heaviest shedders are the medium haired, double coated dogs such as…

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Added by Robert Lucian on April 11, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Obituary for Cleo the Cat | She inspired the Pet Commando TV Series

Cleopatra, the cat who inspired Louis Pollaro to begin the Pet Commando Reality series last August, was put to rest yesterday.

Louis first noticed a black and white lump of fur on the steps of an office building during last summer's Texas drought. He could see it was a cat, but was certain it was dead.…

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Added by Louis Pollaro on March 29, 2012 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Grooming Tip #8 For the Do-It-Yourself Type: Brushing Dogs that Shed Heavily. (Short Haired Dogs)

As dog owners, most of us have come to expect seeing hair around our houses, on furniture, on curtains, on our clothes, and in places that we can't even imagine how it could possibly even get there!  In most cases, we have come to accept the hair as just a small price to pay for having the love and companionship of…

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Added by Robert Lucian on February 18, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Grooming Tip #9 For the Do-It-Youself Type: Peanut Butter

Yes, Peanut Butter... no, I haven't lost my mind!  There are actually several things you can use peanut butter for while grooming your dog to make some things go a little smoother and get you out of a jam.

I have seen many things get into a dog's hair, including tar, glue, gum, stickers, and in one case a whole…

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Added by Robert Lucian on March 18, 2012 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Help for Finding Pets Forever Homes

There are so many people on PetCommando.com who have had huge hearts, and have taken in lost strays, abandoned, and dumped dogs and cats and are willing to be true Commandos by doing so.  I see many of the postings looking for the owners or trying to find homes for them, and thought I'd make a few suggestions to help to find homes for these pets more quickly.  As a dog groomer for the North Texas/Southern Oklahoma area, I have the potential…

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Added by Robert Lucian on January 30, 2012 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Dog Breed to Owner Matches: Akita

      The Akita originated in Japan, and was developed as a hunter of large game (including bear), as well as a home guardian.  In Japan, its image is still used to represent good health and long-life, and figurines of them are often given as a gift to newborn children.

     The Akita is a large, double-coated dog…

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Added by Robert Lucian on January 5, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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