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Lungworm Cases ‘Up 35%’ In 5 Years

puppyBefore you take your pooch to a Norwich mobile dog groomer, make sure you’ve done all you can to protect your pup from lungworm since figures from a leading animal charity have revealed that cases have climbed by more than 35 per cent in five years.

The problem used to be more prevalent in Wales and southern England, but the PDSA is now saying that it is much more widespread than that now, causing weight loss, a cough and difficulty breathing. It can even be fatal in the most extreme of cases.

Vicki Larkham-Jones, PDSA vet, advised dog owners that the parasite is carried by snails and slugs, and becomes problematic when eaten by dogs as they eat grass, drink from puddles, pick up their outdoor toys or nose their way through the undergrowth.

“There has been a significant increase in the number of confirmed cases of lungworm at our pet hospitals. In 2009 there were 49 confirmed cases and this had risen to 66 cases in 2014. However, the true figure is likely to be much higher, as not all infected animals can be positively diagnosed,” she said.

The symptoms of lungworm in dogs are initially only seen at extreme moments of exercise, gradually becoming more noticeable as the disease progresses. If you’re at all worried about your dog, make sure you make an appointment with the vet as soon as you possibly can. Chances are your dog won’t have lungworm but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

How To Clean A Dachshund’s Ears

sausage dogIf you’ve already chatted to your Norwich mobile dog groomer about canine care you’re sure to have already found out how best to go about cleaning your sausage dog’s ears. But if you’re a new owner, you may be wondering what exactly it is that you have to do. Here’s our guide to getting it right first time.

When your puppy is calm, have a look inside his ears to check that they’re pink and not red. Using a cotton ball or a damp cloth, wipe the insides of the ears carefully and gently. Make sure that you only wipe the parts you can see and that you do not poke anything down into the inner ear. Do not use a cotton wool bud to clean into the ear canals as you could do a lot of damage.

Keep a look out for mites and ear infections while you clean and if you think you spot something out of the ordinary, make sure you call your vet and book an appointment.

Because sausage dogs have rather large ears for dogs of their size it’s important that you focus on looking after them properly. If you don’t have the time to do it or you’d rather leave it up to the professionals, don’t hesitate to give us here at Shampooch a call. We offer a wide range of services from ear and pad cleaning to nail clipping, turbo drying and styling – all your dog’s needs catered for and you don’t even have to leave the house!

Dog Grooming Tips for Summer

With the weather heating up, you need to make sure that you really keep an eye on your dog’s health and hygiene, as the hot sun bearing down on them in their shaggy coats can create a number of problems – and a good way to maintain a healthy pup is to find the best mobile dog groomers Norfolk has available.

You might be tempted to ask your groomer to shave off your pet pooch’s hair so they don’t overheat during the summer months, but this is actually one of the worst things you could do, since doggy coats are used as natural weather controls and shaving them down actually reaps no benefits at all. It can also lead to skin problems, so avoid the temptation to do this.

What you can definitely ask the groomer to do is give your furry friend a regular bath during the summer, as this will help keep their coats well groomed and very sleek. Once they’ve had their bath, give them a good brush afterwards so you can get rid of any dead skin or extra hair – and you’ll have one beautiful shiny dog!

There are steps you can take at home to ensure that your trusted companion has fun in the sun this summer, such as avoiding taking them for overly long walks on very hot days and making sure they have somewhere shady to rest when outside. You could even think of putting a wading pool in your garden so they have somewhere to cool off!