• Weighing the Pros and Cons of Dry and Canned Pet Food

    Whether you’re perusing your local pet store shelves or considering your cat and dog food delivery options, there is no shortage of choices when it comes to pet food. If you’re trying to decide between dry and canned food, consider the following pros and cons:

    Dry Pet Food: Pros
    Of the many advantages offered by dry food, convenience is the one most enjoyed by pet owners. First, the food can be left in the pet’s bowl throughout the day without spoiling, a factor which can be particularly important for anyone who is out of the house much of the day. Also, dry pet food can be much less messy than wet, and it also has a less pronounced smell, which is often preferred by people. Finally, dry kibble is often the most cost-effective pet food choice.

    Dry Pet Food: Cons
    Dry pet food doesn’t spoil the way that wet food does because of its low moisture content. This means that kibble doesn’t provide pets with hydration the way that canned foods do. Additionally, dry pet foods sometimes contain fewer animal-based proteins.

    Wet Pet Food: Pros
    Much like people, not all pets drink as much water as they should. Wet cat and dog foods contain water and can be a good source of supplemental hydration for your pet. Also, because wet food has a more pungent aroma, it can help stimulate the appetite of aging pets who are losing their sense of smell.

    Wet Pet Food: Cons
    Wet food is often more expensive to purchase than dry food, and you also have to buy smaller amounts of it because of its shorter shelf life. Similarly, once you have opened a canned food container, the contents must be refrigerated and used up quickly before it spoils. Lastly, your pet may require more regular dental care if you choose to go with wet food.

    EZ Pet Care offers high-quality cat and dog food delivery services through Metro Pet . Whether you need dry or canned pet food, call us today at (888) 613-1320 to learn about the variety of dog food delivery options that we offer in Dallas.

  • Stopping Play Biting in Puppies

    Pet grooming, trips to the vet, and lots of play and exercise are all important for helping your puppy to grow up happy and healthy. However, training is also important. Watch this video for tips on teaching your puppy to stop play biting.

    To help prevent biting from becoming your puppy’s go-to form of play, it’s important to teach him how to play with toys, instead of biting people’s hands. Also, you can train your puppy how to bite gently by letting him mouth your hand and saying “Ouch!” every time he bites down too hard.

    EZ Pet Care wants to make owning a dog fun and easy for pet owners. We offer dog food delivery, mobile pet grooming, and poop scoop services to help make dog ownership a walk in the park. Call us today at (888) 613-1320 to learn more about dog food delivery and other Dallas services.

  • Talking to Your Groomer About Your Dog’s Sensitive Skin

    Just like with people, some pets have skin that doesn’t react well to certain shampoos and conditioners. Luckily, this is a situation that most pet grooming professionals are aware of and have dealt with, so you shouldn’t hesitate to express your concerns to your dog’s groomer.

    When bringing your dog in for his appointment, let the groomer know of any sensitivities that your pet’s skin has. Also, bring along shampoos and conditioners from home if you have any that you would prefer to be used on your dog’s coat. Finally, ask your dog grooming professional if she knows of any solutions to help with your pet’s skin issues.

    Do you love the way that your dog looks after a pet grooming session, but dislike the hassle of getting him to the salon? If so, then EZ Pet Care’s Pet Love Grooming in Dallas can help. To enjoy the benefits of having a groomer right outside your door, call (888) 613-1320 to schedule an appointment.

  • Steps to Take if Your Dog Is Sprayed by a Skunk

    While pet grooming can already be a chore, skunk spray takes it to a whole other level. If your dog has been sprayed by a skunk, follow these steps:

    Rinse him off.
    As soon as you realize that your dog has been sprayed by a skunk, take him outside because he may try to wipe his face off on your furniture. Next, after putting on gloves, use a hose to rinse him off and then apply a skunk odor remover on his coat, followed by a dog bath shampoo. Be sure to give his eyes a gentle rinse as well and then allow his fur to air dry.

    Make an odor remover.
    If you don’t have a skunk odor remover on hand, then there are a couple of mixtures that you can make from household supplies. First, try washing him with a solution of water and vinegar. Another method is to mix ¼ cup baking soda, 1 teaspoon of dish soap, and 1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide. Be sure to avoid your dog’s eyes while applying either of these.

    Watch for symptoms.
    It’s important to keep an eye on your dog’s skin after he’s sprayed. When dogs get sprayed by a skunk, this usually occurs on the face. If left alone, this can lead to health problems for your pet. Swelling, redness, temporary blindness, drooling, vomiting, and sneezing can all occur after your dog gets sprayed in the face. If these symptoms persist, bring your pet to his vet for an exam.

    Call a groomer.
    If you’re not prepared to handle skunk spray yourself, or if his coat still stinks despite your efforts, then consider calling a groomer. Many pet grooming professionals have the necessary experience and odor-removal tools to help your dog smell like his normal self again.

    Whether your dog has been sprayed by a skunk or is simply due for a bath, EZ Pet Care can help. We offer Pet Love Mobile Pet Grooming in Dallas to bring the convenience of a grooming salon to your door. For more information, call us today at (888) 613-1320.