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How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears — Cleaning your dog’s ears can be easy, but you’ll need to follow proper precautions. Watch the following video from VetVid.com where Dr. Mike walks you through a routine ear cleaning step-by-step so that you can perform ear cleaning for your dog. If there is an ear infection you’ll learn what precautions to take and what to discuss with your vet.

How To Check Your Pet For Fleas — Watch this video from VetVid.com where Dr. Mike walks you through the process of checking your dog or cat for fleas; what to look for, how to use a flea comb, what is flea dirt, and the importance of starting a flea control program such as oral tablets.

Ear Infections in Dogs and Cats (Otitis Externa) — Learn more about ear infections in dogs and cats (Otitis Externa). Watch the following video from VetVid.com where testing & diagnosis and therapies & treatment are discussed. This video is NOT meant to replace the advice of your regular vet.

How to Treat Fleas on Dogs, Cats, Puppies & Kittens — Learn about fleas on dogs and cats by watching this video from VetVid.com with Dr. Wayne Rosenkrantz, DVM, DACVD, where he discusses the complications that fleas can cause for your pet and the treatment options available. Dr. Rosenkrantz is board certified in animal dermatology. The doctor discusses fleas on dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. This information is not meant to replace the advice of your regular veterinarian.

Taking Care of Your Dog’s Teeth — Watch this video from VetVid.com where you will learn the importance of properly caring for your dog’s teeth. Find out what you can do to prevent dental disease and how to maintain your dog’s teeth through good dental hygiene.

How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth — Brushing your dog’s teeth may actually prevent some serious canine health problems. In this video from VetVid.com you will learn the proper technique for brushing your dog’s teeth, how often you should brush your dog’s teeth, and what are some other home care options to keep your dog’s teeth healthy.

Grooming Supplies & Equipment

The following items are available from various online retailers and can be purchased directly from these links. For purchasing details and pricing, please click on the “Buy” buttons under each item.

Wahl KM5 Rotary 2-Speed Professional Clipper - Purple - For Dogs - from Entirely Pets

Wahl KM5 Rotary 2-Speed Professional Clipper – Purple – For Dogs – from Entirely Pets

Wahl KM5 Rotary 2-Speed Professional Dog and Cat Clipper Kit. German engineered for superior performance, this clipper features a two-speed rotary motor that provides exceptional power and torque with extended durability that’s essentially maintenance-free. Ideal for use on all coat types including horses and livestock thanks to the Constant Speed Control feature that ensures consistent power delivery, even when clipping through mats. The lightweight, ergonomic design offers superior comfort and control with minimal vibration to reduce wrist fatigue. German engineered to deliver superior performance and a salon-quality grooming experience at home. Durable, two-speed rotary motor operates at 3000 and 3500 strokes per minute for exceptional power and torque. Constant Speed Control ensures consistent power delivery, even when clipping through mats or thick fur. Ergonomic design weighs just 13 ounces; superior comfort and control with minimal vibration and reduced wrist fatigue. 14-foot cord provides plenty of room to move while working; ideal for use on all dog and cat coat types, as well as horses and livestock. Wahl KM5 Rotary 2-Speed Professional Clipper – Purple – For Dogs – from Entirely Pets.




Andis EasyClip Pro-Animal Pet Clipper Kit - 7 Pieces - For Dogs - from Entirely Pets

Andis EasyClip Pro-Animal Pet Clipper Kit – 7 Pieces – For Dogs – from Entirely Pets

Andis 7 Piece Pro Animal Clipper Kit the powerful rotary motor is quiet to keep your pet calm. Built to withstand years of use, the break-resistant housing is contoured to fit your hand, making grooming a comfortable experience for you and your dog. Powerful rotary motor clipper kit is great for grooming dogs with heavy coats. Detachable blades for ease of changing and cleaning. 12 feet of heavy-duty cord for everyday use. The EasyClip Pro features a 3700 spm blade speed and blade detachability. An included #10 blade can be swapped out for another or removed for cleaning. This quiet and powerful unit works with all UltraEdge, CeramicEdge, and ShowEdge blades (sold separately). It’s designed and manufactured for years of reliable use and features a break resistant housing that’s ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in your hand. It also has a 12′ heavy-duty cord so that you can groom without limits. Designed with a powerful rotary motor, it preforms great for any dog breed but is ideal for dogs with heavy, thick coats. Blades are also compatible with Oster Model A-5 and most detachable-type clippers. Andis EasyClip Pro-Animal Pet Clipper Kit – 7 Pieces – For Dogs – from Entirely Pets.




FURminator DeShedding EQUINE & Large Dog Breeds Tool - 5

FURminator DeShedding EQUINE & Large Dog Breeds Tool – 5″ Edge from Entirely Pets

Furminator DeShedding Equine Tool specially designed for horses and large dogs. The equine and large dogs deshedding tool’s unique blade is designed to remove loose hair like no other. Furminator deShedding Equine and large dogs Tool removes a horse’s winter coat and loose hair better than any other brush, comb or rake Furminator deShedding Equine Tool does not cut or damage the coat Spend less time grooming, allowing more time to ride and enjoy your horse Furminator deShedding Equine Tool helps maintain a healthier skin and coat with daily grooming Stimulates circulation and hair growth Brings out a horse’s natural oils promoting a healthier and shinier coat Furminator deShedding Equine Tool reduces allergens FURminator DeShedding EQUINE and Large Dog Breeds Tool – 5″ Edge from Entirely Pets.




Oster Nail Grinding Kit - For Dogs - from Entirely Pets

Oster Nail Grinding Kit – For Dogs – from Entirely Pets

Oster Nail Grinding Kit is the safer way to quickly and effectively trim your dog’s nails. This safe and convenient nail grinder kit works quickly and safely to trim your pet’s nails. It helps avoid quick and automatically cauterizes at higher speeds. Has a lightweight ergonomic design with finger grips for added comfort and better control. Quick and Effective: Used by professionals, nail grinder quickly and effectively trims your dog’s nails. Super-Safe Operation: Whisper-quiet, low torque motor is designed for the safety of your dog. Features a variable speed motor, grit grooming bands and ergonomic design Corded Nail Grinder Grooming Drum Grinding Stone (2) 60 Grit (2) 100 Grit grooming bands Speeds from 0-20,000 RPM Only 8.7 ounces Instruction book Carrying case Power Supply Instruction manual and usage tips Safe and easy to use Oster Nail Grinding Kit – For Dogs – from Entirely Pets.




Grooming Books

Notes from the Grooming Table

Notes From The Grooming Table 2nd Edition

This is the NEW SECOND EDITION of the book that has set the industry standard for grooming reference guides. You get step-by-step instructions and beautiful, easy to follow illustrations that have made this book a must-have for groomers and stylists world-wide.


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The All Breed Dog Grooming Guide

The All Breed Dog Grooming Guide – 4th Edition

The All Breed Dog Grooming Guide has undergone a total transformation in this 4th Edition, making it the grooming profession’s leading text and essential resource for both novices and experienced groomers alike.

Now in full color, with all new color illustrations and completely rewritten instruction sets for each of the 193 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club. Also included for each breed are the latest popular alternative styles and pet trims.


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Theory of 5 Second Edition

Theory of 5 Second Edition – Simplifying Grooming Concepts for Everyday Pets

The methods outlined in this informative book have been time tested for more than 20 years by Melissa Verplank and her team. By reducing complex methods and techniques to easy-to-understand terms, Melissa has helped hundreds of stylists quickly master the skills and patterns necessary to groom hundreds of different breeds.


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The Dog Groomer's Manual: A Definitive Guide To The Science, Practice And Art Of Dog Grooming

The Dog Groomer’s Manual: A Definitive Guide To The Science, Practice And Art Of Dog Grooming

The Dog Groomer”s Manual is the definitive reference book covering all aspects of the work of the dog groomer.  This highly illustrated book will help owners, students, and professional dog groomers develop their skills and knowledge.  It will enable them to adapt the principles of grooming appropriately, based on a systematic approach to understanding and observing the physical appearance, the nature, the life style, and the behavior of the dog.




Dog Groomer's Manual

Dog Groomer’s Manual – E-Book

The Dog Groomer’s Manual is the definitive reference book covering all aspects of the work of the dog groomer. This highly illustrated book will help owners, students and professional dog groomers develop their skills and knowledge. It will enable them to adapt the principles of grooming appropriately, based on a systematic approach to understanding and observing the physical appearance, the nature, the lifestyle and the behaviour of the dog. The Manual covers the following: SCIENCE; The veterinary principles of anatomy and physiology that must inform good grooming practice, pre-grooming health checks, common parasites and skin diseases, infectious and zoonotic diseases. PRACTICE; Running a grooming business and the diverse standards of safety, hygiene and professionalism required in the grooming workshop; First Aid and what to do in emergency situations; handling and restraining the dog safely, grooming equipment and tools. ART; Grooming out the coat, bathing and drying, clipping, scissoring, hand stripping and plucking, styling, preventative healthcare products. Referenced to reliable sources of information and adhering to the requirements of City & Guilds, British Dog Grooming Association, and nationally recognized dog grooming qualifications, The Dog Groomer’s Manual is the perfect companion for dog groomers around the world seeking to attain these internationally recognized awards. Superbly illustrated with 1000 colour photographs.



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