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Why is my dog doing zoomies?

Why is my dog doing zoomies?

Are you familiar with zoomie o’clock? You know that time of the day when your pup becomes frantic and starts running around the house at full speed, unaware of their surroundings? Today, we investigate this completely normal, but admittedly hilarious behaviour, and discover what are zoomies and why do dogs get them? What are zoomies? “Getting the zoomies” sounds like a symptom from being on too many zoom calls. Although a topical subject, zoomies have nothing to do with web conferencing, and instead describe a common animal behaviour. The scientific name for zoomies is frenetic random activity periods (FRAPS). Dogs...

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Grooming routine every dog owner should be doing

Have you ever tried giving a bath to a wolf? It’s a good thing our pets have become domesticated when it comes to grooming! You don't need to be a pro to take care of your dog's skin and coat. Here are the most important grooming tips you should be doing: Brushing Brushing your dog frequently stimulates hair and skin health by activating the oil glands, making your dog’s coat shiny. Who doesn’t want oohs and aahs from onlookers when strutting at your local cafe? Brushing is also a great way to spot grass seeds or foxtails after your outdoor...

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Seasonal allergies in dogs

Spring has sprung and with it comes itchy, watery eyes and runny nose! Did you know that around 20% of dogs in Australia suffer from allergies? Dogs, like humans, can be sensitive to pollen and other environmental stressors. So, what are the different types of pet allergies? There are three main types of allergies affecting dogs: Flea allergy (or flea dermatitis): this is when your dog is allergic to certain proteins present in the flea’s saliva. These proteins are injected in your dog’s skin when a flea bites, causing excessive itchiness, possible skin irritation and sometimes hair loss, from your...

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Natural flea repellent

At Doggy Grub, we believe in a more natural way to take care of our pets. Our four-legged companions are already exposed to countless harmful toxins that come with our modern lives so we should be trying to find safe alternatives to toxic chemicals as best as we can. When it comes to flea control, the repellents on the market are usually so potent that it is recommended to immediately wash your hands if you come in contact with the product. What about our dog’s skin then? How to prevent fleas? Poor health will attract fleas so if your dog...

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