Category Archives: Dogs

Here’s Why Dogs Should Have Their Ears Professionally Cleaned Out

Here’s Why Dogs Should Have Their Ears Professionally Cleaned Out

Dog Getting Ears Cleaned OutWhy should you have your dog’s ears cleaned out on a regular basis? Well, if you don’t, bad things can happen…

Increase Risk for Ear Infections

A dog’s ear canals are quite susceptible to ear infections due to the way they plunge downward and then horizontally from the ear opening. If debris or water gets “caught” in their canals, it’s not easy for those things to release themselves naturally. Infections, then, can cause your dog to do ear scratching, with hair loss around the ear(s). Wiping their ears on the floor or furniture, ear infections can lead to redness and swelling. Infections can also cause odor in the ear, brown/yellow/bloody discharges, and/or a loss of balance. If you notice your dog making unusual eye movements or head shaking (such as an odd head tilt) then he or she might need to have their ears checked and cleaned.

A Vehicle for Bacteria

What gets into ears that specifically cause problems for your dog? The list includes bacteria, parasites, yeast, and wax. Dogs with floppy ears are especially prone to ear issues, as are dogs with allergies.

If you as the owner can fold your dog’s ear back gently and wipe away debris or earwax on the underside of the ear, do so. You can use a cotton ball or piece of gauze dampened with mineral oil, hydrogen peroxide or a liquid ear cleaner to clean your dog’s inner ears. “Lift” rather than “rub” when dealing with a dog’s ears. Since inner-ear skin is delicate, it might be best to take your dog to a professional when attention to the ear or ears needs to be done.

At the Tailwaggers Country Inn at 166 Hynds Ranch Road in Van Alstyne, Texas, you can bring your pet dog for a “bath and brush out” grooming service that’s just $25 for small breed dogs under 30 pounds, or $30 for large/long hair breeds. This service includes a thorough ear cleaning, as well as a bath, coat brushing, cologne and a bandana– pampering your pooch!

If you need your dog’s ears cleaned, why not call 1-877-774-DOGS and make your appointment for a “bath and brush out” today?

Reasons to Find Time to Cuddle With Your Dog

Reasons to Find Time to Cuddle With Your Dog

To cuddle is to hold close in one’s arms as a way of showing love or affection. A cuddle is essentially a prolonged and affectionate hug. People enjoy cuddling. Most dogs do, too. Why do dogs love to cuddle? Warmth If you were to look at puppies as an observer, you might notice they’ll cuddle…

Why Dogs Need Playtime

Why Dogs Need Playtime

Dogs are a lot like humans, aren’t they? Just like humans, dogs need playtime. Of course, playtime for dogs is a bit different than playtime for kids and adults, but, never-the-less, a chance to engage in activities for enjoyment and recreation rather than for a serious or practical purpose is vitally important. If you want…

How to Prepare Your Puppy for a Spa Day

How to Prepare Your Puppy for a Spa Day

When dogs are young, their first time being groomed is a totally new experience for them. The older they get, the more times they will have been groomed and the more familiar they’ll be with their “spa day.” Do you have a puppy who has yet to visit a groomer for their first “spa day?”…

Myths About Owning Big Dogs

Myths About Owning Big Dogs

Some people are cat people. Some people are dog people. Some people can’t have pets or don’t like them. If you’re reading this, you probably like dogs, and we do too. Here at Tailwaggers Country Inn, we take in all sorts of dogs— all shapes, sizes, and temperaments. A lot of people have small dogs–…

How to Give Your Dog the Care He or She Deserves

How to Give Your Dog the Care He or She Deserves

In a perfect world, every dog owner would take great care of their pet dog(s). Chances are, if you’re reading this, you have a dog or you’ll get one, and either way, you sincerely want to be the kind of person who takes great care of your beloved pet. That’s good; here are some basics…

How to Make Your Dog Happy

How to Make Your Dog Happy

One thing most dog owners have in common is this: they want to make sure their dogs are happy. And why not? A happy dog just makes sense. No one wants to see a “down-in-the-dumps” dog– that’s depressing! What are some of the ways you can make your dog happy? Well, dogs are a lot…

How Dogs Can Improve Your Quality of Life

How Dogs Can Improve Your Quality of Life

According to a study of 3.4 million people, owning a dog is linked to a longer life. Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden followed the health records of 3.4 million people who had no history of cardiovascular disease back in 2001. Then they kept track of their health for the next 12 years and whether…

Recent Trends for Dog Names

Recent Trends for Dog Names

Tailwaggers Country Inn is your pet dog’s vacation destination. Yes, even dogs could use a vacation, sometimes, especially if the house is rowdy, right? That said, Tailwaggers of Texas sees a lot of different dogs come through its doors and they all have names. Some are more common names like Max, while others are a…