7 Common Dog Nail Problems, Symptoms and What to Do

Your dog relies on his nails for a host of activities such as digging and grasping his favorite toy, and maintaining his balance when he walks and runs. Healthy dog nails don't extend past the pads of your dog's paw and they are unbroken and unsplit. Unhealthy dog nails can become discolored, dry, split, and peel. As dog owners, we need to be able to recognize those symptoms so we know when to call the...Read more

New Product Announcement: Presenting the Best Dog Nail Grinder, ‘Paws Down’

We’ve added a new product to our shop — the Nail Pro nail grinder by BarxBuddy — and we are confident that you will agree that this is the best dog nail grinder on the market. This veterinarian-recommended Nail Pro nail grinder is easy to use, durable, quiet and includes safety features to protect your pets’ paws.  The BarxBuddy team developed the nail grinder based on feedback we heard from dog owners like you. Learn...Read more

Which is Best: Grinding Dog Nails vs Clipping? The Safest Way to Trim Your Dog’s Nails

Many factors affect how we answer the question about whether to use dog nail grinder vs clipper for your dog’s nails. The best method depends on your dog's size, the length of their nails, your experience with trimming dog nails, and most importantly your dog’s temperament. All of these are all factors that affect which method is best.  The difference between grinding and clipping is in the tools. Clippers are manual, and grinders are electric....Read more

9 Interesting Facts About Dog Nails

Trivia about … dog nails? Fun facts about dogs’ nails? Who’d have thought it was such a thing. Maybe you have a specific question about dog nails or you just want to brush up on some pet trivia. You’ll get no judgment from us. Understanding the purpose and structure of your dog’s nails helps you understand how they need to be groomed and cared for. So, here are nine interesting facts about dog nails.   1....Read more

The Truth About Dog Kissing: How Dirty Is a Dog’s Mouth?

Aren't dog kisses the best? You can walk away with slightly damp cheeks or a full-on dripping face ... but so worth it. A dog's love is unconditional, and a dog kiss is merely one way they show affection for their humans. While the slobbery sweet nothings are hard to resist, you might want to rethink kissing dogs.  Let's face it: We are oh-so cautious when kissing people (especially those we don't know), but when...Read more

How to Trim Dog Nails That Are Overgrown

Overgrown dog nails can lead to tendon problems and pain. Here, we explore how to trim dog nails that are overgrown. First, however, we take a few minutes to nibble some candy corn and explain the structure of dogs' nails, so you can learn how to safely trim them. Anatomy of Dog Nails Dogs' nails are made of three basic parts: the outer protective shell, the fleshy quick that protects the bones, and the bone....Read more

How to Control Dog Shedding (Yes! You Can!)

How to Control Dog Shedding Shed much? If your dog loses a sweater's worth of hair every time you turn around, you have two options, either take up knitting or focus on how you can control his shedding. Even if your pet sheds a smaller amount but still leaves a trail of fur, regular grooming could reduce or eliminate this mess. Of course, how often and the amount your dog sheds is dependent on many...Read more

Help! My Dog Hates to be Brushed

Are your dog grooming sessions more like a battle of wills? You, the responsible pet owner, have brush in hand ready to work the gnarly tangles out of her coat. Meanwhile, your dog stands defiant and would just assume to bite your face off than endure a grooming session? What to do if your dog hates to be brushed ... Before you throw in the brush (see what we did there?), there are a few...Read more

10 Tips for Grooming Your Own Dog … So She Doesn’t Hate You

Outside of licking themselves, your dog pretty much relies on you for her hygienic needs. Luckily there are plenty of grooming services available, whether at your vet's office, pet supply store or your local doggie spa-salon. Even so, sometimes you need to perform a dog grooming session at home. While grooming requires some patience and caution on your part, you can transform your dog from Tramp back to Lady, at least until she gets back...Read more