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5 Best Eye Wipes For Dogs: Vet Recommended (2024)

Last Updated on 3 weeks by Dr. Shannon Barrett Maintaining the cleanliness of your dog’s eyes can often feel like an uphill battle. As a veterinarian, I am often asked about the best way to keep your dogs eyes clean, especially from tear stains and debris. The Top 5 Best Eye Wipes for Dogs I-LID ’N LASH Vet Dog Eye Wipes Best Overall These wipes are my top pick for eyelid wipes in dogs. These

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How to Properly Use Eye Wipes on Dogs

Last Updated on 3 weeks by Dr. Shannon Barrett Using eye wipes on your dog might seem simple, but there’s a right way to do it. We’ll guide you through the process, ensuring your furry friend’s eyes stay clean and healthy. Step-by-step guide First, gently wash your hands and then get the eye wipes ready. Hold your dog calmly to keep them still. Carefully wipe around each eye with a soft, smooth motion, starting from

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Cats’ Sense Of Smell, A Vet Explains (2024)

Last Updated on 3 weeks by Dr. Shannon Barrett Have you ever noticed your cat sniffing around and wondered just what they’re detecting? It’s no mystery to experts—cats have over 200 million odor sensors in their noses! Their sense of smell is far superior to ours. Key Takeaways Cats sense of smell Comparison to humans A cat’s world is rich with scents that shape their experiences. With over 200 million odor sensors in their noses,

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Can I Spray Perfume on my Dog? Vets Answer Fragrance Questions

Last Updated on 2 months by Dr. Shannon Barrett The short answer is No. As a veterinarian, I don’t recommend spraying perfume on your dog. Are there some scents that may be ok? Read on as we delve into the world of fragrances and your pet! With their incredible sense of smell, dogs and cats are far more sensitive to fragrances than we might realize. Key Takeaways The Harmful Effects of Fragrances on Dogs While

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Dr. Shannon Barrett

Veterinarian with a Passion for Educating Pet Parents

Pets change our lives for the better and we are always trying to do the same for them. This site is a combination of tips and product recommendations to enhance the lives of our pets and the people owned by them.  Thanks for stopping by!

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