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Buying pet shop puppies

| Buyers Guide, French Bulldog Facts, Frenchie Owners menu | May 1, 2008

A Great Pyrenees pup.Image via Wikipedia

Every pet shop that sells puppies will assure you that their puppies don’t come from puppy mills but only from the finest breeders who have surplus stock, this is often a downright lie and this is reason alone for you not to buy your puppy from a pet store.

A responsible reputable breeder would never sell their litters to a pet store in the first place, the simple reason for this is that a pet store must by law sell a puppy to anyone who walks in and can pay for the puppy, regardless of if that person can take care of a puppy. A pet shop by law isn’t allowed to screen buyers before selling them a puppy and a responsible breeder always screens potential buyers to assure their puppies only go to good homes.

The pet shop owners and staff are trained on how best to sell their wares and unfortunately this also includes live animals, selling is all that matters regardless of whether the person buying can look after a young puppy or not. Here are two of the lies you should be aware of.

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French bulldog grooming tips

| Groomer Guide | May 1, 2008

French BulldogImage via Wikipedia

In order to maintain good health in your French bulldog it is essential that they are regularly groomed, grooming is also a great way of interacting with your pet and if trained from being a puppy it is something which your dog will look forward to and enjoy. Frenchies have short coats which makes the task easier than with many other long breed varieties and few minutes spent each day on the task of grooming will help to ensure your pet remains healthy.

Basic brushing Brushing the coat of your frenchie will help to remove dead hairs and skin, which could otherwise cause your pet to scratch. It will also help to smooth out the natural oils in their coat and this prevents odours. It is one of the most essential yet simple parts to grooming your pet; there are a variety of brushes and combs available at most pet stores which are suitable for your frenchie. As the French bulldog has a smooth short coat a weekly brush might be all that’s needed to keep their coat in great condition.

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