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Taking Care of Your Best Friend
Larry Whiteley
A little canine care goes a long way
Larry Whiteley

Trim your hunting dog's toenails frequently. Long nails are likely to split or break during hard running and make your dog lame. The trimming will go easier if you soak their feet in water to soften up the nails before starting.

The next time your dog comes in with burrs stuck in his coat, make the job of removing them less traumatic for you and the dog by rubbing mineral oil or petroleum jelly into the burred hair. This softens the burrs so they can be combed out a lot easier.

If your bird dog seems to have lost his nose, don't give up on him. Veterinarians report a 70% success in restoring a dog's lost sense of smell by performing a simple canine tonsillectomy.

Larry Whiteley is host of the internationally syndicated Outdoor World Radio



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