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Primping Your Pet for the Pawfect Holiday Photo
Primping Your Pet for the Pawfect Holiday Photo


(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Our holiday snapshots and portraits are never complete without the family pet, so why not take that extra step to help your cat or dog look fabulously festive for their seasonal snapshot?

To get your pet looking picture-pawfect, Purina is partnering with master groomer Cheryl McNaughten to offer the following insider techniques:

Primp my paws

• Be sure to always de-mat your dog before washing him or her; if you wash a matted dog the fur tends to “felt” and get worse.

• Brush out your pet's hair as you blow dry their coat (always on a low setting) to give even the curliest poodle a straight 'do.

• Feel free to use all-natural and pet friendly styling products to help shape your pooch's hair into a desired style.

Make me sparkle

For those more daring pets and pet owners, McNaughten recommends adding some doggie dazzle including:

• Festive frosted tips – dogs with lighter hair can be dyed using powdered drink crystals to add color. Never use permanent or real hair dyes.

• Consider holiday nails – paint your dog's paws a festive green and red. Be sure to use natural, pet-friendly nail polish in case your pooch bites his nails.

• Permanent holiday décor – shave a holiday shape like a star into your dog's fur.

• If your pet doesn't have the patience for beautification, consider a festive accessory like reindeer antlers or a red ribbon for that added holiday touch.

Now that your four-legged friend is fancy and looking fabulous, it's time for the perfect holiday photo!

— News Canada

(For more information on pets and animal adoption, please visit www.petconnectionprogramsinc.com. Or, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PetConnectionProgramsinc. Located in Marilla, N.Y., Pet Connection Programs Inc. is a nonprofit maternity and special care shelter founded in 1984.)



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