If your cat has sore or scabby skin, get her seen by a vet. Skin disease is a strong sign that something is wrong, be that with the skin itself or as a complication of another problem.
Many dog owners prefer to leave haircuts to professional groomers. It’s a job that really takes some know-how and experience to do properly – particularly for dogs with long, continuously growing hair. But there's no reason you can't become an expert.
Digging dogs can make a real mess of the garden. These budding archaeologists have many reasons to dig. They will dig to join in with you if you like to garden, they will dig a hole to keep cool, bury bones or out of boredom. Each cause needs a specific solution.