Dog grooming tips
Dog grooming is an
important part of looking after a dog.
Even if you have a short-haired breed,
grooming is still essential. Dog
grooming does not only involve brushing
your dog once day, there are other tasks
that need to be performed such as nail
clipping, examining ears and checking
for fleas and ticks. This short article
will provide you with some tips and
hints to help with grooming your dog.
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Get into the habit of
brushing your dog?s coat at least once
a day. This is especially important if
you have a long haired breed. This
will not only prevent tangling and
matting of the fur but also provides a
time to spend with your dog.
Short-haired breeds should also be
brushed to remove dirt and fleas.
Ensure that you
purchase the correct brush for your
dog. Long-haired breeds require a
completely different brush to
short-haired breeds. The slicker brush
type is more suitable for dogs with a
long coat. This type of brush would be
too harsh on a short-haired dog.
If you think your dog
has a problem with fleas then use a
flea comb regularly. These combs are
designed specifically to remove fleas
from your dog. Used in conjunction
with other flea control
products it is an effective way of
When washing your dog,
use a good dog shampoo or soap. Some
dogs can be highly sensitive to
inferior soaps. If your dog has skin
problems use a sensitive skin shampoo
and ensure that your rinse your dog
thoroughly of all soap suds. Brush
your dog before washing to remove
mats, tangles and dirt.
If your dog requires
professional dog grooming try and
choose a company that specialises in
your dog breed. You will find that
your dog will look so much better if
you find someone who knows their job.
Check your dogs ears
weekly to ensure that they are free of
problems. Dogs with long ears such as
Cocker Spaniels are prone to ear
infections so check often. Don't pour
anything into your dog's ears without
the advice of a vet.