Friday, December 29, 2017

Usually cats clean themselves many times a day. But she'll need a little help from you, sometimes. Grooming a cat to not just look them fashionable but it's a good way to know about your cat's health, any illness etc.

How to groom a cat :

  • Brushing : Cats can have short or long hair. Cats clean their hair themselves but if you do it properly then it will help remove dirt, dead hair, fleas preventing the mats. Brush once or twice a week will be enough for a healthy, glowing coat. There are cat-specific combs available in the market, make use of that. Always brush your cat gently. You can do so when she is sleeping or sitting in your lap. 
  • Trimming : Not all cats needs hair trimming, but if your cat has long coat/fur, you should think of trimming her hair with cat-specific trimmer. Do not trim harshly, but gently. If it seems difficult to trim, you can hire a professional groomer for this task. 
  • Bathing : Usually, cats bath themselves with their tongue and teeth. But sometimes, the cat coat becomes sticky or dirty which requires a good bath. Use a shampoo which is mild and does not become harsh on cat's skin. Use warm water instead of very hot or cold. Make sure, there is no shampoo left in cat's hair else it will become itchy. 
  • Nail : Your cat will not accept a direct nail clipping session. You will need to do a foot massage daily and slowly start nail clipping process. A sharp, high quality nail clipper is available in the market. Make sure to use that. Do it gently and slowly. Do not get in hurry and injure your cat. 

As you agree, cat grooming is not always easy. Some people may need a professional help in many of the above tasks. It may take time, but at the end you will surely learn how to groom your cat at home without any expenses. You can opt for grooming tips from professionals. 

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Cleaning and Hygienic care both things comes under Dog Grooming. Keeping your dog clean is an important part in increasing their lifespan. Irrespective of the breeds, all dogs requires grooming regularly.

When you groom your dog regularly, it helps strengthen the relationship between you two.

Reasons for grooming :
  • routine cleanliness
  • decrease the chances of any unusual illness
  • develops a strong bond between you and your pet
  • dog look pretty
If you've not yet started the grooming process, you can start now. But keep in mind, don't rush. Be patient. You need to start the proceed slowly and go on adding more, once you see your dog is accepting what your are offering. Always remember, to make the whole process fun without getting frustrated. Take your dog to a professional groomer, if needed.

Excited to begin? Here are few simple tips on how to complete the whole process. 
  • Brushing : Brush your dog twice a week, irrespective of the coat length. Brushing helps remove hair mats or help your dog shed seasonal coat. Brushing it may be just for general purpose. Remember, to use right brush. Some brushes are only for general purposes while other have specific use.
  • Bathing : Decide the frequency of the bath to your dog. Bathing frequently will dry out his skin and take away essential oil from the skin. So once or twice a month is enough for a good bath. Use warm water instead of hot water to bath your dog. There are different types of shampoos and conditioners available in the market. Always use shampoo by mixing it with warm water. Do not apply shampoo directly on the skin. It may be very harsh on the skin.
  • Nail Trimming : Dog's nails usually grow curved so it becomes very painful when they walk. Always keep an eye on your dog's nails. Whenever you find the growth, cut them or trim them. Else it will be more difficult to cut them properly. Owners can trim or cut the nail by their own or take their pets to a professional groomer.
  • Teeth care : Dogs can also suffer with severe dental problems. They may suffer with cavities, gum diseases etc. Taking proper care of their teeth is very  essential for good oral hygiene. Cleaning teethes 2 - 3 times a week can be an ideal time to keep away your dog from any health issues. Do not directly use brush on your dog's teeth. Start with a finger massage on gums and slowly turn to a right kind of brush. Use a toothpaste which is made only for dog. Clean only the outside surface of dog's teeth.
  • Ear Cleaning : Dog's ears can get infected with fleas or wood ticks. So cleaning the dog's ear once a week is recommended. Use a cotton ball with a cleaning solution to clear the inside surface of your dog's ear. Never put anything down in the ear, else it will cause an ear injury. Take proper care if you see any dirty smell or any unusual discharge coming out of the ear. 
There are professional groomer available in the market. You can take your pets to them for proper grooming. But if you want to save few bucks, you can always try these methods at home.  Start with less and increase slowly. You can ask for dog grooming tips before you start the process. 

Proper grooming is always results in a healthier and happier pet.