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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Dog Grooming Tips | GetMyPet

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.

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