Dog Grooming is not only the procedure of improving a dog’s physical appearance, but it also helps improving hygiene and cleanliness of a dog. If you are bringing up a dog, you can easily relate yourself to the term “Dog Grooming”. When dogs spend lot of time playing outside, they get dirty quickly. It is really important to take care of your loving pet so that they don’t fall sick.
Reasons for grooming:
Grooming plays a vital part in increasing your dog’s lifespan. All breeds require daily grooming. Regular grooming ensures the healthiness and well being of your dog.
The main reasons for daily grooming include:
- It decreases the chances of various health problems, such as thrush, scratches, and other skin problems and makes your dog look pretty.
- General cleanliness of the dog.
- While grooming, you can monitor the signs of illness by checking for heat, cuts, lameness, swelling, or changes in temperament.
- Reducing infestation load of external parasites on skin.
- It will help deepen the bond between you and your dog
General DIY Tips:
Firstly, you need some tools for daily grooming like dog shampoo, towel, conditioner, waterproof apron, scissors/clippers, brush, and treats. Start with giving a treat to your dog according to their likings and make conversations while you groom.
Give extra time to the part your dog enjoy most and let him enjoy the grooming process. Add massage time in the schedule at last, it will be refreshing for the dog.
Brushing: You need to brush your dog before the bath to get out any tangles or mats. Choose the comb according to the length and size of your dog. Hold your pet’s fur close to the skin and gently brush out the mats. Long haired dogs need daily brushing while short haired dogs are fine with brushing once a week.
Bath Time: Use warm water for your furry friend’s bath. Many dogs don’t need often bathing; once or twice a week can be enough. Start from the top and use dog’s shampoo. Spend extra time to his neck. Check for cuts or heat marks quickly. Take your time and play with him. Clean dogs are the happy dogs.
Haircut & Trim Nails: After a bath, it’s time for basic coat maintenance. How to cut your dog’s hair is really up to you. Dry your dog before giving him a haircut, and make sure to brush his coat out. Many dogs don’t like to trim their nails. But it’s important as far as hygiene is concerned. Try to trim it quickly and be sure that no nails are left pointed as they can scratch themselves.