Tips for basic dog grooming

by Mark James on August 28, 2011

As a responsible dog owner, you need to ensure that you groom your dog on a regular basis. Here are some basic dog grooming tips that you will you need to follow:

Always brush you dog often, as this will help stimulate the natural oils in your dog’s skin and help it healthy. Regularly brushing your dogs fur will prevent it from getting matted and is an extremely good way to show your dog affection and attention. Regular brushing will also help get rid of dead hair and prevent your pet from moulting.

Walking your dog will help wear down their nails, but regularly clipping them is also a good idea. It is not good if they are too short as they will sting or bleed. If you are uncertain what length to trim them to, you can take your pet to a qualified dog groomers and is not very expensive. If you do not believe that your pet will be behave or maybe become aggressive, then you must take them to the vets to have it done there.

Your dog will need to have regular baths. Therefore you will need to purchase some dog shampoo and conditioner from your pet shop. It is not a good idea to use shampoo to treat fleas and lice unless you need to, as these will dry out your dogs skin.

Always rinse your dog properly, as this can cause irritation to the skin and later to develop into other skin problems. If your dog has knotted or matted fur, remove the knots prior to washing them, as this can make the knots worse.

Once you have bathed your dog, you can use a hair dryer to dry him. A lot of dogs like the hair dryer, but always ensure that you use a low heat, as dogs have sensitive skin and the heat will burn them. You need to ensure that there no water left in your dogs ears, as this can lead to ear infections.

You must always keep your dogs ears clean. You can purchase ear cleaners from any good pet shop, and follow the instruction carefully. By keeping your dogs ears clean and dry, it will reduce the chances of ear mites and infections from occurring.

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