You may be the kind of dog owner who likes to dress up your pet and ensure that they are always well turned out. If so, dog grooming may be second nature to you. However, dog grooming is not just for pedigree or show dogs and so even if your dog is a loveable, low maintenance scruff, there are essential grooming practices that you should carry out regularly to ensure that your dog stays healthy and happy.
Brushing your dog’s fur is not just for long haired dogs. You should get a good dog brush and give your dog a brush regularly whatever kind of fur they have. This helps the dog’s coat to stay healthy, stimulates the blood flow and helps remove fleas or ticks from the hair. Your dog’s coat will stay shiny and look healthier with good grooming. The same can be said for giving your dog a bath, which will not only improve the smell of your pet but will keep their skin healthy and promote a shiny coat.
A pedicure for your dog is not just for spoilt pooches either. Trimming your dog’s nails is essential to avoid them growing too long and curling into the pads of the dog’s paws. This can cause your pet considerable discomfort and even an infection.
When you make sure that you get into a basic grooming routine with your dog, you will know that you are doing the best for your pet in terms of maintaining their health.
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