Grooming For A Happy, Healthy Dog

Everyone loves to be pampered, and the family dog is no different. Whether your dog is high or low maintenance, dog grooming is necessary, and the following tips will be more than helpful when maintaining your dog’s grooming.

Dog Grooming to Keep the Family Pet Healthy and Happy

• Brush the dog each day. This is not just important for long haired dogs, but, short hair dogs, as well. Brushing is not just important to keep the dogs hair intact. It is also important to help to prevent skin problems. Brushing stimulates the flow of blood in the dog’s skin, which in turn, helps to prevent skin problems that may occur. It also removes ticks, fleas, and other parasites. And, it makes the pet feel good, which is definitely a good dose of medicine!

• Bathing should also be a regular part of your dog grooming practice. When bathing your dog, you should use a medicated shampoo, which will also help to prevent skin problems. Baths should be given no less than once a month.

• Trimming the nails regularly is also crucial in the dog’s grooming and should be done regularly. It is important that when trimming the nails not to cut the nails too short, as the nails will bleed. The trimming should be done in short, clean cuts.

• Brushing the dog’s teeth is also important and will help to prevent gum disease. Brushing the teeth should be done about once a week and be done by using a doggie toothbrush, or using a moist towel.

• Ear cleaning is a very important part of the dog grooming regiment and should be performed regularly to help to prevent earn infections.

Preparing Your Dog for Grooming

Dogs need to become accustomed to being groomed. There is no doubt that having someone, no matter how gentle clip your nails, or poke around in your ears, is nerve racking. As soon as you bring your pet home, you should begin to introduce basic commands, and make a practice out of brushing, massaging, picking and poking at your dog. Open his mouth and gently clean his gums, and so on. This will help the dog to feel at ease during their grooming sessions.

Finding a Dog Groomer

When you choose your dog groomer, there are specific things you should look for in the groomer, which include the following.

• Cleanliness

• Humane Treatment

• Good Lighting and Organization

• Finished Product

• Vaccinations

• Particular Breed Results

When you take your dog to the groomer, you definitely want to choose a groomer that insists that the dog has it vaccinations, this will help to ensure that your pet doesn’t pick something up while they are being groomed. Also, make sure that the facility is sanitary. Cleanliness is essential and can also help to prevent the dog from becoming ill. Also, be certain to choose a dog groomer that is loving a gentle with the dog, and be aware that some groomers may administer a tranquilizer should the dog be overly anxious.

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