What better way to show your dog your love than giving him the best grooming? Dog grooming not only enhances your pet’s look but also improves his hygiene and overall health.
The steps involved in dog grooming depend on your dog’s coat type, size, temperament, and condition. For instance, longhaired dogs with double coats require more grooming than short-haired dogs with single coats.
Here are some tips to help you make your dog grooming tasks a breeze.
Brush your dog thoroughly
Do it before you bathe your pet so that it will be easier to remove loose fur during bathing. Also, it’s better to trim the fur while it’s dry because trimmed fur looks different when it dries after bathing the dog.
Clean the eyes and ears carefully
This will take out any discharge or stain that has built up in the corner of each eye. Use a moist towel to clean your dog’s eyes.
To avoid ear infection and irritation, make sure that your pet’s ears are always clean. Apply a little cleaning solution to remove wax or dirt build-up.
Brush the teeth
Use only toothpaste made particularly for dogs because they tend to swallow the toothpaste. Also, use brushes designed only for dogs that are gentle on dog teeth.
Trim the nails
Regular trimming prevents the nails from growing too long, which can make walking difficult. Cut only a small part of the end of the nail at one time and avoid the pink mass under the nail’s surface so that it won’t bleed.
Bathe your pet
Slowly put your dog in the tub and secure him if needed. Wet him thoroughly and apply a mild dog shampoo. Gently apply the soap all over your dog’s coat and then rinse him thoroughly. Make sure no soap suds are left on your pet’s skin, as these will lead to itchiness.
Dry your dog
You can allow him to dry naturally in the air. A number of dog owners towel dry their pets and use a hair dryer to dry the entire body.
Grooming your dog can be tedious and time-consuming, but it’s worth your time and effort.