The Essential Laws of Dogs Explained

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Dog Grooming 101

Your dogs need physical maintenance in order for them to look and feel at their best. With regards to grooming needs of your furry friend, it is all dependent upon their hair types and breeds. In the event that your dog is suffering from ear, nail or skin issue, then you have to be certain that you’re following recommendations of your vet with regards to grooming.

In the next lines you’ll be able to discover basic grooming tips for your dog.

Hair brushing – most of the dogs are actually enjoying to have their coats brushed besides, doing hair brushing sessions can strengthen the bond with your dog while maintaining a healthy coat as well. Always remember that the brushing needs of your dog will depend on their hair type and there is a specific tool to be used on it. Normally, long haired dogs require daily brushing to be able to prevent tangling and matting of hair, medium haired dogs can be prone to tangles and matting as well and therefore, has to be brushed at least twice a week while short haired dogs can actually go for a month or so without having their coat brushed.
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Nail trimming – this is one of the grooming services which many dogs as well as owners dislike. There are many dogs that don’t want their paws handled and also, it can hurt their nails if it is cut too short. In the fear that they could have hurt their dogs, owners feel uncomfortable in doing it. The best thing that can be done to trim the nails correctly and safely is by exercising caution. You’ll be able to know how to do it from your vet but if you are still not that confident doing it on your own, it’s best that you leave this to the pros.
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Bathing – there are many dogs need to bathed monthly. Bathing your dog in a tub is often the easiest place to do this but if you have smaller dogs, you can do it even in the sink. Using a handheld sprayer, soak your dog from head to toe using warm water. Avoid the inside of the ears and eyes as it may cause irritation to them. Many dogs have a water resistant coat and for that, there may need to be a thorough soaking for the water to penetrate to the pet’s hair.

Ear care – ears of your dogs may be a haven for both yeast and bacteria especially if this is kept unclean while other dogs can even go on their entire lives without multiple cleanings or suffering from ear disease. Your vet is going to prescribe appropriate medications as well as special cleaners if there’s a foul odor emanating from their ears as this can be an early sign of ear problems.