Friday, 3 January 2014

How To Groom Your Dog At Home

Grooming is a major part of keeping the dog looking and feeling healthy. A matted coat can harbor all sorts of skin conditions and will many times have a problem from being noticed until it's too late. Also, a dull or balding coat could be indicative of specific medical conditions, and regular coat inspections via grooming will help you to notice when there is a change in your dog's coat. Ensuring every part of his body is kempt can also be very important.


Bathing is a big part of keeping your dog clean and healthy. Learn how often dogs should be given a shower, what materials you'll need for that bath, and other general bathing information. 

Hair Types

five general categories of dog hair types would be the following: Smooth Coat, Medium Coat, Long Coat, Wire Hair/Broken Coat, and Wavy Coat. Find out more about each type of coat and how to be mindful of it.

Brush the dog

For short-haired dogs such as the American Staffordshire Terrier or Miniature Pinscher, brushing the dog's coat is going to be fairly simple. But for dog breeds with long fur or perhaps a thick undercoat, like a long-haired Chihuahua or perhaps a Siberian Husky, this dog grooming activity can be quite time consuming.

Clean the dog's ears

Trim your hair inside the ears. Apply an ear cleaning means to fix a cotton swab and clean the outer part of the dog's ear. Saturate several cotton swabs and clean the nooks and crannies of the dog's ears. When cleaning a dog's ears, only clean areas which are visible to avoid ear injury.

Trim the dog's nails

Use traditional nail clippers or make use of a dremel-style nail file, like the Peticure pet nail trimmer. If using pet nail clipper scissors or guillotine-style nail clippers, make use of a coarse grain nail file to smooth sharp edges after clipping the dog's nails.

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