Grooming Your Dog: A Basic Guide
Admin • 21 Sep 2021
Having a well-groomed dog makes them healthier and more attractive to the eye and shows that they are loved. Unfortunately, grooming is one of those things that many owners feel they can just put off and procrastinate. However, grooming your dog should be at the top of your to-do list since it will undoubtedly benefit them. If you'd like to groom your dog but don't know what to do, here is an essential guide to help you get started.
Clipping your dog's nails
Unclipped nails can quickly grow out, hurting the dog's feet. In addition, the feet injured by long nails can get uncomfortable and require medical attention if it isn't treated immediately. Clipping your dog's nails regularly will prevent them from breaking or cracking, which leads to bleeding and pain. For dogs who like to chew their feet and scratch themselves, grooming can be essential for preventing skin irritations and infections.
Brushing your dog's coat and hair
Brushing your dog's hair ensures that it is free of tangles and harmful tiny particles, such as dirt and debris. This prevents matting which can be highly uncomfortable for the pup if they get too bad. If left untreated, this could lead to infection and skin irritations, so brushing their hair regularly will help prevent these issues from arising in the first place. In addition, regular grooming keeps their coat healthy and enables you to bond with your furry friend better by giving them additional attention while you brush through their fur.
Bathing your dog
Bathing your dog not only allows for more bonding time but also removes all the dirt and dust from their coat, especially if they love exploring outside. This can help avoid matting and irritation. Making sure your pup remains clean will produce a much healthier dog for years to come. It will keep skin conditions away, prevent specific health issues from developing, and create a protective barrier over their hair that prevents uncontrolled shedding. A healthy coat equals happy paws!
The basic of dog grooming is a necessary process that should not be overlooked. If you have a well-groomed dog, it shows that you care about your furbaby's health, wellbeing and appearance. Grooming may seem like another task on the never-ending list, but your pet will reap benefits in the long run, so make time for this part of owning a pet today!
If you would like to know more about dog grooming or make a booking to give your dog a well-deserved pampering grooming session, give our friendly team of groomer at Bunbury Dog Grooming a call today at 08 9762 4569!
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