Grooming your dog

October 29th at 3:19pm TheDogMag

Dog Grooming Guide

Grooming on a regular basis promotes hygiene while also strengthening the social tie between man and dog. It's also a teaching tool in which the dog learns about the owner's pack leadership. The dog must accept grooming and heed the owner's orders. The quantity of grooming required varies by breed, so check with the breeder or the relevant breed organization for breed-specific grooming guidelines.

Brushing and combing

Fur maintenance varies depending on the coat type of the dog (short, rough, long, stick hair, etc.). The dogs are usually brushed or combed, and certain types are also clipped. A replenishing soap can be used to wash the dog. Combing and brushing increase the relationship between you and your dog, and reduce the amount of hair that ends up in your house in many dog breeds. It's preferable if the puppy is already accustomed to the grooming routine. Grooming short-haired dogs with a massage mitt that loosens dead hair is also popular. Without combing or brushing, many dogs are prone to matting, especially under the "armpits" or on the chest. Is your dog matted? Make the time to groom him regularly! This is because matted fur soon becomes a breeding ground for bacterial and fungal illnesses. Every movement inflicts pain on the dog, depending on the place - for example, felt under the armpits. Cutting or shearing ensure that your dog is once again at ease in his own skin. Professional groomers can provide you advice on how to care for your longhaired dog.

During the winter, groomers provide professional paw and leg hair shortening. This manner, your four-legged pet will be able to romp around the snow without getting tangled up in unpleasant tangles. They willll also come up with a solution for your dog's "summer hairstyle".

Eye care is important.

To avoid irritation, if eye secretions build in the corners of the eyes and are not eliminated by the dog, the eyes should be cleansed on a regular basis.

Taking care of the ears

Once or twice a week, examine your dog's ears. It is not suggested that you clean the external auditory canal yourself since it is difficult to access. In addition to the danger of harm, employing cotton swabs (Q-tips or similar) increases the chance of forcing dirt or foreign substances further into the ear canal. As a result, the veterinarian should be consulted if required.

Dental hygiene

Buffalo skin bones, hard dog biscuits, and other tooth-cleaning foods are ideal. A veterinarian should be called if there is excessive tartar accumulation or irritation.

Taking care of your dog’s nails

With enough exercise, the claws can sprint on solid ground. When the claws become too long, they obstruct the dog's ability to move. Nail clippers can be used to shorten them, but the veterinarian should be the one to explain how to use them.