If you love your furry little friends as much as we love ours, then chances are that you’re well aware of just how important it is to their health and vitality that you keep them well-groomed.
Pet grooming, however, isn’t always the simplest task in the world. There’s a lot of different pet grooming tips and hacks that can help you get your pooch to where it needs to be. In a time when a pandemic has shut down most pet grooming facilities, it’s time for you to learn these tips and hacks so that you can keep your dog looking its best.
- Brush Coats Regularly
One of the most obvious and important pet grooming tactics is to brush your dog’s coat regularly. This regular brushing does several things. Firstly, it removes hair that may have been shed since the last time you brushed but got caught up in the coat and didn’t fall away completely. Second, it also allows your dog’s coat to shine, keeping it looking clean and healthy.
Last but probably most importantly, brushing their coats deeply with a metal comb allows you to get down to the skin and prevent any mats from forming that could cause skin irritation sometime down the line.
- Brush Teeth Daily
Dogs need to brush their teeth daily too! Just like humans, dogs experience tooth decay due to plaque and bacteria buildup in their mouths. You should seek to brush your dog’s teeth daily (or at the very least, a couple of times each week).
Remember to use a special toothpaste for dogs. Since dogs can’t spit and the toothpaste that you use probably has chemicals in it unsafe for dogs, you need to purchase dog-only toothpaste.
- Clip Nails Regularly
Long nails can allow your dog to rip up any furniture that it sits on. What’s more, longer nails are also more susceptible to breaking, which can cause a whole host of problems in the paw.
- Keep Shaggy Coats Clipped
If your dog’s coat is getting overgrown, then you can easily start to get matted sections of fur. If the coat gets too long, the dog may also see its body temperatures rise as the fur begins to trap an excess of heat. Use a purpose-made clipper to keep your pet’s fur at a reasonable length. Check out yoyodogs.com for information on different breeds to know more about pet grooming for your dog.
- Keep Those Ears Squeaky Clean
Last but not least, make sure to keep those ears squeaky clean. The ears are one place on a dog’s body that are extremely susceptible to infection. Use some kind of cleaning solution like an otic solution and a pair of forceps to get most of the gunk out.
Pet Grooming, Made Simple
There you have it — with these easy pet grooming tips under your belt, you should be far better equipped to keep your pet looking and feeling good even during this pandemic.
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