Special Care for Grooming a Dog's Sensitive Skin: Part II
Your dog’s skin is one of his most sensitive and easily damaged organs. If he develops a skin problem such as an allergy or a negative reaction to grooming products, his skin can initiate a cycle of other conditions that can be difficult to cure. Some breeds in particular have very sensitive skin that would require special care and handling. For example, if your dog has a white or light-colored coat and pink skin, he may be more sensitive to just about everything, from dry air and sun, to irritation from grooming products. In addition, dogs with short coats are more likely to have reactions to certain products. Other examples of skin disorders that can result from improper grooming are as follows...
Mar 4, 2006, 10:21
Special Care for Grooming a Dog's Sensitive Skin: Part I
When grooming any type of breed, you have to be very careful not to injure the skin. Slicker brushes, clippers, and scissors can all cause serious injury to a dog's skin. For dogs with sensitive skin, use tools lightly and take special care when grooming a dog with skin problems. Skin conditions are for a vet to deal with, and not for the groomer to try and solve. Skin problems that can be caused by or aggravated by grooming include the following...
Mar 4, 2006, 10:19
How To Properly Bathe Your Dog
The rules on how often you should bathe your dog are different from one dog to the next. Various breeds as well as various types of coats determine how often the dog should be given a bath. For example, the Poodle should be bathed every four or six weeks. On the other hand, the Pointer can go three or four months between baths. Other breeds which have harsh long coats, such as the Pomeranian, Samoyed, and the Norwegian Elkhound require less frequent bathing because it tends to soften the coat. However, dogs that are kept in the house most of the time have to be bathed more frequently to keep them clean...
Mar 4, 2006, 10:16
How To Groom Your Poodle
Grooming and trimming your fluffy Poodle dog with those fancy haircuts we often see can take a lot of practice. Fortunately we have outlined a step-by-step system that will guide you through the process. The first step is obtaining the proper equipment. You will only need a few items: a slicker brush, a steal comb, and ear powder (preferably medicated)...
Mar 4, 2006, 10:15
Dog Bath Inventory & Choosing The Right Shampoo
Giving a dog a bath can be as simple as rinsing him down in a child's swimming pool in the backyard during the summer, or as complex as a full-blown spa ritual, complete with bathing a harness and a bevy of fancy coat products designed to whiten, darken, brighten, do-tangle, shine, and leave your dog with a designer aroma to rival a fancy French perfume. However, there are many ways to make bathing easier, and many ways in which bathing makes subsequent grooming sessions easier, too...
Mar 4, 2006, 09:45
What Is A “Mat” And How Do I Get Rid Of Them?
A mat is basically a tangle of hair, often with undercoat, that has formed a knot tight enough to resist brushing and combing. Mats tend to form on dogs with thick, long, curly, or double coats in corners of the body and areas with longer hair, such as the base of legs, the anal area under the tail, under the chest by the front legs, and around the ears. In most cases, regular maintenance such as daily brushing and combing are needed to prevent tangles from turning into mats, but sometimes a mat will catch you off guard...
Mar 4, 2006, 09:43
Should I Get A Dog That Sheds Often?
There are various types of dog coats. Some are short, some are long, some are coarse or wiry, while others are silky. Some dogs shed heavily all year long and some shed seasonally with a moderate amount of shedding...
Mar 4, 2006, 09:41
Dog Grooming Tools Inventory: Part II
The following is a list of more tools and equipment for grooming your dog: Hydraulic grooming table (23" X 36'') with tailgate in position 23" x 47''): This table works great for grooming dogs of all sizes and weights. It can be lowered to 29'' from the floor and raised to 35 1/2'' at its highest point. This type of grooming table has an 11" tailgate that can be folded away when not in use and ribbed rubber mat on the top. It is especially useful when grooming very large or very heavy breeds...
Mar 4, 2006, 09:37
Dog Grooming Tools Inventory: Part I
Certain tools are required to properly groom your dog. All dogs should have the basic supplies such as brush, comb, and scissors. However, long coats require different grooming tools than smooth coats, wire coats, and curly coats. The following is a list of tools you will need for grooming...
Mar 4, 2006, 09:34
Grooming: 3 Ways to Dry a Dog's Coat
There are three methods that can be applied to properly dry the coat, depending on the breed of dog you are working with. These are: The fluff-dry method, the cage drying method, and the towel-dry method...
Mar 4, 2006, 09:27
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