Caring for a dog is so time-consuming, it’s no wonder dog owners are called “pet parents”. If you’re looking for a dog you’d rather play with than clean around the clock, this list of the cleanest dog breeds will help guide your hand. American Hairless Terrier The first hairless breed to originate in the States,…Read More
It’s happened to everyone. Your adorable and lovable furry friend is enjoying moments with you when suddenly, he’s now scooting his butt across the floor. It may seem like just a harmless and awkward moment, but it actually might be more than just an itch. While they seem to never stop scooting and you just…Read More
When getting a new dog, many want to know everything possible about their pup before bringing them home. In the case that you are getting a Beagle for the first time, there may be a lot of information you are eager to learn. One such question you may have is, do Beagles shed? Beagles have…Read More
Half of the fun of owning a Yorkie is being able to style his hair in fun, funky, or just plain adorable ways. Yorkies’ hair grows similarly to how human hair grows; it will continue to grow until it becomes old and falls off which may end up being quite long. As a result, you…Read More
The scenario is all too familiar: you’ve wanted a dog for years, but either you or someone else in your household is allergic! Research shows that as many as 10% of the U.S. population is allergic to dogs. Fortunately, there’s no need to give up your dream of becoming a pet parent – there are…Read More
Huskies originated in northeastern Asia as endurance sled dogs for the Chukchi people. Huskies’ snow-filled heritage can also account for their gorgeous, iconic coats that make them so recognizable. While Huskies’ coats may be stunning, they also require regular grooming to keep their coats healthy and under control. If you are considering adding a Husky…Read More
For many pet-lovers with allergies and for those who simply are not fans of finding pet hair all over the house, the amount a dog sheds can be a deal breaker. If shedding is one of your top concerns, it is important to research the amount specific dog breeds shed as well as dog grooming…Read More
No one likes allergies. Waking up with watery eyes, a runny nose, itchy skin, or a rash is not the best way to start your day. Allergies can lead to a weakened immune system which can cause increased cold incidences or asthma symptoms. Allergies occur when an allergen (a harmless substance that causes allergic reactions)…Read More
German Shepherds sport an outer coat and an undercoat. No matter what the variety (plush, long-haired, or double–the three different fur types for German Shepherds), you should expect shedding with this breed. Typically, this breed’s outer coat is thick, coarse, and gives way for hairs that fall flat against the body. The undercoat is thicker…Read More
Golden Retrievers are loved by many because of their perpetual smile, loving affection, extreme athleticism, and high intelligence. They are athletic and have a beautiful coat and are known for their ability to adapt to nearly any environment. It is no wonder that this breed is the 3rd on the list of most popular dog…Read More
Grooming is a process which requires hands-on work. While your pet doesn’t need to shower every day, he certainly needs upkeep. By making time for your pet’s grooming on a weekly basis, you’re not only ensuring he’ll be fresh and devoid of odor, you’re ensuring he will be healthy too.
As that’s the thing about grooming, it’s often a word used exclusively to coat-management, when really it entails a lot more than that. Below are some tips for grooming your dog.
How To Groom Your Dog
The coat: Pets need their coats groomed for various reasons: to keep them healthy and fresh, mitigate shedding, prepare for different climates, etc. Coat upkeep is one of the essential parts of owning a pet and it needs to be treated as such.
Hygiene: Pets—like all animals—need to upkeep their hygiene. This could mean various things, but often it boils down to their dental hygiene, bodily hygiene, and paw care. It’s important to make sure your pet is cared for on a routine basis.
Examination: One of the most integral parts of the grooming process is to examine your pet for any health complications. It’s imperative that you examine him every week for anything suspicious.
Most complications that afflict pets need to be caught in their prematurity. In giving your pet these examinations (checking for parasites, infection, inflammation, redness, rashes, etc.), you greatly reduce the risk that he’s going to fall ill in the future.
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