If you own any breed of dog with long hair, you know the pain of matted hair. Even those who groom their dog and brush their hair on a regular basis can sometimes still suffer from matted hair. The truth is that some dogs are just more prone to matting than others. Sadly, that long,…Read More
Ticks are tiny little critters that can cause big problems. Your pet can be bitten by a tick without ever realizing what had happened. Depending on the type of tick, these bites can be potentially serious if left untreated. This article will cover how to spot a tick bite, tick removal, symptoms of a tick…Read More
For anyone lucky enough to call themselves a pet parent, it goes without saying that they want the very best for their fur babies – dogs aren’t just four-legged friends, but part of the family. Whether it’s a stomach virus, seasonal canine allergies, or something more serious, a pet owner never wants to see their…Read More
The Cocker Spaniel’s flowing and beautiful coat is part of what makes the breed such a popular pet among households in the US. The silky, flat coat is slightly wavy and comes in a variety of colors, including black and a range of shades from light cream to deep red. However, as the owner of…Read More
We all have that fateful canine question. No matter how much we love a dog or an entire breed, we are bound to wonder one thing…how much do they shed? This certainly applies to a beloved breed of big dog, the Mastiff. What Type of Coat Does a Mastiff Have? Fun Fact: Mastiffs are one…Read More
For the love of dog hair! If you have ever owned an animal with a full, thick coat of fur, then you know what a struggle it can be to keep up with how much they shed. Dog owners across the globe have invested a great deal of their time and energy into cleaning, grooming,…Read More
Checking your dog for ticks may not sound like the most exciting task for a pet owner, but it’s a very important one to remember nevertheless. Our four-legged friends are counting on us to take care of them and that includes fighting off anything that could potentially hurt them. Follow along to learn not only…Read More
Grooming your pet is something all dog owners must go through. Some pets require much more attention when it comes to dog grooming, while others are so low-maintenance you hardly ever have to worry about them at all. But regardless of how big or small, furry or bald, young or old your pup may be,…Read More
Caring for our pets is a full-time job, especially if we want to keep them looking and feeling their best at all times. Even the most low-maintenance of pups need regular grooming in order to stay clean and healthy. And for many busy pet parents, canine dental care is not always a top priority and…Read More
Dog owners perform a variety of tasks daily in order to maintain and improve their dog’s mental and physical health. Owners regularly feed them healthy dog food, give them water, take them outside to relieve themselves, and make sure that they are getting regular walks, play time and exercise. Most dogs love all of these…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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