Puppy Care Education established 2004
Creators of the "Groom Your Dog Program"
Dog grooming is a
crucial part of dog ownership. Like human beings, your dogs need physical maintenance so they can feel and look their best.
donít need to bathe as often as you do. But you still need to learn how much
grooming they need and be sure to keep it on a schedule.
Generally, the grooming
needs of dogs will depend on their hair type and breed. When your dog has an
ear, nail, or skin condition, you need to follow the instructions provided by
the best vets. Also, it is imperative that you make use of the right grooming tools.
To keep your pets
healthy and happy, here are some dog grooming tips to follow on a daily, weekly,
and monthly basis:
Brushing your dog daily, using the proper grooming tool, is perfect for clearing coats of debris and dirt, controlling shedding, and keeping hair tangle-free.
Spend at least
five minutes brushing your pet daily. Choose a spot outside and make this
activity your morning routine. This will not just keep your dog looking its best
but will also help cut back the time you spend on vacuuming and sweeping. Make
sure you reward your dog after a grooming session so it associates grooming with
something fun and positive.
Cleaning your canine friendís teeth on a weekly basis will help prevent tooth decay and disease, but make sure to use a dog-friendly toothbrush and toothpaste. You can also invest in bones and toys that will help clean your dogís teeth.
professionals from trusted veterinary clinics say you need to have your petís teeth professionally cleaned annually.
Bathing is crucial
in keeping your pet happy and clean. Luckily, this is not a daily task as dogs
are fine with a monthly bath. An exception to this timing rule is when they have
walked through or rolled around their poop or pee or have played around
Use shampoos that match your dogís fur and skin
type. For instance, if
your dog has flaky, dry skin, buy a moisturizing shampoo. You may also buy
shampoo for odor protection, hair detangling, fleas and ticks removal, and shine
restoration. And if your pooch is a puppy, opt for products meant for younger
Your dogís ears can be a refuge for yeast
infections and bacteria,
so make sure you clean them regularly during your petís monthly bath time.
Wet a cotton ball
with a pet-safe ear rinse and gently wipe the under-flap of your dogís ears.
Next, use another wet cotton ball to clean your petís inner ears. Make sure
you do this as gently as possible.
You can take some
dog-grooming practice sessions first to be certain you will do all these actions
properly and safely. But if this seems like a lot of work to you, you can always
bring your pet to professional dog groomers.
Dr. Max Spicer is the Managing
Partner and Senior Veterinary Surgeon at The Veterinary Hospital in Dubai. He
has taken strides towards providing comprehensive service by hiring
veterinarians who are flexible, approachable, and highly specialised in their