Dogs 101: Grooming Your Dog is Important

If you are a pet parent, you should always try to make some time to attend your pet’s grooming needs. Brushing your dog’s fur and his teeth are very important grooming tasks that should be in your weekly to-do list. A clean and healthy coat is an important part of keeping your pupper happy and having a house with less dog hair to clean. Follow the tips below with the right tools and meet the handsome model for this post, my super high energy 3-year old Beagle, Jack!

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1.    Brush

When you do groom your dog, make sure that you brush the entire coat.

  • Long-haired breeds need to be brushed weekly with a pin brush. It’s highly recommended to use a comb to tease out any matts and small knots. Regular brushing is the key to prevent matting.
  • Short-coated dogs, like Jack, only require brushing every couple of weeks to remove loose hair. I use a Tooth Comb to remove all the dead hair and help distributing the hair’s natural oils. The Pet Grooming Gloves is also a good option and works great during shedding season.

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  • For short, wiry breeds require a slicker brush. Finish your grooming routine by doing a once-over with a Tooth Comb available with the set.

This 5-Piece Pet Grooming Kit has everything you need and it’s available on Amazon for only $13.99. This kit is a great Christmas gift for any dog or cat owner. Your pooch will also appreciate having this kit of brushes for the holidays. It includes the Pet Grooming Gloves, a Straight Brush great for long-haired breeds, a Tooth Comb, and a super handy Hair Remover sponge. The Hair Remover will work in pretty much all surfaces that hair can stick to: sofas, rugs, carpet, car mats, etc. This tool works wonders! I was able to remove all of the dog hair in my car mat in just a few minutes. Check out the before and after pictures!

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Regardless of your dog breed, please remember to brush your pet slow. Not only your dog will relax but it’s a great stress relief therapy for you. It will also give you the chance to spot lumps, ticks, fleas, hair mats, cuts, and anything that looks unusual; reduces shedding; and if your dog’s breed is susceptible to form matts, it will help avoiding the nasty tangles and keep the dog comfortable.

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2.  Bath

Canines require regular bathing, but not as much as humans. Make sure to use a shampoo that’s made for dogs. Be sure to rinse completely with lukewarm water or the shampoo will leave residue on your dog’s fur. Avoid getting shampoo and water directly in the eyes, mouth, and inside the ears. I also used the Pet Grooming Gloves during bath time. They are great to remove hair and give your pupper a deep clean! Use dog conditioner to prevent matting.

If you have a Shar Pei and Pug Breed dog, use a damp cotton towel, and clean between folds to prevent infections. Dry well.

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3.  Nails and Trimming Fur

I advise pet owners to leave nail and fur trimming to the professionals. This should be done every 2-3 months.

4.  Ears

Clean your dog’s ears at least once a week with a doggie ear cleaner. Keeping the inside of your dog’s ears clean feels good to your dog and helps prevent ear infections. Also check the outside for ticks and fleas.

5.  Teeth

Brush your dog’s teeth with a toothbrush and toothpaste made especially for dogs to prevent decay and disease. Certain chew toys and bones can help clean teeth too but you should at least brush your puppy’s teeth at least once or twice a week. Do not use human toothpaste. This is extremely poisonous to dogs.

6. Eye Care

Use a damp cotton ball to keep your pet’s eyes gunk-free. Wipe outward from the inner corner of the eye and be careful not to touch his or her eyeball. Long-haired breeds can get eye damage if their locks aren’t trimmed. Carefully trim the hair around your dog’s eyes to keep his vision clear and prevent hairs from poking and scratching his eyes.

7 Flower rrangment Tips.pngDisclaimer: I was provided with a free product in return for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own and not influenced by the developing company, and/or its affiliates, in any way.

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