Doggys are like family to us and we always make sure that all their needs are provided. That would include getting groomed regularly. It is important to groom your doggy on a regular basis whether that means bathing, shaving, trimming nails, cleaning ears or brushing teeth.
Some people prefer to take their doggy to a professional for grooming while others prefer to do it themselves. Getting your doggy professionally groomed can add up over time though, and that’s why many people choose to try grooming themselves. Grooming at home can be quick and inexpensive if you know the do’s and don’ts of doggy grooming.
Here are some do’s and don’ts for doggy grooming:
It’s important to thoroughly rinse them during a bath because any shampoo left on their coat can irritate them. Even when the shampoo is made for doggys, it’s often too irritating to them after a few minutes.
Make sure that you’re calm and relaxed, too, and you’ve set aside plenty of time for the grooming session. Go slowly and pay close attention to what you’re doing and your doggy’s reaction.
Always use appropriate doggy-grooming equipment and tools.
Do start grooming your doggy while they are young.
Do trim your doggy’s nails, check the teeth for tartar, and examine the ears, eyes, anal region and skin while grooming your dog. If you find problems, consult the doctor without delay.
Check your doggy daily for ticks, or more than once per day during tick season. Ask your veterinarian to train you on the safest method for tick removal.
Never use “human” beauty and hygiene products such as shampoo, conditioner, and toothpaste on your doggy.
Try to avoid clipping your doggy’s nails unless you know the proper technique and feel comfortable doing it.
You might notice some foreign objects in your doggy’s eyes, ears, nose, mouth, or paw pads, never attempt to remove them yourself — always consult a vet.
It’s important to keep up with their grooming on a regular basis, so set a calendar reminder in your phone every 4-6 weeks. While they should be bathed more frequently than that, 4-6 weeks is a good time period for getting their nails trimmed or cut their hair
Doggy’s should never be left alone. When you groom your doggy, give the task your full attention. Your dog is like a child, and should never be left alone with the dog grooming equipment.
Don’t overwhelm your doggy by trying to do too much at once. Create a doggy grooming to-do list includes a bath, fur trimming, nail trimming, toothbrushing, and more, don’t make the mistake of trying to squeeze this all into one session.
Never bathe your doggy outdoors, as it can result in dangerous drops in your doggy’s body temperature.
We all love and care for our doggys, which is why we want the best for them. Professional grooming can cost a lot of money that we don’t always have. It would be best to learn the do’s and don’ts of doggy grooming. Remember to combine home grooming and hygiene with regular professional grooming visits.