Gifts for the dog who has everything!
We give 5% of our profits to the East Bay SPCA.
Have Questions? Call us 9a.m.-5p.m. PST:
Order online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Dazzle Dog Delight Posting Page
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Regular dog grooming is an important part of owning a dog. By caring for your dog’s basic grooming needs you’ll keep them happy and healthy for years to come. There are five big areas to concentrate on when you are grooming your dog.
1. Brushing Your Dog:
Your dog will love the attention they get while you brush them. Brushing your dog will give time for your relationship to grow AND keep your dog’s coat healthy and shiny! If you have a long haired dog you should be brushing them daily, a medium haired dog weekly, and a short haired dog monthly. Following these guidelines will help keep matted hair and tangles from showing up on your pup!
Have a system in place to make sure you do your best job brushing your dog. Brush from one end to the other, you can start at either tail or head, pick a direction and you won’t miss anything in the middle. Then brush from the top of the dog down.
What if your dog already has hair mattes? You’ll need the right brushes to remove the matting. Slowly free the matte with a slicker brush. If you have a large stubborn matte you can remove it with a clipper, be careful not to hit your pup’s skin!
2. Dog haircuts:
Dog haircuts occur at different intervals depending on what breed of dog you have. A breed with fast growing hair may need a cut as often as every 2 to 4 weeks, dogs with shorter hair can go much longer. While you should probably hire someone trained in dog haircuts to do full haircuts on your animal, in between cuts you can do trims yourself. Dog haircuts can say a lot about a dog, you want them looking good!
3. Bathe Your Dog With Organic Dog Shampoo:
Like it or not giving your dog a bath is part of pet ownership! The frequency of these baths will vary depending on the breed of your dog. Recommendations vary from once every 3 months to once a month on how often to bathe your puppy. If your dog loves the mud you may be up for super frequent bathing!
Make wise choices about the products that you use on your dog. Organic dog shampoo is a great place to start.
4. Clip Their Nails:
You need to keep your dog’s nails cut. This process will be much easier if your dog is used to having their paws handled. Play with your dog’s feet and toes when you are spending time together, this will make them more relaxed when it is time to cut their nails.
You want to avoid the quick, which is the vein that runs through the nail. Cutting this will cause your pet pain and it will become exponentially more difficult to convince them to hold still while you trim their nails.
5. Brush Your Pooch’s Teeth:
Just like clipping nails your dog may need to get used to the idea of having their teeth cleaned. You can start by massaging their gums/teeth with your finger or having them taste a small amount of toothpaste designed for dogs.
Get a toothbrush made for dogs to use. You will apply toothpaste directly to your dog’s teeth and brush! Brushing your dog’s teeth is never a bad thing aim to do it every day, or every other day at least.
Now that you have five big areas to concentrate on to get your dog groomed well, make sure you are prepared with the right equipment. Putting together a grooming basket for your pup is a great idea. You’ll need an assortment of hair brushes (depending on the length of your dog’s hair), organic dog shampoo and other bath equipment, a sharp nail clipper designed for dogs, dog toothbrush and toothpaste, and the name of a groomer who gives great dog haircuts!
by Joy Randel
Joy Randel is the owner of Dazzle Dog Delight, an online store that offers a variety of high quality dog products and accessories from organic dog shampoo to designer dog supplies. We are passionate about dogs and would love to send you a FREE e-Guide on how to solve barking problems and other great info. Get your FREE e-Guide now at www.DazzleDogDelight.com
by: Dazzle Dog Delight
Get a FREE e-Guide. You'll discover...
Valued at $27.95, yours FREE!