Tips For Grooming Your Dog At Home
November 7, 2017
Proper grooming is the key to a happier and healthier dog, but there are some mistakes that you can avoid when grooming your dog at home
Bathing your dog
Shampoo definitely gives your dog a fresh scent, but too much can dry out the skin and erase oils that your dog needs for a healthy coat. Start with a dab of shampoo and then use more if required and make sure that you rinse completely to avoid skin irritation.
Nail trimming needs to be done regularly to avoid snags on carpet and furniture as well as painful feet for your dog. Cutting too close can cause pain and make your dog afraid of nail clippers in future. Ensure that you use quality clippers made for your size dog and make sure that you trim parallel to the nail.
Nail trimming can be a bit daunting and if you aren’t sure or are not confident, ask your Jim’s Dog Wash Franchisee to do it for you on your next regular groom.
Your dog’s ears require regular clean ups, but before you start you need to make sure that you have the correct tools for the job. Cotton tips are not meant for dogs and you may push debris too far into the ear canal, or even damage the ear. Use a wet cotton ball to wipe around the outside. Check carefully for any signs of redness, discharge or waxy build up. If this occurs, your dog likely has an ear infection and needs to be seen by the vet.
For dogs with curly, wiry, silky or long coats, clipping needs to form part of the regular grooming routine to lessen painful matting, tangles and fleas hiding in the fur. Make sure you brush before using clippers.
Jim’s Dog Wash Franchisees are qualified and experienced and will give your dog a one on one experience that is convenient and less stressful.
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