Regular grooming is an important part of pet care
Not only will it keep your dog looking beautiful, but it will help to strengthen the bond between you. Certain breeds have different needs, and you should speak to your vet for specific grooming tips for your dog.
Ask your vet or breeder how often you should brush your dog’s coat. Short-haired breeds only need to be brushed once a week, but longer haired ones may need daily attention. As you brush, keep a look out for ticks, burrs, blackjacks and grass seeds. Don’t forget the paws and tail!
Determine how often your dog needs a bath, based on his/her activities and the weather. Choose a good dog shampoo without harmful additives. Speak to your vet for advice on the best shampoo for your dog, particularly if he/she has any skin or coat problems.
There are many dog parlours and mobile dog groomers out there. Ask your vet or breeder for recommendations before choosing one. If you have a specific breed, such as a Standard Poodle, who needs specialised grooming, make sure the parlour can accommodate that. Mobile groomers are a fantastic choice for nervous dogs, as they come to your home and take care of your dog in his/her own environment.