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Grooming Tips To Keep Dog Healthy
Regular grooming is an important part of responsible dog care, as humans require good grooming habits, so do our dogs. Grooming, come armed with a great attitude, lots of patience, and lots of treats. If you don’t have a routine set, start small. Attempt one task each time. If you start getting frustrated, stop and come back to it later. The shorter you can keep each session, the better.
Besides being a healthy habit, grooming is an important part of the relationship we have with our mate. Regular grooming keeps your dog clean, healthy, and comfortable. Consulting a professional groomer is preferred for owners of dogs needing to be clipped or trimmed on a regular basis.
Ready to begin? Here are a few dog grooming tips to make the process easier.
Regularly brushing removes flaky skin as well as stimulate his circulation which keeps skin and coat healthy. Regular brushing is great, regardless of coat length , as it removes dead hair, distributes the natural oils for a clean and healthy coat, stimulates the surface of the skin, sloughs off dead and dry skin, and helps you become very familiar with your mate body.
During Winter Season
During winter radiators/fires/heaters are kept on most of the day with the windows firmly shut which does leave the air in the house very dry. A dry atmosphere can cause skin dry out and become flaky, both of which will irritate him and cause him to shake on regular basis. Consider using a humidifier to reduce the dryness or place a bowl of water in the room.
Apart from covering themselves in mud, wet dogs tend to smell and need a bath to get rid of that odor. Bathing is fine as long as you make sure he’s completely dry before letting him outside as wet dogs chill quickly thus the risk of hypothermia increases.
Make sure you use a shampoo made for dogs as human shampoo are too harsh for their skin and coat. Put a non-slip bath mat or towel, in the bottom of tub. Lather up the coat, and rinse thoroughly. Be sure to rinse completely or the shampoo will leave a dull residue. Avoid shampoo and water from the eyes, mouth and inside the ears.
Bathing too frequently will dry out her skin and strip the natural oils from her coat.
- Haircut During Winter
If your dog carries a thick undercoat, make sure this isn’t stripped out is it will help to keep him warm in winter. Retaining the undercoat will be less important for dogs that spend most of their time inside.
Don’t let your dog’s fur be cut too short during winter, leave your dog’s coat an extra inch or two longer. Whatever haircut you give, don’t shave your dog. Leaving no fur in the middle of winter is not going to help to keep him warm!
Allowing nails to get too long will cause the “fingers” and “toes” to twist while walking. This can ultimately lead to broken fingers and toes. Regular nail clipping can prevent this, as well as reduce the risk of torn nails. It can also save on wear and tear of your floors and carpeting.
While clipping you start seeing a pale oval in the tip, it means you are near the vein thus stop clipping. If you keep the nails clipped on a regular basis, you will notice a hook at the end of a thicker part of the nail. The hook portion is what can be clipped off.
- Mat Removal To Keep Warm During Winter
One of the ways your dog keeps warm is by trapping warm air between fur; this is called pilo-erection. Keeping your dog’s coat free of hair mats, helps in keeping them warm as matted hair cann’t trap warm air.