At Home Dog Care

Posted by kentang123 at September 19, 2016

Category: Pets and animals

Every dog deserves to be pampered and while preserving a pristine puppy calls for extra TLC, the results are well worth it. Doggie grooming basics will keep your furry friend feeling invigorated and healthy. Just like us, canines call for brushing, bathing, nail clippings, and ear cleanings. Many dogs don’t enjoy these grooming processes, so praising your pooch with love and a treat is suggested. If you lovingly work with your dear pal on the grooming process it will become a quick and easy routine that your dog just may grow to enjoy. Certain breeds even require some extra care. If you need some assistance on giving your pooch the works, look no further!

Brushing your dog will do more than get rid of knots; tending to your pup’s fur will assist in removing harmful dirt particles. Grooming with a dog brush will even help increase natural oils throughout your canine’s coat for an unbeatable shine. While you are tending to your dog’s fur, it will be an opportune time to know your buddy’s body (new lumps will never go unnoticed). There are numerous types of combs and brushes accessible for grooming your deserving dog. Dog bristle brushes are generally used on all dog types; the longer the coat, the more spaced out and lengthy the bristles should be. Wire pin brushes work well with medium to long haired pups that sport curlier or wooly coats. No matter what kind of coat your canine has, remember to be gentle and avoid tugging. Almost all dogs should be combed against their fur’s grain. When you first start grooming keep the brushing time short and sweet, eventually your furry friend will love the attention. A dog shedding blade is used as a regular dog brush for canines with double coats.

At least once a month (depending on the breed and activities of the pooch) you should set aside a chosen bath time for your furry friend. Avoid using human hair care on your dog, instead utilize the dog shampoo and dog conditioner brands available. There’s even doggie hair gel if you want to get super fashionable. To keep from drying your pup’s skin out, don’t wash your pal more than once every two weeks, and use dry dog shampoo if you feel like they need a little sprucing up. Another way to provide a water-free bath is to sprinkle baking soda on your dog’s coat and then brush off the excess; your pooch’s first bath should not be until after five weeks of age. Keep bath water moderate rather than hot and fill the tub to just under knee level. Be sure your darling dog is calm and comfortable; you may have to ease them before bath time begins. During scrub down, remain gentle and understanding. Let your pup know the cleansing procedure is completely harmless by talking in a kind tone and handling them with love. Massage the dog grooming products into your canine’s coat with your fingertips and then rinse accordingly. Always remember to have a towel around for drying off afterward (we don’t want Spot to catch a cold!). If your pal is brave enough, there are also pet dryers available for a quicker finish time.

Many dogs dread a nail clipping, although you should try to maintain your dogs nails once a week with dog nail clippers. Helping your pup get use to regular nail trimmings may take patience, but it can be done. Instill the practice early on with your dog by giving treats afterward, along with hugs, scratches behind the ear, and words of encouragement. Always use the nail trimmers with awareness on your pup’s paws, trimming too close will result in pain for your pooch. Know where to cut down to before taking on the assignment of trimming your dog’s nails. If you look at the nail you will notice a pink area further down where the vein is; trim above the pink. Cutting the nail too short is known as “quickening” and is severely painful for your dog. If there is a misfortune make sure you have a nail cauterize handy (it will stop the bleeding with heat).

Your dog may not like the idea of having an ear cleaning, so be sure to remain tolerant and affectionate. Try petting your pal while you clean their ears. Doing the cleansing in the bathroom is the best idea; it will help for an easier clean-up. There are doggie ear cleaning washes and doggie ear cleaning powders available (or you may concoct your own wash using half white vinegar and half rubbing alcohol). To start, put a generous helping of cleaner into your dog’s ear and rub at the base for thirty seconds. After the half minute rub, allow your canine to shake their head free of excess cleaner. With a cotton ball, wipe down the noticeable part of the inside of your dog’s ear to finish the cleaning. Don’t use Q-tips on your dog and maintain a gentle touch throughout the process.

Some dog breeds require extra attention when it comes to grooming. If your canine bears an unruly coat, extra wrinkles, or sensitive eyes/ears, you may find yourself taking on some additional work. Professional groomers are always available to take the load off your hands, or you can tackle the tasks yourself if you are confident of your efficiency. Grooming doesn’t have to be dull; there are many fun accessories to add to your canine’s cleaning time. There are a wide variety of scented dog shampoos and conditioners, as well as designer doggie colognes for extra good smelling pooches. Drying your pal off can be efficient with a pair of microfiber dog drying gloves instead of the everyday towel. After some fun in the tub there are cozy dog bathrobes to lounge around in until clean coats have dried completely. If your pup gets icky eyes, use some doggie eye wipes to clear up any messes. Top off a solid cleansing with a fresh breath tablet for dogs, everything about your canine will smell nice!

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