Dog grooming ensures the hygienic care and
cleanliness of your dog , as well as enhancing your dog's physical
appearance. Grooming is a vital for the well-being and general health
of your dog. All Breeds require some amount of grooming, how much
depends on the breed, age, or health of your pet and regular grooming
helps to ensure your dog is healthy and comfortable.
Grooming forges a closer bond between dog and owner
is best done by brushing the coat the wrong way to remove
loose hairs and dirt, combing and then brushing back the right
Dogs with non-shedding curly coats such as the poodle will
require thorough brushing with a stiff brush every other day
and regular clipping to prevent the coat from over growing.
with a wire coat need regular brushing with a stiff brush
to prevent the coat from matting and the top coat should be
"stripped" or clipped every three to four months.
Stripping is preferable as this helps to retain the wiry texture
to the coat.
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Nail trimming is essential for maintaining good health. If
your dog's nails are allowed to grow, they will curl over into a spiral
shape; walking will become increasingly painful for your dog as they
grow, putting pressure on the toes. Uncut nails could curl so far
that they pierce the paw pad, causing infection and pain. Many owners
choose to trim nails themselves rather than taking their pet to a
groomer or vet. Nail trimming is done with a nail clipper. There are
two popular types of nail clippers, the guillotine clipper and the
standard scissors nail clipper.
can be bathed by being sprayed with a hand-held shower head,
or in a bath using warm, not hot water, making it a more enjoyable
experience. Dogs with a heavy or matted coat should not be
bathed without first being completely brushed out or clipped
of any mats.
Many types of shampoos and conditioners formulated for dogs
are available; however, using a shampoo without mixing it
with water may be a bit strong for a dog that's just getting
a light bath. If the dog needs a full bath, shampoo should
be mixed with cold or hand-warm water in the manufacturers
recommended ratio to make it easier on the dog and to make
sure it rinses entirely. If any shampoo remains on the dog
after the bath, it may become irritating to the skin. Most
dogs do not require frequent bathing; shampooing a coat too
often can strip the coat of its natural oils, causing it to