The importance of grooming your dog and puppy

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Nicely Groomed

Every dog, no matter how long or short the dog’s coat, needs to be groomed on a regular basics.

Dogs should be introduced to grooming as early in life as possible, especially those dogs with excess hair that will require regular grooming and clipping. Grooming your dog at home between regular professional grooming will help to reduce   time on grooming table and stress from grooming.

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Enjoying his grooming

With regular brushing and combing helping to remove dead hair, dirt and prevent matting. Dogs who are regularly groomed tend to have a healthier and shinier coat because it stimulates the blood supply to the skin.

The main reasons for daily grooming include:

  • improved health of the skin and coat
  • decreased chance of various health problems, such as thrush, scratches, and other skin problems
  • general cleanliness of the dog
  • monitoring of the dog’s health by checking for cuts, heat, swelling, lameness, or changes in temperament (such as depression) , all of which could be indicative of illness
  • forging of a closer relationship between dog and owner

Regular grooming also provides the opportunity to discover any potential health problems such as loss of hair, unusual growths and  inflammation, as well as fleas, ticks, and other parasites.

A good quality brush and comb will help you with your dog’s coat, but also remember that your dog’s eyes, ears, dental care and nails require attention as well.

Signs of poor eye and ear health in dogs are very easy to detect. Eyes may have a clear discharge in small amounts from time to time, however this is normal. Abnormal eye characteristics include yellow discharge, inflamation, swelling, or excessive watering.

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dogs eyes

Regular ear check-ups and cleaning contributes to healthy ears, free of painful infections.

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Dog being groomed

Caring for your dog’s dental health is an important precautionary measure that can save your dog from losing its teeth as it advances in age. If you take the time to praise your dog every step of the way, you will be rewarded with a healthier pet and lower veterinarian bills.

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don't forget to clean your dogs teeth

Nail trimming is essential for maintaining good health. Uncut nails may curl so far that they pierce the paw pad, leading to infection and debilitating pain. If one does not trim a dog’s nails on a monthly basis the quick will grow along with the nail, making it nearly impossible to cut properly.

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cutting a dogs nails

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