What You Should Know About Animals This Year

How Grooming Makes a Dog Look fabulous

Grooming a dog is a very vital aspect of raising a dog. This is on top of ensuring that the dog gets a healthy diet and ample time for exercising. If you feed and groom a dog properly not only will it be healthy but also very attractive. It is very nice for a dog owner to have a good looking dog. There are dog owners who wait for very long before they groom their dogs. Following this trend is not good. Groom the dog regularly even if it is small steps at a time.

How should one groom a dog? Well, the first one is brushing of the dog. The fur of a dog requires regular brushing. However, this brushing should be done in time intervals that correlate to the size of coat of the dog. Weekly brushing is ideal for dogs that have short coats. You can use rubber brushes and bristle ones on short coated dogs. For long coats, more regular and specialized brushing is important. Tangling is common on long coats hence one should use slicker brushes on them.

Brushing is the ideal time for checking for tick infestation on the dog’s coat. Invest in an appropriate tick prevention method in case you find them present on the coat of your dog. You should not forget to brush the tail and feet. Feet and tails are places where ticks would easily be found. Ensure ticks are eradicated by using appropriate tick prevention for dogs methods.

A dog should be bathed regularly. Weather conditions and activities undertaken by the dog should guide intervals for dog bathing. Bathing a dog begins with brushing them before using lukewarm water to actually start the bathing process. Irritation of the skin should be minimized by using dog shampoo. Use bath toys to distract the dog during the bathing process. Ensure to rinse the dog so as to reduce chances of irritation of the skin. Low heat blow dryers can also be used to dry the dog. As you bath the dog check for infections especially in the ears.

Many people ignore nail trimming of dogs. This should ideally be done once a week or when you notice they have grown too long. The fact that dogs dislike nail cutting means that you should consider giving the dog a treat each time you cut its nails. Ensure that when doing it you are steady when holding the foot but do not use too much energy to cause the dog discomfort. Ensure to cut a small part of the nail only and stop if you notice you have cut a spongy part. Use a nail cauterizer or even styptic powder to stop any bleeding. If these grooming tips are observed your dog will be healthier, happier and will be noticeable in public.