It’s not a choice when it comes to providing your dog with best care. Dogs need also proper grooming and caring as humans do. Dog grooming is an important part of your dog’s health as it is to your health. Regular dog grooming such as hair brushing and combing helps to stimulates blood supply to the skin. It also helps to remove dirt and dead hair and puts hair into right formation and as a result, a healthier and shinier coat for your dogs.

There is more to dog grooming than just a beauty session for your dog. Dog grooming can also be a bonding time with your dog. Better to schedule it when your dogs are relaxed. It is important to get them used to grooming at an early age. It is better to ask for a professional help when it comes to grooming you pet. Find a dog groomer in your area. If you’re living in Boston, there are Boston dog grooming services where you can ask for professional help you in grooming you pet. Your dog’s groomer will play an important part in the health and well-being of your pet. Groomer can help in discovering skin and health problems.

Regular grooming can be a training process. Dogs might be restless when you were just starting off with grooming. It’s better to start at early age of your pet to get accustomed in the world of grooming. You should make them feel comfortable with your touch by making petting a habit with special attention on sensitive areas of your pet’s body. Getting them used to the routine of brushing, nail trimming, will be much easier for them as they grow older.

Here are the body areas of your pet that should be given much attention when grooming:

Hair – There are pet salons that provide full grooming services. Dogs with long hair should be combed and brushed weekly. Short haired dogs should be rubbed and brushed frequently to keep their coats shiny and healthy. Different breeds of dogs require different types of grooming. Dogs with more hair require a frequent grooming to avoid hair tangles and matting.

Ears – Dog’s ears are usually prone to infection and should be checked and cleaned regularly. Ear infection can be caused by long hair blocking the passage of air and creating a buildup of not only wax but also dirt and debris.

Nails – Get your pet used to someone holding their foot. Don’t be afraid to touch your pet’s feet, this will you or your pet’s groomer in clipping your pet’s nails. In clipping dog’s nails make sure to use nail clippers that are meant for dogs. Take care to avoid veins that run into the nails, just trim a little at a time to avoid clipping the veins.

Teeth – For sure you don’t want your pet to have a stinking breath. Brushing your pet’s teeth is an important part of health care. Try to brush your pet’s teeth 2-3 times a week. Use those products that are meant for dogs to avoid poisoning you dog.

When bathing your dog, make sure to use shampoos that are meant for dogs and not for humans. Human shampoos are not designed for dog’s skin or coats. Shampoos should provide adequate lather and be easy to rinse.

Getting dry is the best part of the bath. You can blow dry or use a big towel to dry your pet. If you choose to finish the bath by blow-drying, be sure to cautiously check the heat level.

Grooming your dog is also a way to show you care for them to make them more vibrant and healthy.

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