Women in Houston are not the only ones who have grooming kits. Dogs have them too!

Having a kit especially intended for dog grooming is vital if you want to maintain the health and cleanliness of your beloved pet. Unlike kits for humans, dog grooming kits for dogs are not something you can just pick up from any store. There are specific pet stores that offer these things.

You also cannot just pick the first one you see. There are certain specifications and requirements depending what dog type you have. Moreover, the kit will depend on how thick your pet’s coat is, the sensitivity of its skin and what his specific needs are.

1. An electric nail clipper.

You might find it hard to a manual clipper when cutting your dog’s nails. This is because their nails are not as soft and brittle as those of humans. Getting an electric clipper will help you cut those hard nails away without putting on much effort. Besides, your dog will not get too impatient waiting for you to finish.

2. Doggie toothpaste and toothbrush.

The toothpaste and toothbrush you are using is not suitable for your dog. So never attempt to use them for your pet.

Get your dog its own toothbrush and toothpaste. You can usually buy them at your local pet store. It is required that you brush its teeth every after meals. Once a day is enough. Do this regularly to prevent any plaque and to keep its breath fresh and smelling good.

3. Shampoo.

The skin of your dog is also sensitive. So it is not advisable to use any shampoo, soap or detergent to wash his coat. There are especially mixed shampoos for dog you can buy to keep that mane shiny and strong.

Do not thrift away if you want to maintain your dog’s skin and coat clean and healthy always.

4. Hair cutter.

To make your pet’s hair looking glorious, it is advisable not to use any ordinary scissors if you will do the cutting yourself. There are blades and clippers made for this task.

If you feel that is beyond you to cut your dog’s hair, then you need to bring him to a professional cutter. Forget about the expenses. This is not done always. Just as long as you feel that your pet’s hair is longer than necessary, then it is time to cut away those ends.

5. Flea comb.

Flea combs serve two purposes. One is to maintain the shine and keep tangles away. Another is to remove fleas that might have somehow gotten into your pet’s hair.

Make it a habit to comb your pet’s hair so that fleas will eventually fall out of his hair and prevent uncomfortable itchiness.

6. Liquid dog ear cleaner.

You cannot just poke your dog’s ear with any pointed object or ordinary cloth. Keep in mind that
dog’s ears are very hard to clean. You cannot expect them to stay put while you finish poking.

Consider liquid dog ear cleaner. It can easily take away hard-to-remove dirt and germs.
Have these dog grooming tools in your dog grooming kit so your task will be more enjoyable. To preserve them for future use, clean or wash them before you put them away. Take care of it the way women in Houston take care of theirs and you will be able to make use of this dog grooming kit for a long time.

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