Dog grooming represents a very important part in any dog’s life. It has a lot to do with the overall healthcare of your pet dog. It is not only necessary for enhancing the appearance of your dogs but it also promotes optimal health.

Proper grooming of dogs involves many important considerations such as how to properly brush them, to wash them, clip them and clean their ears. These things should be done by the book so as to ensure that your dogs are always in good physical shape. It is crucial to establish a regular grooming routine to make sure that your pets looks good and feels great.

It is best to groom your dogs at least once a week. To achieve utmost dog grooming you need to have the basic grooming tools such as brush, dog shampoo, clippers and cotton swabs. Spend a grooming session with your pet. This is a good way to bond with him. This way you can check his overall health condition.

In grooming your dogs, you have to think about a lot of things. First and foremost, you have to learn the proper manner of brushing your pet. Most veterinarians suggest that you brush your dogs regularly to keep their hair clean all the time. Brushing also helps in stimulating their skin, keeping their skin free from any form of dirt and irritation.

The next thing you have to consider in dog grooming is trimming the nails of your dogs. Do this gently. Trim the nails of your pet using a nail clipper. A dog with a properly trimmed nail is positively healthy. The nails should be trimmed frequently for the comfort of your dogs.

The third thing that you have to consider is the ears. Make sure to keep your pet’s ears clean all the time. A dog with unclean ears is sure to suffer from ear infection. This condition is very painful for your dogs, and worst it can lead to total hearing loss. Symptoms of ear infection include odor, scratching, and redness. Ideally, your pet’s ears should be checked for about twice a month. An ear that is pale pink in color is a good indication that your dog is free from infection. In case, there’s a foul odor in your dog’s ears or any change in color means that there’s an infection.

Next are the teeth. To clean the teeth of your dog, it is suggested that you use a soft bristled pet toothbrush. Clean the teeth of your dog at least twice a week. It’s important to maintain the cleanliness of your pet’s teeth so as to avoid the occurrence of periodontal disease specifically tooth cavities.

Last but not the least, when bathing your dogs it is recommended to bathe them at least once a month or when it is needed. Use a dog shampoo. But be careful in buying a dog shampoo. Select the one that best suits your pet. It is not advisable to use our shampoo on your dog. People sometimes use their shampoo on their pets thinking that it’s just right especially those people who want spend less in grooming their dogs. Remember the skin of your dog is different from yours. Using a human shampoo on your pet might cause dryness to their skin.

When you have taken into account all these things, you can now start changing the grooming habits of your pet. It’s important to follow these basic clippers dog grooming tips to keep your dogs healthy.

Check out some great recipes:

Dog Cookies

Dog Cookies 1 c Beef, chicken, or vegetable stock 1 c Bread or all-purpose flour 1 c Whole wheat or rye (or other-dark) flour 1 c Bulgar wheat 1/4 c Non-fat dry milk powder 1/2 ts Salt 1 1/2 ts Yeast Use dough cycle. Roll dough to 1/4″ thickness.... [Read more]

Beef and Rice Moochies

Beef and Rice Moochies 1 jar babyfood, dinner, vegetables and beef, strained 2 1/2 cups flour, all-purpose 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup rice 1 package unflavored gelatin 1 whole egg 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 cup powdered milk 1 package yeast 1/4... [Read more]

Apple Crunch Pupcakes

Apple Crunch Pupcakes 2 3/4 cups water 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 2 tablespoons honey 1 medium egg 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 cups whole wheat flour 1 cup apple, dried 1 tablespoon baking powder Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, mix... [Read more]

Multi-Grain Dog Biscuit Treats

Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups whole-wheat flour 1 cup rye flour 1 cup cornmeal 2 cups cracked wheat (bulgur) 1/2 cup non-fat dry milk powder 4 tsp salt 2 cups chicken stock 1/4 oz active dry yeast (one package) 1 egg 1 Tbsp milk Directions: Preheat... [Read more]

Birthday Cake for Pups

Birthday Cake for Pups 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup soft butter 1/2 cup corn oil 1 jar baby food, meat, beef, strained 4 eggs 2 strips beef jerky — (2 to 3) Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour an 8x5x3... [Read more]

Frozen Doggie Yums

Ingredients: 1 cup water 1 cube chicken or beef boillion (dog’s favorite) 4 small pieces of chicken or beef Directions: Disolve boillion in water and tear meat into smaller pieces about 1/2 inch squares. Freeze for about 12 hours or until solid.... [Read more]

Doggie Biscuits

Doggie Biscuits 3/4 c Hot water or meat juice 1/3 c Margarine 1/2 c Powdered milk 1/2 ts Salt 1 Egg, beaten 3 c Whole wheat flour Mix well – roll in to small logs in your hands and bake at 325 degrees for about 50 mins.  Read More →

Barking Barley Brownies

Barking Barley Brownies 1 1/4 pounds beef liver — or chicken liver 2 cups wheat germ 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour 1 cup cooked barley 2 whole eggs 3 tablespoons peanut butter 1 clove garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon salt — optional Pre... [Read more]

Classic Canine Cookies

Classic Canine Cookies 4 cups whole wheat flour 1/4 cup cornmeal 1/4 cup cooked rice 1 egg 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Juice from a small orange 1 2/3 cups water Mix all ingredients together well. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll... [Read more]

Chicken Flavored Dog Biscuits

Chicken Flavored Dog Biscuits 2 1/2 teaspoons dry yeast 1/4 cup warm water 1 teaspoon salt — optional 1 egg 1 cup chicken broth — slightly warmed 1 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup rye flour — optional 1/2 cup cornmeal 1 cup cracked wheat 1... [Read more]