Dog Grooming

Dog Grooming is one of the most basic of a dog owner’s responsibilities, yet one that is often neglected. The likely reason for this is that dogs are naturally clean animals and are quite adept at keeping themselves clean.

The dog owner most likely doesn’t see the need to groom or bathe the dog until the dog comes home having rolled around in something unpleasant.

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Dog Bathing

Dog Bathing

Dog Coat Health

Dog Coat Health

dog dental care

dog dental care

dog ear care

dog ear care

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Bathing
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Coat Health
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Dental Care
Dog
Ear Care

dog eye care

dog eye care

dog nail care

dog nail care

dog paw care

dog paw care

dog shedding

dog shedding

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Eye Care
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Nail Care
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dog skin care

dog skin care

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Skin Care

Dog Grooming 101 continues…

But grooming has many benefits besides the obvious one of keeping your dog looking her best. Regular brushing releases oils which promote healthy skin and hair, while the daily groom gives you the opportunity to check for external parasites, and other potential problems like lumps or sores.

There are also the often overlooked benefits of building a bond with your dog and establishing yourself as pack leader. So regular grooming is a must and should form part of your daily routine. And it takes less time than you’d expect.

Think of your dog grooming routine in terms of 3 levels of intensity;

  • Daily: Brush down and remove from the coat any knots and burrs as well as checking for external parasites.
  • Weekly: A more thorough groom to include cleaning of the eyes, ears, teeth, and nails
  • Monthly: A thorough groom including bathing the dog (or taking her to the dog parlor if you prefer).