Bathing and your dog’s coat
Shiny and healthy fur and skin not only make your pet look great but it is also a sign of general good health.
Choosing the right tools for your dog’s fur type can save you time and make the experience a joy for your pet. In addition, there are many choices of grooming combs, rakes and brushes depending on if your pet has long or short hair, and a thick undercoat.
Choosing a shampoo
There are an abundance of shampoos available for dogs. Shampoos for dandruff, bacterial control, itch control, long hair, short hair, shedding etc. So, you should consider your dog’s skin and hair type. Also. you should consult your groomer or veterinarian if you are not sure which is the best one to use for your pet.
How often to bathe
It depends on your dog’s breed and lifestyle and could be done anywhere between once to twice per month. Bathing to much can cause skin problems and dry fur.
Also, remember that diet can affect your dog’s coat. For instance, a coat that is dull and dry, even when you are following a good grooming regime, can mean that your dog’s diet may be lacking. So, the besi is to do some research and speak to your veterinarian about varieties of food options or supplements for your pet.
Some dogs can have their nails trimmed weekly or monthly and others every few months, or not at all. Much depends on your dog’s activities. For instance, dogs that have regular walks on hard surfaces will wear their nails down and not require trimming very often. So check your dog’s nails weekly for any splintering or signs of damage and check the length. If nails are left to long, they can interfere with the dogs footing and cause discomfort.