Dog grooming is an important part of dog ownership. Just like people, dogs need physical maintenance to look and feel their best. Fortunately, dogs do not need to bathe as often as people, but you do need to learn how much grooming your dog actually needs and keep it on a schedule. Generally, a dog’s grooming needs depend on the breed and hair type. If your dog has a skin, ear or nail condition, follow your veterinarian’s instructions regarding grooming your dog. Here is a dog grooming basic to remember.
Most dogs enjoy being brushed, and the sessions will strengthen the bond with your dog while keeping his coat healthy. A dog’s minimum brushing needs depend on hair type. Choose the appropriate tool and follow these guidelines based on hair type. Long-haired dogs usually require daily brushing to prevent matting and tangling of hair. Medium-haired dogs are also prone to matting and tangles and should be brushed at least weekly. Short-haired dogs can typically go about a month in-between brushing. Regardless of hair type, you can brush your dog daily – especially if he enjoys it. More frequent brushing is recommended during shedding season to prevent build-up of undercoat and excess shedding. Use tools like the furminator to reduce the dead undercoat of your pet.
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