Regular grooming routine is the duty of every dog parent, no matter how hard it seems–especially when all of us love to snuggle and curl up beside a clean and nice smelling dog.
But proper grooming is so much more than an occasional bath and once a month brushing. To keep your dog clean and healthy you also need to take care of his paws, teeth, ears, and nails.
In our Love Your Pets but Not Their Stink guide, you will find information on how and how often to bathe your pooch.
For example, it is recommended to bathe filthy dogs with oily skin once a week, for the rest of them once a month will be enough.
Maintaining the coat of short-haired dogs is easy and needs to be done once in a while. On the other hand, long-haired dogs need to be brushed at least once a week, with a brush that is made for their type of coat.
When it comes to paws, your pup can benefit from moisturizer creams and an occasional paw massage. And just like you, your dog needs a pedicure anywhere from once a week to once a month.
You will also have to brush your dog’s teeth once a day in order to prevent the development of periodontal disease.
Furthermore, by regularly cleaning your pup’s ears, you will prevent the occurrence of ear infections. And if you see hairs sticking out from your dogs’ ears, those hairs should be tweezed out to keep their ears clean and healthy.
Providing your fur baby with the most suitable dog food, exercise, and regular vet checkups, it will prolong the lifespan of your pup. And after all, a healthy and clean dog is a happy dog, and regular grooming will help you deepen your bond and make your dog love you even more.
About the Author:
Charles B. Hardy – Founder of pawpawlover.com. He is an experienced vet with a tremendous love for dogs and the owner of a little Golden Retriever. He aspires to share his experience to anyone who cares about dogs.