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Posted May 11 2022

HOW TO GROOM YOUR DOG

HOW TO GROOM YOUR DOG

Did you know that regularly grooming your dog is important for their health and happiness? Not only will it keep your fur baby looking and feeling great, but it can also help to strengthen your bond! When it comes to pet care and grooming, we’ve got you covered. Follow the instructions below.


Brush My Coat

As a rule of thumb, experts recommend brushing longhaired breeds, at the very least, once a week. However, daily brushing will keep their coat in good condition and free from painful matting - something common in longhaired fur babies! On the other hand, shorthaired breeds should be brushed at least once every other week to remove dirt, dander and excess hair. It’ll also mean you won’t have to bath your shorthaired pup as often - something that might come in handy if your municipality is dealing with water shortages!


In need of a good dog brush? Try our trusty round or oblong double sided brush. P.S. While brushing your dog, be sure to also check for fleas. If you spot little black flecks in their fur, our Tick & FleaPro Spot-On For Dogs will do the trick. 


Wash Me

How often should you be bathing your fur baby? Experts suggest bathing your pup at least once every three months. However, if your dog is more prone to rolling in smelly things, digging holes or has skin problems you’ll need to bath them more frequently! Something important to remember is that bathing your pup too often will remove important oils in their coat. This, in turn, will dry out their coat and skin.


Just like humans, there are a whole host of specialised shampoos for doggy needs. No matter how specialised, our range of doggy shampoos has your pup covered. Which one does your dog need?

  1. Mild and gentle Puppy Shampoo that won’t make your pup tear up.
  2.  PH balanced and hypoallergenic Gentle Shampoo for dogs with sensitive skin.
  3. Cleansing Tick & Flea Shampoo for protection against these pests. 
  4. Moisturising Shampoo with Aloe Vera for dogs with dry and brittle coats. 
  5. Nourishing Tea Tree Shampoo that removes dander and soothes bites, grazes and itches. 
  6. Anti-viral and anti-bacterial Ultra-Med Shampoo for dogs that need anti-bacterial protection.

Pro tip: Make sure your fur baby has no knots or burrs in their coat before washing as this can lead to matting it even further! A quick brush to detangle their fur is always a good idea. 


Clip My Nails

How often should you be clipping those nails? Groomers suggest trimming your fur baby’s nails when you hear them clicking on the floor or if you notice them snagging on things. If your dog spends most of its time dozing in the sun and snacking, this might mean weekly trims. If your pup is more active, you will probably be able to go longer in-between trims! 


Psst. It’s important you remember to only use clippers designer for dogs’ nails. Our Nail Clipper for dogs has a built-in safety guard to help prevent their nails from being cut too short.  


Cut My Hair

When it comes to cutting your pup’s hair, we recommend consulting your groomer or vet as they will know what your dog’s needs are. Ask them:

  1. How often you should be cutting their hair
  2. How to cut your dog’s hair 
  3. How much length to cut
  4. What areas to avoid 
  5. How to trim paws if your dog has fur there
  6. To demonstrate how to go about this before you try at home

When you’re done, reward your fur baby with one of our dog snacks and treats!


Clean My Eyes & Teeth

Is your dog prone to eye goop? It’s always a good idea to consult your vet on this in case it’s an infection. But… if it’s nothing serious, here’s how to safely wipe your dog’s eyes: wet a round cotton pad or a small piece of cotton wool until it is damp - not soaked through. Gently wipe the discharge away.  


Last but not least: Take care of your pup’s teeth by feeding him or her a good and healthy diet, giving them chew toys like our Dental Bone and brushing their teeth if your fur baby allows it. 


Have any more pet care questions? Check out our monthly blog section or peruse our range of pet care solutions!

Tagged: Dog, Dog Pet Care, Grooming

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