Just as grooming is an integral part of our own lives, it is so for pets as well. Long gaps between baths can leave their fur dirty and skin itchy, making them uncomfortable. In addition to their coat, do pay attention to their ear cleaning, paws and teeth.
Depending on their coat, each dog has different grooming needs but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Come up with a simple dog grooming routine that includes brushing, teeth cleaning and ear cleaning when required. Remember to do this when you have plenty of time and are calm. Since dogs sense your feelings, if you are calm and enjoy the grooming process, they will too.
When your home grooming sessions are enjoyable, it does help strengthen the bond you have with your dog. Remember to be gentle so they look forward to it as well. It’s also a great way to spot any scratches, bumps or skin conditions that are better attended to sooner than later. You will also be able to spot any ticks or fleas that definitely need to be attended to as soon as possible.
During the monsoons or when the weather is not sunny enough, it can be difficult to find the right time to give your dog a bath. If you live in an apartment, your space may just too cramped to bathe your dog comfortably. Just make an appointment with a pet spa to keep up with their routine. A clean dog is certainly a happier one.