Believe it or not, grooming your dog outside of a grooming appointment are a must. When you regularly groom your dog, you are keeping their skin and coats healthy. But, you want to make sure not to overwash your dog. This can cause your dog’s skin and coat to rub off the necessary essential oils it needs. It’s a good idea to talk with a veterinarian and discover how often you should groom your dog based on its breed.
For dogs that have thick fur with more than one layer, their fur could be matted if not regularly brushed. This will then cause adding water to make the coat worse. Having matted fur can cause pain and discomfort for your dog. Over time, not dog grooming your dog on a regular basis could lead to bacteria and infection.
When washing your pets, always use pet shampoo and conditioner. Using human shampoo and conditioner can cause skin irritations due to the difference in ph levels. To keep your dog’s skin and fur looking and feeling healthy, opt for a clean brand when shopping for bathing materials.
Brushing and dog grooming once a week at home will help prevent matting and increase circulation. Trimming around your dog’s eyes and removing any gunk with a wet washcloth can also help to prevent infection.