In between your pup’s professional grooming appointments, it’s highly recommended that you do some light grooming techniques at home to ensure your dog’s coat remains shiny and fresh! Grooming your pet at home is one of the best ways to strengthen the bond you have together, and it will prevent your dog from shedding all over your house.
To properly groom your dog at home, you will need to pick up some basic supplies and techniques to make sure that your dog feels comfortable during the grooming routine. When you get really good at grooming your dog at home, your furry friend will start to look forward to getting groomed every single day!
Essential at Home Pet Grooming Tools
Pet Safe Scissors and Clippers
When you are buying pet grooming clippers and scissors, you will need to be sure that you find the proper clipper sizes that will safely cut your pet’s fur; your pet’s fur type and fitness will determine which clipper size you should buy. If your pet doesn’t like the sound of electrical clippers, you may want to find silent clippers that are designed to be less noisy and minimize vibrations. You can also opt to go the old-fashioned route by using only scissors.
Pet Combs and Brushes
Brushing and combing your pet is an essential part of home grooming that you should try to do at least once a day, especially if your pet has longer fur. The type of fur that your pet has will also determine which comb and brush you should buy. For example, if your pet has a long coat you will want to find a brush with widely spaced bristles or a rake brush if your dog has multiple layers of coats.
Pet Grooming Gloves
If your furry pup doesn’t like being brushed or combed, you can try to use pet grooming gloves! These gloves are designed to gently massage your pet while grooming their fur at the same time. You can also use these gloves to sweep up any shedded fur on your carpets or couches.
Pet Dental Care
Brushing your dog’s teeth and inspecting their gums is a vital part of any dog grooming routine. Brushing your dog’s teeth regularly will help prevent oral diseases and tooth decay. You can also get your pup chewable treats that help clean their teeth and freshen up their breath.
At Home Dog Grooming Tips
Here are some quick and easy tips to help you and your fur-baby have a more enjoyable grooming routine:
- Brush their fur frequently to prevent matting and to keep the fur shiny
- Make sure the sessions are quick, relaxed, and fun
- If you can, start the grooming sessions when your dog is a young puppy
- Getting them on a healthier diet will create a more shiny and healthy coat
- Don’t shave your dog to fix its shedding problems; it can change the texture of the coat and affect how your dog regulates its natural body temperature.
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