Published at Friday, May 24th 2019. by Chaunte Verrier in Dog Grooming.
Basic Dog Grooming Supplies. The most basic of dog grooming supplies that you need is dog shampoo. Dogs cannot use people shampoo because it is damaging to their skin and to the production of necessary and healthy oils that help their coats to be healthy. Fortunately, there are many special shampoos made for dogs that can be used to keep them clean without depriving their bodies of the natural oils they need. When you use any dog grooming shampoo for the first time, be sure to watch your pet carefully afterwards for any sign of an allergic reaction. If your dog is itching or biting at himself a lot, it could be that the shampoo does not agree with him and that you will need to find different dog grooming supplies that work better for your dog's needs.
This is how often you should groom your dog if you're asking the question, ”What is the least that I should do for my dog as far as grooming?” However, you may be asking the question, ”Is it possible to bathe my dog too much?” As long as you are using shampoos that are gentle and no harsh chemicals, there is no such thing as bathing or grooming your dog too often. You may bathe your dog as often as you like. Make sure, though, that you use the proper grooming products. For instance, it is really not a good idea to use human shampoo for your dog. Sure it may work to clean his hair, but the levels of pH in human shampoo is stronger than the pH level of doggie shampoo. Therefore, if you continuously use human shampoo on your dog, you can actually give him dry itchy skin.
Even if you've never used dog grooming clippers, you can learn to use them and save a lot of money over taking your dog to the groomer every few weeks. Dogs with short or thin fur are easiest to groom at home. To get started you'll need dog grooming clippers, scissors, a dog brush, and a leash. Ideally, the scissors should be reserved just for dog grooming. The dog hair clippers should be those made for animals only because the clippers used on people aren't sturdy enough to stand up to dog hair, which is coarser, and which there's more of.
Prices for dog grooming clippers start at around US$35 and go up to around US$200. Clippers may be limited to a single clipping speed, or they may have two speeds. Generally speaking, the less hair you'll be dealing with, the less robust your clippers have to be. So, for example, a small dog with fine, thin hair may do fine being groomed with a relatively inexpensive one-speed grooming clipper. But a large dog with thick coarse hair will probably warrant a more heavy duty two-speed clipper.
Different breeds – different coats. Smooth coated dogs such as Boxers and Whippets are the easiest to look after when it comes to dog grooming. Use a chamois, hound glove or a soft bristle brush. Those that have a denser coat with an undercoat – such as Labradors – need more grooming as they moult a lot more – as anyone with a Lab will tell you! Use a bristle brush for them, and finish off with a comb paying particular attention to the tail and neck where the hair is thickest. Treat wiry coated dogs in the same way, but with these you will also need to have the longer hair 'stripped' once a month using a stripping comb. You will also need to take these breeds – Wire-haired Dachshunds and Fox Terriers for example – to a professional groomer about 3 or 4 times a year to have the coat reduced.
Proper knowledge of dog grooming entails your understanding of your particular breed of dog and the grooming protocol required. There are different procedures that must be followed if the dog has short hair as opposed to long hair. There are different requirements depending on the age of your animal. And of course each breed has its own unique peculiarities. On average, most dogs need to be groomed at least bi-monthly. Some need to be groomed much more often than this. Some need to be groomed slightly less often.
Even though brushing is definitely a joy, nail trimming is truly a nightmare. Handling the paws is one thing which is challenging no matter the breed of dog, which is why plenty of dog owners are concerned that they could possibly harm their pet throughout the procedure. Realizing that making use of the perfect dog grooming solution for this matter means overcoming your pet's fear of pain, due to the fact this will make the job a great deal simpler. A vet specialist or a groomer should be capable of managing regular nail clipping with no real issue, and you could also find out exactly how they do it.
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