September 09, 2020 3 min read

Tips and Tricks For Grooming Your Sweet Dog

We all love a pamper day, and so do our beloved pets. Grooming not only makes your pet look pristine but also provides you with an opportunity to develop and grow a bond with them. You can groom your pet yourself at home or take them to a salon for grooming. A mix of both is always good for your pet. Here are some tips to help you out with pet grooming.

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Tips for grooming your pet in a salon

  • Plan before and book an appointment early
  • Try booking an appointment for a slot when your pet is generally happy.
  • Always accompany and play with your pet when possible.
  • Get to know the staff in the salon and ask for feedback and issues if any.
  • Look for a grooming salon that has a separate cat groomingroom to avoid your pet getting scared.

How to groom your dog at home?

Everyone is looking to save a little money here and there, and grooming your pet home is a great way to shave a few hundred dollars/pounds off your budget every year. It can be a little intimidating at first, especially if your pet has anxiety about grooming, but we are here to help.

First of all, before doing any grooming, be sure you are prepared with the following tools - You can buy them from any pet store near you or order them from online stores like Amazon, eBay, or Petsmart:

  • A comb, brush, or shedding blade (depending on your pets coat)
  • A grooming table with a grooming arm to secure your dog to (never leave her/him unattended on the table)
  • Grooming clippers (a No.10 blade to avoid cutting the skin)
  • Clipper and blade coolant
  • Grooming shears
  • Nail clippers or a grinder
  • Styptic powder (for nail bleed)

1. Pick a safe and suitable place

Somewhere they can’t slip and that allows them to run away safely if they’ve had enough!

2. Bath your fur baby

Wash them regularly with warm water. Make sure you use suitable shampoo and conditioner, depending on your dog. After taking your dog for a walk, use wipes to clean their paws.

3. Clean those eyes

Use a small piece of cotton wool with water to get the discharge away from their eyes. Wipe in a downward motion and make sure to do this daily.

4. Brush your dog's coat

Little and often is best as it allows them to get used to being handled. It also helps remove any pollen from their coat.

5. Trimming YourFur babies Fur

Start with a dry, clean dog. Only use the tips of shears or scissors to trim your dog’s feet, face, and tail, which will prevent you from cutting your dog if they move suddenly. Make sure you don’t trim around their eyes. When trimming ears, always have your other hand on the edges of the ears so you know where you are only cutting the hair. If your dog’s fur is matted, never try to cut it with scissors and use clippers instead."

6. Clip those nails

They should be clipped every 3-6 weeks. An easy way to see if your dog's nails need clipping is to look at them when your dog is standing straight – their nails should not touch the floor. If they are, they may need trimming.

*Ideally this should be done by a groomer/vet"

7. Teeth & mouth hygiene

Start teeth cleaning when they're a puppy and brush their teeth every day to get them used to it. Be sure to buy a dog toothpaste as human ones aren't suitable. Dental chews and treats are also a good way of helping to keep your dog's teeth clean. 

8. Treats Galore!

Treats can be used as rewards if they behave well whilst being groomed!

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Are you taking your pet our for a grooming pamper session today? Type in dog grooming near me in your google search bar and book an appointment with your favorite groomer now.

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