Cleaning Dogs Ears
check your dogs ears periodically while dog grooming. Dogs with
droop ears are especially susceptible
to fungus, waxy ears, and ear mites.
Check them at least weekly. Infected
can lead to further complications.
Your dog may cause an ear hematoma
by breaking a blood vessel while
shaking his head in response to
Clipping Dogs Nails
An important part of dog grooming is clipping
Dogs Nails. Do it every
two to three weeks. Start clipping
your dogs nails in puppyhood,
so that they get used to the process of dog grooming.
Dog nails have a quick that is visible
as a pink darkening in light-colored
nails - but is invisible on black
dog nails. The quick has a nerve
and blood supply; If you clip into
the quick, the nail will bleed and
the dog will experience pain. Clip
dark colored nails in several small
cuts to reduce the chance of cutting
into the quick.
Clipping your dogs hair between
the paws will prevent anything stuck
(seeds from some grasses or pebbles)
between the pads.
Brushing dogs is the most time intensive part in dog grooming. Do not press too hard with your wire
slicker brush to avoid scraping the
skin and giving your dog brush burn.
If you encounter a mat, hold the mat
close to the skin, insert the end
tooth of the comb into the mat, and
try working the mat loose. If this
is not possible I would consider to
cut out a mat than cause the dog any
unnecessary pain. Once your dog is
matt-free, comb down to the skin.
or comb your dog against the
lay of the coat. You'll be surprised
at how fluffy the coat will look.
dogs outdoors in warm weather
may be the best place, because it
is the messy part in dog grooming. Use a mild dog
shampoo and start bathing the dogs body and legs. The dogs head should
be shampooed last, paying particular
care to ensure that no shampoo gets
into his eyes, ears, and nose. Cover
eyes with your hand while pushing
the head down. You can try using
cotton in the ears, or cover the
ear hole with your thumb while bathing
the dog. Leave the shampoo three
or four minutes on the dog and then
rinse, rinse, rinse. This removing
of the shampoo is the most important
part in bathing dogs.
When you are done bathing, towel dry
the dog by blotting and pressing the
towel against the coat. Once again,
comb the coat through before drying
to make sure there are no tangles
Dry one area at a time, don't jump
around. Make sure all the coat is
separated and dry to the dogs skin.
Don't forget to dry the bottom of
the paws. When drying the head try
not to direct the airflow directly
into the dogs ear hole or the eyes.
Ten minutes dog grooming every day, a regular dog
lots of tender care will
happy and healthy