It is essential to keep your dog groomed between
professional grooming sessions as this will help your dog look and
feel good. It will also give you the chance to assess your dogs
skin and coat condition. How often you need to groom your dog depends
on the type of coat and size of dog.
Brushing a long coated dog will help keep him matt free and if
your dog is
short coated, brushing can also help stimulate the blood flow which
helps your dog to feel more relaxed. Brushing also helps to remove
coat and loose under coat. The type of brush you need, depends on
of coat your dog has.
When brushing, it is ideal to check for burs, grass seeds etc as
these can be a danger to your dog if they eventually move towards
the skin. Any foreign material that eventually moves into the skin,
can cause skin infections and the problem and be costly to cure
but most of all, it is so very painful for your dog. Also check
in between the paws as again, foreign matter can cause pain and
infections if it penetrates the skin.
We retail several types of brushes, combs and slicker brushes.
Ask us to choose what would be suitable for your dogs coat type.
If your dog is very badly matted, do not attempt to trim with scissors
as it is so easy to cut into the skin and you may end up having
to get the skin stitched up. Matts are dangerous to cut with scissors
as they are very close to the skin and it is virtually impossible
to see the skin through the matted coat. The only method to get
the coat back to it's proper state, is a good clipping and it would
have to be clipped short as thick blades on a clipper will not glide
through the matted coat. Matts cause your dog to feel very stressed
and uncomfortable as it pulls on the skin as your dog moves.
It is also good to brush your dog's teeth to keep gingivitis and
built up of tartar under control and most of all keeping your dogs
breath fresh! We retail toothpaste designed for dogs as well as
toothbrushes to help you brush his teeth.