Pet Grooming Tips for Dog Owners

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Keeping your dogs well-groomed is an important part of ensuring that they are healthy and happy. Pet grooming for dogs involves brushing their coat, giving them baths and doing other grooming tasks as needed. If you’re not sure how to groom your dogs, keep the following basic tips in mind.

Use the Right Brush

When you go to the store for a dog brush, you’ll find that there are several kinds available. How do you know which kind of brush your dogs need for their coats? This depends on the type of coat they have. For example, dogs with a shorter coat or a smooth coat typically need a bristle brush to get rid of loose hair. Dogs with a thicker coat or a wiry coat often need a slicker brush to eliminate mats and prevent new ones from forming. 

Brush and Bathe as Needed

Dogs don’t need to be brushed and bathed on a daily basis. In fact, bathing them daily would cause their skin to become too dry, which can result in irritation. Give your dogs a bath every few months or sooner if they’re dirty, such as if they’ve been rolling around in mud or playing in the dirt. You might not need to brush your dogs every day, but you should brush them every other day or every few days. This helps keep their coat looking shiny and healthy.

Do Regular Nail Trims

Check your dogs’ nails regularly to make sure they’re not getting too long. When dogs have overly long nails, they might have trouble or discomfort while walking. Their long nails can also catch on materials around your home, which could cause them to crack or break off. You should trim your dogs’ nails when they become long enough to touch the floor. If you’re cutting dark nails, stop trimming them when you begin to notice a white coloring inside the nail. If you’re trimming light nails, you should stop cutting them when you start seeing a pink coloring inside the nail.

Our apartments in Vallejo, CA, allow cats and dogs. Please contact us to learn more about our community’s pet policy and our apartment and community amenities.

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