3 Very Important Reasons Why Every Dog Needs Grooming
A grooming-free dog breed does not exist. You may think that some breeds just don’t need grooming, but in fact, even short haired breeds require grooming. For any dog’s health & well-being, they should be groomed on a regular basis.
Maintaining your Dog’s Coat Care
Purebred and Mixed Breed dogs, come in many different coat types and colors. Being at home groomers, it is important to choose the right shampoo and conditioner for each type of coat. This ensures you are providing the right coat care needed for your dog’s fur nourishment and ensure it grows healthy.
Following up a shampoo bath – with a waterless conditioner assists in the overproduction of the sweat glands, which happens to dogs and is the main cause why dogs smell a few days after a bath. This waterless conditioner is a leave on solution to be used daily or weekly.
Grooming Different Breeds Coats
- Smooth Coated Breeds
Breeds with this coat type, are quite well known to have skin problems. Breeds such as Bulldogs, Dalmatians, and Pugs to name a few – they require to be thoroughly towel dried – mild shampoo and a light conditioner spray that won’t irritate their delicate skin.
- Medium Double-Coated Breeds
- These breeds blow their undercoats a couple times of the year, they need regular baths to remove the old and dead hair that gets caught and remains in the undercoat. Some think it is easier to just shave the fur, but regular brushing with a keratin leave on conditioner helps to reduce fur shedding and strengthen the fur. Important to remember, if you shave this type of breed, their top coat will never grow back! When you shave it exposes your dog’s skin to elements that would be considered harsh and harmful to their body.
- Long-Haired Breeds
The longer the hair, a completely different method of grooming is applied. It includes coat clipping, combing, and conditioning. It is important for these breeds to really provide grooming otherwise they could end up with severe matting and knotting, which pulls at their skin and is very painful.
All Grooming Needs for Any Breed
We are all familiar with the typical grooming routine of coat cleaning, bathing, conditioning brushing teeth, trimming nail and cleaning your dog’s ears! But the ultimate grooming is the bonding pleasure your dog feels when you groom them – you will have a dog that is much happier, calmer and feels more confident in your presence. It creates an unbreakable bond between pet and parent!