Grooming your Dog

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You take your own personal hygiene very serious, isn’t that it ?  The same should apply to your dog, he also needs to be attended to.

Grooming your dog does two things:

a)            It keeps your dog looking trim and cute

b)            It solidifies the bond between you and your dog.

Equipment necessary for grooming your dogs

They include:- hair clippers, brushes (different types of brushes may be required for different purposes), and combs. Some breeds of dog such as long-coated ones demand a lot of time and patience and the owner has to be prepared to go through  with this to get the dog in a dandy shape.

Suitable methods of grooming for different coats

a)            Rough coated Dogs- these usually require more time and effort for grooming. Usually the rough coats cast about every six months and a lot of hair is lost. It is important that you brush and comb the hair daily to prevent it from getting matted. A stiff brush in combination with a comb will do this job well and you should make sure you get to the root of the hair when doing this. If you feel all this is too much of stress, you just want to take your dog to the vet.

b)            Short-coated dogs – these ones usually take less time and effort to groom. They should be groomed daily using a slightly stiff brush. Example of a short -coated dog is the Bull Terrier.

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