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Dog Grooming is Essential

Dog grooming at home, as seen by many pet owners, is a great alternative for professional pet grooming services. It is also an excellent way for them to save some money. Other pet owners also see it as a good bonding time with their favorite pets because it gives them more quality time to be with their dogs.

But grooming your dogs at home presents certain advantages as well as disadvantages. Indeed you will save some money, but doing this kind of activity will require a lot of time and effort from you. Grooming a short-haired dog will be easier compared to dogs that have long hairs. You will need to exert greater effort and grooming will be more complicated. Your lack of skill may also present a problem, so it’s better to take your dog to a professional dog grooming specialist to avoid any hassle.

If you have decided to groom your dog at home, you should consider buying grooming equipment. Basic essential equipment consists of clippers, grinders, brushes, combs and even grooming table. Special shampoos and cleaning solutions are also very important. Scissors may also come in handy. Dog grooming at home should be taken seriously because it can affect your dog’s health if you are not careful.

You can always check the internet for helpful dog grooming tips and safety precautions that you may need in maintaining your best furry pal’s hygiene. You can also ask your dog’s veterinarian for guidance and helpful advice on how to take proper care and grooming for your dog. Mishandled grooming may lead to bumps underneath your dog’s hair which, if not noticed and treated immediately, will cause serious health problems.

Proper dog grooming also means that you should also pay great attention to your dog’s eyes, teeth, ears and nails. Set a schedule for their bathing time and make sure that brushing your dog’s teeth will not be forgotten. Depending on how short you cut the claws of your dog, trimming the nails can be done once or twice a month. Take extra precaution when doing your dog’s nails because it can hurt your dog severely if you don’t take extra precaution. Cutting it too short will result in vein injury. The process of nail cutting can be very laborious considering the time spent and the patience required. Also, some dogs like does not like it when you cut their nails or clean their paws. They can be very stubborn so you need to be very persuasive about this. Take short breaks and give them rewards so they can cooperate more freely. You have to understand that the process of nail-cutting is not a usual routine for your dog that’s why it will require you a lot of patience to actually make your dog feel comfortable about it. If you are really decided to groom your dog at home, you have to make all the necessary effort to properly perform these specific activities with him/her. Try to make it more fun and exciting so that you and your dog will have a more enjoyable grooming time.

As a final note, dog grooming at home may give you a sense of accomplishment and pride, it may also save you some money and give you more quality time with your dog but you will certainly need tremendous effort to be successful with it.

About Author
Joanne Delos Reyes writes for www.petitude.com.au, Australia’s premiere online pet store and 2008 eBay Australia Top Store awardee. Petitude offers quality, yet affordable dog clothes, dog shoes, dog accessories, pet furniture and more.

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