How To Keep Your Pooch Looking Fantastic
If you want to keep your dog looking at it’s best then there are a few things you need to do on a regular basis. Keeping on top of grooming and feeding your dog a healthy diet will keep them in tip top condition. Not only will they look better, but they will be more comfortable too. Some dogs can get into a pretty bad condition if they are not brushed regularly and looked after properly. If you are getting a new dog or want to make your dogs look fantastic then here are a few things you can do.
Obviously the amount of grooming you need to do completely depends on the breed of dog you have. Before getting any dog you should check how much grooming they require, as some are very difficult to maintain. You can help by brushing your dogs coat regularly at home to prevent it from matting. This will get all the knots out and keep the coat looking nice. There are lots of different grooming brushes and combs to choose from that will help you keep your dog looking at it’s best.
Research how often your dog needs to be groomed by looking online or asking a breed specialist. Your dog will also need regular baths to keep it’s coat clean and healthy. If you don’t have the time to bath and brush your dog then contact a professional groomer to do it for you.
It’s also important to look after your dogs teeth so that they don’t get problems when they are older. To prevent tooth decay give your dog regular chews and dental sticks and brush their teeth regularly. You can get dog friendly toothpaste from most pet stores. If you feed your dog a high quality diet then this should also help to keep their teeth clean.
Your dogs nails need to be clipped regularly otherwise they will get too long and could cause problems. There are a few options when it comes to getting their nails clipped, you can either do it yourself, take your dog to a groomer or get the vet to do it. If you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself then it’s probably best to take your dog to a grooming salon where they normally offer it as part of their service.
This is another thing that the groomers will do, but you can also do it yourself. If you don’t get your dogs ears cleaned then they can get very dirty, cause infections and they won’t smell very nice! Wipe them clean with cotton wool regularly. You can also buy ear cleaning products to help keep your dogs ears fresh and healthy.
Believe it or not, your dogs diet can have an impact on how it looks. Some foods such as oily fish, healthy fats and vegetable oil can really help to improve the appearance of their coat. If you are trying a new type of dog food then pay attention to how your dogs coat looks as some dog food can help to make their coats look bright and shiny.