Grooming your dog at home is a great way to bond with them. Your dogs are good at sensing your moods and feelings. Hence don’t rush with them while grooming them. Take an ample amount of time and be calm.
Here are some tips that could help make this a happy experience for both of you.
- Trim your dog’s hair and nails, but with caution.
- Brush your dog’s coat regularly.
- Don’t bathe your dog too often.
- Most healthy dogs don’t need bathing very often. Bathe your pup only to prevent hygiene issues and unpleasant odors.
- Also, be cautious of the shampoo you are using. A dog’s skin has a different pH level from humans, so choose a soap-free shampoo specially formulated for dogs.
- Do a regular checkup of your dog’s skin and ears.
- Start by running your fingers through your dog’s coat, and look for unusual lumps or bumps—part the fur to examine the skin more closely for allergies, infections, or parasitic infestations.
- Ear infections are common in dogs. Look if the insides of the dog ear are inflamed or moist or if the ear smells odd. Talk to the vet if you see any unusual symptoms.
- Don’t use scented products on your dog.
- Of course, you always want your dog to be very clean and sweet-smelling. But scented bath products can irritate your dog’s sensitive skin and nose.
- Choose unscented products and the ones specially formulated for dogs.