Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Pampered Pooches - The Benefits of Dog Grooming

Regular dog grooming is an important part of a happy and healthy dog's routine, it works to serve a number of benefits, including keeping the dog’s coat clean and manageable, enables you to do a quick health check, ensuring your furry friend stays in the very best of condition.

So, without further adieu, here’s an introduction to dog grooming, with some professional input. This will keep your dog looking crufts-quality!

There are so many benefits to grooming your dog, as well as aerating the coat, ensuring healthy growth, brushing works to promote a good blood circulation. Grooming also helps keep grease levels down, a build up of grease can block pores and cause sebaceous cysts.

Most domestic dogs live inside, so they moult a lot and for a lot of the time moult a lot quicker, so they have more hair than their wild counterparts, causing any loose hairs to get matted. If the fur is not brushed out regularly it forms into heavy wads which can drag the skin down and cause soreness and skin complaints.

Dog grooming also enables you to give your dog a check over and see if he’s healthy. Giving him a once over, makes sure that there aren’t any balls of matted fur between paw pads. If these get hard with grease and dirt then it can cause discomfort.

You also have the chance to bond with your dog, it helps both dog and owner to relax and to build up a close bond, if you start when your dog is still a puppy then it will be easier for the hound to get used to the idea. You’ll just get to know your dog better, both physically and mentally.

So what are you waiting for? Get yourself a doggie brush -appropriate for the dog’s coat of course - and get grooming!

Image Credit: “Dog Groom UK” by Mark is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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