Your dog may be obsessed with digging holes in the backyard, or rolling around in the wet grass. Depending on where you live, a quick potty run outside can result in muddy paw prints and a huge mess throughout the house. After all, dogs relief stress in the most unusual ways sometimes. A lot of natural behaviors stem from dogs embracing their inner instincts and doing what they enjoy most. If you need to groom your dog at home but don’t really know where to start, continue reading for tips to successfully clean them up:
If you have a long-haired dog, you probably are far too familiar with matted hair. To prevent matting, the best thing to do is brush your dog on a regular basis so the coat doesn’t have a chance to bind together. Badly matted hair can cause pain, and some pups will relentlessly bite or chew themselves at the source. This can lead to skin infections and discomfort. Regardless of the breed or hair length, regularly brushing your pet will keep its coat healthy and free of debris. If you dog isn’t fond of brushes, try to use an alternative method such as hand gloves with bristles to help the grooming process.
Trim Nails Safely
One of the most overlooked grooming practices for pets is keeping their nails trimmed. When your furry friend’s nails are too long, it can prevent them from balancing themselves and lead to injury. They can break or chip, and that is an extremely painful process that may require veterinary care.
When the nails are uncomfortable to stand on, your pet will distribute its weight unevenly while walking. This has a direct effect on the alignment of their joints. Nails that go untrimmed can even grow into the paw pad. Perform a routine trim to avoid these mishaps.
When you trim your dog’s nails, hold the clippers at a 45-degree angle. Clip each nail carefully so that you don’t accidentally cut into the quick (the live part of the nail). This means stopping before you reach the pink part if your dog has white nails. For black nails, stop clipping when you no longer see a whitish interior.
Wash with Healers Pet Care
Once you have brushed and trimmed your pet’s nails, it’s time to give their whole body a delicate wash! Whether you wash your dog in the sink or the tub, it’s important that the environment is safe for the two of you. So, you’re probably wondering… What shampoo is effective and trustworthy to apply to my furry companion?
Not all dog shampoos are created the same. Our Conditioning Tea Tree Oil Shampoo at Healers Pet Care is completely PH-balanced, anti-microbial and biodegradable. This naturally medicated concentrate is formulated with plant-derived ingredients to rinse cleanly the first time on all pets. You can promote a silky, shiny, beautiful coat with our special blend of tea tree oil, aloe vera, and peppermint oil. Packed with ingredients that naturally fight bacteria and dandruff, our shampoo is guaranteed to protect their skin from the sun as well! It even has insect-repelling properties so you can rest assured your dog receives the best of the best. Our Conditioning Tea Tree Oil Shampoo is environmentally-friendly, vet-formulated, and super concentrated for dogs of any shape or size!
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