Dog Grooming

Dog Grooming - Dog Care - Dog Grooming

Dog Grooming

Every dog’s coat should be combed and brushed regularly to keep it in top condition, but the way you should care for your dog’s fur varies according to breed, length and even time of year. Regular grooming is important for the following reasons:

  1. Dogs feel better when they’re well-groomed. Itchy skin and tangled hair are uncomfortable for your dog, and can have a real effect on their quality of life.
  2. Brushing stimulates the circulation and helps to encourage healthy hair growth.
  3. When you brush your dog’s coat the old hairs and skin cells are removed, letting your dog’s coat breathe. Tangled, matted hair is an ideal breeding ground for ticks, fleas and mites, and can also lead to painful rashes and eczema.

Some breeds of dog shed their coats more noticeably in the spring and autumn, as their coats change according to the season. At these times you should groom your dog more often, and you may also need different grooming equipment.

Short haired dogs

This type of coat is very easy to care for, but still requires regular grooming in order to avoid knots and remove loose hair. A simple brush and a comb should do the trick for most short-haired dogs. Dogs with this type of coat should not be bathed too often, as this can strip the hair of its natural oils, which take at least 6 weeks to recover from shampooing.

Long haired dogs

Dogs with long hair need daily grooming.

Our most helpful articles

Female Dogs in Heat

Although the heat period is an entirely natural process for female dogs, irritation at stains on the new carpet, fear of an unwanted pregnancy or their pet's strange behaviour can cause many dog owners to worry. Find out here everything you need to know about your female dog's heat period and how you can both overcome this without any stress.

Leishmaniasis for Dogs

Leishmaniasis is an infectious disease transmitted by sandflies and can often prove fatal for dogs. Find out how you can protect your dog and how to recognise and treat the disease should it emerge.

Should I Get My Dog Neutered?

Neutering has long been a routine procedure in veterinary practice, but is it always advisable? What is the difference between neutering and sterilisation and what are the costs for the dog owner? Here you can find out all you need to know about the pros and cons of neutering.