Top Tips for Proper Dog Grooming

  • November 07, 2013
  • By Dr Mark Perissinotto
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Basically, dog grooming refers to cleaning your dog thoroughly. It has something to do with using some dog grooming supplies at times but it can also refer to the process of developing the physical appearance of your dog for any purpose. It actually involves the overall beauty of your dog which would be comprised of the combing, brushing, trimming, bathing and other basic routines that has to be carried out day by day.

Stimulating the blood flow of your pet is one of the most important benefits of dog grooming and this is obviously the reason why dogs become healthier with shinier coats when compared to some other dogs.

Here are some ways for you to be able to take care of your pet and their needs:

Ÿ  Coat brushing - the daily brushing of your dog’s hair is necessary to remove the dust and dirt that has been trapped in the dog’s fur. It enhances not only the natural distribution of natural air but also the entire coat of your dog. The sorting of your dog’s tangled hair helps them to be protected from irritations and dirt. This isn’t for fully grown dogs only,it’s a practice that should be given to them while they are still puppies.
Ÿ  Nail trimming- this isn’t just an ordinary grooming routine because it’s an important element of the health of your pet. The overgrowing of nails will give soreness and pain, which could affect the way they walk and couldcause them to suffer from arthritis.
Ÿ  Ear cleaning- this should become a part of the daily routine because they can easily be infected when ticks and soil accumulate in their air for a long time. You should watch for some signs of infection whenever you clean their ears to prevent them from getting any worse.
Ÿ  Tooth brushing- like humans, dogs also produce cavities when not given attention. Using toothpaste for pets for at least twice a week using the right method should therefore be observed.
Ÿ  Body Bathe- this is actually the main grooming subject for all. But you need to brush the pet’s hair lightly before doing this grooming routine. It’s highly recommended to use water with just the right temperature and a mild shampoo for your pet.


Using dog supplies for dog grooming is also important if the basics won’t work for them.

Mark Perissinotto has been a practicing veterinarian for over 20 years, 14 years of which he was the owner and principal of a busy multi-vet mixed animal hospital. One of the two co-founders of Vet Shop Australia, graduated from the University of Queensland with Bachelor of Veterinary Science and one of the best retailer of pet supplies Australia.

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