After a long winter, spring is just around the corner! The sun is coming out, and soon enough you and your pup will be too! You’ll want your dog looking and feeling their very best before hitting the park. Get the best out of this season with these simple grooming tips!
During the winter, your dog’s coat likely grew much thicker. This is due to the drop in temperature and extra time spent indoors. A bath will help clean out winter grime, but it will also release loose fur that has accumulated over time. Many pet owners prefer to take their pup to a professional groomer; equipment such as industrial dryers are unmatched when it comes to loosening excess fur. However, some choose to bathe their dogs at home. If this is you, make sure to thoroughly rinse out all shampoo and conditioner. Your dog’s skin will otherwise become irritated, an unfortunate combination with spring allergies.
Brush It Out
The loosened fur will need to go somewhere. A gentle brush following your pup’s bath will help remove it. Additionally, regular brushing also helps to distribute the natural oils across your dog’s skin. Your groomer can do an intensive brush, but brushing between appointments is always a good idea! Plus, it can be a great bonding experience for you and your furry friend.
A Little Off the Top
Spring is an excellent time for a trim.Trimming your dog’s fur removes tangles and damaged hair, leaving the coat softer. Your dog will certainly appreciate a shorter cut as the weather begins to warm up. For this step, make sure to visit a professional groomer. Grooming at home can lead to unfortunate mishaps, such as post clipping alopecia.
Nail trimming is important year-round. However, short nails are especially important during warmer months. On walks or runs, long nails can gather a surprising amount of dirt. This is ultimately very uncomfortable for your pup. Long nails are also more likely to get snagged or cut on outings. To prevent this, invest in some doggy clippers or schedule a regular nail trimming with your local groomer.
You can find all of these services at Claws N Paws Day Spa. Located in beautiful Fountain Valley, California, Claws N Paws provides a wide variety of professional grooming services to both dogs and cats. For more information or to book an appointment, contact us at 714-962-1005 or stop by today!