Your dog relies on you to keep them happy and healthy. Allowing your pet’s coat to become dirty, tangled, and matted not only looks bad, it also makes your dog uncomfortable. Tangles can easily turn into mats, or densely tangled clumps of fur. Matted fur pulls on delicate skin and makes it impossible for you or your pet to see (or scratch) underneath. If left untreated, mats can spread throughout your pet’s entire body. This causes numerous problems for your pet as moisture, bacteria, and fungus often hide under mats. This is why it’s so important to take the time necessary to properly groom your dog.
Many pet parents have questions when it comes to caring for their pet’s coat. Below are the most common dog grooming questions we hear.
How do I make my dog less anxious about grooming?
Many pets are nervous about visiting the groomer. These pets are usually not accustomed to being touched in sensitive areas like the snout, eyes, ears, paws, tail, and groin. You can ease your dog’s anxieties by working with them at home. Touch their ears and paws regularly. Give them a plenty of praise throughout the process.
How do I prevent shedding?
Some breeds are more prone to shedding than others. You need to brush your dog regularly if you want to reduce the amount of fur around your home. Brush them outside for five minutes every day.
Do I need to brush my long-haired dog?
While brushing your long-haired dog might take some time, it’s important to their health and comfort. Comb or brush your dog at least every other day.
How can I get my dog to enjoy bath time?
If you bathe your dog at home, you’ll want to make their bath is an enjoyable experience. Never chase your dog or force them into the tub. This will only make them anxious. Instead, offer treats and praise while you gently coax them into the tub.
How can I get rid of my dog’s tear stains?
Certain dog breeds are more prone to tear stains than others. These rusty stains stretch from the corner of the eye down each side of the nose. This is more obvious on white or light-colored dogs. Talk to your vet about treatment and prevention of tear stains.
Can I trim my dog’s nails?
It’s not uncommon for dogs to cower in fear from nail clippers. Fortunately, it is possible for your dog to tolerate, or even enjoy, getting their nails trimmed. Make sure you give your dog plenty of praise while trimming their nails. You’ll need to be consistent and trim their nails every two to four weeks. Take your dog to a professional groomer if you’re nervous about trimming their nails.
Claws N Paws Day Spa offers quality dog and cat grooming in Orange County, CA. For more information about our services or to schedule a grooming appointment, please call 714-962-1005.