Why you should have your dog groomed regularly
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Why You Should Have Your Dog Groomed Regularly
Did you know dogs that are groomed on a regular basis are healthier? In addition to its health benefits, grooming can have aesthetic benefits too.
This is especially true for dogs covered with lots of hair. Shih Tzu, Cocker Spaniel, Poodle, and Maltese; these breeds need frequent grooming to achieve a healthier, more beautiful coat.
Matted Dog Hair
If you have a dog with a thick coat, you might notice how skipping on their grooming schedule can lead to their hair becoming clumped and matted like dreadlocks.
This can be very painful for dogs because there is a pulling force resulting from the tightening of the hair clumps.
In addition, skin conditions are likely to develop as well. This is due to the breakage of the skin as a result of the tightened hair clumps.
Sores are also likely to develop under the matted hair.
For dogs with longer or thicker coats, it is highly advisable to do a complete brushing of their hair before bath time to avoid getting water into the matted hair.
If water gets stuck in the clumps, this can cause the buildup of mold and cause the hair to rot. Over time, this type of matting will be very difficult to brush out.
Dog breeds like Labrador, Beagle, and German Shepherd have short to medium coats. Still they need regular grooming to keep their coats looking shiny and healthy.
With their weakened skeletal system, you have to understand older dogs are in a more fragile condition.
They can benefit from having their fur regularly trimmed to ease the weight brought about by their thick coat.
Whats more, longer facial hair can cause vision problems for your dogs. Crusts tend to develop in the corner of the eyes as a result of longer facial hair.
With crusts come sores, which can lead to infection, discomfort, and other medical issues. With regularly grooming, you can prevent the buildup of bacteria around the eyes and alleviate their suffering.
Keep the Nails Trimmed
Keeping your dogs nails trimmed can also improve their agility and mobility.
Overgrown nails can cause your dogs to change their stance due to the increased nail length.
This unnatural pose can lead to chronic injuries in their hips and legs.
Also, with well-manicured nails, theres less likelihood of scrapes on your skin as a result of their pawing affection.
Cleaning the ears regularly can reduce the accumulation of earwax, which can be a breeding ground for bacteria.
Grooming for the ears also include plucking unwanted hair in the ears. Keep the ears well-groomed can prevent ear infection and other health complications.
How Grooming AffectsYour Dogs
Did you know grooming can affect your dogs behavior? Just like humans, dogs can derive physical and emotional benefits from grooming.
It can even lower blood pressure. Whats more, everybody wants to cuddle clean, well-groomed dogs. So it works both ways for the dogs and their owners.
You dont have to find a professional-caliber dog groomer to reap these benefits.
Just find a good one that makes your dogs clean, groomed, and happy.
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