Tips for grooming your dog
Funny portrait of a welsh corgi pembroke dog showering with shampoo. Dog taking a bubble bath in grooming salon.

A trip to the hairdresser always leaves you refreshed and feeling like a new person, the same goes for your dog, having them groomed or grooming them yourselves once in a while keeps them clean and happy.

There are many good grooming tools out there for your dog that will assist you when grooming your pooch at home:

  1. Dog brush
  2. Dog Nail Clippers
  3. Good quality dog shampoo
  4. Drying towel for you dog
  5. Deshedding Tool (If your dog sheds a lot)
  6. Hair clipper set for dogs (for dogs that don’t shed but need a fur cut now and then)
  7. Grooming wipes
  8. Dog Toothpaste and toothbrush
  9. Ear cleaner
  10. Treats!
  1. Dog Brush
  • Brushing your dog helps remove all of the dead hair that accumulates on them, it also helps by spreading the natural oils they have in their hair and skin which in turn will assist them in obtaining a healthy, shiny coat.

2. Dog Nail Clippers

  • If you don’t cut your dog’s nails and leave them to get long, this can end up causing your dog pain, longer nails also break easily, however, don’t cut their nails too short as this in turn can lead to problems and pain for them as well.

3. Good Quality dog shampoo

  • When grooming your dog, you should never use human shampoo as this can cause a few problems for your dog down the line for example the shampoo can irritate their skin and damage their fur coat.
  • When washing your dog, stick to using a good quality dog shampoo.

4. Specific drying towel for you dog

  • Drying off your dog properly is important, as if you leave them damp/wet for too long you will risk the chance of them growing fungus between their paw pads and armpits.
  • Dog towels are specifically made to work with your dog’s thick fur coat.

5. Deshedding Tool (If your dog sheds a lot)

  • When using a deshedding tool, you are reaching beyond the long outside hair to the short inner hair and getting rid of the unwanted hairs which cause your dog’s hair to mat.

6. Hair clipper set for dogs

  • Dog hair clippers are great for dogs that don’t shed but need to have a trim now and then.

7. Grooming wipes

  • These are perfect for cleaning their paws etc
  • These also come in handy when you can’t bathe them frequently but want them to stay clean.

8. Toothpaste and toothbrush

  • If you clean your dog’s teeth never use human toothpaste, baking soda or salt as these are harmful to your dog.
  • Stick to using a toothpaste and toothbrush made for dogs.

9. Ear Cleaner

  • Cleaning your dog’s ears when you are grooming them helps prevent them from getting ear infections
  • Some dogs can just have their ears wiped out and don’t need a deep clean as they don’t build up as much wax and debris as other dog’s.

10. Treats!

  • Some dogs get very nervous when it comes to the grooming process, giving them a small treat before starting may ease their anxiety a little.

Interpet offers a range of products that will assist you during your grooming journey.

        

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