There are many reasons to be good at grooming your dog. It can get expensive always taking them to a professional, as much as $50 or $75 depending on what type of package you get. Sometimes personalities clash between you and the groomer and it can be very hard to trust someone with your pet. Others enjoy the time they spend with their dog and take matters into their own hands.
Grooming may vary on the type of dog you have and when you choose a breed you should always factor in these decisions. Many people choose a sort-haired dog like a Chihuahua because they don’t want to spend countless hours brushing and taking tare of the dog.
There are plenty of great home grooming kits available on the market today that can keep your pet looking their best.
- Practice makes perfect
Not everyone can be a groomer despite his or her love for their pets. However, with a little practice and some patience, you can save time and money. Try taking a class in order to get comfortable grooming your pets. Look online or with meetups in your area.
- Focus on the nails
Keep your animal’s nails trimmed regularly. This applies more to dogs than cats, although both pets should have their nails cut. One way to keep your dog’s nails down is to walk him regularly on cement. This will help to wear down their nails naturally. Make sure to use sharp nail clippers.
- Keep the ears clean
It is very important to keep your pet’s ears clean. You can do this by applying alcohol on a cotton ball to your dog or cat’s ears. Be careful not don’t hurt their eardrum; avoid using a cotton swab or going too deep into your pet’s ears.
- Give a monthly bath
When possible, give your pet a bath once a month. And try to schedule the bath at the same time you apply your flea protectant. Talk with your vet about the right shampoo for your pet. During the bath, place cotton balls in your pet’s ears to absorb water. And never use human shampoo on your pet; the chemicals are too harsh for their sensitive skin.
- Brush their teeth
According to various pet groomers, a lot of owners ignore their pet’s dental needs. Teeth cleanings are essential for your pet. Your pet’s teeth are one of the most important parts of their body — especially when it comes to chewing, eating and playing with toys. Therefore, we recommend brushing your dog’s teeth once a week with a special toothpaste and toothbrush. Click HERE for more about brushing your pet’s teeth.
There you have the basics of grooming your own pet. A well groomed pet is a happy pet. To keep your pet healthy schedule a checkup HERE