Ear care is an important part of
grooming. Ear infections can not only be painful, but lead to permanent hearing loss. The signs of a problem with a companion
animal's ears include redness, constant scratching, head shaking and odour.
Ear Hair and Ear Hygiene
Excessive ear hair that grows in the ear canal must be removed
on a regular basis because it traps moisture which can lead to irritations and infections. This hair is plucked or pulled
from the ear.
is important to get your puppy accustomed to all sorts of new things including a Dog Groomer! Being a pup is the most important
part of their life and education. Introducing a puppy to the Grooming parlour can help them come to terms more easily to new
sounds, water, brushing etc. Dogs take in new things a lot easier and happier before the hormones kick in! That’s why
I promote the “Free Visit’s for Puppy’s” policy here at Wash and Wags! Contact us for details
PROFESSIONAL GROOMERS ARE SKILLED AT RECOGNISING MINOR AND MAJOR HEALTH PROBLEMS
Not cutting beyond the undercoat of a double coated dog results in a better
chance of having the coat grow back normally.
Grooming your dog
can also be a good way to bond with your dog, and it's important to get him used to it from an early age. Many dogs
learn to see their routine brushing as an alternate petting, another source of affection and attention. A good quality brush
and comb will help you with your dog's coat, but also remember that your dog's eyes, ears, and nails require attention as
Shaving the coat ... may seem like a solution but is not a good idea. A dog's coat
is insulation which protects against both cold and heat. Shaving the coat also exposes a dog's skin to sunburn! For
short Haircuts ... using a clipper with a snap on comb attachment is a good idea. Cutting just the top coat and
not the undercoat leaves nature's protection against sun and heat and delivers manageable style.
Did you know that grooming your dog stimulates the
glands which releases the essential oils needed for a healthy coat.
Some dogs have Dew claws which do not touch the ground
and therefore do not wear down. They need checking to make
sure they are not too long. Any vet or groomer will trim them.
People seem to think that
the longer the coat, the less likely you need to see a groomer. In fact it is the other way round, the longer the coat, the more frequently you need to visit a groomer!
Always use a dog shampoo and not your own as their HP balance is completely different to a humans!
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