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Grooming Tips for Your Furry Friend

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It has become common in our day and age for many people to have a pet dog at home. A lot of pet lovers seem to have lovingly cared for a dog at one time or another, though, it is not an easy job for everyone to take care of their pets in the way they deserve. Your furry friend deserves to be treated in a well-mannered way. So, if you are taking up the challenge of grooming your furry friend on your own, you may need some help.

As a pet lover, it's likely that you want your dog to look and feel good all the time, but that largely will depend on how well you take care of him. While you may want to take your furry friend to a groomer, it is not always going to be possible or convenient to do so. However, if  you keep a few essential items for your pets stocked up at home, it will help a great deal. PETstock Australia offers you a wide variety of grooming items, and  at reasonable prices. You will find a wide variety of items for your furry friend, helping you take good care from head to paw.

If you're looking for some essential grooming tips for your furry friend, have a look at the advice below. 

1. Brush regularly

The first and foremost grooming tip for your pet dog is regular brushing. Grooming your furry friend with a brush on a daily basis helps keep the dirt away, prevents tangles, and also helps in keeping his skin clean and irritant-free.

While brushing your pet, you also can check for fleas and flea dirt, if any. However, brushing also depends considerably on the type of coat your pet friend has. For example, if he has soft or shorter hair, you can probably just brush once a week.

2. Let your pet take a bath

This is yet another essential tip for grooming your pet. It is vital to give your pet dog a warm bath once every three months, and sometimes more frequently, depending on how clean your pet keeps himself, and how often he stays outside. Sometimes, pets love to take baths, while others run or try hiding under a bed or Almira.

Be sure to talk to your veterinarian before you use any specific dog shampoo to make sure it's the right kind for your particular pet.

3. Try regular grooming so it becomes a habit for your pet

It's a sad reality that many pets do not enjoy being groomed.  In order for this change, it’s essential to let them get used to regular grooming sessions. This will change the feel for  your pet as something "unusual", to a habit they will get used to, and eventually may even like.  Try going slowly in the beginning so that your furry friend gets used to all the tools used for grooming. You can also offer some rewards to your pet dog every time he is good while grooming.

4. Trimming their nails is essential

You may notice that your pet is experiencing difficulties while walking. This can often be due to the fact that his nails have grown so long that they have started touching the ground. So, here comes the need to trim your pet’s nails. Though this is important, it is the most challenging work to do when grooming your furry friend. While trimming, it is crucial to be very careful as it can be risky, and many accidentally end up leaving a cut on the pet's skin. Do read up on how to trim the nails safely so you don't hurt your pet.

5. Dental care is a must

Last but not least, dental care is also an important part when it comes to grooming your pet dog. It is of utmost importance to take good care of your pet's teeth as they can have the same dental issues as humans do. You can use your fingers to brush them, or simply a soft toothbrush, while also massaging their gums. Don’t forget to brush their gum line and their teeth as well.

[We should treat our furry buddy’s teeth as important as adult teeth, Invisalign for adults and furry friends. Well, we don’t need to go that far, but doggy dental care is still essential; dogs use their mouths for more than just eating; they use them to play, explore and taste a lot of their surroundings too. So if your dog’s teeth aren’t correctly cared for, it can start to cause problems. If a dog’s teeth are not regularly cleaned, the plaque will build up and turn into tartar. This has a solid, brown, gritty look and feel and can lead to inflammation and tenderness, which is no fun for your dog to contend with while trying to eat. It can also go on to cause gingivitis and gum disease.

Ensure your dog gets the right mix of chew toys, food, water, and exercise to keep their teeth healthy and shining!

 You can start by brushing your dog’s teeth daily with a special dog toothbrush and toothpaste (don’t use human toothpaste as this contains chemicals that can be toxic to dogs).

Giving your dog dental chews and a suitable diet has some effect in reducing plaque. The dental chews should be the correct size for your dog; they can be a choking hazard if they are too small. Bear in mind that many dental chews are high in calories; reduce your dog’s regular food intake accordingly so that they don’t put on weight.

Avoid hard chews, bones, and stones that can wear down or break teeth.]

Consider dental care an essential part of your dog’s grooming, and it too will become a good habit.

These five tips are some of the best to consider when you want to take care of grooming your pet dog from home.  We hope you and your furry friend will find them useful as they are essential to the health and happiness of your pet, and will go far in your happiness too!

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