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Prepping your pooch for the groomer
Dog owners whose canine companions have fur rather than hair may find no need for visiting a groomer. However, those who have a pooch whose coat consists of hair, which grows steadily, will probably need to bring their pet to a professional groomer in order to keep their coat clean, healthy and attractive. While the groomer's job is to make a dog look and feel as good as possible, there are some steps pet owners can take before bringing in Fido for a grooming that will save time, money and energy.
A monthly or bi-monthly trip to the groomer's will make any dog's coat shine, but proper grooming techniques need to be a regular part of care at home. Pet owners with hairy pooches should invest in a brush, such as the Resco Pro-Series Large Slicker Brush, and use it on their canine companion regularly. It's best to wait until a dog is relaxed or napping to brush them, as they will be more likely to enjoy the feel of a brush running through their coat during these times.
Groomers often charge more for dogs who come in with matted fur, as it can be a real pain to work out these tangles. Brushing will definitely help, but pet parents should remember that a canine's diet affects the sheen and shine of their coat. Buying pet food that promote healthy fur is a good way to avoid those matting fees.
White dog breeds such as the Maltese, Bijon Frise and Dandie Dinmont terrier can sometimes gather eye gunk, which results in reddish, clumped fur around their eyes. Purchasing Angel Eyes and putting it in their food as directed can help clear up this issue, which will definitely save some time for the groomer.
Taking care of dogs' nails and teeth can also be wise before visiting the groomer. Greenies treats are delicious snacks for dogs that serve a second purpose – they help keep their teeth nice and clean. Pet parents can also purchase pet products such as nail clippers like the Resco Pro-Series Scissor Trimmers to keep their pooch's nails from growing too long in between visits to a groomer. These scissors have ergonomic handles and are easy to use, making them a great choice for owners who want to make sure their pooch is clean, healthy and beautiful.