For the animal lovers amongst us, our pets are as much a part of our family as our children and we take care of them with the same display of affection and attention. In recent years the number of beauty salons for dogs has multiplied and dog grooming is now big business.
Dogs need exercise, affection and grooming. Caring for any kind of animal is a lot of hard work and you need to take responsibility for its care, vaccinations and well-being.
Dogs are similar to humans, show them plenty of warmth and consideration and they will return it. Depending on the type of dog you have you may need special shampoos, combs and even a hairdryer! If you have a long haired breed you need to take care of it by showering and trimming at least once a week to remove dead hair and prevent matting. A short haired breed generally needs little maintenance which might suit persons who have less time to devote.
Grooming your dog is an important part of looking after youre his health; it usually involves giving him a bath, cleaning his ears and combing his hair. Pedigree dogs, such as a shih-Tzu or poodle, West Highland white terrier, American cocker or schnauzer, will require regular grooming and trimming and their nails might also need clipping or their coat oiling. Buy your cleaning tools from the local pet store, or think about taking him to doggy day care for a thorough treatment.
Grooming your dogs coat not only keeps it healthy and shiny, it is also a great way of bonding with your dog. Get your dog into the habit of being groomed from an early age and he will grow to enjoy the attention given to him. The grooming routine should be started whilst still a puppy so the dog becomes familiar with it. It will also provide an ideal opportunity to check your dog closely for any injuries and spotting any unhealthy ticks or skin disease you might otherwise miss.
If you prefer to do it yourself and have plenty of time to spend caring for your dog then the equipment you need can easily bought at your local pet store. If you own a pedigree then perhaps you should think about taking them to the dog grooming centre for a proper treatment. For most other dogs a flea shampoo and a comb will suffice.
A reputable dog groomer should be able to advice you on the types of treatment that your dog will need or benefit from. Check out the grooming centre near to you and see how they operate. A place where you would feel comfortable placing your dog in their hands should be clean and hygienic. Professional dog groomers will have qualifications and experience. Certificates should be out on display for you to see and the staff there will have a good attitude towards the animals brought in.
If you are looking for a pedigree or a certain breed. Dog grooming centres can many times offer a place to find a new puppy or a dog. Puppies are chosen from selected breeders and receive a health check from a qualified vet before being offered to customers. Provided with a well-balanced healthy diet and toilet trained before leaving the centre, you can be sure any puppy will be well behaved and groomed. They will already be toilet trained and walk to heel, sit stand, etc. A puppy bought from a dog centre is generally well behaved and knows how to act around other dogs and people.
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