We’ll always recommend seeing a professional groomer regularly to ensure your dogs coat and skin stay as healthy as possible. Generally speaking, your dog should get groomed every 4 to 6 weeks. However, there are a number of things you can be doing at home in between grooms to assist in keeping them nice and healthy. In todays blog, we’ve outlined a few steps you can take to maintain your dogs coat at home in between professional grooms.
Regularly Brush Your Dogs Fur
Regular brushing of your dogs coat will help to keep it shiny and glossy. How often you brush your dog will depend on the breed and length of fur - longhaired breeds should be brushed more frequently (at least once a week), where shorthaired breeds will probably only need a brush every second week.
It’s important to note that you’ll need different brushes depending on your dogs coats - if you’re not sure what kind of brush you should be using, don’t hesitate to ask us!
Trimming Your Dogs Nails
If you can hear your dogs nails tapping on the floor, this is generally a good indication that they need to be trimmed. Keeping their nails trimmed will help to eliminate any discomfort they might have from their nails hitting the floor.
Checking Your Dogs Ears & Skin
Allergic skin diseases are very common in dogs, which can cause itchiness resulting in your dog scratching or biting at their skin. Checking your dogs skin is a good habit to get into to ensure they’re healthy and not feeling any discomfort or irritation. Ear infections can also be quite painful, so keep an eye on their ears for any redness, inflammation or odd smells.
We would never recommend trimming your dogs fur in between grooms - leave this step to the professionals as it can be a little dangerous if you’re not sure what you’re doing, especially around sensitive areas like the ears and eyes. If your dog is ready for a professional groom, book in with us here at PupperCuts!