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Let’s be honest, as much as we love our dogs, they do some gross things, like roll around in the mud and who knows what else! That’s why it’s important to help them out with some regular grooming. Plus, as the saying goes, when you look good, you feel good – and who doesn’t want their pooch to feel good? While it’s certainly not exhaustive, the following are some suggestions for routine dog grooming.
Dogs have pretty powerful ears, so it’s important to check them regularly and to keep them clean. After all, you can’t complain about your dog not listening if you don’t clean their ears every once in a while. All kidding aside, here are a few steps for how to clean your dog’s ears:
For information on cleaning the inner ear, it is best to consult your veterinarian.
They say the eyes are windows to the soul. They can also be windows into health issues. Regular eye exams can help pet parents keep an eye out – no pun intended – for issues like cloudiness or inflammation. Follow these steps for proper eye care:
Dogs will be dogs, and that means they will, in all likelihood, roll in something. And there’s a pretty good chance that “something” will be dirty or downright nasty. What’s more, they will probably need a little help from their pet parent to get cleaned up.
Regular brushing is a good way to bond with your dog, and it has a lot of health benefits. A consistent brushing routine helps:
While some dogs tolerate water more than others, it’s recommended that you bathe your dog every three months or so. Before you start, gather the essential dog grooming supplies and have everything on hand for the task. Once you’re ready, follow these few instructions for how to bathe a dog:
If you have hardwood floors or tile in your home, you know that click, click, click sound of overgrown nails prancing around the house. If you find that your dog needs a nail trim, here are a few tips for how to trim a dog’s nails:
Grooming isn’t just a great way to bond with your pooch, it also contributes to your pal’s overall health – even providing early indicators into potential concerns. However, some issues require more than a good brushing or warm bath. ASPCA Pet Health Insurance can help pet parents make medical decisions for their pups based on care, not cost. Start a free quote now!