The breed of your dog and their coat type will depend on how often your dog needs grooming. So will environmental factors such as how many muddy walks they go on! There is so much information around the web on how often to groom your dog, so here we have simplified the process into 5 simple ‘do it at home’ tips.
- Wash with a great quality shampoo
People often wonder how often to wash their dog and there is no set in stone answer.
Some dogs will need washing more frequently than others, and it is usually down to the personal preference of the owner.
Choose your shampoo wisely, as some can strip essential oils from the coat resulting in dryness.
If you want natural shampoo that you can use as often as you like we recommend this oatmeal shampoo. It is hypoallergenic and fragrance free and suitable for all breeds and ages.
- Clean Ears weekly
Proper cleaning of your dog’s ears is so important as they have hair inside their ears that can cause a build-up of dirt and wax and quickly result in infections.
To keep your dog’s ears squeaky clean and free from nasties use a gentle ear cleaning solution.
It is recommended that you clean your dog’s ears once weekly for general maintenance. This naturally derived ear cleaner is a great option
- Protect from dry skin
In the same way that humans suffer from dry skin, dogs do too!
In the UK we are exposed to very cold weather in winter, and the central heating can cause dryness.
Brushing your dog’s fur will help to move around natural oils and prevent dryness (as will choosing the right shampoo like we mentioned earlier).
Investing in good quality skin balms can protect your dog from the elements. In the same way we use hand creams, and body butters your dog will benefit from the same.
- Brush teeth
Studies show that by age three, 80 percent of dogs exhibit signs of gum disease.
Many dogs suffer from plaque and tartar build up, because dogs usually hate having their teeth cleaned. It is important that you preserve and try to brush your dog’s teeth regularly.
There are lots of different flavoured doggy toothpastes out there, so if at first you don’t succeed try, try again!
If all else fails, there are great non- brush solutions such as Pro Pooch Advanced Oral Care. A foam that is applied directly to the teeth and gums, or to the water bowl if you dog is really averse to having anything other than food in its mouth.
- Clean face and eyes
Your dog’s face will need to be wiped and cleaned in the same way that yours does!
Especially for white dogs, who want to keep their fur looking as clean as possible.
A cleaning solution such as Pro Pooch Tear Stain Remover, is a great facial cleaner for all breeds and colours. This a great facial cleaner, even for those Pooches lucky enough to be stain free.
Keeping debris away from the eye area is extremely important. Foreign bodies in the eyes can lead to eye troubles such as conjunctivitis.
Using an eye cleaning solution such as Pro Pooch Dog Eye Drops. These will help to keep your dog’s eyes free from infection and irritation caused by allergies and general dirt getting into the eye area.
I hope you got some fresh ideas on how to keep your Pooch looking and feeling pristine! You can find all the products we recommended in our Pro Pooch Store
Thanks for reading!