Maintaining Your Dog’s Coat Between Grooming
October 18, 2021
You can always tell a dog owner by the amount of hair on their clothes, their furniture and on their floors!
What if we told you it didn’t have to be that way?
Brushing really is the key!
Brushing your dog regularly cuts down the amount of shedding you have to deal with on your clothing and furniture but regular brushing also helps your pooch to stay healthy!
Brushing also helps to distribute healthy natural skin oils over the hair shaft, promoting a shiny coat and helping dirt to slide off the hair. This can also help to reduce the need to bath and therefore reduce the frequency of bathing.
As your pup ages, they’ll also get a couple of lumps and bumps. Regular grooming will help you pick up any thing that isn’t normal a lot earlier
Regular brushing also helps your double coated dog regulate their own temperatures in the warmer months with the removal of excess fur.
You can purchase a good undercoat rake or a Furminator from your local pet store, alternatively you can chat with you Jim’s Pet Patrol Franchisee and they can give you advice about which is the best brush for your pooch.
Dogs that don’t shed, still lose hair however it stays in their coats and can cause very painful matts if they aren’t removed. Regular brushing between grooms, even for short hair pups is always recommended to keep their coat and skin healthy, however a slicker brush or a comb is generally enough to maintain the coats between grooming.
Brushing and grooming are activities that help to strengthen the positive relationship bond between dogs and their owners. Brushing should be a pleasant and comfortable experience for dogs and owners and helps form a bond between you both!