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Dog Grooming Tips

Dog grooming plays an essential part in your dogs health and well-being. In this page we have decided to share the most important dog grooming tips. Regular grooming sessions can prevent many health issues, such as skin problems, dental disease, determine and eradicate fleas and ticks. Dogs with medium to long hair coats tend not to shed hair and can get matted very easily.

 

Breeds such as Cavoodles (King Charles Cavalier x Poodle),  Spoodles (Spaniel x Poodle), Moodles (Maltese x Poodle), Shihtzu, Maltese require regular dog grooming appointments and anything between 6 to 8 weeks is ideal all year around.


Professional dog groomers can often detect the smallest of the knots that form close to the skin. If not brushed out properly a knot gets tighter creating discomfort to a dog. Skin becomes irritated and a visit to a vet becomes unavoidable.  


Bathing your four legged friend at home is an option if you prefer not to see a groomer between appointments. Using specifically designed dog shampoo, preferably sulphate free and specifically formulated for dogs is essential. Choose dog shampoos that are free of chemicals that can potentially irritate your dogs' skin.


Brushing your dog before and after a wash is important as it gets rid of any dead or loose hair. Brushing of the hair must be done with an appropriate brush or a comb. Our dog groomers can advise you on the best type of brush to use for your pet. Regular brushing removes build up of natural oils that sit on dogs hair and allows to deter fleas from setting grounds.


Nail trimming is important as overgrown and ingrown nails can become very uncomfortable and even painful. A professional dog groomer can attend to your dogs nails with ease. The structure of a dog's nail bed is very delicate and contains a live tissue blood vessel or quick. Cutting into the quick without expertise can result for nails to bleed.