Having your own dog is both thrilling and terrifying for the first time. Is there a live, breathing creature that is completely dependent on you for its survival? What a lot of pressure!
Of course, understanding how to care for your dog’s physical and emotional health will not only keep your dog healthy but will also help you and your dog to connect. That’s why you’ll need to learn how to groom him and, more importantly, make it a habit.
Before buying dog grooming supplies online, learn first about the most important ones.
1. Brush for dog
People brush their hair to clean and remove their knots, just like your pet needs this. Brushing removes dead skin and hair, as well as detangles any knots. Brushing also aids the body’s natural oil production. Brushing can give your dog general blood flow. Brushing keeps him happy and healthy.
2. Hair clippers and/or scissors for dogs
If you’re not sure about this grooming step, you can go to a professional dog’s hair trimmer. If you believe in yourself and think that you can do that, you’ll need some tools first. The most popular choice is clippers. Some dogs, such as those with smooth coats, will not require clipping. You can always hand-strip your dog if he’s a breed with a wired coat. You can do this twice a year.
You can always ask an expert at your local pet store if you’re not sure what kind of clippers to use. They will be able to show you what’s available and which clippers are best for your dog.
Even if your dog doesn’t need regular grooming, a decent pair of scissors or a high-quality trimmer may help remove mats/burs and clip the hair between the pads of the feet. Trimmers are often safer, but scissors may also be used when you have a calm dog.
3. Shampoo and conditioner for dogs
You don’t need to be a professional with a dog bathtub to bathe your dog. You must use dog-specific shampoo and conditioner, as with other dog grooming equipment. If you use the incorrect product, your dog’s skin may get irritated, and his hair may fall off.
Many shampoos and conditioners are specifically designed for dogs. If they go into your pet’s eyes, they won’t sting. Always think about your dog’s skin.
Special shampoos may be for dogs with medical issues. If your dog’s skin is very sensitive, prone to allergies, or suffers from frequent skin infections, it’s best to speak with your veterinarian before selecting a shampoo.
4. Toothpaste and toothbrush for dogs
Did you know that only around 8% of dog owners wash their dog’s teeth daily? What’s worse is the fact that 43% of dog owners have never brushed their dog’s teeth. Consider what would happen if you never brushed your teeth, or even if you went more than a day without doing so. You’d be disgusting! So, why should your dog go through all of that?
Dental disease, gum disease, tooth loss, and a world of agony may all result from not cleaning your teeth. When it comes to your dog’s teeth, make sure they’re in good shape. Brush them at least once every two weeks, but if you can do it more often, that’s even better.
Be aware of what you are doing to your dog. A dog cannot speak; it doesn’t mean they don’t feel pain. Take care of your dog as much as you care for your child.