At-home pet grooming basics
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, many pet parents who would normally take their furry friend to a professional groomer have been forced to adopt a DIY grooming routine for their pets. “It’s important to be aware of the best practices for at-home grooming in order to ensure your pets well-being during pampering. Also, use the right grooming tools,” says pet grooming expert Manisha Shinde.
The pads under your pups’ feet provide protection against extreme weather, aid walking on rough ground by offering extra cushioning and protect tissue, joints and bones. Hence, check your pet’s feet regularly to make sure they’re free of wounds, infections or foreign objects.
All for oral care
Many pooches show signs of gum disease by the time they are four-years-old because of neglect in mouth care. Regular brushing and ample chew toys are a fail-safe formula to keeping your pet’s mouth healthy. Help your pooch stay away from bacteria and plaque-forming foods.
As a rule of thumb, a dog’s nails should be trimmed when they just about touch the ground. If your pet’s nails are clicking or getting snagged on the floor, it’s time for a trim.
Don’t forget to:
-Groom regularly and with love
-Choose a safe, well-lit place for grooming
-Use appropriate dog-grooming equipment
-Avoid scented products for pets with sensitive skin and nose
-Keep the grooming sessions short and sweet