The Essentials of Dog Grooming

Keeping your dog clean and groomed helps keep him healthy and happy as well. Basic maintenance doesn't have to take a lot of time or money — unless you have a dog whose coat requires extra attention. You can generally handle your dog's grooming needs in just a few minutes each week.

Gathering Brushes and Combs for a Dog Grooming Session

Before you get started with brushing or combing your dog, gather all the tools you need for the grooming session. Having everything you need in one place and within reach makes the brushing and combing [more…]

How to Brush Your Dog

Regular brushing and combing helps keep your dog’s coat and skin healthy and looking good and to get the full benefits, you need to brush all the hair and not just the top coat. The most common brushing [more…]

How to Give Your Dog a Bath

Before the introduction of grooming products designed for dogs, bathing your dog frequently may have stripped out essential oils and dried out his coat. Today, specially formulated dog shampoos, conditioners [more…]

How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth

Dogs don’t get cavities the way humans do, but they can develop plaque, tartar, and gingivitis — all of which contribute to foul breath and tooth problems. Trips to the veterinarian can be costly, so it [more…]

How to Trim Your Dog’s Toenails

Unless your dog runs around on hard surfaces that help keep toenails short, you have to clip them about once a week — if you hear them clicking on a hard surface, it’s time for a trim. [more…]

How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears

Cleaning your dog’s ears is a fairly uncomplicated job. Some breeds — notably sporting dogs and hounds — have a predilection for ear infections and injuries because of their hanging or drooping ears. These [more…]

How to Get Rid of Your Dog’s Tear Stains

Tear stains show up as brown, gunky stuff that runs from your dog’s eye down the muzzle. Although they’re unsightly, they’re natural for some breeds. You have a variety of methods to choose from to clean [more…]

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