Along with natures, big show during the fall season comes also the great dog-shedding season number two. The first is generally springtime and if you have a dog with long hair, then shedding is a year round battle. You find that vacuuming and mopping could be an everyday process and just when you think you’re finished, you turn around only to find more.
If this sounds like you, then perhaps it’s time to shift your thinking from cleaning up the problem to cleaning up the cause. Investing in some dog grooming supplies and spending a little extra time with your pooch will drastically reduce the hair and dander your dog leaves behind.
The first dog grooming supply to purchase is a good quality brush. The FURminator dog brush is one of the best brushes you can buy to remove loose hair and undercoat. If you start grooming when your dog is still a puppy, they will grow up loving the feeling and the attention for you.
Your dog best receives dog grooming when it becomes a routine part of their day. Include dog brushing as part of the feeding ritual along with a treat. I would not be surprised to see your dog greet you with the brush in his or her mouth. The next dog grooming supply to purchase is shampoo.Have a look at dog grooming supplies for more info on this.
While a few dog breeds have an oily coat like some hound dogs for example, which protects them from the elements others do not. With these dogs, bathing no more than twice a year is plenty. But, for most dogs a bath every five to six weeks is great. Ensure your dog grooming supplies include only dog specific shampoo and conditioner. Human products will cause skin irritations and other issues.
In the warmer months or if you are lucky enough to live in a temperate climate investing in a kiddy-pool is a wonderful and easy way to bathe your dog. If not, the bath tub also works great; when bathing your dog really work in the shampoo from head to tail. This will not only stimulate your dog but helps to remove dander and that tough undercoat.
When the bath is complete, towel-dry your dog as best you can. This too helps remove any loose hair left behind. Follow this up with a good brushing and you are all set for another month before you start to see the hair starting to build around the house. There is several dog grooming shampoos on the market and the best one we found to remove loose hair while conditioning the skin is FURminator deshedding shampoo and conditioner.
Although the claim that Terrier’s do not shed is false as all dogs shed, they do shed very little and are perfect dogs for those dog loves suffering from allergies. The dog grooming supply for this breed is a stripper. A terrier’s shaggy coat still has dead hair as well as an undercoat that will need attention once in awhile. A dog grooming stripper is perfect for removing mats and trimming out the dead hair.
Lastly, the dog grooming supply most over looked is a toothbrush for your dog. Brushing your dogs’ teeth is a very important step in the grooming process, one that should not be forgotten. Dogs are just as susceptible to the same mouth diseases as we humans are. Make it part of your dog grooming routine every time your dog has a bath will go a long way to preventing tooth and gum problems.
Grooming your dog should be fun for the whole family. Buying the appropriate dog grooming supplies will dramatically reduce the hair and dander in your home by working the cause instead of the problem. Your dog will appreciate the extra attention he/she gets from you and you will appreciate the nice fresh breath when you receive those wonderful sloppy kisses.