It’s important to keep your dog groomed because it’s good for their health. It’s beneficial to both take them to a professional groomer and do-it-yourself on a regular basis in the comfort of your own home.
It’s easy to keep them in tip-top shape with a little work and a couple of dog grooming tools that you can easily own. Here are the essential tools you need to own to keep your dog groomed and healthy.
Dog shampoo is an essential investment in your grooming toolbox, and it won’t set you back too much. You just want to make sure you’re not using people shampoo. Just like kids shampoo, doggy shampoo is formulated to ensure that their eyes don’t get burned or irritated, and they are specifically created to nourish dog skin.
If your dog is having any skin issues, there are lots of natural and treatment-specific shampoos to use on them at home. And if you want to go the extra mile, invest in some conditioning for an extra luxurious coat.
Whether it’s after a bath or just on a regular day, a comb or brush is essential to keep your dog’s coat looking great. There are many different types available that work for different coat types, as well as for different needs.
Bristle brushes are great for most dogs and a common choice for most dog owners. For long-haired dogs, look into a wire pin brush or a slicker brush for the best detangling results. If your dog has any matting, there are great mat breaking brushes available. And if you have a dog that sheds a lot, there are special shedding brushes that can remove excess fur to keep pet hair from building up quickly in your home.
3. Nail Clippers
While nail clipping can bring out anxiety in dogs, there are many options available to keep your dog’s nails trimmed at home. If they do have anxiety about having them trimmed, your best option is a nail grinder, which is like an automatic nail file for dogs.
If you have a small dog with thin nails, look for a scissor-style clipper. For large dogs with thick nails, a guillotine trimmer will be most effective. There are also plier-style scissors, which are a combination of the scissor and guillotine styles.
Be sure you know how to make this as stress-free as possible!
4. Hair Clippers
If you have a dog with short hair, you probably don’t need to purchase any hair clippers, but if you have a medium- or long-haired dog, a great set of dog hair clippers are a necessity. Dog clippers are specially designed for thick dog hair, so you’ll want to make sure to buy a dog, not people, hair clippers. Otherwise, you will wear out your blades quickly.
A great pair of sharp scissors are useful in between trims for touch-ups around the face, on the paws, etc. Plus, they can get those hard-to-reach places that the clippers don’t. Make sure to purchase a high-quality pair for the longest-lasting results, since dog hair is thick and heavy.
Treat Your Dog To Some Pampering Time At All Star Pet Resort
When you don’t have the time or energy to give your dog the at-home grooming treatment that they deserve, take them to All Star Pet Resort in Torrance. We’d love to pamper your pup with our top-quality dog grooming services, so they can get back to looking and feeling their best.