Many people think grooming and they think of a quick brush over the surface of a dog’s coat. However, this is only a superficial brush and not what grooming actually is.

Dog grooming is a thorough and time-consuming part of a dog owner’s routine and should not be overlooked despite your busy schedule. You can do this yourself at home or employ a dog groomer but either way, it’s important and should never be overlooked.

So, what is good dog grooming if it’s not just a quick brush?

BATHE THEM AND BRUSH THEIR COAT – brush your dog’s coat to remove any tangles or knots, to prevent matting and to remove any loose dander

CHECK AND CLEAN THEIR TEETH – cleaning a dog’s teeth will reduce bad breath but more than that it will stop plaque building up which can cause severe pain and gum disease if left untreated, it will also ensure that you find early any dental issues such as an absess

CHECK AND CLEAN THEIR EARS – you can do this at home with cotton wool and an ear cleaning solution to stop build up and dirt

CLIP THEIR NAILS – you should keep your dog’s nails short so they don’t bend over, causing infections or problems with walking

CHECK AND CLEAN THEIR EYES – if you dog has longer hair this can build up dirt and loose dander around the eyes which could lead to eye infections, keeping this area clean is important. You can use a small comb for this to remove debris but avoid using a metal comb which can be intimidating. Try the Tedster comb which is small enough to work in small places and is made of 100% natural bamboo,

There are so many products out there for helping with this process of grooming and it’s important you find the right ones for you and your dog to ensure a smooth and effective grooming process.

Happy Tears dog tear stain remover is a great addition to your grooming routine with it’s all natural, no nasties formula it safe and effective to use on all breeds of dog, on puppies and on pregnant dogs to fight those nasty tear stains and clean the fur around the eyes or on the beard.

As ever, if you have any questions about how to apply Happy Tears or other staining problems that your dog has, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we’d be happy to help.

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