Owning a dog is not a one way street, if you chose to own a dog it is important that you should look after them and that is not just about feeding, walking and regular visits to the vet- grooming is a key part of looking after your dog and there are many reasons why this is the case.

Although grooming is especially important for long haired dogs, it is not to say that short haired breeds do not need it too.

In the simple terms grooming keeps your dog healthy and happy – and who wouldn’t want that? With no hair in their eyes, clean fur and skin, no loose dander, short, clipped nails and clean teeth can make for a happier and better behaved dog.

However, there are some more definable reasons why you should start and maintain a regular grooming routine for your furry friend.

Appearance – although it sounds superficial, grooming your dog will of course keep them looking nice, as a show dog this is important but it can also be useful for other dogs because people can often be suspicious of an unkempt dog but a well groomed one will often be welcomed, offering more opportunities for socialisation.

Health Check – the time and attention is takes to groom your dog means that you have ample opportunity for an all over check. If you find any suspicious lumps or bumps, sensitive spots, problems with teeth or gums you can get it checked quickly, thereby potentially saving expensive medical bills.

Keeping your house clean – the more you look after your dogs coat, brushing and grooming to remove loose hairs and dirt the less your dog will shed. If you have family members or guests will allergies this can help them too.

Bonding Time – The time it takes to groom your dog properly is time you are spending together and this helps maintain a strong bond and relationship with your pet, leading to a happier, healthier relationship.

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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