Although many people think that grooming in a very superficial activity and is just about your dog looking nice there are actually some very real reasons why doing this properly and regularly can keep your dog happy… and who doesn’t want their pet pooch to be happy?
To be clear, grooming is not just a run over with a brush – it is about a thorough, regular process of looking after a dog’s coat, teeth, eyes, ears, nails and skin.
Long hair can often cause a variety of discomfort and skin issues and unwashed/un-brushed hair can become matted which will add extra weight for the dog. Long hair hanging over the eyes can cause sight problems – in turn affecting behaviour and capabilities.
Severe matting of hair can create restricted blood flow which tugs or pulls on your dogs’ skin – that can mean that in very severe cases even a gentle pat could be painful.
Nails that are not clipped and have been allowed to overgrow can become infected, they can also bend and grown into the paw pads which will not only be painful, it will also cause an issue with walking.
Common health issues like fleas, ticks and lice love hair and love to hide – if you’re not paying attention to your dog’s coat at regular intervals you are likely to miss these and will therefore be unable to deal with them, making life very uncomfortable for your dog.
When it comes to your dog’s teeth cleanliness is key as lack of hygiene can lead to bad breath, tooth loss, reduced appetite and, in more severe cases, more complex health problems with your dog’s heart, liver and kidneys.
So, all in all grooming is an important way to keep in touch with your dog’s health and ensure that they are happy at all times. Therefore, you need to start and maintain a regular schedule – so no skipping!
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.