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5 Things You Should Not Do When Grooming Your Dog

5 Things You Should Not Do When Grooming Your Dog

We all want to ensure our dogs are taken care of and look their best. There’s no better way to ensure this than knowing they’ve been properly groomed. Every dog has a style that matches its unique personality, whether it’s a short shiny coat or an untamed mop. Unfortunately, there are a number of common grooming mistakes that can be made which jeopardize the health of the dog. If you’re not sure what you should and shouldn’t be doing when it comes to grooming your dog, then read on to see our top five tips! 

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Cleaning The Inside Of Your Dog’s Ears

Depending on the breed of your dog, the ear area can be more or less prone to infections. Similar to humans, dogs’ ears will accumulate dirt and other particles in their ear canals which will lead to a build-up of wax and cause infections. Many homeowners will attempt to clean the inside of the ear canal with cotton balls or Q-tips. This can cause more damage than good. Applying too much pressure can damage the dog’s ear canal and cotton balls can house bacteria. This will lead to you having to bring your dog to a vet to treat the infection.

It’s best to bring your dog to a trained dog groomer as they know how to properly clean and remove debris without causing damage.

The frequency will depend on the dog. Some dogs will need ear cleaning every month while others will need it done every few weeks. You’ll know it’s time when their ears begin to smell or you see wax build up just by looking inside of the ear. 


Giving Your Dog a Quick Wash

Dogs will often get their coat dirty when going on a walk and dog owners will quickly rinse them off thinking it will fully clean them off. A quick wash will not get all of the dirt and mud out of their coat and can lead to additional health issues. Washing their coat too frequently can dry them out and lead to itching and flaking. 

If you do wash your dog, you want to do it once every few months using a good dog shampoo. Dog shampoo is meant to remove dirt, grime, and odor. Just make sure you wash out all of the shampoos. 


Brushing a Wet Coat

It might seem like the smart thing to do since brushing their coat is easier while it’s wet. When the coat is wet, the individual hairs have a larger chance of becoming tangled together, and brushing them while wet can increase the chance of it happening. 

It’s best to wait until they’re dry. It may take longer, but you’ll avoid causing your dog pain. 


Daily Baths

Bathing your dog every day to ensure they smell good and are clean may seem like a good idea, but that is not the case. Your pet’s skin is naturally oily and it needs that oil to maintain healthy skin and fur. Overbathing can wash away too much oil and can lead to skin problems, such as dryness, flaking, itching, and even hair loss. 

Rather than bathing them every day, use an odor-eliminating shampoo or spray. 


Shaving Your Dog in The Summer

The worst mistake you can make is shaving your dog’s coat in the summer. It may seem like they’ll be cooler, but in reality, they’ll be hotter and more uncomfortable. The coat of your dog is there as extra insulation that helps them regulate their temperature. Without it, dogs can get sunburns or even heat stroke. It will also mess with their natural cooling system. 

Don’t shave your dog unless there is a medical reason to do so. If you want them to stay cool, try a cooling bandana or keep them indoors more during the summer.


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