Friday, August 15, 2008


Not all dogs and cats have the same grooming needs. Depending on your pet’s particular breed type their needs and habits regarding grooming can be quite different to their other domestic animal counterparts. The distinctions in grooming that are most obvious are the differences in grooming needs between long, medium and short haired pets. The first notable thing to say about these differences is that one should not always assume that the shorter the hair, the easier it is to maintain. Although this is a general rule there are a number of grooming exceptions.

The grooming exceptions range from Rex Cats and other pets that sport very little fur and who need a lot of care and distinctive grooming, and may even require sunscreen to protect their skin from harm and sun, as these pets do not have the protection that fur affords other breed types.

Long haired animals require grooming to keep their fur from matting. To do this the best grooming solution is regular combing of the fur and bathing of your dog. Medium to short haired animals do generally require less stringent grooming but still need to combed and bathed. And do remember that grooming is not just an external practice - to keep the fur healthy and strong you can help your pet’s grooming from the ground level by ensuring that they are healthy and that they eat well too!