Monday, August 10, 2009

Dog Grooming

Grooming your dog is an important part of pet care, even if your pet has a short, coarser coat. Regular grooming ensures that your dog is happy, healthy and comfortable. Some dogs shed their hair, and grooming rids the body of this excess, other dog species however, do not shed their hair and would require a trim much like us. Grooming improves the skin and the coat, helps with cleanliness of the dog, enables the owner to monitor the dog’s health, and allows for a bond to develop between the owner and the dog. Although dogs don’t require a regular bath, it is important to wash their coat with shampoo once in a while. Two washes ensure that the coat is clean, and make certain that all of the shampoo has been rinsed from the dog’s coat otherwise it may irritate the skin. Bathing your pooch too much may strip the coat of its natural oils and dry the hair out.