posted byShotaro Nabeya 11/18/2021
Grooming your dog is an essential part of being a responsible dog owner, not only will it have your dog feeling refreshed but it is also a great opportunity to bond with them!
Taking a nice warm (or cold) shower in the morning for the evening always helps us feel refreshed.
That tenderness of feeling squeaky clean can put anyone in a good mood! The same goes for our dogs. Looking clean and smelling good will have your dog in a great mood for all the activities and playtime that is about to begin.
Not only will your dog be feeling their best, but it is also a great way to build a deeper bond with your dog.
Your dogs love being touched and paid attention to, so grooming can be very pleasant if it’s a regular part of their routine.
Not to mention that grooming is a way to connect and show affection in the animal kingdom. It is highly recommended to start grooming your dog from day 1.
This allows your dog to learn to enjoy the 1 on 1 grooming session for the rest of their lives.
We will teach you the best ways to groom your dog & also what not to do in the article below!
What Are Some Ways I Can Groom My Dog?
During your grooming session with your dogs, make sure to always check for ticks & fleas. There are tools that can make this process much easier. The quicker you remove a tick the better, as some ticks or fleas can carry infections.
What Not To Do When Grooming My Dog?
Never use human beauty products such as shampoo, conditioners and toothpastes on your dog. Many human toothpastes contain a substance called xylitol which is toxic to dogs.
If you feel uncomfortable doing any of the grooming techniques mentioned above, do not force yourself.
It is always wise to bring your dog to a professional groomer as they know exactly how to groom your dog perfectly. Groomers have the necessary equipment and tools needed to make sure everything goes smoothly. They are also experts when it comes to the grooming needs of your dog’s breed.
Never attempt to clean your dog’s anal sacs yourself.
This is better done by the groomer or vet, but you can always ask if your veterinarian is willing to train you to do it correctly.
How To Pick Out The Best Shampoo For My Dog?
There are many different types of dog shampoos, some bad and some good.
Dog shampoos that contain dyes or artificial fragrances can cause skin problems or irritations.
When picking a shampoo, always make sure to look at the ingredients list and find out if all substances are natural.
Go for natural fragrances, that way your dog will smell good as well as stay healthy!
Shampoos made from Aloe Vera and oatmeal are the ideal ingredients to look out for when buying your dog shampoo.
Aloe Vera Shampoo For Dogs
Just like us humans, Aloe Vera can also be very good for your dog's skin.
It is considered therapeutic as well as antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. The minerals, vitamins and amino acid makes it the perfect concoction to ease any itching your dogs may have.
It can help with eczema, lupus, sunburns and even acne if your dog is breaking out.
Oatmeal Shampoo For Dogs
Another great ingredient to look for when picking your dogs shampoo is Oatmeal shampoo or shampoo with oatmeal as the primary ingredient.
Many dog parents have sworn by the oatmeal shampoo and for good reason. Oatmeal contains polysaccharide which prevents skin from drying up.
This substance does that by forming a protective seal around your dog’s body, therefore locking in all that essential oil and moisture, while at the same time locking out bacteria and fungi.
Give the oatmeal shampoo a try on your next visit to the pet shop!
Conditioner for Dogs
A conditioner made specifically for dogs can help replace natural oils that may have been removed while shampooing your furry friend.
Conditioners can help make your dog’s fur silkier and fluffier, making it easier to comb your dog, especially for double-coat dogs.
Keep in mind never to use human shampoo on your dog!
Merci Collective Grooming Products
Merci Collective will soon be releasing a new line of pet products specifically made for grooming! Our new line of products include:
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