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7 Tips to Groom Your Dog at Home

Updated on July 3, 2020
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By profession, he is an IGCSE English Language Teacher, a teachers' trainer, and a creative writer.

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Everybody obviously likes to groom his/her dog. Some people even spend on expensive dog grooming products. It is actually a great pleasure for many to groom his/her own pet. Do you want to groom your dog at home by yourselves adopting the easiest and safest way? If your answer is yes, you are in the right place. Here are the best 7 tips to groom your dog at home.

1. File The Claws With Abrasive Paper

You know what? Many dogs never ever like that you are trimming the nails of the dog. However, it is necessary to initiate a very better state and prevent them from splitting in colder weather. To relieve your dog's stress in front of the big, miserable, nasty filling machine used to trim their nails, cut a piece of 120-grain loon-sized sandpaper. Then take this piece of 120-grain loon-sized sandpaper and then just coil it around your first finger. Then use this paper to file the claws. Proceed slowly, stopping from time to time to encourage your companion. Don’t forget to reward your dog with a reward.

2. Prevent Dog Hair Plugs With A Scouring Pad

When bathing, prevent your dog's hair from clogging the tub drain by placing a nylon scouring pad or a piece of sponge on the strain. This porous barrier will collect the hair, which you can easily remove and discard.

3. Tube Socks Against Itching After Shampooing

Some dogs have shampoo-sensitive skin that forces them to scratch after bathing (which they don't want at first, in case you haven't noticed) causing skin irritation. Prevent your big dog from itching neck and head by placing his paws into cotton tube socks and lifting them up as high as possible. Besides, try a pair of cotton baby socks just in case you have a minor sized dog with little legs.

4. Olive Oil For Tangled Hair

For the tangled hair, use olive oil to soften the hair. What actually you need to do is to rub the knots with a small portion of olive oil. Be sure that you softly comb the tangled zone with the help of brush till the teeth of the brush gently slide until you have a smoothness companion's fleece.

5. Oil To Remove Tar

You should eliminate tar at your dog's paw pads, and to do this; you need to rub those lightly using baby oil. You can also use petroleum jelly. After this, don’t forget to wash with water mixed with soap. To avoid collecting too much tar while walking, wisely cut the hairs that grow between your pet's toes.

6. Baby Oil To Remove Tar

The tear ducts of some dogs usually generate a deposit that accumulates in the fur under the junction where there are the eyes of your dog. You know that this situation can stain the fur. Most of the time you may listen that your veterinarians may tell you not to worry about it. However, it must be removed. To do it, pour baby oil on a cotton ball. Then rub mildly to soften the residue which initiates it to eliminate quickly. You can also use a mild facial cleanser, but in this case, be careful not to put it in your dog's eyes.

7. Clean The Ears With Vinegar

All dogs with drooping ears, especially swimming dogs like labrador and retriever, should have their ears wisely cleaned at least a day within a week. Cleaning indeed is necessary to avoid wax related infection. This type of disease not only creates pains but also it creates odors. So, take cotton balls and dip into the water, which you will mix with white vinegar. Then use these cotton balls wisely to wipe the ears of your dog. Be sure that you are not using the same cotton ball to clean both ears. If you use the same cotton ball in both ears, it may spread the infection from one ear to another.

Bonus Tips On How To Cut A Dog’s Hair

Many dog lovers, most of the time, face difficulties in considering how to cut a dog’s hair. Do you want to cut your dog’s hair yourself since maintaining a particular length of dog hair is necessary for both grooming and health safety? Here is the best YouTube video for you.

Bottom Lines

Everyone likes that the pets will be adequately groomed. These mentioned tips will noticeably help you to move forward to groom your dog by yourself. And be sure that these tips are easy to be followed at home. Enjoy with your pet!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Md Akbar Ali


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