Pet Grooming Tips An Incredibly Easy Method That Works.

Pet Grooming and essential tips

Taking care of your pet involves not only paying attention to his behaviour and habits but ensuring he is in overall good condition.  Pet grooming plays an essential role in achieving good health.  Here are some pet grooming tips for your pet.

Pet grooming varies depending on the type of pet – cat or dog you have. Long-haired dogs may require more frequent and extensive pet grooming than short-haired canines. It would be best if you still groomed to keep your pet clean, safe, and healthy. Regularity is to be determined by you when it comes to pet grooming. Cats may need fewer visits to a groomer. In most cases, you can dot it yourself if you are good at it or familiar with it.


When giving a dog or cat a bath, the first rule of thumb is never to use conventional soaps or shampoos.  They have their own brands made for their specific use. Some pets are averse to water and may resist. Use persuasion and start the process of bathing them gradually.

Unlike cars or other appliances, you don’t use any tools on them to cause injury. Use your hands, and that is a preferred method, and pets will love that touch. If in doubt, watch how the professional groomers handle the bathing process and adapt to your home. Let them dry themselves but ensure they do not roll on the grass or in the mud. Your efforts will go waste.

Tip #2

Try not to get any of the soap or shampoo on a dog’s nose or in their eyes; use plain water to wash their faces.  Many beagle breeders feel that any soap or shampoo can throw off the beagle’s scent. It applies to almost all breeds. Please avoid contact with shampoos or chemicals close to their nose or eyes.

Tip #3

Dental care is as essential as it is for humans. Brushing their teeth is an essential routine that you must follow to ensure they don’t have plaque build-up. You may use regular toothpaste, and they love the taste of it. Pet stores do carry a toothbrush with unique bristles that are considered safe and useful. A periodical checkup is recommended, and take due care for their healthy teeth.

Tip #4

Pets should be brushed regularly to keep their coat shiny and soft. Long-haired and furry dogs may need daily brushing. Some dogs are playful and will try to hide when you come with their hairbrush. There are varieties of brush you may use depending upon their need. You may want to use a flea brush and alternate with their regular brush. There are tons of varieties you can get from online or your local store.

Tip # 4

Trimming nails is an important task that you never should overlook. It is a difficult task most pet owners face when it comes to trimming nails. Most pet groomers offer it as a package, and you can take advantage. If you do it on your own, pay attention, and be careful not to cut too deep as it may hurt them, and bleeding may occur. Online and local stores carry nail trimmers for pets.

Tip # 5

Pet ears are a common cause for lots of issues with pets. There are some breeds with long ears – cocker spaniel and similar breeds tend to have ear problems. You must check their ears every day as part of your daily routine to check their ears. Normal and healthy ears should be pinkish in colour. When they drink water from their bowls, their ears may touch the water’s surface, which can cause problems to their ears.

Always use a cotton ball or soft tissue to clean their ears. Dogs tend to scratch their ears, and frequent scratching should sound alarm bells to you. It could be because of mites in their ears. It’s time to check the ears to clean up mucus’ presence, and if unattended, you may have to visit the vet for their treatment.

Tip # 6

Eyes can cause severe issues in pets. Besides other daily pet’s routine, make it a point to check their eye for any potential infections. Dogs tend to get conjunctivitis and can be a severe health issue. Use a soft tissue to remove any discharge of mucus. If you notice yellow pus or watery discharge, it may be due to inflammation or early signs of conjunctivitis.

Tip # 7

Your part of the routine must include a check for any lumps or bumps on the body. It may be hidden under the pet’s coat. Look for any red spots under the body. If you notice any scars or areas that are unusual, it’s time to visit your vet for potential fleas or ticks. These occur as many dogs have tendencies to roll over the grass or mud.

Tip # 8

Some big breeds such as German Sheppard, Boxers, Corgis, King Charles spaniel have tendencies to develop issues with their hind legs. It could be due to degenerative myelopathy that may be ultimately lead to arthritis.

Other causes for this issue may be attributed to lack of exercise due to decreased activity, loss of thigh muscle loss. Your dog in their growing ears may have had a bone fracture, sprains, dislocation, spinal injuries, ligament tears. All of these may contribute to issues when they age. You may use available therapies to cure this ailment in dogs.

You may not consider tip #8 as part of pet grooming, yet it is better to be aware of pet dogs’ disorder. Your pet dog or cat becomes part of your family, and in most families, they are more than a family member.  So consider this as part of your daily routine. Their well being is vital as part of care and responsibility.


I hope these pet grooming tips that have been listed above will help you as a pet owner, the issues they may face. We have to ensure they have a safe and caring environment so they can be a joy for you and your family. If I missed out on any tips, please do share in the comments below.

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