Grooming your dog is all a matter of having the time and the right tools. Despite your dog’s type or length of hair, there are combs and brushes that fit those needs for a healthy coat and happy dog; your pet will look and feel great. If you are not sure of the proper comb or brush you need, contact your local Rockford-area Petsmart or Petco as listed below or one closest to your home for tips on the right necessities to do the job.
Brushing and combing your dog through a grooming process can be fun for your pet and a bonding time for you both. It is time well spent where you can examine your pet for parasites or skin problems while going through the grooming process. Dogs with long and short hair need to be maintained using the appropriate brush and comb. Even dogs with short coat benefit from grooming using a soft-bristle brush that works to pull up any dead hair or skin and distribute natural oils. A soft bristle brush is gentle enough to brush under the belly area, legs and other tender spots. Brushes vary in size according to your dog’s needs.
Dogs with a medium coat of fur that is dense in thickness may require a slicker or a wire brush to get down to the skin and pull up dead hair and undercoat. Such brushes have a small metal plastic-coated pins with a rubber backing for comfort. Wire brushes have small thin wires on an angled brush to remove loose hair and undercoat. However, you have to be cautious not to brush to excess, causing damage to the skin. A good greyhound comb with multiple width tines is advisable along with brushing to distribute skin oil and remove dead skin and fur.
Long-coated dogs need the most grooming to avoid tangles, mats and knots. If it is a dog that keeps its long fur without haircuts, you must brush and comb the dog daily or keep it short. If the coat is neglected, you may need to use a mat rake and shedding comb that are both designed for loosening matted hair for easy removal, as long as the mat is not down to the skin. If it is, it may be more comfortable to clip out the mats than torment your dog by tugging to remove it. Once the hair is mat and tangle-free you can proceed as you would with a medium-hair dog. Just be sure you do not overlook the daily brushing needs of a dog with a long coat.
There are other tools that can help with skin and coat such as a grooming glove or palm shedder that is made of small plastic or rubber tips to circulate the natural oils of the skin plus remove dead skin cells and loose fur. There are also flea combs that have fine tines to remove any parasites. One cautionary tip is to be sure to brush and comb your pet prior to a bath. If your dog has mats and they get wet, they will be virtually impossible to remove. Brush first, remove the mats and bathe your pet. Your dog will be happy and healthy.
If you are looking for wholesome, natural and homemade treats for your favorite canine best friend, Led foot’s Pet Bakery near the Rockford area is happy to meet your needs. Check out the website at Ledfoot Bakery. Contact Susan Weitzel at 815 784-6358, Ledfoot Bakery Contact.
If you are seeking Veterinary assistance in the Rockford area, you can check out one of these at - Rockford Vet Clinics, Bellwood Vet, Rockford Veterinarians, Perryville Veterinarian , Cat Veterinarians Specialists
For all your pets needs and accessories in the Rockford area, go to your local PETCO - 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 - Petco or your local PETSMART - 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 - Petsmart -Petland, (815) 332-4200 - Petland
For many of your pet essentials, visit your local Rockford-area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations - 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 - 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 - 3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620 - 2454 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108, (815)399-5421 - CVS Pharmacy
For the grooming needs of your Chihuahua in or near the Rockford area, you can contact Sue at email@example.com for further information.
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