Pets are usually considered part of the family. And what do you do with family? You look after each other, take care of each other. Though pets are not typically defenseless and helpless, there are some things that they cannot do properly. One of which is grooming themselves. Except for cats, they can be quite thorough when it comes to personal hygiene. Dogs on the other hand, require more attention and care. This is why dog grooming must be done on a regular basis.
Grooming your dog isn’t only for aesthetics. It’s also for their health and demeanour. A clean dog leads to an improved mental state; and therefore leads to better behaviour. Dogs have feelings too. When they feel that they’re neglected, they can also become depressed, aggressive or unpredictable. Grooming your dog not only rids them of dirt, it’s also a great bonding experience for the both of you. Regular grooming makes the dog feel refreshed, happy and not neglected. Ryan’s Pet Supplies can provide you with all the grooming equipment you might need so you and your dog can spend some quality cleaning time together. It also saves you regular trips to the groomers.
Brush the woes away
Brushing your dog’s coat on a regular basis is important, regardless of the breed. Although breeds with longer hair need more attention since dirt can easily accumulate if the hair is neglected and gets matted. Brushing the dog’s coat removes dead hair, dirt and whatever else your dog comes into contact with when rolling around in the garden.
Dirt or grime in a dog’s coat can harbour bacteria, mites and parasites such as fleas and ticks. These foreign entities can not only cause harm to the dog, but to people as well. Regular brushing can prevent these foreign entities from flourishing. Keep your dog and the rest of the household empty by brushing. There are a lot of brushes for you to choose from at Ryan’s Pet Supplies.
Doggy mani pedi
Nails are also an important part of the dog that needs to be groomed. Long nails make it painful for the dog to walk or even run properly. This can cause a change in the dog’s demeanour. Not only that, long nails can accumulate a lot of germs; germs that can be harmful to everyone in the household, including the dog. Cutting the nails of the dog can prevent these issues. Also, long nails can scratch. Though inadvertently, these scratches are painful. Cutting the dog’s nails can also prevent these unintentional scratches; they can save your appliances as well.
When choosing a nail cutter for your dog, make sure that it’s the right kind. Nail cutters for people aren’t supposed to be used on them since human nails are shaped differently. There are nail clippers that are specifically made for the claws of dogs. They all come in different sizes to cater to the different sizes of the dogs. All of which are available at Ryan’s Pet Supplies.
Regularly grooming your dog not only makes it one happy pet, it also keeps them healthy and safe from external parasites such as ticks and fleas. It is suggested that you start grooming your dog at an early age so that they can become accustomed to it. Not only are you keeping your dog healthy and clean, it also creates for a wonderful bonding experience with your pet.