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Grooming your own dog. What's the best strategy?

Grooming your own dog. What's the best strategy?

Grooming your dog makes him or her look and feel good and gives you quality time with your pet

At Bark Butter, we often get asked about pet grooming. It's something that you can easily outsource, but grooming your pet often is important if you want to prevent your dog from spreading excess hair, dust, dirt and parasites inside your home. It's also an excellent way to stay in touch with your pet's skin and note any skin problems and consult your veterinarian.  Grooming can also be another enjoyable way to spend quality time with your pet.

How often you need to groom your dog depends on your dog's coat and lifestyle. We see all kinds of dogs at Bark Butter and some dogs need to be groomed once a week, some daily. It's important not to rely only on your professional groomer if your pet needs attention more often than your visits.

Plan on picking up that brush and comb more often during the spring and fall shedding seasons. Brush your dog by starting at the head and stroking with the grain of the hair. Then brush the sides from the back down to the stomach.

And don't forget the paws, a hiding place for dirt. See your veterinarian or professional groomer for advice on trimming hair around feet, especially between the toes.

Images from top: Bark Butter x 2 / Unsplash - John Price / Mink Mingle
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