Dog Grooming

Regular grooming is essential for keeping your dog looking great and maintaining their overall health. Not only does grooming help stimulate your pet's skin and coat, promoting healthy growth, but it also removes excess hair and debris, reducing shedding in your home. Additionally, grooming sessions provide an opportunity to thoroughly check your pet's skin and coat for irritations and parasites such as fleas and ticks.

Follow this 3-step grooming process to keep your furry friend clean and healthy.

Step 1: Preparation

Before bathing or brushing, it's important to prepare your dog's coat by removing any knots and tangles. This helps avoid irritations and promotes skin and coat health. Use the Slicker side of the TOTAL CARE Slicker Brush and Detangling Rake, to gently removes tangles and provides a massaging effect for your pet's skin and coat. For more stubborn knots and matted fur in longer-haired pets, use the TOTAL CARE Knot Remover and Flea Comb to gently cut knots and tangles.

Step 2: Bathing and Brushing

Once the coat is free of knots and tangles, proceed with bathing. Use a suitable shampoo, such as the TOTAL CARE Shampoo range for dogs, to cleanse your pet's skin and coat. Use warm water during the bath and take the opportunity to thoroughly check for signs of parasites or irritation. Rinse your pet with clean water and towel dry them afterward.

After bathing, move on to the brushing step. For short and smooth-haired dogs and cats, use a gentle bristle brush like the TOTAL CARE Brush and Shine to remove loose hair and debris while promoting healthy hair growth and circulation. Medium to long-haired dogs and cats require more frequent brushing to prevent knots and tangles. Use the TOTAL CARE Slicker and Detangling Rake again, using the rake side this time to remove loose hair and gently work through any tangles. For flea removal, you can use the TOTAL CARE Knot Remover with Flea Comb, which has fine, closely spaced teeth designed to remove fleas and their eggs from your pet's fur.

Remember these brushing guidelines: brush in the direction of the hair, starting from your pet's head and working down to the tail. Use appropriate grooming tools for your pet's size and coat type. Avoid brushing near delicate areas like the eyes, nose, and ears. Instead of forcing out knots, gently work through them with the right grooming tool. If your pet's coat is severely knotted or matted, it's best to seek the help of a professional groomer.

Step 3: Nail Care

Regular nail trimming is crucial for preventing discomfort, pain, and potential health issues. Neglected nails can splinter, break, cause infections, grow into the paw, or lead to entanglement. Aim to trim your pet's nails every 2-3 weeks. The TOTAL CARE Nail Clipper is designed to make this task safe and easy. It features a precision cutting blade and a cutting guard to prevent over-cutting. After use, you can lock the clipper in the safety closed position.

By following this 3-step grooming process, you can keep your dog's coat healthy, promote overall well-being, and strengthen the bond between you and your furry companion. Regular grooming sessions not only enhance your dog's appearance but also contribute to their happiness and comfort.

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