Dog Grooming Q&A

Dog Grooming Q&A

It is recommended that as soon as they have all their vaccinations, the puppies begin their visits to the groomer. This way you can get used to the experience from an early age. At home, the owner may begin to touch its paws and brush it every day to get it used to being handled.

Dog Grooming Questions and Answers 

At what age should a dog be groomed for the first time?

It is recommended that as soon as they have all their vaccinations, the puppies begin their visits to the groomer. This way you can get used to the experience from an early age. At home, the owner may begin to touch its paws and brush it every day to get it used to being handled.

 

If my dog ​​has matted hair, can it be groomed without shaving it?

Shaving dogs is not any groomer's favorite job. When a dog arrives entangled at a groomer it may be for any of the following reasons:

  • The dog is aggressive and will not be brushed
  • The pet guardian did not have the time to comb and brush it daily
  • The guardian brushed his pet but, due to ignorance, he did not use the correct comb or brush for his hair type and it got tangled.


Depending on the ammount of matts the dog has and the severity of them, the groomer will do everything possible to save its hair. For example, if the knot can be untangled with the untangling tools used by groomers, then there will be no problems. Now, if the knot is very close to the skin or the dog has no tolerance and becomes aggressive, it is best to pass the machine. However, the groomer will let the pet's guardian know.

 

Sometimes pet owners want to save their pet's hair at all costs because they don't like how it looks with short hair. There are several reasons why it is not always possible to save a dog's hair:

  • The matts do not allow the skin to breathe. This can lead to infections or fungus on the skin that can only be detected once the animal's hair is cut.
  • It would be unfair to put the dog through a detangling process that can take hours when its condition could have been avoided by taking it more frequent to his grooming service or brushing it at home properly. Like people who have long hair, they must maintain it daily, the same we must do with our pets. It's okay if we don't have time to brush our pets every day, but, if that's the case, then you need to keep his fur to a manageable length.


How short can you cut his nails?

In the nails of dogs there is a blood vessel, which they call "Quick", and a nerve. To prevent the "quick" from growing too long, it is recommended to trim the dog's nails weekly. It also helps the dog to run on porous surfaces that can file his nails. If the nail is black, it might bleed when the nail is cut. For this, groomers use products to stop the blood.

 

How often should I take my dog ​​to grooming?

How often a dog should be brought to grooming will depend on the dog's hair type and how much maintenance they receive at home between grooming visits. 4 - 6 weeks is what it's usually recommended. For example, if you have a long-haired dog and you brush him daily, you should take him every 4-5 weeks. If you have a short-haired dog, you can take it to grooming every 6 weeks. Now, if you have a long-haired dog but you don't have time to brush it daily, you will most likely have to take it every two weeks for its grooming service.

 

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