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From their coats and size, to environment and how dirty they get - every dog is different, and it’s important to know how to correctly groom them. Whether it's between trips to the groomers or a full clip and trim, our guide talks you through how to handle different coats and top tips on home grooming.
Benefits of pet grooming
Back to basics
A clean pet is a happy pet. Clean fur, healthy skin and clipped nails all make for a comfortable and well-behaved pet. Here are the top reasons for keeping your pet well-groomed:
Health checks: regular brushing helps prevent skin irritation and reduces the risk of uncomfortable matting and knots. Brushing also helps check for unwanted visitors like fleas or ticks.
Healthier skin and coats: clipping and trimming pet's hair reduces the risk of debris getting caught between paws as well as keeping coats clean and healthy.
Trim nails: regular nail trimming helps to reinforce healthy foot structure, comfort and reduces the risk of infection.
Bonding: creating a regular grooming routine will help you bond with your pet, allowing them to feel safe and comfortable around you.
Pet grooming kit
What do I need?
Grooming at home is a great way to bond with your pet and check for any potential health concerns. To get you started we've put together the essential grooming tools you'll need:
Clippers: for removing the bulk of your pet's coat such as back, neck and legs.
Trimmer: for hard to reach, smaller and delicate areas.
Scissors: to remove tough knots, gently trim delicate areas and for those finishing touches.
Brush or comb: On average your pet will need their coat brushed 2-3 times a week, not only does this remove knots and mats, it also helps stimulate their natural oils, for a healthy, shiny coat.
Shampoo and conditioner: For removing dirt, debris and odours during the washing process.
Nail clippers: for cutting the nails on their paws.
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Top tips for dog grooming at home
Creating a safe environment
Let them relax
Not all dogs liked being pampered. Make sure your pup feels safe and secure, and make it a rewarding experience with treats. Avoid distractions that might make your dog flinch, hold them gently if you need to and take your time.
Vacuums for pet hair
After a wash, cut and blow dry, comes the clean-up. Save time and energy with vacuums specifically designed to collect stubborn pet hair and fur.