How To Keep Your Dogs Coat Healthy

One of the things you should always do on a regular basis is  like we do at boarding kennels in Nottingham and to ensure that you brush your puppy regularly.

Don’t forget to Brush your puppy frequently .
Brushing the coat of the dog or cat will stimulate oils in the puppies skin & keeping it moist & healthy. Combing will prevent matting of your pets coat. Brushing is a good method to show your dog attention. Combing reduces old hair in the coat that contributes to shedding.
Watch the length of your dogs nails.
It is important to walk your family dog often to wear down it’s nails. Clip your dogs nails regularly. If they are cut too short they might bleed & sting. Professional Groomers usually charge a little under veterinarians to cut nails. Should you believe the dog will be stressed about getting their nails cut it is advisable to take them to the veterinarian.
Bathe your dog on a regular basis.
Buy dog shampoos & conditioners from pet specialists.
Avoid the use of flea & tick shampoos unless your dog needs them, they could dry out your pets skin. Make sure you rinse your dog thoroughly, leaving detergent on skin can result in problems. Bathing a dog with knots & mats will worsen them, you’ll want to eliminate these before or immediately after the bath.
When drying your puppy use minimal heat. Dogs are sensitive to burning, bear this in mind when you are changing water temperature. Washing your dog will cut down on the chances of harmful attacks of fleas & ticks. Put in cotton in your dogs ears before bathing. Frequently water inside the ears can lead to ear infections. By washing away dead hair, frequently bathing cuts down shedding of your dogs coat.
Keep your dogs ears nice and clean. Repeat this with dog ear cleaner purchased in any pet shop. Use a small amount of ear cleaner on a cotton wool pad and wash the outer surface of the inside of the ear. Always keeping your puppies ears clean & dry will greatly reduce chance of ear infections & ear mites. You can also invest in ear wipes from a pet shop to maintain your pups ears nice and clean.
Dog groomers & veterinarians are also able to clean your pets ears for you. Many long-haired dogs grow hair within their ears which should be pulled to prevent ear infections. This hair can be gently pulled out with hemostats. Most people leave this for their groomer or vet.
Looking after your family pet the best way you can will keep him happy and healthy that we at boarding kennels Nottingham do with every one of our entrusted pets.