Summer is the season when people take their dogs out more often than usual. With this in mind, it’s important to keep your pooch groomed so that they look their best at all times of year.
Basic tools and supplies needed for seasonal dog grooming
- E-Z Pet Nail Clipper & File. E-Z Pet Nail Clipper & File for trimming, shaping, smoothing and clipping nails
- Double Row Rake and Shedding Blade
- Battery Nail Grinder
- Soft Grip Dematter Double Sided Brush Pin Brush Large Nylon Slicker Brush. Large Slicker Brush.
- Basic tools and supplies needed for seasonal dog grooming during Winter, Autumn, Spring and Summer
- A battery operated nail grinder is a great choice for those who want to keep their dogs calm without having to worry about cords getting tangled up or breaking off in the middle of grooming time! The beauty of this tool is that it has two speeds so you can choose what works best for your animal depending on how fast or slow they move when being worked on (or just how much patience they have). It also comes with three different grinding stones which allow users to adjust their grind size depending on how coarse/softly mixed their fur texture needs to be before being clipped off by hand instead of machine blades – meaning less damage done overall!
Winter tips to make grooming easier, faster and less painful
Dogs need grooming even in the cooler months of the year as avoiding grooming during the winter or autumn months it can cause a wide range of problems for your dog. as the temperature drops were more inclined to put our dogs in coats and jumpers to help them keep harm however the coat compresses the fur and naturally rubs this can cause mats to appear in hot spots such as under the legs, behind the ears on the back/ stomach.
Regular professional grooming and a good brushing routine at home will help to keep your dogs fur free of knots and mats and their skin and coat in top condition. Moreover the UK is known for its changeable climate, particularly in autumn where one minute it can be warm and sunny and then suddenly change to cold and wet. wet weather means more mud which despite your best efforts can impact your pooches dog coat and skin if its not cleaned off properly. its very important to wash off any surface mud with warm water and thoroughly dry and brush your dog after walks to keep their coat in good condition. Bathing your pooch at home may not be practical which is why its good to use a bath , brush and blow dry at the groomers is the best to help keep your dog looking and feeling their best.
Protect those paws as the temperature drops and the gritters are out of the road this can be a menace to the sensitive pads on your dogs paws. here are some tips to help protect your pooches paws wash off any salt/grit, ice and snow from their paws after each walk. Furthermore use a specialist paw balm so it will nourish the sensitive pads on their feet both before ad after each walk. Ensure your dogs nails are neat and tidy and the fur around them are trim as it will avoid getting ice trapped between their toes.
Spring grooming tips for your pooch Whilst your dog may moult all throughout the year, most dogs tend to shed extra in the spring as they begin to lose their winter coats as the weather starts to warm up (often all over your home). All dogs, even those with short hair will benefit from a regular brush through to remove the loose dead undercoat, which will help to not only reduce the amount of shed hair around your home, but also prevent painful mats. Spring can also mark the start of the flea season, so it’s important to stay on top of your dog’s flea and tick control as you start to enjoy the warmer weather together on those long springtime walks.
Spring grooming tips for your pooch
Whilst your dog may moult all throughout the year, most dogs tend to shed extra in the spring as they begin to lose their winter coats as the weather starts to warm up (often all over your home).
All dogs, even those with short hair will benefit from a regular brush through to remove the loose dead undercoat, which will help to not only reduce the amount of shed hair around your home, but also prevent painful mats.
Summer dog grooming tips to cool down a hot, sweaty pet. Every season brings a set of challenges for dogs and their owners. Fluctuating temperatures and changeable weather can have an effect on various aspects of our lives. With Summer on the horizon and temperatures rising, we thought we’d discuss our top dog grooming tips for the Summer months.
There are a number of things to consider at this time of year, such as keeping your dog cool and keeping ticks and other insects at bay. Brushing your dog – It’s important to remember that our pets have inbuilt cooling systems. It may be tempting to clipper your dog, but this isn’t always necessary. Go for a nice trim and a good brushing routine to keep your dog’s coat Summer-ready. Brushing your dog is good for them at all times of year, to help keep the coat tangle-free and glossy, but it’s essential during the warmer months when your dog will naturally shed more than usual.
Using the correct tools and brushing well will help to remove any winter undercoat and prevent excessive moulting. It’s important to do what is best for your particular breed of dog. If you have a particularly long-haired breed, then they will require extra care and attention. Consider speaking to your vet to see what they recommend or find a groomer who specialises in grooming your particular dog’s breed. Keep your dog’s nails trimmed – It’s essential that their nails are kept in top condition so that they don’t overgrow. If left to grow too long, your dog’s nails can split and break which can be painful. Keep them neatly trimmed with a set of dog nail clippers and your pup can enjoy the Summer season without any paw problems. Increase Bathing – Depending on the breed of your dog, you may wish to consider increasing the number of baths you give your dog.
Baths can help to reduce shedding in the summer, helping to remove all the loose fur from their coat. Regular bathing can also help reduce the risk of parasites. You could even consider switching to a flea and tick repelling pet shampoo to help keep pests at bay. If you do increase the number of bath-times just keep an eye on your dog’s skin and coat condition. Consider applying a skin soothing balm after baths to keep the skin nourished and supple. Keep an eye on your dog’s ears – Many dogs like to take a dip in the heat, whether it’s a swim in the sea or a paddle in a cool stream. Wet ears can promote ear infections though, especially if your dog’s ears fold over. Always take care to dry your dog after a dip and try to keep the ear dry too. You could use an ear cleaner if you wish to help keep ear problems at bay. We’d suggest checking your dog’s ears at least once a week during the summer. Even if they haven’t been in water, sweat can build up in the ear which can pose a breeding ground for bacteria. Keep an eye on your dog’s paw pads – Paw pads can really suffer in Summer due to hot pavements. It’s essential that you check the temperature of footpaths before you take your pup for a walk to make sure it is safe. Hot concrete can be really dangerous and can burn your dog’s paw pads.
On top of this, keep your dog’s paws well-conditioned to help stop them cracking. Consider applying sunscreen to your dog – Dogs, just like humans, can suffer from sunburn, especially those with white fur and short coats. Even longhaired breeds can catch the sun on sensitive areas such as their noses, ears or bellies. Consider applying to sunscreen to the sensitive parts of your dog that might get burnt. Ideally use a sun cream made especially for pets, or alternatively try a sunscreen for children and babies – if you go for the later, make sure it is pet safe though. Source a fragrance-free cream that doesn’t contain zinc oxide. If you’re not sure, consult your vet to see if they have any suitable recommendations.
I hope you have enjoyed this blog post and learned some new tips for seasonal dog grooming during the Winter, Autumn, Spring and Summer months. Make sure to check out our website for more information on how we can help care for your pet! Happy grooming!