Tips to keep your dog's coat in tip top shape

The condition of your dog’s coat is very important to their overall health and wellbeing, in this article we will share some of our expert tips on how to keep your dog’s coat in the very best condition possible.

Brushing your dog’s coat 

Daily brushing helps to remove any loose fur and keep your dog’s coat looking shiny and well maintained. If you brush your dog’s coat daily you may also notice that he has a cleaner coat as well – it doesn’t get so tangled up in tangles and knots. Brush your pet dog daily to remove loose fur and keep them looking their best. Brush with a soft toothbrush or a soft-bristled brush to remove loose fur and keep the coat clean. Use a pet comb if you have a long-haired dog. A soft-bristled brush will also help remove tangles, leave your pet's coat shiny and healthy.

Brush with a soft toothbrush? No soft bristled brush, always a slicker brush and comb 

Bathing your dog

Bathing your dog

It is important to wash your dog regularly to keep them looking good, as well as to remove any dirt and stains. Washing a dog can be a bit of a treatment with the scent, but is usually necessary to ensure no more fleas and ticks. If you don’t feel confident bathing your dog, then you can find a local dog grooming service to help you with this task. Only bathe your dog as often as they need it as too much washing can dry out their skin. A professional groomer or your vet can advise you on the best bathing schedule for your pooch and also give advice on the best dog shampoo and conditioner to use. 

Check your dog’s nails to prevent damage to their coat

This is especially important if you have a dog that spends a lot of time outdoors. It's important to check the nails of your dog because they can become stained or damaged by fleas. Check your dog's nails and make sure that they aren't matted, cracked or yellowed. 

Exercise your dog regularly

Exercise your dog regularly

The main role of exercise in dogs is to keep the body in shape, in order to prevent obesity. There are, however, some other benefits associated with exercise. If your dog gets enough exercise, they will become happier and healthier. Keeping fit can help your dog to have a shiny glossy coat which is an outward sign of their good health and well being.

Pay attention to your dog’s diet

Everyone has their own opinions on the best dog food for your pampered pooches. There are some general things to keep in mind when choosing the perfect dog food. It should be low in fat, carbohydrates and grains, with a few small exceptions. A good dog food should not contain any grains, corn, sugar or any type of grain that is gluten free. Don’t forget to add some healthy and nutritious treats into their diet, these should be specially made dog treats and not snacks designed for humans.

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