We know how frustrating can be for new dog owners to find information they need to take care for their newest family member, besides the regular shower. Here you can find the right steps for keeping your dog as clean as possible without having a feel that you forgot something!
1. Brush your dog regularly.
This will help to reduce shedding and it gives you a chance to assess the state of your dog's body. Your aim is to keep the coat in good condition. For this you may need a combination of comb and brush, to prevent knots and groom out tangles.
- If your dog have a lot of knots in its fur, check out our double-sided comb. You can find it in our Health & Wellness Collection
2. Keep your dog's coat clean.
Dirty coats can lead to secondary skin infections, so be prepared to bathe your dog with a mild dog shampoo if it gets really dirty. Most dogs don't need baths more than once every month or so, but this varies widely depending on breed and activities.
- Flaxseed oil and fish oil are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids. To relieve itching or inflamed skin, supplements that contain EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are perfect.
3. Keep your dog's nails trimmed.
It may be difficult to trim your pup's nails but it is important to keeping its paws clean and healthy. Take it slow and making sure to keep cuts on enough distance from the quick (the inner part of the nail that is still alive). Cutting the quick could make your dog very, very resistant to nail trims in the future.
- Train your dog to associate nail trims with good things. Give your furry friend a treat after trimming . Whatever you do, make sure to stay upbeat during the trim, no matter how hard it is to trim your pup's nails.
4. Keep Your Dog’s Teeth Clean
Brushing your dog's teeth might sound silly, but it’s an excellent way to prevent plaque buildup. You don’t need to brush your dog’s teeth daily, although the more often the better results. Most of the dogs aren’t too excited of the idea at first, but you can easily train your pet to have his teeth brushed the same way you trimm his nails.
- You can use either a dog toothbrush or a brush that fits over your fingertip. You can find both in our Health & Wellness Collection
5. Clean your dog’s ears
In short, it's important to clean your dog's ears regularly enough to avoid infections, but not too often as this can damage the canal or cause irritation. Most dogs with normal ears have cleanings at least once a month. Others may need more frequent cleanings, especially those that regularly swim or get their ears wet.
- You can remove visible dirt with a cotton ball soaked with a canine ear cleaning solution, and gently cleaning the outer ear.
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