Dog Grooming During the Winter

Regular dog grooming is just as important during the winter as it is in the summer. Keeping your dog’s coat clean and free of tangles will help it stay healthy. Here are a few important tips from Woofs & Wags dog grooming in Baltimore.

Winter Grooming Tips

Keep your dog dry. A thick coat of wet fur in freezing conditions can’t be comfortable for your dog. When he comes in from being outside in the rain or snow or after his bath, be sure to rub your pet with an absorbent towel. Your dog is just as susceptible to chills as you are, so keeping them dry is important.

Trim your dog’s nails. Just like in the summer months, your dog needs his nails trimmed regularly. They may even need some additional attention. When it’s cold out, you’re less likely to take long walks which help to naturally wear the toenails down. It’s likely that your dog will need a trim more often than usual. Trimming the fur between his toes is also important during the winter months as salt, ice, and other chemicals can collect there. Be aware and give your dog’s paws some extra loving care.

Brush your dog regularly. The number one thing your dog needs for a healthy coat is a regular grooming routine. Brushing your dog’s coat helps keep it clean and free of tangles. Mats and tangles in your dog’s fur can cause more issues than you might think. They make your dog’s coat insulating qualities less effective. Brushing your dog’s fur regularly helps to distribute natural oils throughout your dog’s coat, helping it to condition itself and also protect against dry skin.

Dog Grooming in Baltimore

Woofs & Wags Pet Lodge has a combined 50 years of experience in pet grooming. From nail trimming to a bath and brushing, our Pet Stylists have you covered. Our Puppy Pro Shop offers treats and products as well as professional pet styling for special events. We can cover all your pets grooming needs. And, we also offer overnight dog and cat accommodations. Contact Woofs & Wags today!

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