Pet Grooming Tips for New Dog Owners

If you are a first-time dog owner, you are probably asking yourself what is the best way to care for your new pet. Woofs & Wags, offering professional pet grooming in Baltimore, MD, can help you keep your puppy or dog groomed and happy. Between professional sessions, here are a few tips for grooming your pet at home.

Tips from Local Dog Groomers

Regular grooming is required for all types of dogs regardless of their breed or size. Set aside regular times to brush your dog. This will help remove fur that has shed from your dog and will prevent the fur from matting or tangling. Regular brushing also keeps your dog’s coat shiny and removes items such as lint or dirt that could be stuck in the fur. Brushing can also relax your dog. When grooming your dog, check the skin to see if there are any signs of fleas, ticks, other parasites, or any strange lumps/bumps.

Between grooming appointments, you can trim your dog’s fur around the eyes or in between their toes. Make sure the dog is calm when you give your dog a trim. Also, regularly check your dog’s ears for signs of insects and infection. If you notice redness odd smells or discharge, or if your dog is “digging” at his ears, have your dog checked by a vet.

Typically, a dog only needs to be bathed every month or so. Never use shampoos designed for humans because dog skin has a different pH than humans. Finally, check your dog’s nails. Trimming your dog’s toenails is something that is best done by a professional; however, you can trim them at home (carefully!) if you can hear the nails clicking on the floor.

Pet Grooming in Baltimore MD

Contact the professionals at Woofs & Wags for all of your pet’s grooming needs. Whether your pet needs a haircut, a bath and brush with styling, or coat conditioning for special events and shows, our pet stylists have you covered. With 50 years combined experience in the industry, our staff can assist you in your pets’ coat care. Contact us today!

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