Grooming your dog's coat is not just an aesthetic matter, but plays a crucial role in his health and well-being. This is because a well-groomed coat supports the function of his skin and attracts fewer fleas and parasites.
Regular brushing removes dead hair, dirt and prevents matting, which is particularly important for long-haired breeds. In addition, massaging the skin promotes blood circulation and helps to distribute the natural oils that keep the coat supple and shiny.
If your dog has rolled in mud or the dirt is stubborn, you should bathe himbathe. This is important to avoid skin problems. Use a special dog shampoo that is adapted to the pH value of your four-legged friend. However, avoid bathing too often to protect the skin's natural barriers.
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Choose the right brush:Different coat types require different brushes. Choose the brush according to the length, texture and density of your dog's coat. Try out combs and brushes and get advice when buying.
Detangling before brushing: Take time to detangle knots and tangles to avoid pain when brushing.
Focus attention on problem areas: When grooming, concentrate on particularly vulnerable areas such as the ears, armpits and belly. This is where tangles often develop.
Frequency: How often a dog's coat needs to be groomed depends on the type of coat. Once a week is usually enough, other coat types need to be groomed every 2-3 days. Establish a regular routine.
Increase frequency during shedding: Especially during shedding, daily brushing is ideal for removing dead hair.
Use grooming products wisely: If necessary, use special grooming products such as shampoos or conditioners that are tailored to your dog's specific coat type.
Practice early: Start getting your dog used to regular combing and grooming as early as possible. Ideally when your dog is still a puppy.
Individual factors: Grooming requires not only the right tools, but also an understanding of your dog's individual needs. Remember that every dog reacts differently to grooming. Therefore, make sure that grooming is comfortable for your four-legged friend, e.g. by using warm water when bathing or making sure that there is no pulling when combing.