If you have a dog that is prone to matting you will want to put in a little bit of time each week to give their coat some attention. Matting is very uncomfortable for your dog and can cause irritation to the skin. It is best to be avoided and by setting aside just a little bit of time each week your pooches coat can be much healthier. Healthy coat equals happy pooch!
Brush Your Pooch!
Brush your pooch at least once a week with a slicker brush and maximum once a day. They're not expensive and a good quality slicker will last you a long time. The brush is excellent for removing dead hair and providing circulation to your dog’s skin. Tip - don’t go over the coat more than 3 – 4 times in one brushing as this can lead to brush burn
Rinse and Repeat
When bathing at home brush first to remove dead hair and any knotting. Give your pooch a good shampoo and if he/she is very dirty shampoo twice. I recommend also using a good conditioner to make the hair smooth and silky and easier to brush in the future. Rinse very well and remember to dry your pooch thoroughly.
Take your dog to your groomer for a regular trim. I recommend at least every 4 to 8 weeks for a spectacular coat and a very happy pooch.
Oops, you forgot to do your regular grooming and there is some matting on your pooch! It happens. Remember do not try to remove the matting yourself. It is dangerous for your dog as it could lead to injury. Bring your dog to your groomer and get them to do it safely.
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