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5 Common Dog Grooming Mistakes Pet Owners Should Avoid

Updated: Oct 23, 2020

1. Avoid Giving Frequent Baths – Both the coat and the skin naturally secrete oils. If you bathe your dog too often, you’ll only dry out its skin, causing unnecessary irritation. A ideal recommendation of bathing frequency for your dog is once every one to two weeks.

2. Washing the pet face with care – when you start washing your dog’s face, do so with great care. If by chance the water gets into the eyes, nose or even ears, it might lead to infection. Traces of water in dogs' ear might promote bacteria growth. One of the best method to clean dog's face is to use a damp cloth to wipe instead of pouring water into their faces directly.

3. Rinse Thoroughly – dogs generally have thick, long layers of fur. Therefore, proper and thorough rinsing are important steps. A quick rinse does not penetrate the layers of fur to rinse out all of the soap and dead skins which in turn results in skin problems issues.

4. Coat Shaving is a Heavy Mistake – we strongly do not recommend coat shaving as the coat acts as a shield to protect the dog. Seasonal shaving makes your dog more prone to skin cancer as they do not have a protective layer when playing in the outdoors. Furthermore, they may overheat from the outdoor exposure to the sun as the body’s ability to regulate the internal temperature decreases.

5. Brush Your Dog’s Fur before a Bath – It is ideal to brush your dog’s coat before you bath it. This helps to break up the dirt and entanglements to have a cleaner result from the bath. Damp or wet fur should not be combed as they will be prone breakage and unnecessary tangles.

Hope these tips from the Pawsitive Crew was helpful to everyone. Stay tune for future updates.

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