Most of have pets and they are as much a part of the family as the humans. They are involved in everything from the crack of dawn to the wee hours of the night and share our hopes and dreams. They are always with us in our home and even at our special functions, maybe as the ring bearer at the wedding. Whichever the case maybe, it is important to have them groomed and kept clean at all times. Especially if you have little children in the house. Here are a few tips to help you out.
Bathing – While some pets love it, others hate it. You might have to purchase dog collars with chain to control your dog in the tub just to make sure he does not run away during his rinse. The frequency at which you need to bathe the fellow will be determined by his activities through the day from lounging on the couch to rolling in the mud. Hence the frequency will be left up to your discretion but there are a few other things to consider, such as the shampoo and where not to put water.
Similar to human skin being different to one another, dog skin too is different and thus needs to have different types of shampoos. These can be purchased from trustworthy shops which have dogs for sale or from the veterinary’s office. Most pharmacies have them too but going to a pet shop or the vet will help you determine which is better for your pup. Also, it is always better to brush before giving him a bath for a more effective rinse. Make sure to get all the nooks and crannies of your dog and rinse them well but make sure not to get any water in the nose, ears or eyes. While this is potentially harmful to the pup, it also makes them very restless. Leaving the face for last is a technique used by many which helps keep the dog and even cat calm until his bath is almost over.
Brushing – This is as important as bathing. Not only will your pet have a nice silky coat, but will also be free of nots and will help you get a better understanding of the tick condition. Especially in the tropics, the ticks quickly infest a dog or cat and are harder to get rid of than in the colder climates. Brushing frequently helps you get rid of the small black flecks, which are the baby ticks. While it won’t get rid of the larger animal, they will be easily visible while brushing and you can use the required preferred treatment thereafter.