Vet Care: A Compassionate Science

Grooming a Long-Haired Dog: What You Should Do

Dogs with longer fur need to be groomed differently than shorter hair dogs. They sweat more with their long fur, and their fur sometimes tangles, making them look like a hot mess. Grooming your dog is very important, and it's even more important when your dog has longer hair. If your dog doesn't get groomed, it may be unhealthy for your dog and its skin. Read on for some pet grooming tips to help you care for your long-hair dog.

Brush Often

To help prevent tangles and to keep your dog groomed in between professional grooming, you should brush your dog often. You should be brushing a long-haired dog at least once or twice per week. This will help remove and prevent tangles as well. Use a canine brush and one that is made for those with longer fur. An under-cut brush can also help to remove the dead fur beneath.

Bathe Often

Bathing your dog is also important to help keep your dog's skin clean and to prevent your dog from having odors. If your dog has longer fur, it may sweat a lot and will give off odors, making your home smell like these odors as well. Bathe your dog often, and take him or her to a professional groomer to be bathed as well. Bathe your dog with canine shampoo and brush through their fur after they dry. Be sure to lather the shampoo into the skin to remove these odors and remove dirt and debris that may be on the skin.

Take Your Dog to the Groomer

A professional groomer will know how to groom your dog properly and will be able to brush through the tangles of the fur. A groomer will brush and bathe your dog, and trim as needed as well to help prevent future issues. Depending on your dog's breed, it may need to be trimmed properly as well, which a groomer can do.

If you have a long-haired dog, it needs to be groomed properly. Taking your dog to the groomer to be professionally groomed is important, but you need to take care of it in-between times when you can take it to the groomer. Taking a dog to be groomed professionally can be expensive, but it's necessary to ensure their skin and fur are healthy. Talk to your veterinarian about other grooming tips to keep your dog's skin and fur as healthy as they can be.

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Vet Care: A Compassionate Science

In order to be a good veterinarian, one needs a few characteristics. One must have a love and passion for animals, and also a love for science. You see, veterinarians have to know a lot of science to do their jobs, but they also have to apply that science in a very compassionate way to preserve and improve the health of their patients. This is not always easy when your patient is a 100-pound German shepherd who is mad because his paw hurts. We greatly appreciate vets, the complexity of what they do, and the love they put into their jobs. That's why we created this blog to share more about this awesome profession.



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