Grooming Your Adult Dog
For pets, grooming is a social activity as well as a cleansing one.
Dogs need to be brushed regularly – from once a day to once a week, depending on the breed. Brushing removes dust, loose hair and tiny flakes of skin.
Bathing is an important part of the grooming process. Dogs don’t need to be bathed in hot water like humans. Bathing water for dogs should be luke warm in temperature. Also some dogs are scared of shower heads so maybe look at another way of rinsing your dog off. Always dry your dog thoroughly after a bath so the natural layer of sebum which regulates a dog’s body temperature, can be restored.
Check the following regularly:
- Check eyes and ears for infection or discharge
- Examine teeth for signs of decay
- Ensure that your puppy’s claws do not grow too long
- Check for signs of fleas and worms