Dog grooming essentials
Dogs need to be groomed to stay clean and healthy. Grooming your dog includes bathing them, trimming their hair, clipping their nails, cleaning their ears, dental care, etc.
Here are a few dog grooming kit essentials for you to help with pet grooming at home:
Brushes: Brushing is used to remove dirt, loose hair and tangles from your dog's hair. You must always brush your dog's hair before bathing them. The right dog brush depends on their breed as the brushes used for short hair and long hair breeds differ.
The different kinds of dog brushes are:
- Slicker brush
- Bristle brush
- Up & down the comb
- Flea comb
- Double-sided slicker brush
- Grooming glove
- Grooming glove with wire bristles.
Need help picking out the right brush for your doggo? Check out the uses of each brush.
Shampoos and conditioners: When bathing your dog, it is necessary to use the right shampoo and conditioner. Dog shampoo has a pH value different from human products. Shampoo removes all the dirt, odour, bacteria and dead skin from your dog's skin and keeps it clean and healthy.
If your dog is facing any skin conditions, you can use special shampoos and conditioners accordingly.
Hair trimmer and scissors: Your dog's fur needs to be trimmed every few weeks. You can do this by using a dog-friendly electric trimmer suitable for thick hair, or you can use a blunt-nosed scissor for short hair.
Remember to be super careful if you do this yourself. If you are unable to do it yourself, please take your pet to a groomer.
Ear cleaner: Your dog's ear can collect debris or dirt when playing in the mud or even have wax, just like us humans. To clean their ears, you can use a dog-safe ear cleaner along with gauze or cotton balls.
Nail Clipper: when your dog’s nails are a bit pointy or if you feel like their nails have grown, you can trim them by using a dog-safe blunt-nosed nail clipper. When trimming their nails, if you happen to cut the quick i.e. the small pink area that contains blood vessels, you can use blooding stopping swabs to stop the bleeding immediately.
Dental care products: Dental care is super important for your pets overall health. Dental products like dog-friendly toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental chew treat, dental chew toys, etc., help keep your dog's mouth clean and reduce plaque and bad odour.
Wipes: Does it ever happen that you have just bathed your dog, and they have dirtied themselves again? Well, in that case, you can use dog wipes to clean off all the dirt.
Oils and paw butter: To keep your doggo’s fur and coat looking nice and shiny, you can use different oils or serums. Oils and serums can be used while brushing your dog's fur and slowly massaging it.
Your dog's paw is sensitive and needs extra love and pampering. Paw butter is a good way to keep your dog's paws and elbows from chapping, getting cracked and moisturises it.