First steps in Grooming your Pet

Grooming is one of the important activities to be known well by the dog owner. If the dog owner is not aware of the grooming, then the dog and/or cat may encounter many types of diseases.

First steps of grooming consists of activities like maintenance of coat, nails and ears. The maintenance of the coat mainly consists of enrichment measures like proper bathing, combing, drying of skin by dryers, and more. The animal need not be bathed daily and this helps to protect the skin’s characteristics like insulation feature.

Use Shampoos & Conditioner that are meant for dogs and/or cat. Combing needs to be carried out with a soft brush meant for use in case of dogs. There are varieties of brushes available and depending on the type of breeds, one can use the concerned brush. This grooming of the coat by a comb needs to be carried out daily and the fallen hair if any needs to be placed in dust bin always.

Otherwise, when the dog owners switch on the fan, the hair will fly and may enter the nostrils of persons. Always don’t clip too much because this may lead to injuries of nail always. Similarly, you need to carry all the materials required for the clipping with you before the start of the procedure.

Use a proper clipper designed specially for your furry ones. It is better to have your pet on the raised place and hence, the control of the animal is easier. Ear canals are to be checked up frequently and sterile cotton may be used for cleaning purposes. Grooming associated guidelines need to be followed strictly by the pet owners.

Nail-maintenance is one of the first steps of grooming activities. Live nail areas can be easily clipped away and are always light colored than the reddish area of the nail in the higher position. During the holding of your pet’s feet by you, always have a firm grip. If not, the dog will take an upper hand during the clipping and some injury may occur.

13 thoughts on “First steps in Grooming your Pet

  1. Miera Nadhirah Rashidi says:

    Thanks for the great tips… it is very informative as to how to take care of your pet…

  2. Jane Chua says:

    I learned from your tips here. Will use it to take care of my pet.

  3. Pamela Yeoh says:

    nice tips 🙂 thanks a lot for the tips

  4. Absolute Yana says:


  5. Kenneth Tan says:

    Awesome tips ! Thanks mate 😉

  6. rawlins_glam says:

    Also heard that if you cut the nail wrongly, it could kill the pet too. So, better let the professional to do it. Hehe

  7. Shini Lola says:

    Thanks for the tips! Will share it to my friends who own a pet.

  8. Miss Ika says:

    Nice tips. Could apply to my cats. They need this heheh

  9. Wilson Ng says:

    good info, will do that to my dog

  10. Fong Hui Ying says:

    although I don’t have any pet, but will share to my friends!! Thanks for the great information.

  11. Geng Qian says:

    agreed. some people overlook grooming, thinking that’s not necessary for pets, but it’s wrong. will share this piece of valuable information.

  12. Arisa Chow says:

    My cat grooms himself because he doesnt allow me to groom him at all lol!

  13. leonamanutd says:

    sigh i used to have a cat but she left home and probably passed away, i hardly groom her except to bath her but infrequently, wipe her eyes or just check her nails. i need a pet again.

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