Is your pooch’s fur getting tangled, long, or just smelling icky? Then it’s time to get your sweet pooch groomed again! Getting your dog groomed is a crucial part of being a responsible dog owner, and it also keeps your dog looking and feeling its best self! Below, you will find all that you need to know about dog grooming.
Why should I get my dog groomed?
Dog grooming doesn’t just help your dog look and smell better, it actually has been known to aid in the general wellbeing and health of your pup. The cleaning and grooming eliminates buildup and dead skin, which can allow you to catch skin or health issues that your dog could possibly have. Groomers become familiar with your dog, and they can see if anything looks off! Getting your dog groomed is also imperative if you want to ensure your dog sheds the least amount of fur possible!
How often should I get my dog groomed?
There is not one specific answer to this question, in fact there are different factors that go into how often your dog should be groomed. The main factor to note is your dog’s individual coat characteristics.
Shorter haired dogs don’t need to be groomed as often because they tend to not pick up as much dirt, or get as easily matted. For a shorter haired dog, it is recommended to get them groomed every season, or around four times a year.
For dogs with shorter hair and double coats, it is recommended that you get them groomed quarterly or seasonally. This goes for long haired dogs who have double coats as well. It is best to get them in and groomed before all their undercoat winds up on your favorite sweater or piece of furniture!
If you have a pooch with a silky coat, they need to be groomed more often in order to keep their coat in prime condition, and to avoid matting! It is recommended that you get your silky-coated pooch groomed every four to six weeks. The same goes for dogs with curly or wavy coats.
It is also important to note that dogs that tend to go outdoors frequently, need to be groomed more often. They pick up lots of dirt and bugs and being outside can lead to lots of matts. Dog grooming is a great way to make sure your pup feels like the cutie it is, and also ensures they stay healthy and happy! If you have any questions about grooming, our team at All Star Grooming is here to help!