Maintain your dog's hygiene with our tips for healthy fur, skin, nails, teeth, ears, and paws. Help them look and smell their best!
ASPCA advises bathing dogs every 3 months, or more if needed. Outdoor time and skin issues may require frequent baths. Here are the steps to get started.
Regular grooming keeps pet's hair clean, tangle-free, and skin healthy. Brushing spreads natural oils, removes dirt, checks for fleas.
Dog shedding varies based on health, breed, and season. Thick coats in winter shed in spring. Indoor dogs have more consistent shedding throughout the year.
Healthy skin reflects your dog's overall well-being. Skin problems can lead to scratching, licking, and chewing. Causes include parasites, infections, allergies, and more.
Brushing, diet, and chew toys help maintain a healthy dog's mouth. Tartar buildup from bacteria and plaque can lead to gum disease and tooth loss. Start dental care early to prevent issues.
Regular home eye exams for your dog are important to spot any signs of health issues. Check for clarity, brightness, equal pupil size, and no tearing or discharge. Pink lining is normal, while red or white may indicate a problem.
Regular ear checks are essential for your dog's grooming routine. Avoid deep or frequent cleaning to prevent irritation, and never insert anything into the ear canal to avoid trauma or infection.
Trim your dog's nails when they touch the ground or click while walking. Weekly trims for leisurely dogs, while urban pooches can go longer. Avoid snagging or discomfort.
Check your dog's paw pads regularly for injuries, infections, and foreign objects. Pads protect bones, joints, and tissue, provide cushioning and insulation.