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Dog Grooming Tips

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These fast, easy tips can help you keep your dog’s coat thick, clean, and healthy.

A matted dog’s coat is unpleasant to groom out for both you and him.
A matted dog’s coat is unpleasant to groom
out for both you and him.
Eliminate Static

In the cold winters dogs often have wild hair standing up all over the place from static electricity due to the dry heat indoors.  To prevent static wipe your dog’s fur down with an antistatic dryer sheet before you groom him. 

Tackle Tangles

Try sprinkling cornstarch into your dog’s tangled hair and working your fingers through it.  The cornstarch works as an edible, animal safe conditioner and helps to separate snarls.

Distract

If your dog is not a big fan of grooming and just won’t sit still for you, try offering him a tablespoon of peanut butter on a plate or on the tile wall in front of him. He can lick off the sticky deliciousness while you attend to your grooming duties.

Prevent Mats

A matted dog’s coat is unpleasant to groom out for both you and him. Prevent mats by spending a few minutes every month cutting out long hairs that attract mud, grass and other things off your dog’s legs.  Cutting off hair that can potentially create a mat later reduces the overall amount of hair you would later have to cut out if the mats were allowed to form.

Moisturize

Dab some aloe into your dog’s coat to help restore moisture and reduce any drying out after brushing. This simple tip can help avoid off skin conditions related to dryness later on.