Grooming and Brushing Tips for Dogs That Are
Buying a hypoallergenic dog may help reduce allergic
reactions to dog hair and dander, but these dogs require
special attention because of their hair. Most of these breeds
have short coats that resemble human hair rather than
traditional fur. As a result, these dogs shed as much as
humans, which means they require regular haircuts just like
human beings do. Grooming is an essential part of taking care
of a hypoallergenic dog. If you do not have the time to
schedule regular appointments or the money to pay for three of
four groomings a year, then you may have to buy another breed
While there are tools that you can use to
groom your dog, if you do not feel comfortable or if your dog
gets angry when you try to groom them, then you will have to
find a professional groomer that will trim your dog’s hair.
Groomers can be found in the phone book, online, or at chain
pet stores. Choosing a groomer is not difficult, but sometimes
finding one that does a good job can be.
The first time your dog visits a groomer, tell them how much
hair to trim. When you bring the dog home, inspect the hair to
see that the cut is even, that there are no cuts on the dog’s
skin, and that it was cut to your specifications. If the
groomer did not do their job, then you should find a new one.
But if the dog was happy being with groomer and they did what
you asked, then you should continue visiting them. Groomers can
also trim the hair on your dog’s face and clip their nails.
In between groomings, you will have to brush your dog so that
the hair does not clump or become matted to their skin. This
can cause a lot of health issues and could cause the dog to be
uncomfortable. A good grooming brush should not cost too much
and your groomer can recommend the right style for your dog.
Always brush in the direction of the hair and not against it as
this will cause matting to occur. Your dog should enjoy the way
the brush feels. You can brush your dog at any time as long as
they are comfortable. It will only take a few minutes to
properly brush your dog.
Matted hair can be difficult to untangle and you may need to
bathe your dog in order to loosen the knots. Do not pull too
hard or your dog will get unset. If the matted piece will not
untangle, you should wait until the next grooming for it to be
cut out. If knots persist, then you may need to brush your dog
more often or have its hair cut even shorter.
Grooming and brushing are two ways that pet owners can show
love toward their pets. Hypoallergenic dogs are special because
more people can tolerate being around them. In return, it is
your job to make sure their coat is always healthy.