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Taking care of your handsome four-legged friend
Taking proper care of your dog is important for a healthy and happy four-legged friend. Good care also contributes to the bonding between dog and owner. Above all, your dog enjoys all the attention he/she needs during the care. How do you do that? Read on and discover how you can best take care of your dog.
Taking care of your furry, four-legged friend’s coat
Let’s start with the coat. Almost every dog breed requires good coat care. The extent to which your dog needs coat care depends on a number of factors. Your dog’s hair type and hair length play a major role in this.
- Coat care for a long-haired dog – Long-coated dogs require the most grooming. The long coat gets tangled and dirty faster. Therefore, you should regularly care for your long-haired four-legged friend’s coat with a dog brush or dog comb. Use a slicker brush or shepherd’s rake to remove tangles and dead hair from your dog’s topcoat and undercoat. After removing the tangles and dead hair, you can give the coat a soft and shiny shine by using a dog brush made of pig bristles.
- Coat care for short-haired dog breeds – Short-haired dog breeds also benefit from a good brushing. The best way to take care of your short-coated four-legged friend is with a shedder. A shedder removes tangles and dead hair from the coat. After this, brush your dog with a rubber dog brush. This will provide a nice shine and make the coat nice and soft.
- Coat care for your wire-haired dog – Wire-haired dog breeds are best brushed 2 to 3 times a week. Use a coarse dog brush or dog comb. If you brush your wire-haired friend on a daily basis, you will remove too many hairs and disrupt the protective function of the coat. In addition to a regular brushing session, it’s recommended that wire-haired dogs visit the groomer twice a year.
- Coat care of your curly-haired dog – It’s an optical illusion that your curly-haired dog doesn’t shed hair. The hair of dogs with curly hair does fall out, but it remains in the curly coat. Comb or brush the curly coat with a slicker brush or use a good dog comb. In addition, dogs with a curly coat must also be shaved. You can do it yourself with dog clippers or dog scissors, or you could visit a professional groomer.
Does your dog have ticks, fleas or parasites?
Fleas, ticks and parasites are only too happy to nest in your dog’s fur. If your dog does suffer from parasites, it’s important to treat this as soon as possible. Not only because it’s unpleasant for your dog, but also because it can cause health problems. Flea spray, tick tweezers, flea drops and of course, a flea collar work against fleas and ticks. Our range contains everything you might need to prevent or remove annoying insects from your dog.
Washing and bathing your dog
Every now and then, your handsome four-legged friend will need a wash. Bathing your dog too often is actually unnecessary and not recommended. It is not good for the coat because you can remove too many of the useful oils that protect the skin. Always use a good dog shampoo to wash your dog. Dog shampoo is tailored to the dog’s coat and skin so it’s not harmful. To be able to comb your dog’s coat after washing, use a dog conditioner. Our dog shop contains handy dry shampoo, anti-tangle spray and of course, fancy dog perfume for the cherry on the cake.
Eye and ear care
The eyes and ears of your four-legged friend also require good care. For example, your four-legged friend’s big brown eyes are his/her way of exploring the world, while his/her ears are not only for listening, they are also important for balance and orientation. Checking and cleaning the eyes and ears is therefore an important part of your care regime. Use mild eye and ear cleaner or special dog cleaning wipes. Tip: They are also very handy for walkies.
Oral and dental care
Dogs deserve bright teeth too. Good oral care prevents discolouration and inflammation, tooth (and gum) problems, and bad breath. It is therefore advisable to keep your dog’s teeth clean. You can use a dog toothbrush or a special finger toothbrush, and maybe combine this with dental care spray or mouthwash, to give the teeth the best possible clean. Did you know chewing on a chewy snack also cleans your dog’s teeth? A tasty treat for your dog that also cleans his/her teeth? We call that a win-win situation ;-)
Long hikes in the hills call for a good pair of hiking boots, right? Your dog’s paws have to endure quite a bit, and they don’t offer the same protection as a good walking shoe. Therefore, taking good care of your dog’s paws is a must. This starts with caring for the nails with a good pair of nail scissors for dogs. Cleaning the legs and removing tangles and stones from between the toes is also a part of the paw care. Has your dog had sensitive paws, a paw problem or had his/her paws treated? Then you can use leg protectors.
Tips for taking care of your dog
The first grooming, nail clipping or ear cleaning can be quite stressful for your dog. Therefore, proceed with caution and go at your dog’s pace. And if your dog finds it too stressful. Take smaller steps. Last but certainly not least: Reward good behaviour. Rewarding your dog with his/her favourite snack during the care quickly helps make it a fun activity for him/her.
In a nutshell
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Nee, de zuurgraad van de hondenhuid is niet te vergelijken met die van ons mensen. Een normale shampoo tast de huid van jouw hond aan en kan hiernaast allergieën veroorzaken. Kies voor een goede hondenshampoo welke aansluit op het vacht en huidtype van jouw hond.
Het preventief behandelen tegen vlooien en teken is zeker aan te raden. Niet alleen voor jezelf maar vooral ook voor je hond. Deze beestjes kunnen namelijk voor veel ongemak zorgen. Genezen is beter dan voorkomen, ontdek alles voor preventieve bescherming.
Ook honden kunnen last krijgen van tandplak. Het gebit goed schoonhouden is dan ook belangrijk. Het poetsen van de tanden kan hier zeker bij helpen. Wil jij jouw hond helpen zijn stralende gebit te behouden? Meer tips voor een gezond gebit lees je hierboven.