Blog - Grooming
Doggrooming is one of the most important tasks of every dog owner. Because the dog fur is a significant indicator and shows if dogs are in a good health and well-being condition or if there are certain problems or diseases. When the animals are in good health, the coat shines and glows. However, if they are missing something or are plagued by parasites or bacteria, a scaly, matte or irregular coat can be an indication.
Of course, there are some important points to consider when grooming your pet to keep it beautiful and healthy.
Different types of fur
While grooming, it should be noted that every dog has a certain "unique" coat. Factors such as coat length, coat texture and coat growth are essential. Due to the different coat types, coat care must be adapted to these factors in order to achieve an optimal result. So the necessary effort for each coat care is also different.
The fur types long-hair with little and with much undercoat are to be differentiated here. With little undercoat the four legged friends often have long and fine top hair. Dog fur with such a coat type tends to become matted and knotted, it should be combed and brushed daily.
The coat type Longhair with a lot of undercoat should also be groomed daily, because knots and tangles can also occur due to the thick undercoat.
Dogs with short hair, usually have stronger top coat with a length of about 1-2cm. Due to the short hair length, the care effort can be less and uncomplicated than dogs with long hair. Therefore it is enough, if four-legged friends get brushed with this kind of coat once a week.
The coat type Stockhaar is characterized by its topcoat, which is between 3-4cm long and often corresponds to the length of the undercoat, which results in a so-called double coat. Dogs with such a coat should be brushed and combed regularly, i.e. at least once or twice a week.
Here, all hairs have the same length and consist mainly of undercoat and little top coat. Coat with frizzy hair should be regularly trimmed, combed and brushed.
What equipment can be used for regular dog grooming?
There is a variety of different tools that are useful for optimal coat care. The following coat care products can help to groom dogs' fur from home:
dog shampoo and skin care products
What is to be considered with dog fur care?
Because there are so many different breeds of dogs, the type and the time required for dog fur care is different every time. Therefore it is important to consider how often the dog fur should be groomed.
Dogs with short hair usually need grooming at least once a week. The effort is not as great as for dogs with long hair. For dogs with longer and straight hair, the coat should be groomed several times a week. The reason for this is that the more coat there is, the more dirt and germs will stick and can lead to health problems. It is recommended to start bathing the dog at puppy age. This way the fear of it can be taken away early and they can grow up with it.
Furthermore, a dog bath can generally promote health, skin and coat characteristics. Therefore, it is recommended to take a dog shower if the dog is very dirty. However, it should also be noted here that too frequent dog showers can bring the opposite effect. It applies as often as necessary, but as rarely as possible, because too often dog showers can destroy protective skin layers.
How often a dog should be washed finally depends on the degree of dirt and the type of coat. Dog shampoo can help remove stubborn dirt. However, dog shampoo without fragrances should always be used, because they can be unpleasant for dogs and can damage their natural skin pro
What consequences can happen if there is no regular coat care?
If there is no regular grooming or it is incorrectly done, health consequences can arise. Because un groomed coat can become itchy and scaly, the necessary air circulation in the dog's coat is no longer guaranteed. This can cause skin damage, infections or parasite infections. In addition, dirt particles prevent UV exposure and, in combination with a lack of air circulation in the skin, bacterial skin infections can develop. It can be worse when heat and wetness are also added. Then there is also the risk of fungal infections.
Warm and wet skin is a good place for fleas, mites and insects to gather. They can thus spread diseases and infections.
Regular dog fur care prevents the possible and harmful consequences and ensures a healthy quality of life and well-being.