Dog Grooming Tools 101

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					Any dog that has long hair needs to have it groomed every now and then or even more
often. It is a big chore but it needs to be done. Most people who have long hair breeds
often opt to take their dog to a dog groomer but everything that the groomer can do
you can also do if you take some time to learn.
  When you are giving your dog a bath you need to remember that there is shampoo
and conditioner. You must use both because the shampoo removes the dirt and the
conditioner will help stop tangles.
  Tools that are also useful for dog grooming are brushes, combs and rakes. You will
need these tools to detangle your dogs hair. By having these tools will also help
prevent super tangles in the future.
  When you brush your dog you are taking out dust, dead skin, loose hair, and tangles.
It helps the coat shed every spring and fall. There are special brushes that your
groomer will use on your dog. They have shorter and sharper bristles and they cover a
large matted area.
  When your dog is being groomed it is important to dry its hair. When having your
dog groomed a hair drier is a necessity. When the dogs coat dries quickly this will
stop any mattes and tangling when the fur is still wet. Fur that is wet will tangle more
easily then fur that is dry.
  You will need to have good scissors to remove and hair that is around the dogs eyes
and in the ears. There are some breeds of dogs that gets mattes around their eyes from
discharge so keeping this area short will help prevent this from happening.
  Michelle Diaz is a practicing veterinarian. She dedicate her career in conducting
seminars and training about dog grooming and dog health. She lives in London, with
her husband, three kids and two dogs. For more tips about dog grooming, simply visit
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