Dog grooming: Here's how

Proper grooming for each breed is essential to keep skin and hair healthy. Find out in this dog guide what you should pay attention to when grooming your dog.

Grooming your dog About 300 There are dog breeds – and therefore a lot of coat types, every dog ​​owner knows that. While some have no undercoat, others have a lot. Some are wiry, others feel like a flokati rug.

And every coat wants to be cared for in its own way. In order to avoid worse coat or even skin problems, you should find out about the relevant care methods and options for your dog in this article.

Brush properly – this is how it works A calm atmosphere is important when grooming. Don’t brush your dog between door and hinge. Grooming is caring for the pack – the master or mistress and the fur child take their time for that! Praise your dog while brushing, and he’ll be sure to find it enjoyable in no time. In the beginning, you should rather integrate short units into the day and not plan too long brushing procedures for your dog. Patience and careful introduction are the be-all and end-all here. Your darling will soon love grooming.

The right brush for every breed Special nubbed brushes, grooming gloves and combs are suitable for short-haired dogs rounded tines for areas with longer fur. Wire hair should not be brushed too often, otherwise it will become too soft and lose its protective function. However, every now and then a small brushing unit is useful. Natural hair brushes and the combs mentioned above are suitable for longer fur. A bit more equipment is needed for long hair: a comb, natural or wire brushes, grooming scissors and an undercoat brush are the essentials. A detangling rake will help sort out the clutter.

Give your dog plenty of time and be patient with him to get used to brushing, depending on the coat type, dog grooming can take a little longer. Once your darling has got used to the brush and gained trust, he has earned praise and treats.

Shampoo, conditioner and co.: when is it time for the bubble bath? First things first: Dogs do not have to be bathed. It hurts her skin. The following therefore applies: as often as necessary, as little as possible! However, exceptions prove the rule. If your dog has rolled in something smelly or has stubborn dirt in its coat, a bathing session with shampoo and co. can be useful. In any case, make sure that you use special shampoo for dogs. The rumor that baby shampoo is good is false. Because dogs have a completely different pH value than humans. A shampoo for sensitive dog skin always works, preferably without perfume. Bello got lice? Here, too, there are special shampoos that help to get rid of the little tormentors.

Even if a shearing is due, prior bathing is important. A good dog hairdresser is an expert and offers this service anyway. In most cases, however, it is sufficient if you brush your dog thoroughly or rinse it off with clear water.

Incorrect grooming of the dog – that can happen “It’s nature, it takes care of itself,” some people might think. Not even close! Only a beautiful and, above all, well-groomed coat is usually also a healthy coat and important for healthy skin. If dog fur is cared for incorrectly or not at all, skin irritations are not far away. So make sure you really turn to professionals, or read up on the topic yourself. Of course, there can still be fur and skin problems. If the cause is clear and it is only an external irritation, certain ointments with healing ingredients will help.

Our Aua Balm Plus with cod liver oil, calendula and zinc helps to heal cracked and scaly skin maintain and protect. Some dogs tend to have dry and scaly skin in general. In addition to the right diet, about which you will read something in a moment, care products such as the Aua-Balm are also suitable for daily use. As with us two-legged friends, aloe vera, salt from the dead sea and liverwort also help to keep dry skin supple. Ingredients also found in our Skin Care Pro Spray.

Less is more Your dog does not need any frills, natural products without unnecessary additives support it best in most cases. Make sure that your dog’s sensitive skin and fur are not exposed to chemicals or shampoos with the wrong pH value.

Grooming also works from the inside So that the fur of your Balanced feeding is essential if your four-legged friend is not only cared for from the outside, but also receives the necessary vitamins and minerals from the inside. Sometimes the normal food menu is not enough and certain additives are needed. Omega 3 and 6 are essential for a shiny and healthy dog ​​coat.

Our BARF oil even contains omega 9, which can also have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system. There is a lot in here that Bello, Luna and Co. need for beautiful hair. Minerals such as brewer’s yeast, biotin, zinc and calcium also help ensure that the dog’s skin and hair are optimally cared for. Special additives provide these minerals and can simply be added to the feed. Our skin and coat powder is specially made to keep the coat healthy from the inside out.

What should I look out for when grooming stock haired dogs?

Many popular dog breeds have stick hair. The stock hair is also the most typical coat of fur. Our dog’s ancestor, the wolf, also has stock hair. Stick hair is characterized by a particularly dense undercoat. The typical coat change occurs in spring and autumn. Here is upgraded or downgraded almost seasonally. This leads to a lot of hair loss. During this time it’s time to brush, brush, brush. Labradors, shepherd dogs, sled dogs – but also many other breeds have stick hair and need a lot of grooming, especially during the change of coat. In addition to daily brushing, it can make sense to seek professional help from a dog groomer. The professionals on site have helpful tools to put an end to the hairy madness. Warning: clippers are out of place here!

How does the grooming of long-haired dogs work properly?

Long-haired dogs require a lot of grooming. Not all, but many breeds with long coats also have long undercoats. They are particularly prone to matting. Daily brushing is a must here. Matted areas should either be dissolved with special care products and a comb, or cut out. In any case, they have to go. Tangles that go down to the skin (and it happens quicker than you think) can lead to uncomfortable eczema on a doggo’s body and invite bugs to nest. Typical dog breeds are Irish and English Setters, Bobtails or Tibetan Terriers. Ideal for grooming these breeds: combing spray.

Short-haired dogs – is that something for people who don’t care?

Pinscher and certain Terrier species have short, easy-care coats. Here it is usually enough to brush every now and then. This way you can easily remove dust, pollen and small nodules from your pet’s fur. Typical: Short-haired dogs lose fur all year round, but moderately. They usually have little or no undercoat.

What care should be given to dogs with wiry or rough hair?

Wire-haired dogs like certain types of dachshunds and terriers or the German Wirehaired Pointer have a crucial “advantage” for the owners: you don’t shed. At the same time, however, this requires certain fur care. Because of the small barbs on the fur, the same does not fall out. It has to be “plucked”, in technical jargon “trimmed”. Wire hair is harsh, particularly robust and water-repellent. It grows, dies after a certain life cycle and remains in the dog’s skin without appropriate trimming. A special groomer who knows how to trim will remove the dead fur so new ones can grow back. If the fur is not removed, it can lead to eczema in dogs. Every eight to twelve weeks it’s time for a visit to the groomer. In no case should breeds with this coat be clipped. This causes long-term damage to the hair and thus also to the skin.

Does curly fur require special care?

Poodles, Spanish Water Dogs and Co. – they have pretty curly fur. Strictly speaking, they belong to the long-haired breeds, but usually have only little undercoat, which hardly or not at all falls out. Since the dog does not change its coat, the coat not only has to be brushed regularly, but also shaved. This is part of grooming. Otherwise, it will keep growing, becoming dull and matted. The shearing should also be done by an expert, as there is a risk of not only unsightly hair, but also dangerous mistakes.

Change of coat in the dog In times coat change, grooming plays a particularly important role in dogs. For most dogs, this lasts six to eight weeks and occurs in the spring and fall.

Spring moult Grooming your dog’s coat becomes particularly important when it slowly gets warmer. Proper care of the dog’s coat, especially at this time of year, also includes the right diet and the right brush. Support your fur nose during this time with regular combing, so you can recognize dandruff or parasites early on and can avoid unnecessary itching for your dog.

In the change of coat, intensive grooming is essential for your dog fall short. A combing spray without additives can be helpful here.

Change of coat in autumn In the autumn your dog says goodbye from his summer dress and exchanges it for a thick winter coat. Even during this time, your four-legged friend will be happy to receive support in the form of oils or powders to prevent a lack of nutrients and to care for the dog’s fur.

Complications with grooming If there are difficulties in caring for your dog’s coat, severe dandruff or even skin irritation occurs, you should put your dog’s health first and consult a veterinarian. Despite regular care, medical advice may be required.

In addition, it never hurts to get tips from experts on grooming and to implement them in grooming. As with us humans, the topic of “care” is a very individual matter and depends on a variety of factors. For the sake of your dog’s health, you should never take coat care lightly.

Coat care dog: Helpful products from this article summarized The Large range of care products can often be overwhelming. In our last section, we have clearly summarized all the products mentioned above for you.

Now nothing can go wrong with care, no matter what type of coat needs your help.

This should not be missing from any dog ​​owner’s shopping cart: The right brush for the length of your dog’s coat

A shampoo for dog fur and sensitive dog skin

Natural, cold-pressed oils

Combing spray with a caring effect

Pure brewer’s yeast to support the hair for everyone Coat type

Biotin, Zinc and Calcium

Grooming scissors

Skin balm

Skin Care Aerosol

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