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Spring Grooming: Preparing Your Dog for Warmer Days

Updated: Mar 7


Happy Spring!!​ Spring in the grooming business is one of the best and most challenging times of the year. After a long, cold winter people start to realize that the long coat that was keeping Fido warm has begun to mat and take on a not so fresh odor! The sun begins to shine, the birds to chirp...and the yard transforms into a giant mud pit for pooches to dig in. Another nemesis returns to the scene of the crime... that's right, Mr. Flea and a few thousand of his flunkies! Take heart friends! We are ready and armed with plenty of shampoo, brushes and elbow grease to usher your furry friends into the summer...so come on spring..bring it on!

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1. Shedding and Matting:

As the days grow longer and warmer, dogs shed their winter coats. Regular brushing becomes crucial during this transition. Here’s why:

  • Dead Coat Removal: Brushing removes loose fur, preventing it from accumulating in your home.

  • Skin Health: Brushing stimulates circulation in the outer layer of skin, promoting overall health.

  • Mat Prevention: Mats can be painful for dogs. Regular brushing prevents tangles and keeps their hair healthy.

Remember, a well-brushed dog is a happy dog! Aim for daily brushing to keep their coat in top shape.

2. Bathing Frequency:

Springtime brings pollen and allergens. Regular bathing helps keep your dog fresh and comfortable. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Bathing Cycle: Dogs’ skin rejuvenates approximately every 21 days. Bathing within this cycle ensures cleanliness.

  • Mat Prevention: Bathe your dog after brushing to remove dead hair. Mats tighten when wet, making them harder to untangle.

  • Product Recommendations: Use hypoallergenic shampoo and conditioner for a pleasant bath experience.

3. Nail Care:

Trimming your dog’s nails is essential for their well-being. Here’s why:

  • Comfort: Overgrown nails can cause discomfort and pain while walking.

  • Universal Need: All dogs, regardless of breed, require regular nail trims.

  • Real-Life Comparison: Think of it like clipping your own nails—dogs need it too!

4. Flea Prevention:

Springtime means Mr. Flea and his flunkies are back! Here’s how to tackle them:

  • Regular Grooming: Fleas thrive in unkempt fur. Regular grooming helps keep them at bay.

  • Shampoo and Elbow Grease: Armed with shampoo, brushes, and determination, we’re ready to battle fleas and keep your furry friends itch-free.

So, as the sun shines and the birds chirp, let’s embrace spring with open arms! 🌼🌞 Your dog will thank you for the extra care and attention. Happy grooming! 🐶💕


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