Things Dog Groomers Do

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Some dog owners tend to their dog's bathing and grooming needs themselves. However, whether you have a new dog or you would like to hand over your dog's grooming needs to someone else because you no longer want to tend to them, you'll want to know what all a dog groomer can do. This way, you can determine how many of your dog's needs you can have the groomer help you with. Here are some of the different bathing and grooming tasks that groomers can do for your dog.

Trimming their nails

Many dog owners don't like to trim their dog's nails, either because it makes them nervous or their dog fights them. Many of the dog owners who do trim their dog's nails often don't trim them short enough because they aren't sure how short they can go, so they only take a tiny bit off the nails which leaves their dogs with nails that are still too long. A groomer will properly trim your dog's nails for you and they have techniques they use to make the experience much less stressful for your dog. 

Bathing the dog

A groomer will bathe your dog using the best shampoo for them. For example, they will use a puppy shampoo for puppies, a gentle and specially formulated shampoo for dogs with dry skin, a flea and tick shampoo for dogs with fleas and/or ticks, a hypoallergenic shampoo for dogs with sensitive skin, etc. 

Brushing your dog

The groomer will brush your dog's coat using the right brush for their coat. They also have special brushes they can use to help get rid of a lot of your dog's shedding coat, so you won't have as much fur flying around your home from them shedding a lot. 

Clipping your dog's fur

The groomer will clip your dog's fur which can be done in many different ways. The way in which they clip your dog's fur will depend on the breed standards for your dog's breed or your own preferences. For example, if you have a poodle then the groomer can give your dog the standard poodle cut or they can simply shave down your dog so their fur is shorter all over if this is how you want them to be clipped.

Remove fur from their ears

Some breeds of dogs have a lot of fur growing inside of their ears that can cause problems. For example, breeds like cocker spaniels can have a lot of fur grow in their ears that can get tangled and hurt them. The fur can also hold moisture inside their ears which can cause ear infections. The groomer will use a special powder in the dog's ears that prevents the process from hurting and then remove the fur using special instruments. 

Cleaning the anal glands

It's common for dogs to have their anal glands get full. When this happens, your dog can have a very foul odor to them that can even cause your home to smell bad. The groomer will expel the anal glands so they are empty and you can enjoy a much better smelling dog and home. 

To learn more, contact a dog groomer in your area.


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