Saturday, July 5, 2008

Dogs, Dogs, Dogs... Brushing and Bathing Tips.

Just like us, dogs and puppies not only need physical maintenance for appearance, but also to help them feel their best. Luckily, dogs do not need to bathe as often as people do, but you should understand how grooming your dog needs to be keep on a routine schedule.

Please take note:

*When your dog has a skin, ear or nail conditions, get professional advice from Kihei Veterinary Clinc in regards to careful grooming techniques for your pets needs. Schedule an appointment today for a check up.

Younger puppies don't require baths unless they get into something they shouldn't. Time spent soft brushing or just grooming with your fingernails will connect your pup to this learned routine. Below are some general guidelines to follow for your dogs routine grooming depending upon their breed and hair type.

A dog’s minimum brushing needs depend on his or her breed . Choose from a variety of
appropriate tools and supplies sold at Kihei Veterinary Clinic, and follow these guidelines based on your dogs hair type.
  • Long-haired dogs usually require daily brushing to prevent matting and tangling of hair.

  • Medium-haired dogs are also prone to matting and tangles and should be brushed weekly.

  • Short-haired dogs can typically go about a month in-between brushing.
Most dogs enjoy being brushed. Your loving attention sessions will strengthen the bond between you and your dog while keeping his coat healthy and his spirit lifted. Visit our blog in a few days to learn more about the "splash dance" all dog lovers groove to... "Dog Bathing 101"

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Kihei Veterinary Clinic
1476 S. Kihei Rd.
Kihei, HI 96753-8141

Office hours 8am - 5pm Monday thru Friday

Saturdays 9am - 12pm

-Closed Sundays-

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