Nose-to-tail dog grooming tips

Is there more to dog grooming than just getting rid of tangles and dead hair?

Yes, there is! Whether your dog is long-haired, wire-haired or short-haired, they’re going to need coat brushing and maintenance for sure. But they’ll also need regular attention paying to other areas to keep them clean and healthy too.

Your favourite veterinary nurses in Bromsgrove, Hagley and Rubery are sharing their advice below on the best dog grooming routine to adopt.

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Before we dive in, May 2024 marks the 20th anniversary of Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month (VNAM), a celebration of veterinary nurses everywhere for their hard work and the care they provide to pets and owners. We know our nursing team would love to hear from you, so why not share how they’ve helped you and your pet on our Facebook page? Be sure to tag with: #VNAM24

Nose-to-tail dog grooming

Dog grooming goes beyond coat condition and is a vital part of maintaining your pet’s health and happiness. Here, Clent Hills’ nurses share why a nose-to-tail grooming routine is best:

1. Quality Bonding Time: Dog grooming strengthens your connection with your furry friend while providing calming relaxation for both of you, so groom away!

2. Health Check: Daily grooming helps you spot any irregularities like lumps, bumps, sores, or parasites early on, ensuring prompt vet attention if needed.

3. Coat Care: Regular brushing promotes healthy blood circulation and balances natural oils, tailored to your dog's individual needs and coat type. Our experienced veterinary nurses can advise you on the right tools and products to use as well as how often to wash your dog.

4. Comprehensive Care: Check your dog's ears, eyes, nose, teeth, nails, and paws for signs of discomfort or infection - you may notice a bad smell, discharge, or your dog’s unusual reaction. Our nurses can provide demonstrations and assistance for proper care – book a nurse appointment.

5. Enjoyable Experience: Make grooming a positive experience with plenty of praise, treats, and encouragement for your dog.

6. Stay Alert: If you notice anything concerning during grooming, reach out to our team for advice and early intervention.

Clent Hills’ veterinary nurses love helping dog owners keep their pets in tip-top condition, so book a personalised appointment for your dog at our Bromsgrove, Hagley or Rubery vet practice. They can offer advice that’s tailored to your dog’s individual needs including recommendations on techniques and equipment suited to your dog.

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