Like human hair, a pet’s coat is an important asset that must be maintained regularly. It is their crowning glory and allows them to stand out from the rest.
Unfortunately, just like human hair, pet hair or coat can be hard to manage depending on its length. Maintaining it is also another challenge that aspiring groomers such you, a new pet owner, would have to contend with because pets can be messy and hyperactive to keep their coat pristine.
It is also a problem for new pet owners to determine when they should brush their pet’s coat and how often it should be done.
To get you started with brushing your pet’s long coat, here are the things you should remember and the tips you can try out while grooming them:
Aside from helping your pets look great, there are other reasons why you need to brush their coat regularly.
When your pet has a long coat, there is a tendency some of the hair would come loose. The loose hair could then land on carpets and furniture, which can be hard to clean. With regularly brushing, you can reduce the chances of these loose hair from going to your furniture.
If your pets often play under the sun or roll on dirt or grass, there is a possibility that they may attract fleas and other insects that can make their nest in the fur. Regular brushing can help you spot these insects from nesting in your pet’s fur and prevent them from infecting your dog with viruses and other problems.
Mats and tangles can cause discomfort to your pets and it can damage your pet’s coat if it is not remedied. Regular brushing can help mats and tangles from developing.
Now that you know the benefits of brushing to your pets, especially for those with long coats, it is time to determine how often you should brush them. If you have a long-haired dog, you need to brush them at least once a week to ensure mats and tangles do not form.
Of course, you can brush them daily if you have time. Ideally, if you want to keep your pet’s coat long, daily brushing is advised.
When brushing your long-haired dog, here are the steps you can follow:
Here are also some extra tips you can apply when brushing your pet’s long coat:
For those who do not have the time to groom your long-haired dogs, you can always go to any one of Singapore’s top pet grooming salons to give your pet a good grooming. They will give your pet the grooming they need and ensure their long coats are shiny and free from tangles. You can also call a mobile dog grooming professional like ours who can visit your pet in your home no matter where you are in Singapore.
However, if you want to do it yourself, you can ask your dog’s breeder or your professional dog groomer to give you tips on how you can groom your pets. They can even sell you the right grooming tools that would fit your pet’s needs.
Just like your hair, you need to allow sometime every day to give your pet a soothing brushing so they will feel comfortable with their coat and look pleasing every day. Take some time to brush your pet’s hair and use it as a bonding time to get to know your pet better and show them how much you love them.
We hope this guide helps you out with your pet brushing problem!