Monday, October 21, 2013

Best Home Dog Grooming Products

When I was growing up, my aunt owned a home dog grooming business. I can remember quite vividly going to her house wondering what on earth the poodles would look like this time. Would they be a new color? Have a new hair cut? She was passionate about her work, and from the steady stream of customers, it would seem that passion resulted in good work. But what if you don't want to take your dog to a professional groomer? Although there is a time and place for professionals when it comes to your pet's style, there are many dog grooming supplies and resources for grooming your pet at home or maintaining the work of your groomer.

One excellent way to keep your dog’s coat clean, shining, and fresh is regular combing. Millers Forge Curved Slicker Brushes feature strong unbreakable handles and a well-padded backing for the bristles to make brushing your dog more effective and less difficult. These brushes also come in different sizes to fit any need you might have. Vista offers a similarly superb selection of dog brushes. Vista's Shedding Slicker Brush features curved wire bristles that will remove shedding undercoat hair and prevent matting.

Nail trimming is another easy grooming task to do at home. I can remember sitting with my dad while he trimmed the nails of my childhood dog, Zach. Zach was never thrilled, but we always managed to get the job done. The way to best ensure your dog's safety and a good nail trim is to use good equipment. (I'm afraid we were usually improvising!) Millers Forge offers a wonderful set of options for clipping your pet’s nails. They carry both traditional clippers, which work with a spring mechanism and are used like scissors, and a guillotine style nail clipper. Millers Forge also makes replacement blades for the guillotine clippers, so that you can continue to have a sharp cutting edge. The Millers Forge Pet Nail File offers the perfect finishing touch to soften sharp edges.

If you want the beautiful effects of a professional groomer but want to save on cost, you should consider buying a professional grade dog shampoo and washing your dog yourself at home. Professional shampoos will enhance the color and sheen of your dog's coat and can also be used to address issues such as dry or itchy skin and flea protection. There are also shampoos to use to remove skunk odor if your dog has an unfortunate encounter.

Don't feel like you have to always pay a professional to groom your dog! Consider these easy ways to have fun grooming your pet at home while saving money.

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