Fluffy dogs are sooo great to cuddle up to but what is the best way to groom them to ensure their coat is beautiful and soft as it can be? Here are our top tips for maintaining that super-fluffy, irresistibly cuddly coat...
Experts say to brush your pup every couple of days, regardless of the length of its hair. Brushing is great for your dog's coat and skin as it distributes natural oils, removes dead hair and stimulates the skin so that it's healthy.
As well as brushing, most fluffy pups do need regular bathing. It's important not to bathe too often as it will dry out skin and strip natural oils, but every 2-4 months should be fine. Remember to use a dog-friendly shampoo
Looking after their paws
Dogs are on their paws the whole day - both inside and out, so it's really important to look after their feet. Trimming their dog hair around their paws helps to stop dirt, debris and other items getting caught in their feet. All you need to do is trim the hair that grows over their foot and around their paw pad - don't attempt to trim between the toes.
Looking after teeth:
Keeping on top of your dog's teeth with eliminate extra vet visits and expenses. Dogs can suffer from the same dental issues as we do (such as cavities, tartar and gum disease) so it's important to clean their teeth 2 or 3 times a week. You can buy special doggy toothbrushes and tooth past to make your job easier (don't use toothpaste though as it will upset your dog's stomach)
Keep it happy and positive - and get help when you need it!
Make sure that you keep grooming a nice, happy experience for your dog so that you both enjoy it. Reward your dog when he/she's done well with extra cuddles or a treat. However, don't be afraid to enlist the help of a professional groomer when needed - sometimes your dog will need that little extra bit of care just as us humans do!
And for when hair gets around the house...
Having hair around the house it part and parcel of owning a hairy, fluffy dog, however there are ways to keep on top of it, and grooming regularly will help to reduce the amount of hair around the house. Another, is of course to wash your dog's hairy pet bedding with Vamoosh Pet Hair Dissolver :)