Whether you’re trying to give your pooch a bath or brushing her for the second time today, we all know how much time and energy it takes to keep our furry friends happy and healthy. Listed below you’ll find the top 5 time saving techniques provided by experts that will help you keep your pet in the best of health while still leaving time in your day for other things.
Giving your Dog a Bath? When bathing your dog, use a hypoallergenic low-foam shampoo. High foam shampoos that produce an abundance of suds are more difficult to rinse away, and they also strip away some of the beneficial oils and nutrients that keep your pet’s coat shiny and healthy. Trimming Tip When trimming your dog’s nails, remember that you don’t have to do every nail at once. Often, doing just a few nails and coming back to finish later will reduce strain on both of you. And always be sure to have plenty of treats nearby to make the experience a happy and positive one. Protect Against Ear Infections Ear cleaning is uncommon among pet parents, which is a shame – dogs cannot clean their own ears so it’s up to us. Speak to your vet to find out about an ear cleaning solution for your dog, and get into the habit of spending a few minutes applying this solution and massaging your dog’s ears to help keep away painful ear infections. Eliminate Dog Breath 4 out of 5 dogs have tooth or gum disease by age 3, which is the primary cause of “dog breath.” Brushing your dog’s teeth is as important as brushing your own. When brushing, be sure to use a soft-bristle toothbrush and canine toothpaste (they hate the minty stuff humans use!). Better Than Brushing! If your dog sheds and you’re tired of daily brushing, it might be time to consider mechanical assistance. Several vacuum cleaners offer excellent attachments that not only pull away hair faster than a brush, but give your canine companion a wonderful massage as well. It will probably take time and treats to get your dog used to the sound of the vacuum, but trust us when we say it’s worth it.