Dog grooming is an important aspect of caring for your animal and there are a number of choices when considering dog grooming equipment that you can choose from. Often, dog owners wonder exactly what they need and what they don’t need. Here we will take a look at the types of equipment that you should have for all of your grooming needs.
When considering right tools, it is important to understand that a brush for your dog’s coat is only the beginning. You really will need equipment for all parts of your dog including its coat and its body. This means your gear will include tools for your dog’s teeth, ears, toenails, etc.
Dog brushes and combs
Regularly brushing and combing your dog’s coat of hair not only helps keep it clean and prevents it from matting but it also helps it to stay healthy and shiny. There might be times when your dog’s coat becomes so matted that a brush or comb will just not be sufficient. In this case, it’ll be necessary to have a tool specifically designed to remove the matting from your dog’s coat of hair. A dematting tool is what you will need. You will likely find that from time to time your dog will have its hair matted in areas such as around its toes, its tail, and around its ears.
Clippers, Scissors, And Trimmers
Anytime you have a dog that has a long coat of hair you will find it highly useful to keep some clippers, trimmers, and scissors available as part of your dog grooming toolkit. These types of dogs will often need cutting and trimming. Some dogs can even become irritated if their hair remains too long. Still, other dogs will have a lot of hair in the front that obstructs their vision and in some cases, this can make the dog fearful or hesitant. Dogs may also experience unhealthy growth of their hair when it goes uncut for too long. Having these tools will make it easy and will often be just the thing to help your dog stay active and happy.
Nail Cutters And Clippers
Just like we need to cut our toenails, our dog will sometimes need its nails cut as well. Some dog experts say that the nails need to be trimmed as often as once a month. If your dog’s toenails have grown too long it can be uncomfortable and even painful for them. It can stop them from running and playing as they might otherwise do. When choosing nail clippers for your dog there are two kinds. The guillotine style and the scissor style. Whichever one is more comfortable for you will be fine.
Ear And Teeth Cleaner
You will want to have tools on hand such as a tick remover tool, ear cleaning tools, and a doggie toothbrush for your pet. When a dog’s teeth are kept clean it will be able to chew better and its breath will be better.
Optional Equipment You Might Consider
1. Doggie Hair Dryer
To prevent the dog from quickly getting dirty after a bath and to reduce the likelihood that the hair will quickly become matted, it is very helpful to dry the hair as you brush it after giving your dog a bath. Dog owners who have dogs with long coats of hair will find using a hair dryer to be more effective and convenient than trying to towel off your dog.
2. Grooming Table
Although the grooming table is an optional piece of equipment, most who have one find it to be very useful and convenient. It is sometimes helpful to have a dog grooming table available if you don’t want to use a countertop or other tables you have in your home.
Some tools that dog owners may find useful are things like scissor holsters which allow you to have it on your waist and pull it out when you need it and put it back quickly. Some other equipment that you might find helpful include gloves and mitts, liquid dispensers, and restraints.