Tips for Grooming Your Dog This Summer

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Dog groomingDuring these uncertain times, it's important to stay as well as possible while also caring for your pets. If you’re hesitant about going to a professional dog groomer, there are grooming tasks you can do right in your Flagstaff apartment. Use the following dog grooming tips to keep your pets in good condition all season long.

Trim Your Dog’s Nails

Your dog’s nails can become long enough to cause discomfort while going on summer walks. Longer nails can also snag on carpeting, furniture, or other surfaces and accidentally tear off. You should trim your dog’s nails when the tips become long enough to touch the floor. Whether you use guillotine-style clippers or scissor-style clippers, make sure you don’t trim nails too much. If your dog has white nails, stop trimming before you reach the pink-colored area called the “quick.” For dark nails, trim a small amount at a time, and stop when you see a pinkish area inside the nail.

Bathe Your Dog

Dogs don’t need frequent baths, but you should give your dog one if they've been playing outside in dirt or mud. Make sure you have all of your bath supplies ready, including dog shampoo, towels, and a brush. Brush your dog’s fur before bathing them to loosen mats and eliminate dead hair. Give your dog a bath in warm water, then dry their fur off as much as possible with towels. This helps prevent your dog from getting your carpets and furniture damp or wet.

Brush Your Dog

Regular brushing can help prevent your dog’s fur from getting matted or tangled. Brushing also helps keep your dog’s fur shiny and healthy. Use the right type of brush, such as a slicker brush for longer fur or a bristle brush for shorter fur.
 

Our community welcomes up to two pets per apartment. Please contact us to learn more about the pet policy for our apartments in Flagstaff.

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