Pet owners can incur a lot of money in grooming their pets. DIY grooming and touch-ups can help save money. New pet owners, in most cases, tend to waste money on buying the wrong grooming tools. They fail to take good care of the tools and eventually ruin them.
As a result, they end up paying a groomer to undo their mistakes. Pet grooming can be a fun way of spending your free time with your best friend. It’s actually easier than it seems. To avoid mistakes that can be costly, here are some 4 tips to pet grooming for beginners:
1. Eliminate Loose Hair Before Bathing Your Pet
Removing loose hair from your pet’s body can save you time before starting to groom it. Some breeds such as the Labradors shed a lot more hair than others. A pet in a warm bath sheds more hair than they already have.
Therefore, remove the hair carefully before your pet begins its warm bath. Otherwise, you’ll end up cleaning your bath even more. Use a furminator to remove loose and dead hair from your pet.
2. Check the Pet for Parasites
Pet groomers first check for parasites even before pet owners leave pets in their care. Parasites such as a female flea can lay many eggs within a short period of time. Therefore, it’s important to treat for the fleas and other parasites before you start grooming your pet.
3. Avoid Washing Knots
Trimming is important before tempting to wash your pet. Knots are known to hold onto chemicals and soaps that are likely to cause skin irritation to your pet. Instead of trying to save a pet with damaged skin, most groomers prefer chopping knots off to allow free growth of new hair.
4. Begin to Style with Your Eyes
It is important to first style your pet with your eyes before initiating any real style on your pet. Look at your pet’s shape and work out what you can do with the style you’re visualizing to complement your pet’s look. Also consider your pet’s breed and the way it is styled traditionally to get an idea of what you can finally aim at.
5. Give Your Pet’s Lifestyle Some Thought
One of the most important lessons a beginner pet groomer can learn when creating style is taking into account the lifestyle of your pet. As a beginner, know where your pet walks, the kind of grooming that can happen on a daily basis, and any extra care or hygiene routines that can benefit your pet.
Clip the hair of older dogs to make them shorter. However, some pet owners prefer long hair on their pets for easy grooming on a daily basis. Pet grooming can never be same from day one to the next, and getting some training can be a great option.
Some pet breeds require more care and grooming than others. For instance, bulldogs need special attention around their folds. With consistent practice, you can become a pro at pet grooming.
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