It is important to continue to look after your dog’s coat when the weather turns cooler and his coat may get longer and shaggier for warmth. As professional pet groomers in Etobicoke we often hear people say that it is “too cold” to have their dog groomed. The truth is that while it is getting colder your dog still does need to be groomed as well as brushed and possibly your grooming routine needs to be changed to accommodate the colder temperatures.
Brushing your dog’s coat is always beneficial for both you and your pet. Brushing helps to increase blood circulation and distribute oil. It also means less hair around the house and fewer uncomfortable hair matts on your dog.
PRO TIP – Regular brushing helps stimulate oils in your dog’s skin which in turn helps to maintain a healthy coat. Brushing also helps fight winter dry skin which can be irritating for your pet.
Here are step by step instructions for how to brush your dog:
1. Start by brushing at the top of the head and brush downwards to the base of the neck. Remember to brush the middle and the sides.
At Royal York Animal Hospital we hope that you have found this blog helpful. Don’t forget that we open for grooming seven days a week. We groom all breeds of dogs and cats, whether you are looking for a professional breed cut or a brush out and bath. We are also being available to answer any questions you may have.
Lily and Karina
Professional Pet Groomers
Royal York Animal Hospital