How To Save Money With These Dog Home Grooming Tips

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Some canine breeds are notable for having unruly hair. The only way to manage the hair is with routine grooming, which could end up costing thousands each year. This is money that most households do not have, but this does not mean that people want their dog looking like the shaggy old rug. Instead of relying on professional dog grooming services, it is possible to keep your dog’s coat looking beautiful and healthy with home grooming. Now, this task will not be as easy as it seems. But, with the tips listed below, you will become an expert at grooming your furry friend at home.

Invest In Quality Clippers

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One of the first things you will need to do is invest in a high-quality clipper. There is a broad array of brands for you to choose from, so do a bit of research before making a selection. If you want to get the most out of your money, be sure to stick with well-known name brand clippers. With the extended warranty offered by these brands, you will not be at financial risk in the event the clipper arrives or becomes damaged within the warranty range. These are my personal favourites, from when I used to do dog grooming myself!

A high-quality clipper will cost anywhere from £20 to £150. But, when you consider how much money you have been investing in professional dog grooming services, the price will seem minor. Check out dealsqueen for some great discounts on pet supplies.

Shampoos And Conditioners

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A great way to prepare the dog’s fur for the clipping process is to start with a good shampooing and conditioning. However, to get the most out of these products, you will need to make sure they contain moisturising ingredients. These ingredients will not only help manage the dog’s fur but also keep it healthy and shiny after the clipping process is complete.

Your dog is your best friend, which means you will want to protect him from heartworms. The best and only way to do this is with Heartgard Plus Chewables. If you are wondering where to buy heartgard, just do a quick search inquiry online. PetCareRx is a reliable pharmacy that offers Heartgard products for a very affordable price.

Frequent Brushing

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Once you clip your dog’s fur, you will need to follow up with frequent brushing and combing. This process will help keep your dog’s skin and coat healthy, shiny and groomed. The tips of the teeth on the comb or tips of the bristles on the brush will gently rake across the skin, breaking away the dead skin and dirt. The end result, healthy skin and hair.

A brush with stiff bristles will be required to remove dead hair. Once you complete the brushing process follow up with a soft chamois cloth, which will give the fur a nice sheen.

Trim Toenails

Last, but not least is toenail trimming. Now, if your dog is finicky, you may have difficulty trimming its toenails. See this article for tips on how to trim your dog’s toenails. It may take a bit of practice and coax to urge the dog to remain still throughout the process. If the dog is accustomed to the process, you can add a coat of dog nail polish to the top of the nails!

 

I’m linking up with Cass Emma and Becky in this week’s ‘Five Fabulously Frugal things I’ve done this week linky.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Lee

    I had a Samoyed many years ago. Grooming him was… well, let’s leave it at a challenge! I think dog nail polish would have been a step too far for both of us 😀

    January 5, 2018 at 11:23 am
  • Reply Becky

    greta tips jenny thansk for joining in with #5frugalthings

    January 6, 2018 at 12:11 am
  • Reply Rebecca

    I love this, we have a Jack-a-poo and I’ve often thought about trying to cut her myself as she’s so small. It’s harder than it looks, and there’s some great tips here x

    January 6, 2018 at 9:04 pm
  • Reply Emma Bradley

    I should learn how to do this as my puppy needs a groom every five / six weeks. But I am a little scared! Thanks for linking up to Five Fab Frugal Things

    January 12, 2018 at 9:59 am
  • Reply Rachael

    We always use a mobile groomer but our puppy’s hair grows very quickly! We will have to try using your tips in between times!

    January 12, 2018 at 10:34 am
  • Reply bella gum

    grate tips thank you so much for sharing 🙂

    July 2, 2019 at 3:59 am
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