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Grooming is an important part of grooming for many dog ​​breeds, especially those with shaggy or coarse coats. Grooming is a process in which dead hair is removed to allow new hair to grow and maintain a healthy and aesthetic appearance of the dog. Here are the main reasons why certain breeds need grooming and how it contributes to their health and well-being.

What does grooming mean?

The name "trimming" perfectly describes the process. Excess hair is removed either by using a special knife specially designed for trimming, or by using chalk and finger condoms that create grip on the dog's hair. This procedure may sound a bit scary, but it is completely safe. By removing excess hair in this way, space is created for new hair to grow. This allows for a healthier and more natural look that is very popular with owners.

Does trimming hurt?

When owners hear that a groomer is going to pull hair, many owners think that hand removal might be a painful process, but that's not true. This technique should only be performed by a properly trained hairdresser, so there's nothing to worry about as long as you've checked beforehand. The 'knife' used is also not as dangerous or scary as it sounds, usually more like a comb on the end of a knife handle.

Is trimming more expensive than cutting?

Manual removal is a more complicated and delicate process, so you should remember that it can take much longer than the usual care with scissors. All caregivers charge differently based on their experience, cost and many other factors. This means your hairdresser will likely charge based on time and difficulty. Because of this, manual hair removal can sometimes be more expensive, but it is beneficial for the breed. This expense can definitely pay off in providing the best coat possible.

Reasons for trimming:

1. Maintaining healthy skin and coat
Grooming removes dead hair, which encourages the growth of new, healthy hair. In breeds with shaggy or coarse coats, such as terriers and schnauzers, the dead hair does not fall out naturally and may remain in the coat. This can cause skin irritation and prevent the skin from breathing. Regular grooming helps keep the skin healthy and the coat shiny.

2. Preventing knotting and tangling
Coarse-coated dogs are prone to clumping and tangling if not removed regularly. Ingrown hair can cause discomfort and pain and restrict the dog's movement. Grooming prevents these problems by removing dead hair and preventing it from tangling with new hair.

3. Regulation of body temperature
Grooming helps regulate the dog's body temperature. Dead hair can trap heat and cause a dog to overheat in the warmer months. Trimming removes excess hair, which allows for better ventilation of the fur and helps the dog maintain an appropriate body temperature.

4. Aesthetic appearance and breed standards
Grooming is often necessary to maintain an aesthetic appearance and meet breed standards. It is especially important for show dogs to have well-groomed fur that meets the breed's requirements. Grooming helps maintain the proper texture and appearance of the coat, which is vital to show success.

5. Health benefits
Removing dead hair can prevent various skin problems such as 'hot spots' , infections and parasites. Grooming helps to detect potential health problems, as the skin can be seen better and any abnormalities can be detected early.

6. Comfort and mobility
Trimming the fur around the eyes, ears and paws can improve a dog's comfort and mobility. Long hair can obstruct vision, cause eye irritation, or collect dirt and moisture around the ears, which can lead to infections. Grooming these areas ensures a better field of vision, hearing and cleanliness.

Regular grooming is important!

Regular grooming is vital for many dog ​​breeds, especially those with shaggy or coarse coats. It enables the maintenance of healthy skin and hair, prevents knotting, helps regulate body temperature, ensures an aesthetic appearance and brings many health benefits. Owners should consult with professional dog groomers to determine the best grooming schedule and technique for their furry friends.

For all advice, call us on 069 611 116 or write to us at info (afna) lovingpaw (dot) si and we will be happy to find an appointment to groom your furry friend.

By LovingPaw


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