Designer Dogs - Has Grooming Got Out of Control?
The public is en masse, addicted to popular culture and the ‘cult of the celebrity.’ This area of popular entertainment has grown hugely over the last decade as we have begun to crave our weekly fix; reading the dirty secrets of our most loved stars. However commonplace celebrity scandals may now seem to the modern audience, a surprising new addition to the lives of those rich and famous has been made - the designer dog. It’s almost as if dogs are no longer man’s best friend, but rather a fashion accessory, wearing Gucci coats and sporting pink fur. We all need to groom our dogs at some point, but are we taking things too far?
Substance over style
Grooming their pooch is something that all dog owners should schedule in as and when required. The bond between an owner and his/her pet is special and should be treated with respect; it shouldn’t be dressed up in the latest doggie slippers. Think of the long haired breeds for example. Dogs such as the shihtzus, lhasas, yorkies, malteses require frequent brushing and washing if you’re looking to avoid those mats and tangles resulting from the nature of your dog’s daily life. Their short haired cousins require slightly less maintenance, but nail clipping is key here – this is usually a service provided by your local dog boarding kennels, grooming service or vet practice (DIY nail clipping can be disastrous, as inexperience can result in extreme pain and blood loss for your dog).
Looking good and feeling great
A healthy dog is a happy dog and so it’s important to keep your pet in good shape. Not only does he/she need frequent walks, but also consistent maintenance can be a great help towards keeping your dog’s tail wagging. Fleas and ticks can be a serious problem also. Just one flea can quickly become thousands, infesting carpets, sofas and even bedding, depending on where your dog is allowed to go around the house!
If you have a vacation planned, it doesn’t mean that you can also take a holiday from ensuring your dog’s wellbeing. When you go on holiday, be sure the check that the boarding kennel that your dog is staying at has access to a vet as and when required. Ideally this will be a vet that is situated onsite and that can offer immediate treatment. If not then at the very least they should have an agreement in place with a vet that is located nearby. Also, check to see that the boarding kennel offers grooming services to give your dog a bit of a treat as you enjoy your time in the sun.
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