The transition to colder weather can be rough on dogs. You may need to take some extra steps in their grooming routine to make sure they stay happy and healthy this fall. Here are a few tips to help.
Getting The Perfect Winter Coat
There is a common misconception that dogs don’t need to be groomed during the cooler months. As groomers, we know that’s a myth.
Less sun exposure during cooler months actually stimulates hair growth, which will make your dog’s coat thicker, according to Otto. It’s okay to keep the coat a bit longer than usual since the coat will add some protection during the cooler months, but pet parents should keep dogs on a regular grooming schedule.
Decrease doggy shave down chances by educating pet parents on longer coat maintenance requirements.
“I always like to send pet parents home with an Andis Soft-Tooth Slicker Brush, which simultaneously removes undercoat to prevent matting and stimulates hair growth for healthier hair,” Otto said.
Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog needs a checkup, shots, vaccines, give us a call at 503.666.1600 or visit our website at: www.greshamanimalhospital.com/