Brushing: Regular brushing helps remove loose hair, prevent matting, and keep the coat clean. Use a brush suitable for your dog's coat type and brush in the direction of hair growth, starting from the head and working your way to the tail.
Bathing: Fill a bathtub or basin with warm water and use a dog-friendly shampoo. Wet your dog thoroughly and apply shampoo, lathering it into a gentle massage. Rinse off the shampoo completely, making sure no residue remains. Towel dry your dog afterward.
Nail Trimming: Use a pet-specific nail trimmer to trim your dog's nails. Be cautious not to cut into the quick, which is the sensitive part inside the nail. If unsure, consult a professional groomer or veterinarian for guidance.
Ear Cleaning: Use a dog ear cleaner and cotton balls to gently clean the outer part of your dog's ears. Avoid inserting anything deep into the ear canal. If you notice any discharge, redness, or odor, consult your veterinarian.
Teeth Cleaning: Use a dog toothbrush and toothpaste (specifically formulated for dogs) to brush your dog's teeth regularly. Start by introducing your dog to the taste of the toothpaste and gradually work towards brushing their teeth.
Hair Trimming: Trimming your dog's hair may be necessary for certain breeds or to maintain a neat appearance. Use grooming shears or clippers designed for dogs. Take care around sensitive areas and consider seeking professional help if you're unsure or if your dog has a complex haircut.
Anal Gland Expression: Some dogs may require their anal glands to be expressed. This should be done by a professional groomer or veterinarian, as it can be a delicate and potentially messy procedure.