How often does my dog need grooming?

That depends on the breed of dog. If your dog is medium to long hair it is recommended that your dog be groomed every 4 to 8 weeks. If your dog is short hair it must be bathed no less than once every month and no more that once a fortnight. For proper upkeep of a long hair coat, to prevent shaving off when matted, a dog should have a tidy up between grooms monthly. As an owner it is your responsibility for all of these important things to be looked after- The nails must be clipped every 2 months, the coat must be washed no more than fortnightly, the anal glands must be expressed every 2-4 months and the ears must be cleaned regulary. If you have a long coated breed you must look after it by combing as often as possible. Shave offs once or twice a year are not fair on your pet and make your pet look and feel different, increasing the risk of injury to the skin. Double coated breeds: Should have a full professional brushout 4 times a year and should have a bath and blowdry to remove excess hair every 4 weeks.

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