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Touch Up Grooming Tips for in between Salon Appointments

July 22, 2011 -

Your groomer makes your pet look and feel like a superstar, but when that glow begins to fade and you can’t get back to the groomer quickly, there are some easy ways to help maintain your professional groom at home.
 
We recommend most Pet Parents schedule professional grooms every six to eight weeks. Here are some tips to keep them looking great between appointments:
 
Coat Brushing
Watch for signs of matting, clumping and tangling in your long-hair breeds and look for indications of excessive shedding in short-breed dogs. Brushing once a week with your slicker brush or pin brush will help maintain the coat and avoid snags and mats, or you can use a FURminator once every other week to cut down on shedding in both short- and long-haired breeds.
 
Tooth Brushing
Consider brushing your dog’s teeth regularly to keep tartar build up to a minimum and maintain teeth between the deep cleans your vet provides.
 
Bathing
Unless your pet makes a date with a digging hole in the yard or gives himself a rain bath, you can safely bathe your dog once every other week; bathing your dog too frequently could dry or irritate skin.
 
Trims
If you’ve purchased a quality pair if grooming sheers and feel comfortable with your trimming skills, you can cut back the hair around your pet’s eyes to help him see and prevent dirt and mud from clumping in front of the eyes.
 
When to Hit the Salon
It’s not always easy to keep up with grooming maintenance your pets require, butthat’s why professional groomers can help. If you find that you just don’t have the time for touch-ups or aren’t happy with the results at home, reach out to a groomer At PetSmart Grooming Salons you can get your pet a 15 minute brush,trim, teeth brushing, breath freshener and nail trim as part of the Touch Up grooming package.

Visit us in store or online at petsmart.com/grooming for more information on PetSmart Grooming.

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