Unwanted shedding can be reduced significantly with correct grooming techniques.
Unwanted shedding can be reduced significantly with correct grooming techniques. Contributed

Make grooming your pet project

WARM weather with plenty of rain means you will have to grow accustomed to the wet dog smell around your home.

But keeping your furry friend's coat maintained can save you hours of airing once the rain clouds clear.

Shedding hair is a natural process for most dog and cat breeds and occurs throughout the year, but especially in spring and summer.

With a little extra attention to brushing and combing, you can save your house from masses of loose hair around the place and mats building up as your pet's winter coat moults.

Plus grooming your cat or dog is a healthy habit as it can be a great time to bond with your pet and check for ticks and other wellbeing requirements.

Take some time out for you and your pet by developing a routine.

You should brush and comb weekly but more often for pets with long hair.

Unwanted shedding can be reduced significantly with correct grooming techniques using the right brushes and detangling sprays for your pet's comfort.

See a professional groomer for advice on the right products, or if your pet's coat is in particularly bad shape.

While you are at it, perform a quick health check and look over your pet.

Grooming is a good time to give your dog a health exam by checking the skin for sores, ticks and fleas.

Ears should be clean and odour-free and nails should be at a comfortable length.

Ensure your flea and tick treatments are up to date.

If you've lapsed on your pet's health treatments, now is the time to begin a prevention program to protect your pet against fleas and ticks over the warmer months.

Your vet or groomer can recommend the product that's best for your pet, or see the expert team at New Best Friends Pet Super Centre Dog Grooming Salon for help.

Take your best friend in for a salon visit where the grooming experts have specialised equipment to de-mat and brush out your dog's old coat.

Consider a coat conditioning treatment to get your dog's coat back in good condition because shedding hair is better on the salon floor than on your couch.

Visit www.bestfriendspets.com.au.

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