Combing or brushing your cat or dog regularly is an essential part of preventive health care. Try these eight tips to keep your pet’s fur clean and without knots while checking for signs of potential health problems.
1. Brush them every week
Brush cats and longhaired dogs at least once a week to avoid knots.
- Brushing can become longer and harder if you wait, so it is wise to do so regularly.
2. Sprinkle corn on the hairs
To detangle the fur from your pet, first, sprinkle a little corn meal on the tangled fur, and then brush gently.
- Although it is not essential to purchase commercial strawberries, a highly tangled fur may need the help of a professional groomer.
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3. Use a smart comb
Use a flea comb regularly in hot weather.
4. Apply tea tree oil
To make your dog’s coat smell pleasant and shiny, apply tea tree oil to the grooming brush.
5. Check your pet’s ears
Check the ears of your pet every week.
- The rear channels should be clean, without any signs of inflammation, unpleasant odor or redness.
6. Ear Cleaning
Clean the ears gently once a month with a mixture of equal parts of rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide, which you can find in the pharmacy.
- Dip a piece of gauze into the solution and wrap it around your fingers, then rub gently to wipe away any accumulated debris.
7. Lemon juice to clean the ears
Alternatively, use a dose of lemon juice for three doses of water, or witch hazel extract for a gentle and effective ear cleansing solution.
- Do not probe deep into the ears or you could damage your pet’s ear.
8. Cleaning the eyes
Clean gently and carefully around the eyes with a cotton ball soaked in warm water or warm black tea.
- You can also use olive oil instead of water, although some cats will not tolerate it.
Should I make shampoos to your pet?
Dogs and cats have naturally impermeable coats that usually do not need to be washed often unless the animal has rolled into something smelly or a substance that irritates the skin.
- Cats are diligent self-groomers and rarely need to be washed, while dogs – especially those who live in the open – may need to be washed two or three times a year.
- Too frequent shampoos reduce the ability of the coat to repel water by depleting the natural oils of the fur.
- Consider choosing a shampoo specifically designed for pets or to do it yourself.
- The pH level of your pet’s skin differs from that of the man, so you simply do not need to use the shampoo you use on your own hair.
- Regular brushing will remove dead hair and accumulated dirt.
Keeping your pet well cared for naturally is easy to do and good for his health – and your pet will be gorgeous!