While your dog's coat will be ‘shiny ’n’ clean’ and in great condition when it leaves the salon, it's not going to stay that way if it's not regularly brushed. But the importance of brushing your dog's coat isn’t just about keeping them looking pretty and nice – there are also more important reasons:
Your dog's coat will easily tangle up and form matts if not brushed regularly, just like our own hair would be. If matts are not removed they will get worse and can even cause irritation or hot spots on your dog’s skin. A heavily matted coat will have to be clipped off at the next grooming appointment as the pain it would cause the dog to remove the matts then would simply be unacceptable. But regular and correct brushing of your dog’s coat will remove matts at an early stage leaving the coat clean and clear of debris and knots.
Failing to keep the dogs coat in top condition, may mean that the dogs would have to be 'wet shaved'. Adorable Dogs is one of only a limited few groomers that are able to carry out this procedure.
Getting up close and personal with your dog during brushing allows you check for any problems your dog may have. Things like cuts, lumps, ticks or fleas may not otherwise be seen through a heavy coat and spotting them early will save a lot of discomfort and pain for your dog.
Regular brushing helps strengthen your friendship with your dog and keeps them used to being handled and brushed. Plus it’ll also make them feel great so they’ll love you even more.
Different coats require different levels of brushing and even short haired dogs should be brushed regularly as well. Normally however, the more regularly you brush the coat the easier and quicker the job will be. We’ll be more than happy to talk you through this and help you with your dog’s coat.