• Light of Life Veterinary Clinic
    Light of Life Veterinary Clinic
    Tel: 6243 3282
    Address:
    Blk 740 Bedok Reservoir Road #01-3165 Singapore 470740
    Opening Hours:
    Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 12pm-5pm, 8pm-11pm
  • Animal Practice Veterinary Clinic & Surgery
    Animal Practice Veterinary Clinic & Surgery
    Tel: 6288 3929 (24 Hours)
    Address:
    1015 Upper Serangoon Road #01-00 Singapore 534753
    Opening Hours:
    Daily 9am-12pm, 2pm-5pm, 6pm- 8pm (Closed on Public Holidays)
  • The Animal Clinic
    The Animal Clinic
    Tel: 6776 3450 / 6777 0273
    Address:
    Block 109 Clementi Street 11 #01-31 Singapore 120109
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri: 9.30am-12noon, 2pm-5pm, 6pm-8.30pm
    Sat: 9.30am-1pm, 2pm-5pm, 6pm-8.30pm
    Sun: 12noon to 4:30pm
  • Toa Payoh Vets
    The Animal Clinic
    Tel: 6254 3326
    Emergency: 9668 6469
    Address:
    Block 1002, Toa Payoh Lorong 8 #01-1477 Singapore 319074
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri: 9am - 8pm
    Sat, Sun, Public Holidays: 9am-5pm
  • Singapore Pet Cremation
    Singapore Pet Cremation
    Tel: 9665 1038
    Website:
    www.singaporepetcremation.com
    Opening Hours:
    24 hours

Canine Care: A Grooming Guide for Dogs of All Fur Types

Canine Care: A Grooming Guide for Dogs of All Fur Types


Canine Care: A Grooming Guide for Dogs of All Fur Types

Grooming your furry companion is an important aspect of being a pet owner. In addition to maintaining your pet’s hygiene, home-grooming sessions also allow you to spend some quality time with your pet. That said, it’s also important to take your pet to a professional pet groomer on a regular basis, as this allows the professionals to identify potential health issue, if any.

With different dogs come different grooming needs. From short-coated Corgis to long-haired Malteses, we’ve put together a guide to dog grooming for both home and professional groomers.

Short-Hair Dogs Canine Care: A Grooming Guide for Dogs of All Fur Types

Short-haired dogs usually require only an occasional brush. However, if your dog is shedding excessively, a trip to the groomer or vet may be warranted. In this case, most groomers will offer to provide a thorough brushing for your furry friend to minimize the shedding.

Short-Haired Dogs With Double Coats Canine Care: A Grooming Guide for Dogs of All Fur Types

As these dogs shed in seasons, pet owners are recommended to plan their pet’s grooming schedule around their shedding seasons. Your pet should ideally be groomed a minimum of four times a year, to ensure that its dead undercoat is removed and to minimise shedding.

Long-Haired Dogs With Double Coats Canine Care: A Grooming Guide for Dogs of All Fur Types

Similarly, long-haired dogs with double coats shed in seasons. Due to the long hair around the ears, paws and bellies, these dogs are more likely to suffer from matted hair. As such, it’s important to have these areas regularly trimmed by professionals. If your pet does develop mats in its fur, it’s recommended to have a professional groomer attend to them.

Dogs With Thick Undercoats Canine Care: A Grooming Guide for Dogs of All Fur Types

Canines with thick undercoat need to have them removed seasonally by professionals at least once every three months. Failure to do so may lead to severe matting of your canine’s fur and result in having to shave it away. Do note that you should prevent shaving dogs with thick coats as it may result in sunburns and is generally unhealthy for your dog’s hair.

Curly and/or wavy coats Canine Care: A Grooming Guide for Dogs of All Fur Types

Canines with curly and wavy coats are most prone to matting – thus, they require regular brushing sessions. To keep fur matting at bay, a minimum weekly brushing session and regular trips to a pet salon are highly recommended.

In short, the breed of your pet plays a fundamental role in determining its grooming needs. Should you have grooming queries, don’t be afraid to consult with the vets in Singapore for professional advice.

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