Whether you have a short-haired dog or a long-haired dog, regularly brushing their fur helps keeps their skin healthy. Brushing is especially important for longer-haired dogs, whose fur can be prone to matting. Continue reading to learn about the importance of brushing your dog.
Why Brushing Your Dog Is Important
- Prevents painful mats from forming
- Reduces shedding
- Allows you to spot lumps, bumps, parasites and skin issues
- Keeps your pup looking their best
- Is a wonderful bonding opportunity
How Often You Should Brush Your Dog
Short, Smooth Coats: once per week.
Short or Medium Double Coats: daily, or at least once per week.
Long Double Coats: a few times per week.
Curly or Wavy Coats: daily.
Straight Coats: a couple of times per week.
Wire Coats: once per week.
When You Should Brush Your Dog
- Before and after a bath.
- After getting a bath.
- During shedding season.
How To Make Your Dog Comfortable with Brushing
- Use treats.
- Introduce your dog to the brush and let them sniff it.
- Reward them at the end of each brushing session.