As dog parents, we know how important it is to keep our dog’s fur healthy and clean by brushing them regularly. If you want your dogs to look and feel great, brushing their coat can help you achieve that goal. Here are 6 reasons why you should regularly brush your dog’s coat!
1. Loose hair gets removed through brushing
If there’s one thing dog parents absolutely don’t look forward to is vacuuming massive hairballs! Brushing won’t stop your dog from shedding, it will stop loose hair from clogging your vacuum cleaner!
2. Brushing prevents and removes mats
Brushing helps prevent matted hair that can otherwise be quite painful for dogs. Moreover, matted hair can cause irritation and lead to skin infections. Regular brushing will help you ensure your dog’s coat is smooth as silk and free from mats.
3. Brushing helps you understand and identify problems in your dog’s skin
As a dog parent, you’re responsible for regularly checking your dogs for lumps, bumps, skin problems, ticks, fleas and other irregular skin spots. Regular brushing will help you identify any skin problem your dog has developed so you can get the necessary treatment for them.
4. Brushing helps to keep your dog’s coat healthy
A dog’s skin and fur can get dehydrated pretty fast and in order to avoid that regular brushing is required. Brushing can help circulate, stimulate and distribute the skin’s natural oils, thereby preventing skin dehydration.
5. Brushing helps you bond with your dog
For dogs, brushing feels like a nice, relaxing massage and everyone loves a nice massage! Many dogs can’t contain their excitement when it’s time to brush, not only because it feels good, but also because they get to spend quality time with you! Isn’t that just sweet?
How often do you brush your dog’s coat? Let us know in the comments!
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