Washington Heights, New York
728 W 181St
New York, NY 10033
(347) 726-9409

What Dog Grooming Practices Should You Do at Home? February 27, 2018

Washington Heights, Manhattan
What Dog Grooming Practices Should You Do at Home?, Manhattan, New York

Your furry friend depends on you for their every need and offers unconditional love in return. Because of your responsibility to your four-legged friend, it is important to do everything you can to care for them. This includes providing dog grooming, daily exercise, food, medical care, and affection. Even if you get the professionals to take care of the major grooming projects, there are some habits you should practice with your pup at home, too.

Dog Grooming Habits to Take Care of at Home

1. Brushing

Whether your dog has long, soft hair or short and wiry bristles, regular brushing is essential to the health of their skin and coat. Not only will this remove excess hair, burrs, and other debris they pick up on their daily walks, but it also evenly distributes the natural and healthy oils in their fur. While you’re at it, keep an eye out for ticks, fleas, and skin problems that require treatment. Dogs with long, thick hair may need brushing daily, but short-haired pups can go a week between combing.

2. Teeth Cleaning

Dog GroomingSomething many pet owners tend to overlook is doggy dental care. Your pooch is as susceptible to teeth and gum problems as you are. While toys can provide some dental care, you should take a few steps to proactively protect their teeth. Gradually acclimate your dog to the taste and feel of specially formulated toothpaste and a toothbrush, and brush their teeth two or three times per week.

3. Bathing

Depending on how much time your pet spends outside, they should be bathed every one to three months to keep their skin and fur healthy. If you can’t get them to the dog groomer this often, you might be able to take care of baths at home. Use a special shampoo and massage it carefully through their wet fur before rinsing. Make sure you don’t get any soap in your pet’s eyes or ears.


While at-home dog grooming is beneficial, your pup should visit a professional for a bath, hair trimming, and nail clipping periodically. Pet Fashion and Grooming covers all this and more for Manhattan pet owners. The team has been around since 2008 and knows how to make pups feel comfortable and pampered throughout the process. Contact them today at (347) 726-9409 to set up an appointment, or visit their website to learn more.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Pet Fashion & Grooming
Is it Important to Clip Your Dog’s Nails?, Manhattan, New York
The wild ancestors of your lovable pet didn’t need regular dog grooming or nail trimming. However, most dogs today don’t walk enough on hard surfaces to wear their nai...read more
How to Protect Your Dog’s Paws From Hot Pavement, Manhattan, New York
It can be easy for pet owners to forget how hot asphalt and cement can get during the summer because people are rarely outdoors in their bare feet. When the summe...read more
How to Choose Between a Dog Collar & Harness, Manhattan, New York
Exercise is an important part of keeping your pet healthy, but this also means you need to have the right dog collar to ensure their safety when going for a walk or to the dog park. ...read more
4 FAQ About Puppy Care, Manhattan, New York
Getting a puppy for the first time is exciting, but it can leave you with several questions about how to properly care for your dog. You may be unsure about what items to add to your...read more
What to Know Before Taking Home a Husky, Manhattan, New York
Taking home your first husky is an exciting occasion, so make sure you’re fully prepared for your new companion. Every dog has its own special needs, but huskies are an esp...read more