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How Often Should Your Dog be Groomed?

Updated: Sep 8, 2022

This really depends on a number of different factors, which are; what breed is your dog? What type of coat does your dog have? How long is it's coat? Does your dog suffer from any skin conditions or allergies?


The longer hair type and the type of hair your dog has, will affect the frequency of grooming. But generally, the rule of thumb is every 4 to 6 weeks.


We often find that dog owners do brush their dogs regularly at home, but they don’t always get to the root of the hair which means matting can occur. This can be very uncomfortable for your dog and in some cases painful. It is not always possible to brush out where matts are severe and may be too close to the skin to get under, and this can lead to your dog requiring a tighter cut when they are brought to us to be groomed.


Dogs should be groomed professionally as we have the training to deal with these matters and also have the appropriate tools and products.


At Tails in Tubs cater for all types of dogs, even those with skin allergies. We ensure the correct shampoo is used on their skin so that it won’t cause further irritation. (we only use vegan products) It is also important to keep an eye on your dog’s nails and ears, which is standard when your dog visits us. The nail tip should not be touching the ground as this can cause discomfort for your pet; however, this is not always possible as if the nails are not cut regularly the quick can become long, which means they cannot be cut back without bleeding.


If you require any further information on any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact us.




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