Keeping your beagle’s coat clean and well-brushed is a great way to keep them happy. Since beagles tend to have short coats, their grooming needs are not as intensive as other breeds. However, their hygiene is no less important. We’ve included five beagle grooming tips to help your dog look in tip-top shape.
Grooming Your Pet Beagle
Regular maintenance of coat, ears, eyes, and teeth are an important part of any dog’s health and well-being. Regular baths and brushing also provide a great opportunity for you to bond with your pet. With these tips, you will be well on your way to a well-groomed beagle.
1. Choose Your Grooming Tools And Soaps Wisely
All these beagle grooming tips rely on well-made tools and high quality dog shampoo and conditioner. Choose soaps with a neutral pH and natural ingredients like aloe or oatmeal. Cheap soaps or poorly made brushes may cause more harm than good to your beagle.
2. Bathe Every Three Weeks
Since beagles have such thick coats, they trap excess oils and dirt close to the skin without appearing to be dirty. It might take a while to realize your beagle needs a bath. Soap them up every three weeks, making sure to get deep into their fur to eliminate any oils, dead skin particles, and shed fur.
3. Brush Every Other Day
Even a short brushing session has multiple benefits for a beagle. Brushing stimulates blood flow beneath the skin, improving hair follicle health. A brushing session also does a lot to sweep away dirt and dust in a beagle’s coat.
4. Keep Their Ears Clean
Check your beagle’s ears regularly for waxy buildup and signs of infection. You should have a high-quality ear cleaning solution, along with cotton balls or gauze pads. Keep cotton balls in your beagle’s ears during bath time to prevent water going in their ears.
5. Include Dental Hygiene In Grooming
Buy a quality dog toothpaste and three-sided toothbrush. Though three times a week is the minimum amount of toothbrushing recommended, twice a day is preferred. Good, regular dental hygiene for your beagle means fewer vet visits for dental cleans, and fresher breath.
Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.