Anna Olson

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.

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Golden Retriever Grooming Tips: 5 Ways To Have Your Dog Looking Fabulous

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Anna Olson
Mar 24 ·
Labrador Retriever

Golden retrievers are known for their beautiful blonde, white, or red hair. However, that hair requires a lot of upkeep to keep it looking shiny and beautiful. A good grooming routine is one of the most important aspects of golden retriever care. We’ve made a list of five golden retriever grooming tips to help you get started.

How To Groom Your Golden Retriever

Always follow the advice of a groomer for golden retriever coat maintenance. Make sure to use high-quality grooming tools and high-quality shampoos and conditioners. Follow our other golden retriever grooming tips for a healthy and happy grooming routine.

1. Keep That Undercoat

Golden retrievers have a beautiful double coat, which helps keep them warm in cold weather and cool in hot weather. Most groomers recommend against shaving a golden retriever unless absolutely necessary. Since they need their undercoats, make sure any haircut keeps a good amount of it on your dog’s body.

Golden Retriever Grooming Tips

2. Brush Thoroughly And Often

Thorough brushing helps prevent mats in your golden retriever’s coat and removes any shed hair. Brushing is especially important during warmer months of the year, when a golden retriever sheds its warm undercoat.

Golden Retriever Grooming Tips

3. Check Their Ears

Golden retrievers are prone to regular ear infections. Make sure to regularly check inside their ears for wax buildup or signs of infection. Clean with an ear cleaning solution and a cotton ball or swab. Keeping cotton balls in their ears during baths can help prevent water from getting in their ears.

4. Bathe Them When They Smell

A golden retriever’s long hair can trap oil and dirt very easily. Depending on how active your dog is, they may need pretty frequent baths. Giving them their first bath as early as you can will help them get used to it and make bath time easier for you and your dog. Make sure you use high-quality, neutral-pH shampoo.

5. Trim The Hair Around Their Feet

If you let the hair around a golden retriever’s paws and paw pads get too long, they may develop mats and become more like slippers. This may make it difficult for a golden retriever to walk. A professional groomer can help you keep these hairs in check, or you can trim them yourself.

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Anna Olson

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.

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