If you want a great looking dog then these Labrador grooming tips are the ideal place to start. Grooming should be part of your pet care routine and it isn’t hard to get started.
Labrador grooming doesn’t have to involve forking out for an expensive stylist, simply follow these 5 tips to keep your dog looking and feeling fabulous.
5 Simple Labrador Grooming Tips
Grooming isn’t only important for looks, follow the 5 tips listed below for a happy healthy labrador that turns heads.
1. Bath Time
Usually, bathing your Labrador about once a month is enough to keep it looking great. Be sure to use a doggy shampoo and read the label for instructions. As you all know, dogs love rolling in things that they shouldn’t, so you may need to give your dog a wash more often when this happens.
2. Regular Brushing
Brush your labrador at least once a week, or more if you have the time. These dogs shed a lot, and brushing will help you keep that excess fur in the garbage can, rather than on your clothes and furniture.
3. Trim Their Nails
Your labrador’s nails should be trimmed every month or two. How often this needs to be done will depend on how much exercise your dog gets and what kind of surface he does that exercise on. Carpeted floors and lawns will not keep nails worn down as well as dirt and sidewalks.
4. Dental Care
Aim to brush your dog’s teeth 2 or 3 times a week to prevent decay, gum disease, and bad breath. Remember to use a vet-approved dog toothbrush and toothpaste designed for dogs (human toothpaste can be toxic to dogs!). Labradors love the taste of dog toothpaste!
5. Eyes And Ears
Make sure to check your dog’s eyes and ears regularly. Labradors have floppy ears which makes them susceptible to ear infections. Nobody likes to see crusty eyes and infected ears, it’s just not fabulous.
Check out our other articles on Labradors for more information on this breed, their care, and diet.
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I’m Rita and I’m crazy about animals. I’ve been lucky enough to have had all sorts of pets throughout my life. This, along with my years of experience working as a professional dog trainer, has given me the opportunity to learn a lot about their care and behavior. I have several animal-related qualifications including dog training, equine science, and nature guiding. I live in sunny South Africa, where you can find me out walking my dog or caring for my rabbits when I’m not working.