20/02/2019 - Fluff the Ruff
Dog grooming is an essential part of caring for your furry loved one. Whether they hide from you as you’re running the bath, or they love the feeling of a relaxing shower; it’s necessary. Love it or loathe it, it’s a vital part in dog ownership.
The team at Fluff The Ruff Grooming Spa have given their top tips on how to keep their coats looking good and odour free.
What’s the benefit?
For dogs with healthy skin and a healthy coat, the most common reason to bathe is to ensure they are fresh smelling and not stinky! The benefits of bathing your dog include cleaning the skin and coat, which helps to remove loose hair, scale, debris and improve the coats shine.
As for dogs with specific skin conditions, bathing may be part of their medical treatment plan, as recommended by their vet, and is something that should be maintained.
Having a fresh smelling pooch will also mean your carpets, furniture and car are also not absorbing unwanted dirt and smells!
DOODLES (Cockapoos, Labradoodles, pooches with a bit of poodle in their make up)
With the increasing popularity of Doodle breeds, it’s important to know how to deal with their coats and how much maintenance they require.
If your dog is groomed and brushed regularly, you should never find yourself in the position of having to deal with matted fur, which can be unpleasant for both you and your dog!
A visit to the local salon can eradicate this, but daily maintenance is key, and a good brush every evening will help to keep that matting at bay.
Rose commented, “Our Stylists recommend and encourage their clients to brush UP as well as down, to help reduce matts, and a great slicker brush is the tool of choice.”
“No-one wants to shave or scalp any pooch, however sometimes the matts are just too tightly woven against the skin and it would be cruel to do anything else, this is devastating for everyone, so a regular brushing regime solves this.”
How often should we bathe our pooch?
This is a common question and can vary on coat type, what type of life that dog lives, i.e. does Fido go in lakes, rivers, roll in puddles etc? If so, you may need more frequent grooming, dogs that sleep on their owners’ bed also may need to undergo a more pristine clean than some that don’t!
If you do bathe more frequently, use a gentler shampoo or one for sensitive skin to prevent irritations, at Fluff The Ruff’s on-site salon, they have an array of shampoos to suit all skin and coat types, from specialist Black or White to enhance coat colour; sensitive, medicated and even one for the dirtiest of coats.
Fluff The Ruff have on-site salons at Martlesham and Needham, all fully equipped and able to style your pooch expertly and they are always on hand to give advice for any issues you may be having.
Contact Fluff The Ruff Grooming Spa via their website here or call them on 01473 636151