The Importance of Grooming Your Dog in the Winter

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With the cold weather upon us, your dog may get wet and dirtier than in the summer. Brush your dog often since a few days of warm weather may cause shedding and a wet coat can encourage matting. Spot clean your dog as needed but give your dog a regular bath. Keep your dogs nails trimmed short so he has a better grip on the ground with his foot pads. Trim hair between the pads so ice clumps don’t form there. Consider using dog booties to protect your dog’s feet from chemical deicers and road salts. At the very least, wash your dog’s feet after exposure to these chemicals. Your dog’s moist and warm ears are prone to infection so check them frequently for signs that medical attention is needed – redness, swelling, dark wax or other debris and an unpleasant odor. Learn more from your Simi Valley, CA veterinary clinic.

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