How often do you groom her dog?

@34momma (13891)
United States
August 11, 2012 7:14am CST
My poor dog looks a mess. Every year I promise that I will take her every 3-4 months to get groomed. But it always seems to happen 2 times a year. I always feel so bad, because she gets matted. How often do you takes your dog to get groomed?
4 responses
• United States
11 Aug 12
Are you brushing her daily? If her hair is getting matted frequently, that is the only thing you can do. When I moved in with my fiance, his dog was a hot mess-scabs (chewed his back due to itching), very little fur on his legs or body, and horrible knots in his ears. I was able to determine that he was: 1) allergic to wheat and caused him to chew his back, legs and feet constantly; and 2) he was NOT being groomed properly. Seems that Jim's ex-wife took him to the vet, but he had not known that he actually is a long-haired mix breed and had never even seen a groomer before. I took him to get his nails cut last fall and everyone kept admiring how nice he looked! But Jim wanted him to be shaved for the summer, and his brother Steve, the aspiring dog groomer, shaved (or tried to) his body fur quite short. He's still got short fur, so he looks like a little rag doll, but I'm only having to brush his head and legs now. You may need to get a good metal-bristle brush to do a daily brushing and cut down the matting-if they're too serious, you'll be forced to cut them out. What kind of dog do you have?
@34momma (13891)
• United States
11 Aug 12
i just got her totally cut down. she looks like a fawn... lol. but i am going to make sure i give her daily brushing at least 3 times a week. i don't like when she gets all matted. i just feel so bad
• United States
12 Aug 12
That's a good idea. If she has short hair, I'd invest in a good bristle brush so it brushes the fur, but doesn't irritate her skin. You should post a picture of her!
@Gollywog (1092)
11 Aug 12
if you groom her daily she will not get matted then teach yourself to groom her instead of the cost of a groomer. you dont need a groomer or a vet to cut nails clean ears brush teeth deflea them save money try it for yourself.
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• United States
11 Aug 12
It's difficult to clip nails on a dog or any pet without proper instruction first. And if their nails are black, it's safer to let the groomer do it with a Dremel sanding tool. It costs about $9 at Petco or Petsmart, plus the doggie gets to socialize in the store! I take our dog to have his nails cut at Petco, but my hands are too weak to actually cut his nails down myself.
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@34momma (13891)
• United States
11 Aug 12
i know i need to brush her more often. I know don't think i can cut her nails and stuff myself. I don't mind paying her to get groomed. they do such a great job. but i will be sure to do my best to stay on top of her grooming
@Suggar (3609)
• Bulgaria
11 Aug 12
Our dog doesn't need grooming at all. His hair is so short, shiny, that he doesn't need grooming, but it is a pinscher, so it's normal for them to not get messy hair. His hair now is falling badly, but there are no spots without hair, so I guess it's the season of changing it for him. I know a woman who has two small dogs terriers so one of them is not groomed, the lady one, the other one she brush really often, at least few times a week. But this hair problem I had with the cat. While he was eating high quality food, his hair was shiny, like he is brushed all the time, even if he was running after seeing his own brush. When mom started to feed him with human food, he started having fur balls behind his ears.
@34momma (13891)
• United States
11 Aug 12
I have a yorkie and i really need to make sure i brush her often. I really just forget to do so. I am going to stay on top of her this time
@Suggar (3609)
• Bulgaria
12 Aug 12
Yes, the woman I was speaking for is also having two of this type. One of them is with cut hair, the other one is still with longer hair, but she brushes it often.
• United States
11 Aug 12
LUckily, both my dogs have really short hair and don't need to be brushed or groomed. Every few weeks or so we do give them baths just to keep them nice and clean since they live in the house.
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@34momma (13891)
• United States
27 Sep 12
i think i wil give my doggie a nice bath tonite.