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Tips on grooming dogs for the winter

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As the cold weather approaches and the seasons shift, it’s important to know how to keep your pooch preened over the winter. These tips will help you know what your mobile dog groomer in Norwich will need to do to keep your furry friend in top condition over the next few months.

 –   Bathe more regularly

It might be cold, which makes drying your dog more difficult, but it’s important to keep bathing your companion during the autumn/winter. The inclement weather is likely to result in your pooch becoming very muddy and wet. While the dirt will need to be washed off, a wet dog will become colder and their body temperature could drop as a result.

By bathing and towel drying the dog – or even blow-drying if they’ll let you – you can avoid them becoming ill or developing hypothermia.

– Keep brushing your dog’s coat

If your dog is an outdoor one, you might want to let their coat grow during the winter months to keep them warmer. However, it is important to always make sure it is well-brushed. This is because if your dog’s fur is tangled and matted, it can actually make them cooler.

Their undercoat acts as insulation, so it’s vital you look after it well with regular brushes.

Mud and snow cause matting, which is another reason why washing their fur regularly is so important.

– Look after paws

Their poor paws have to endure a lot during the winter – ice, rain, snow and salt. Therefore, you should pay extra attention to their feet when it’s cold outside.

Make sure you trim the hair between the pads of their toes so snow and ice doesn’t stick to the fur here. You should also rinse and dry their feet regularly, and keep their toenails short.

When nails are cold, they break more easily, while dogs who stay indoors more during the winter won’t have a chance to naturally trim their claws when running outside.

Improve Canine Care With The DogSync App

Longhair dachshund puppy lying down on the carpet.As a Norfolk dog grooming service, we here at Shampooch are always looking for ways to help make your life easier as a dog owner and we’ve just come across the DogSync app that could really help you look after your pooch and keep on top of it all.

If you and other members of your family share doggie responsibilities, it can be difficult to coordinate canine care and know who’s done what and when. With DogSync, you can organise everyone really effectively and designate various tasks to different people, from feeding to walking and even playtime.

We know how busy you all are with your day to day lives and it can be all too easy to say you’ll work late one evening and completely forget that it’s your turn to take care of the pup. If you use DogSync, you can easily arrange your work and dog life, so that no area of your life gets neglected.

“Made with love by a bunch of dog owners, DogSync is the best way to keep track of your dog’s care. Easily log what was done, communicate it to others or if you can’t do it yourself then ask for help from your pack,” the developers say.

Another app you might want to make use of is Tagg, a GPS attachment for your dog’s collar that can track your pup’s activity and let you know if it’s gone beyond the boundaries you’ve set. You can also measure movement so you know if your pooch is getting enough exercise.