Summer Grooming For Your Dog

Summer Grooming For Your Dog

Long walks, playtime in the park and fun at the beach with our dogs are all reasons why we love summer. However it’s important to be prepared for a spell of warm weather so keeping your dog well-groomed during the hot summer months is essential to ensure they stay cool and comfortable.

Brush away

During the summer months, regular brushing is essential. It helps to prevent your dog’s coat becoming tangled and matted and gives you a good opportunity to look for ticks, fleas and check your dog’s ears for grass seeds which can be painful and uncomfortable for your pooch.

Brushing will also clear dirt and pollen, reducing irritation. Find the right brush for your dog’s coat, then ease them into a daily grooming routine by rewarding them with plenty of tasty treats

Slicker brushes have fine, short wires close together on a flat surface. They are used on medium-to-long-haired or curly-haired dogs to remove tangles.

Bristle brushes, like our Palm Brush and Dual Sided Brush are great for short-haired, smooth-coated dogs that shed frequently. Their clusters of tightly-packed natural bristles will help to remove loose hair and stimulate the skin. 

Bathe regularly

Your dog may love a bath, others hate it, but bathing every few weeks will help keep your dog fresh and ensure that their skin and coat stays in good condition. Remember, gently does it, so only use products you know are dog-friendly. Our range of natural, pH balanced dog shampoos and grooming sprays, are carefully formulated for healthy, shiny coats.

Paw protection

Although warm days and long dog walks go hand in hand, sunny weather can mean hot pavements which can be uncomfortable for our dogs and their sensitive paws. Be sure to keep them well-conditioned with a moisturising paw balm, and it's important to walk your dog during the cooler hours of the day.

Keep claws in check

Outdoor exploring goes hand in hand with warm weather so it's important to keep your dog’s claws trimmed back to prevent breakage at bay and keep those walkies enjoyable.

Slap on the suncream

Dogs, just like humans, can burn in the sun, particularly those with white fur and short coats. Even longhaired breeds can catch the sun on sensitive areas. If you’re heading out on a hot, sunny day, protect sensitive areas like noses, ears and bellies using dog-friendly products that are free from zinc oxide.