A List of What You Need To Groom Your Labrador

When it comes to grooming your Labrador you will not need anything that is out of the ordinary in order to do a good job. As with any pet, Labrador care is a matter of having the things you need on hand.

Brush

Brushing is essential in Labrador care if you want your Labrador to have a clean and shiny coat. When choosing a brush for your Labrador consider that they have sensitive skin that is often dry, irritated or inflamed. A brush with hard or scratchy bristles will irritate your Labradors skin and cause him to avoid the brush at all cost. You will need to choose a grooming brush for your Labrador that has soft and pliable bristles that will not cause irritation to skin and won’t scratch sensitive areas.

Soaps and Shampoo

Soap and shampoo can often be the enemy to a Labradors sensitive skin due to harsh detergents and chemicals. Avoid anything that has alcohol or astringents in it as it will cause burning on any irritated skin. When deciding on what you need to groom your Labrador, choosing shampoo can be a difficult task. Look for something with vitamin E or other skin conditioners to help promote healthy skin for your pet. Tea tree oil can soothe irritated skin, help promote healing due to its antibacterial qualities and it’s also known to help in flea prevention. If you are going to use shampoo, make sure to include some kind of conditioner as well that offers moisture to your Labradors skin to help offset any drying from the shampoo.

Toothbrush and Toothpaste

Choosing a toothbrush for your Labradors care is fairly easy the main thing you need to worry about is finding one that is the right size for your Labradors mouth. A small toothbrush is going to take you much more time than one that is a bit larger. The one you need to groom your Labrador with is one that will fit easily and comfortable in your pets mouth or if you prefer you can get what is known as a glove or finger brush that fits nicely over your finger and also gives you a closer feel to the inside of your Labradors mouth.

Toothpaste for Labrador care is even easier than choosing a toothbrush. Never ever use the same toothpaste with your dog as you would use for yourself. Keep in mind that dogs have a habit of swallowing and ingested toothpaste is bound to cause a very upset tummy for your Labrador. You can find toothpaste in a variety of dog favorite flavors in any pet store. Choose something that will help reduce and remove plaque and tartar as animals run similar risks from these things as humans do. When you have mastered the basic in grooming, you can read more about expert grooming tips for your Labrador.

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