Dogs are the best. They sleep with you, keep an eye on you, encourage you to get outside and get exercise, and they are cute AF. But some of them have been known to show, on occasion, bad judgement when it comes to rolling in bad-smelling offal, eating disgusting (found) street food, and frolicking with too much abandon in nature areas that get stuck in their fur.
They love to smell bad. And they love to eat things that are gross. But part of the deal they made when we agreed to pay all their bills and give them a comfy place to sleep every day for the rest of their lives, is that they can’t. But that means the grooming falls to you. That fur won’t brush itself. And are you planning to get licked by that mouth?
Better stock up on these excellent grooming supplies.
Put on the glove and your pup will roll over for a scritch. She won’t even suspect that this is grooming. But it most certainly is. The 255 silicone grooming tips in these gloves brush dirt and hair out of her so you can put it in the trash instead of clean it up off the couch and rug. You can also take the Pet Grooming Glove into the bath to work up a lather and pull out loose fur while she gets her spa treatment.
Pet Grooming Glove - Gentle Deshedding Brush Glove - Efficient Pet Hair Remover Mitt - Enhanced Five Finger Design - Perfect for Dog & Cat with Long & Short Fur - 1 Pair
Ready to take on the fur trimming? You can save a lot of money by doing this yourself. And you pup won’t hold a grudge (not the way your sister will) if you give her dorky bangs. These Grooming Scissors have rounded points so you don’t have to worry that one wiggle will lead to a bloody stabbing.
The business end is sharp, though. And you get two pairs so you can keep one in the car (or the other bathroom) in case there’s an emergency that requires fur removal.
This is the one comb you need to get through all the tangles you pup brings home. The part that touches her skin is rounded so she won’t complain. The Dematting Comb is double sided so you don’t lose her when you realize you need a finer — or coarser — comb. Just flip it around. And the handle is gel-filled so your hand won’t cramp on an unforgiving grip.
Fur everywhere? Some dogs ‘blow their coat’ seasonally. Some shed all the time. And others — though probably not yours — never shed. If you have a shedder, the best thing to do is stay in front of it. Brush! Brush! Brush! It’s a lot more fun than vacuuming up fur every day.
This pet grooming brush is designed to get that fur out. So you can bag it and keep it from littering up the place. Do it in the morning. Do it at night. Your dog will enjoy it. It’s a nice bonding moment. And it helps to keep the house clean.
Scratching is not something dogs do for no reason. Hot spots, fungal infections, and parasites all make your dog’s skin itch. Don’t ignore scratching. You can prevent a much worse situation from evolving by getting him right into a medicated bath. This formula is gentle and covers all the potential skin-problem bases so you don’t have to know for sure what’s making him scratch. You just need to know how to stop it.
Tap, tap, tap. And those are your hardwood floors, right? Time to cut the nails before those floors look like you’ve been dragging chains over them. Your pup will appreciate it, too. Long nails are irritating and tend to break off painfully. Bring out the nail clippers! These are safe. Just line up the nail and cut. No accidents from not being able to see what you are doing.
How bad would your breath be if you never, ever brushed your teeth? That’s what’s wrong with your pup’s breath right now! Get rid of the bacteria and plaque that not only smells bad but is destroying her teeth by brushing with this toothpaste for dogs.
If your first thought is, “Oh, awkward.” It’s time to look your pup in the eye and admit your failings. Then get out the toothbrush and do it. She needs you. She does not have opposing thumbs!
Most days, though, you can let your pup clean his own teeth by doing what he loves best: Chewing. Just make sure he chews the right toy sometimes, one that gets between his teeth and gets rid of plaque, and you can call it grooming.
This one! It’s a soft, durable rubber your pup can chew on as much as he wants. And as he does, it scrubs his teeth clean.