By Srinath Nath
Dog grooming means maintaining of the cleanliness and appearance of the dogâ€™s body, usually involving skin, hair, nails and teeth. In both humans and animals, grooming serves health related and social purposes.
Dog grooming considerations vary from breed to breed. Short â€“coated dogs usually need to be brushed once or twice a week, where as long â€“ haired dogs may need daily grooming to prevent the coat from matting or tangling. Dogs need only be bathed when dirty and the shampoo used should be one which protects the coatâ€™s natural oils. Grooming also includes attending to the dogâ€™s eyes, ears and anal glands, details of such care, however, should first be explained to the veterinarian.