tips and advice

How often should I bathe my dog?

Especially in autumn and winter, which is the peak season for stormy weather and dirty paws, fur and whiskers - it can be difficult to decide how often the dog should be washed!

When the dog should be washed varies depending on the breed, coat and hair. A good rule to remember is that the dog should only be bathed when there is a need for it. If the dog is bathed too often, it can lead to dry and irritated skin.

It is important to use products adapted to breed, coat and needs. In this way, you have the best conditions for maintaining healthy moisture in the skin, which stimulates healthy hair/fur growth. Many people wonder if you can use normal, mild soap for your dog, but we advise against that. This is because humans and dogs do not have the same PH value in their skin.

Comb the fur well before bathing, to prevent the fur from tangling and any tangles from becoming matted further - this can be both painful for the dog and challenging to remove. Also make sure that the dog stands steady, on e.g. a non-slip mat or wet towel. Wash thoroughly in two cycles, then apply conditioner, rinse and dry well with a towel. Feel free to use a blower to dry the dog. Comb carefully at the same time, that way you separate the hairs, the fur dries faster and the fur stays tangle-free for longer.

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Paw care

The dog's paws are exposed daily to wear and tear such as gravel, salt, asphalt, dirt and much more.

That is why it is important that you help your four-legged friend keep its paws and pads clean, moist and elastic.

If the footpads become dry and crack, it can be very painful for your dog to step on his paws, and in the worst case, an infection can develop which must be treated by a veterinarian.

If you have a small puppy in the house, we recommend paying extra attention as puppy paws during development will be more vulnerable to damage and wear.

Take care of your dog's paws with paw ointment! Paw salve adds moisture and has a softening effect, while also protecting against dry and cracked paws and muzzles! The ointment works by forming a protective barrier around the foot pads (the soles of the dog's feet). This barrier prevents ice and salt from drawing in and damaging the paws. The pot ointment also acts protectively against hot asphalt in the summer.

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Dental care

Tartar occurs in great variation, depending on food and dental care. Some breeds are also more prone to poor dental health than others.

Oral cavity and teeth should be checked regularly to ensure good dental hygiene. By brushing your teeth regularly, you prevent the occurrence of tartar. If it is difficult to brush your teeth with a regular toothbrush, you can use a finger toothbrush or dental wipes.

A dental scraper can be used to remove tartar, it is important to get advice and guidance from a veterinarian before use.

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Take care of your ears and eyes

Ears and eyes are the dog's most important sense organs and are largely self-cleaning, but occasionally products for care and maintenance may be necessary.

The ears should be checked regularly, but unless you see actual signs of dirt and earwax, bad and abnormal odors, you should not disturb the ears unnecessarily as they are quite delicate.

Eyes generally do not need regular treatment. But it is also important to note that some breeds, especially those with protruding eyes and heavy fur growth around the eyes, will need regular follow-up and trimming. Mild irritation can occur in most people and can be easily treated with gentle cleaning products.

If the dog shows signs of discomfort, irritation or if illness is suspected, we always recommend that you contact a veterinarian for an examination and the right treatment. Especially in the case of eyes, we recommend to

Here you can read more about treatment and preventive products for eyes and ears.

How often and how far down should I cut the claws?

The dog's claws grow continuously and must therefore be cut regularly. Also remember the tracks!

The claw consists of a claw capsule that encloses the pulp, which consists of nerves and blood vessels. If you wait too long to cut the claws and/or cut too far down, you will be able to hit the living tissue, which will be very painful for the dog. That's why we recommend cutting a little, but often!

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How often should I groom my dog?

How often the dog should be groomed depends on a number of factors such as breed, brushing and washing routines, length of coat/hair, general health and external environmental influences. Certain breeds also generally need more care than others. Take a look below at our breed-specific grooming guide for an indication of when and how often your dog needs a trip to the salon:

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  • Breeds with overcoat and undercoat
    Ex: Golden Retriever, Border Collie, German Shepard, Husky

    • These breeds generally require quite a bit of maintenance. In general, they should be brushed every other day to prevent accumulation of dead undercoat and tangles with undercoat comb and carding . Bathed only when necessary (When the dog is visibly dirty). Dry gently with a towel, avoid violent, circular movements that can form tangles and piles.

  • Breeds with long, smooth fur/hair
    Ex: Shitzu, Lhasa Apso, Tibetan Terrier, Schnauzer, Spaniel, English Sheepdog

    • These breeds generally require a lot of maintenance and should be brushed with a card and metal comb daily to keep their coat healthy, beautiful and tangle free! An additional tip is to focus a little extra on areas such as ears, legs, tail and the areas where collars and/or harnesses are located. Bathed only when necessary (When the dog is visibly dirty). Dry gently with a towel, avoid violent, circular movements that can form tangles and piles.

  • Breeds with short, smooth fur
    Ex: Jack Russel, Staffordshire Bull terrier, French Bulldog, Pug

    • These breeds are generally easy to maintain, but they do shed quite a bit, so you can expect some hair here and there. Should be brushed weekly with a rubber brush and card, or somewhat more frequently, if it is necessary to remove loose hair. Bathed only when necessary (When the dog is visibly dirty). Dry gently with a towel.

  • Straight-haired breeds
    Ex: Border Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, Norwich Terrier

    • These breeds generally require little maintenance, because straight-haired fur does not tangle/matt easily. Should be brushed weekly with a card and metal comb. regular grooming is necessary to remove dead hair. The fur should be trimmed/plucked monthly. Bathed only when necessary (When the dog is visibly dirty). Dry gently with a towel.

  • Breeds with curls/woolly fur
    Ex: Poodle (all), Bichon Frize (all), Cockapoo, Cavapoo, Cavason
    • Breeds with curly and woolly coats generally require a lot of maintenance, because the fur is often very thick and tangles/matts very easily. Should be brushed daily with a card and metal comb. An additional tip is to focus extra on the areas, ears, legs, neck and the areas where the collar and/or harness is located. Bathed only when necessary (When the dog is visibly dirty). Dry gently with a towel, avoid violent, circular movements that can form tangles and piles.