Thursday, March 04, 2010

Solutions for Long Haired Dogs

Yorkies, chihuahuas, Lhasa apsos, and Maltese have such beautiful coats, especially when it is long. But these long, beautiful coats can also cause many problems for their owners. It you don't want to cut it, below are some solutions to help keep it looking nice.

1. Brush your dog at home every day. Set aside a time each day and make it a routine. Brush your dog for five minutes, this will help to keep mats out. Don't be afraid to trim a small area if it is getting to difficult to groom, it will grow back! Brushing is one of the easiest things you can do to keep your dog's coat in good condition.

2. Feed high quality food. Good coat and skin start from within. If you feed junk, it will look like junk. Another good thing is a fish oil or coconut oil for dogs. This will also help with their skin and coat.

3. When bathing your dog, use a shampoo and conditioner that is made for dogs with long hair. This will help to keep it in pristine shape.

4. Invest in some dog hair barrettes. These will allow you to keep your dog's hair out of their face. It will also help with keeping their hair clean from when they eat.

These are a just a few suggestions to help you keep your long haired dog looking beautiful!

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