Some home pet grooming tips include fighting fleas naturally through regular grooming and cleaning, helping pets adjust to tooth brushing gradually, and using proper bathing techniques and shampoo. These home care tips can improve and maintain pet health.
Pet owners can eliminate fleas naturally by exercising regular grooming habits, including using a flea comb daily. Owners should kill fleas that they find on pets’ coats by dipping the fleas into soapy water. Washing pets’ bedding weekly is another step to combat fleas. Regular vacuuming inside the house, with particular attention to pet areas, is another highly useful measure to eliminate fleas. After vacuuming, pet owners need to dispose of vacuum bags either by burning them or sealing them up with tape and wrapping them in plastic to keep fleas from escaping.
Brushing pets’ teeth is an important measure to prevent mouth problems, but getting pets used to the process can be difficult. To start, owners should practice using their fingers in place of toothbrushes to get pets used to the action, paying particular attention to the gum lines and tartar deposits. Owners can gradually increase toothbrush practice time before actually moving on to real brushes.
Bathing pets with the right shampoo is a major facet of grooming. Shampoo needs to be intended specifically for the animal, and owners should always avoid using human shampoos on pets. Owners should use washcloths for pets’ faces and hoses or water pitchers for the rest of their bodies.