Best Tips For Poodle Grooming

There are literally hundreds of different breeds of dog that one can choose from, but the Poodle is definitely a fan favorite. They are affectionate and loving dogs, not to mention absolutely beautiful. Poodle grooming is often considered as a drawback to owning these dogs however, because it requires so much time and effort.

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Poodle grooming consists of a lot and Poodles need to be thoroughly groomed on a regular basis or tartar will build up on their teeth, their nails will get too long and their long beautiful coat will become matted and tangled.

There is also trimming, clipping, brushing their teeth and gums – there are a lot of components that need to be included in the Poodle grooming process in order to keep the dog looking and feeling at their very best.

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When it comes to the topic of Poodle grooming, one of the most important things is taking care of tear staining. This is the staining that occurs as a result of their eyes watering and staining the fur around them. Poodles have very runny eyes, and this does not mean that they were bred improperly or that they are sick in any way. The stain that comes from this is usually a reddish-brown color but this may vary.

Tearstain removal can be quite easy however, and there are tearstain home remedies using mixtures of milk of magnesia, cornstarch and peroxide or bleach. It is important to be very careful when making up such mixtures however because of course if too much is used it could be harmful to the dog. If unsure, buy a commercially made tearstain removal formula.

Poodles make wonderful pets and great companions, but the Poodle grooming process is without a doubt a lot of work. The Poodle hair cut is very important and will depend upon the purpose of your dog. For dog show competitions a Poodle is required to have a very specific style of cut to be successful.

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But a coat that is trimmed close all over is the most practical cut for any Poodle. This style will keep your pet looking great and at the same time require the least amount of regular grooming. Weekly baths and periodic brushing is all that is needed when a Poodle is kept trimmed every four to six weeks.

There is a solution to this problem however, which comes in the form of dog grooming professionals. These are people who have been specially trained to groom all breeds of dogs, and there are even certain dog groomers who have been trained just for Poodle grooming. There will be a small price to pay for these services of course but it is well worth it to many owners to have their dog looking and feeling at their very best.

Lisa A Collins
Lisa A Collins

Lisa A Collins is a passionate lover of the Poodle and has a popular website that can teach you how to have a happy, healthy and well behaved Poodle.