Want To Learn How To Groom Your Pit Bull? Let Them Shine!

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You know what’s the best part about owning a pit bull? It helps you save time, it makes you smile and it loves you unconditionally! Unlike other breeds, pit bulls don’t require expensive grooming! Check this out!

So we know that pit bulls are probably the only dog breeds that love to smile without being intimidated! You’ll either see them smiling or smiling, and that’s not even the best part! Unlike other dogs, pit bulls don’t require expensive grooming and that’s because they have short-haired coats and they don’t shed much. For any dog, grooming is necessary as it keeps them healthy, but excessive grooming can lead to skin irritation and because a pit bull’s fur is short, they’re prone to skin problems caused by excessive grooming. Fret not! Here are some tips to help you groom your adorable pit bull so they look their best, almost all the time!

Grab a cool hair brush for your pit bull!

 

Because your pit bull’s fur is short, he won’t shed much, so you don’t have to worry about finding too much fur around. Nevertheless, your pit bull’s coat is very thin, you must be careful with the type of brush you use to avoid hurting him. It’s advisable that you use a metal comb made specially for pets. Ask your pet to relax and then by hand slowly massage the fur to detect loss of hair or rashes on his skin. If you massage by hand, you’ll be able to detect any lumps or bumps that may or may not require medical attention. After the hand massage, start by using the wide-toothed hair brush and then a narrow one to avoid hurting your pet. You need to be very slow because even if their fur is short, there could be tangles, dirt or the like, which may hurt if you comb through past. If you’re slow and you don’t hurt your pet, they’d be looking forward to their next grooming session with a smile!

Give your pit bull a nice bath!

At least during bath-time, your pit bull should be able to stay at one place for grooming to take place. If your pet keeps moving here and there, chances are they’ll get frightened of the water and will probably not allow you to groom them. Bathing is important, but for pit bulls, you might need to bathe them twice a month. As for shampoos and other grooming aids, use those that are of good quality and pet friendly and take special care around eyes, nose and ears since chemicals in these shampoos can hurt them. Also, after bathing them, pat them dry and brush their fur before letting them out in direct sunlight. Also never brush a wet coat so wait at least 15 minutes after drying to brush their coat. If it’s freezing outside and your pet just took a bath, keep them in warm conditions at least for an hour before letting them out and try not to give them a bath during winters.

Clean your pet’s teeth to prevent oral problems

It’s very important to clean your pet’s teeth to prevent any kind of oral diseases like Gingivitis, for instance. Use a soft toothbrush and a medicated toothpaste to clean their teeth. Move the brush gently over their teeth and brush for at least 4-5 minutes. Look for special toothbrush and toothpaste for your pet in a local pet store.

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Article Source: AnnieMany

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