Dog and Puppy – Health and Hygiene 2017-10-30T21:30:36+00:00

Health and Hygiene

Here at The Pet Corner we take your Dog’s Healthcare very seriously.  We can help you choose from the very best nutrition to preventing your Dog from getting flea’s, ticks and worms, we have everything you need.

Our Healthcare Section is dedicated to providing you with great products to help in keeping your Dog in the best possible condition.

We have a fantastic range of  Shampoo’s & Perfume Sprays, Cleansing & Grooming Products, First Aid Kits, Bandages & Creams along with Supplements & Natural Herbal Remedy’s.

With expert advice available we are here to help you choose the correct flea, tick or worming treatment for your dog and your dogs weight. Please do not use a Dog treatment on your Cat as some dog treatments can be toxic to cats.

Ticks can cause discomfort and they can also transmit disease. It is important to remove a Tick correctly and as soon as possible. Using a Tick Remover Tool ensures that the Tick is removed completely and safely, if the head of the Tick is left inside then it can become infected and cause further complications.

Please note that some pets are allergic to flea bites/saliva.  This is known as FAD – Flea Allergic Dermatitis and can be very uncomfortable. If you should see flea related hair loss, inflamed skin or if your pet seems to be in discomfort then please seek Veterinary advice as soon as possible.

At The Pet Corner, you can find all you need in the way of grooming tools along with a wide selection of professional grooming shampoos, conditioners, spritz sprays and chemical free products to enable you to groom your dog easily at home.

Regular grooming is extremely important for your canine friend. Not only does it keep dogs’ coats clean and manageable, it also enables you to do a quick health check to ensure your pet stays in tip-top condition.

Why Groom?

There are many benefits to grooming your dog. Grooming aerates the coat which ensures healthy growth and brushing promotes good blood circulation. Grooming your dog regularly will also help to keep grease levels down — a build-up of grease in a dog’s coat can block pores and cause sebaceous cysts.

Nowadays, most dogs live indoors and therefore moult quicker and more often than their wild counterparts.  Loose hairs often get matted and if not brushed out regularly, they can form into heavy wads which can drag the skin down, causing soreness and skin complaints. On an emotional level, grooming reduces stress, helping dog and owner to relax and build up a close bond.  Start early when he’s a pup to get him used to being groomed — you’ll get to know him better, both physically and mentally.

Grooming isn’t just about looking and smelling good — it’s also important for your dog’s well-being. Before you begin, check him over for any lumps and bumps, cuts and grazes, or skin problems. Also check for fleas or ticks, blocked anal glands, dirty ears, look at the condition of the eyes, and general overall condition. Hairy feet can mean that long claws are missed so remember to check your dog’s claws every week.

 

Why visit a Professional Dog Groomer? 

Some dogs will need to visit a professional groomer and a lot of this can depend on their coat type. Long-haired dogs and those with busy, active lifestyles will need a groom more frequently than shorter-haired dogs or those with inactive lifestyles.

For smooth-haired breeds, it’s not as essential to go to a professional groomer every time. These types of breeds can easily be groomed and bathed at home.  There are many benefits to visiting a good groomer. A professional clip can enhance your dog’s coat and the tools and equipment used in a salon are generally more high tech.

Grooming Standards

The UK pet grooming industry is currently unregulated which means that anyone, regardless of experience, training, or qualifications, can set themselves up as a groomer.  However, The Pet Industry Federation (PIF) has launched its new Quality Assurance Standard for Groomers, offering a benchmark of quality for professional groomers and members of the British Dog Groomers’ Association, which will show pet owners that their dogs and cats are in competent and capable hands and that current legislation is being adhered to.

Basic Grooming Kit 

 Although the types of brushes you need will depend on your dog’s coat type, these tools will come in useful for most dogs.

  • Detangling spray
  • Fine comb
  • Wide-toothed, coarse metal comb
  • Ear drops
  • Ear and eye wipes
  • Small scissors
  • Soft slicker brush
  • Doggy toothbrush and toothpaste
  • A grooming rug/non-slip rubber mat.

Know your coat

The type of grooming brushes you use will depend on your dog’s coat type:

  • Silky coat
  • Curly coat
  • Double coat
  • Wire coat
  • Smooth coat

Whatever type of coat your dog has, we have a wide range of grooming brushes and combs to suit all coats.