Did you recently welcome a new poodle puppy into your home or adopt an older poodle for your family? Either way, you should take the time to learn about the different grooming needs your poodle will need in the coming years. It’s very important to make sure your poodle is groomed properly to ensure that your dog is happy and healthy for years to come. Here are some of the routine grooming needs for poodles.
Poodle puppies require a lot of brushing.
When poodles are still puppies, their coats are very soft and wavy. Because of this, you will need to brush your poodle puppy every day or, at the very least, every other day. This will prevent your puppy’s coat from getting matted. As your poodle gets older, you can scale back on the brushing to some degree since adult poodles tend to have curlier coats that don’t mat as easily. But during the puppy stage, brushing is of the utmost importance.
Poodles of all ages must be groomed regularly.
Unlike many other dog breeds, poodles have hair as opposed to fur. This prevents them from shedding and makes them hypoallergenic. But it also forces their owners to groom them a lot more frequently than they would have to if they had a dog with fur. If a poodle isn’t groomed often enough, their hair will continue to grow and grow and grow some more and become matted over time. Poodle owners must keep their dogs’ coats short and curly to prevent matting from affecting them.
Poodles need to have their ears and eyes cleaned every so often.
Poodles have ears that are very long and floppy in most cases. As a result, it’s not uncommon for them to develop infections inside of their ears. A groomer can prevent this from happening by cleaning out a poodle’s ears during their routine grooming sessions. They can also stop poodles and their owners from dealing with eye stains. Lighter-colored poodles, in particular, need to have their eyes cleaned regularly to prevent hard-to-remove stains from forming.
Grooming a poodle can be a challenge for the average dog owner. If you’re not up for it, D’Tails Grooming would be happy to help. Call us at 706-731-0089 today to arrange to have your poodle groomed with us.
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