The benefits of combing regularly
Dogs in the spring and autumn to change their hair, at this time there will be a lot of hair off. A large number of off will be attached to various indoor objects, people, affecting indoor hygiene, if eaten by dogs will also affect the digestion of dogs. Therefore, it is necessary to comb the dog's coat frequently, which can not only remove the fallen fur dirt and dust, prevent the fur from tangled, but also promote blood circulation, enhance skin resistance and relieve fatigue.
How to comb the coat
Brush once in the morning and evening for 5 minutes daily.
(1) Carding sequence: from the neck, from front to back, from top to bottom, that is, from the neck to the shoulder, then back, chest, waist, abdomen, hind body, and then comb the hair, and finally the limbs and tail. After combing one side, comb the other side.
(2) Types of comb: brush, elastic wire brush and long and sparse metal comb. A brush only fluffy the ends of long hairs, but not fine hairs (undercoat). Brush, elastic wire brush and long and sparse metal comb are used to comb long hair dog.
(3) Carding technique: carding should be fast along the direction of the hair. Some people comb long hair dogs only on the surface of the long hair, but ignore the bottom hair (fine hair) carding. The dog's undercoat is soft and dense. If it is not combed for a long time, it is easy to form tangles and even cause eczema, tinea or other skin diseases. When carding a long haired dog, it should be combed layer by layer, that is, turn up the long hair, and then comb its undercoat.
Precautions when combing
First, pay attention to the dog's skin. Clean pink for good, if red or eczema, there are parasites, skin and allergy, should be treated in time.
Second, when combing hair, we should use special tools instead of human combs and brushes. The use of iron comb is to hold the back of the comb by hand, gently swing the wrist, comb horizontally, and alternately use the combs with coarse, medium and fine items. The use of comb is to use the force of wrist. The brush has many teeth. When carding, lift the hair with one hand and brush the other part.
Third, comb the hair should be gentle and meticulous, can not be rough and dry, otherwise the dog will be painful, comb sensitive parts (such as external genitalia) near the hair especially to be careful.
Fourth, when fleas and lice are found, they should be swabbed with fine wire brush or treated with insecticides.
Fifth, before combing the coat, if you can wipe the dog's body with a towel soaked in hot water, the coat will be brighter.
Sixth, when the dog's coat is seriously stained, hair conditioner (1000 times diluted) and baby powder should be used when combing.
Seventh, for the dog with more serious tangle of fine hair (bottom hair), comb from the tip of the hair with a comb or wire brush along the growth direction of the hair, and then comb to the root of the hair. Do not pull and comb hard to avoid pain and pulling the hair. If the rolling felt is serious, you can use scissors to cut the felt along the direction of the wool dry, and then carding. If it still can't be combed, the felt part can be cut off, and the new wool will grow gradually.