January 31st, 2012
Primping for Westminster
Posted by F&S
There are less than two weeks until G.K. makes his big debut at The Westminster Kennel Club dog show. We, Frenchies, are hoping for the best, of course, and in the meantime, we are seeing to some of G.K.’s basic grooming needs. A dog must look his or her best at Westminster!
1 All right, GK! Sharkey and I are going to make sure you look your best for the next show, which is Westminster, of course! Let's see what tools and products we can use.
2 GK, you don't need a full shampoo because you've had a bath recently. It's important not to bathe dogs too frequently as it can wash away too many of our natural oils. Those oils keep our skin healthy and our coats shiny!
3 We Frenchies don't have problems with tangles as we have easy to manage short hair, but the thickness and length of Chow Chow fur can cause mats! Let's use this natural botanical conditioning spray to make it easier to brush him!
4 While you go to a professional groomer, and you also have Karen Tracy taking care of you for shows, it's a good idea to keep brushes on hand at home for in between maintenance.
5 Ah, see, GK? No tangles means no tears! Grooming should be a good experience that brings owners closer to their pets.
6 Thanks, Sharkey! You brush my back and I'll brush yours! Doesn't that feel great?
7 I'm going to run this comb gently through to pick up some of your undercoat. Regular brushing also reduces the amount of shedding, keeping hair off clothes, furniture, and floors!
8 GK, you're starting to look really good! But let's not just worry about the outside. We have to take care of the inside, too!
9 That's right Sharkey. We use this ear cleaner to clear waxy buildups and stop infections before they start! Pups with floppy ears are especially prone to infections, so they should definitely clean their ears frequently!
10 Gee, girls! You always take such good care of me! It's so nice of you to help me look and feel my best!
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