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Best Grooming Tips: All You Need To Know About Grooming Your Dog!

Grooming your dog is an essential part of being a responsible dog owner, not only will it have your dog feeling refreshed but it is also a great opportunity to bond with them!


Taking a nice warm (or cold) shower in the morning for the evening always helps us feel refreshed.

That tenderness of feeling squeaky clean can put anyone in a good mood! The same goes for our dogs. Looking clean and smelling good will put your dog in a great mood for all the activities and playtime that is about to begin.

Not only will your dog be feeling their best, but it is also a great way to build a deeper bond with your dog.

Your dogs love being touched and paid attention to, so grooming can be very pleasant if it’s a regular part of their routine.

Not to mention that grooming is a way to connect and show affection in the animal kingdom. It is highly recommended to start grooming your dog from day 1.

This allows your dog to learn to enjoy the 1 on 1 grooming session for the rest of their lives.

We will teach you the best ways to groom your dog & also what not to do in the article below!

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What Are Some Ways I Can Groom My Dog?

  • Brushing Your Dog At Home: Several brushing sessions a week will help your dog look neat and tidy. If you have the time to brush them daily, even better. All dogs shed, some more than others. Brushing your dog will help keep their shedding under control and save you the hassle of vacuuming your house daily. Depending on the type and length of fur your dog has, will ultimately decide which type of dog brush you should use. Long-haired dogs will need pin brushes. These brushes have long, round-ended steel or chrome-plated pins. Short & medium-furred dogs will need bristle brushes. These bristle brushes can help remove loose hair, dander, dust, and dirt from their fur.

  • Bathing Your Dog At Home: Your dog should have regular monthly baths. It is essential that you don’t over-bathe your dog as that can remove natural oils and cause your dog’s fur to become very dry and harsh. When bathing your dog, make sure to use mild soap-free shampoo for dogs. Put cotton balls in their ears to stop water from entering and start by wetting your dog with warm water. Once you’ve scrubbed your dog, rinse thoroughly with warm water and then help them dry with a towel. This process becomes very easy for dogs that are used to taking baths from a younger age. It is also recommended to give your furry friend a treat before, during and after their bath so they understand that bath time is a happy time! Once you’ve helped them dry off with a towel, you should also blow dry them if necessary. During winter, it can get really cold in some areas, so to prevent your beloved dog from falling sick, make sure to use a warm blow dryer! Refer to the information below to find out how to pick the most suitable dog shampoo for your pup!

  • Nail Trimming Your Dog At Home: Shorter nails will promote healthier hygiene in your dogs. Long nails can interfere with your dog’s gait as it can make walking or running very awkward for them. Long nails can also break easily, and cause a lot of pain for your furry friend. A general rule of thumb is that if you can hear their nails clicking on the floor, chances are, their nails are too long. To trim your dog’s nails, use a specific dog nail clipper. Just like bathing your dog, this process can be hard for dogs that are not used to having their paws handled at a young age. Once your dog gets used to the process and understands that you are not going to hurt them, this process becomes very easy and painless. By any chance, if you accidentally cut too deep and cause bleeding. Apply some styptic powder immediately and bring them to your local veterinarian.

  • Ear Cleaning Your Dog At Home: You should clean your dog’s ear at least once a month. If your dog is prone to ear problems you should clean it more regularly. When cleaning your dog’s ears, be sure to only clean the outer part of the ear using a damp cloth or a cotton swab soaked in mineral oil. Keep in mind to never force anything into the ear as that can cause discomfort. Some dogs need the hair in their ears to be plucked to keep airflow circulating.

  • Eye Cleaning Your Dog At Home: Clean slight discharges with a moist cotton ball or cloth. You should gently wipe the area around the eye and refrain from wiping the eyeballs directly.

  • Tooth Brushing Your Dog At Home: Make sure to brush your dog’s teeth frequently with special dog toothbrushes & toothpaste. Another process that can be hard for dogs that are not used to having their teeth brushed from a young age. If your dog is adamant about not having their teeth brushed. You can help them get used to it by putting some of the special dog toothpaste on your finger and rubbing it against their teeth. Another way to clean your dog’s teeth is to buy specialized chew toys that can help clean your dog’s teeth.

During your grooming session with your dogs, make sure to always check for ticks & fleas. Some tools can make this process much easier. The quicker you remove a tick the better, as some ticks or fleas can carry infections.

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What Not To Do When Grooming My Dog?

Never use human beauty products such as shampoo, conditioners and toothpastes on your dog. Many human toothpastes contain a substance called xylitol which is toxic to dogs.

If you feel uncomfortable doing any of the grooming techniques mentioned above, do not force yourself.

It is always wise to bring your dog to a professional groomer as they know exactly how to groom your dog perfectly. Groomers have the necessary equipment and tools needed to make sure everything goes smoothly. They are also experts when it comes to the grooming needs of your dog’s breed.

Never attempt to clean your dog’s anal sacs/anal glands yourself.

This is better done by the groomer or vet, but you can always ask if your veterinarian is willing to train you to do it correctly.

How To Pick Out The Best Shampoo For My Dog?

There are many different types of dog shampoos, some bad and some good. Dog shampoos that contain dyes or artificial fragrances can cause skin problems or irritations. When picking a shampoo, always make sure to look at the ingredients list and find out if all substances are natural. Go for natural fragrances, that way your dog will smell good as well as stay healthy! Shampoos made from Aloe Vera and oatmeal are the ideal ingredients to look out for when buying your dog shampoo.

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Aloe Vera Shampoo For Dogs

Just like us humans, Aloe Vera can also be very good for your dog's skin.

It is considered therapeutic as well as antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. The minerals, vitamins, and amino acids make it the perfect concoction to ease any itching your dogs may have.

It can help with eczema, lupus, sunburn, and even acne if your dog is breaking out.

Oatmeal Shampoo For Dogs

Another great ingredient to look for when picking your dogs' shampoo is Oatmeal shampoo or shampoo with oatmeal as the primary ingredient.

Many dog parents have sworn by the oatmeal shampoo and for good reason. Oatmeal contains polysaccharide which prevents skin from drying up.

This substance does that by forming a protective seal around your dog’s body, therefore locking in all that essential oil and moisture, while at the same time locking out bacteria and fungi.

Give the oatmeal shampoo a try on your next visit to the pet shop!

Conditioner for Dogs

A conditioner made specifically for dogs can help replace natural oils that may have been removed while shampooing your furry friend.

Conditioners can help make your dog’s fur silkier and fluffier, making it easier to comb your dog, especially for double-coat dogs.

Keep in mind never to use human shampoo on your dog!

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Merci Collective Grooming Products

We have meticulously crafted a range of products to provide not just cleanliness but also a holistic healing experience for your beloved pets. Dive into the world of crystal-infused pet care with us!

Healing Crystal Infused Shampoo

Our unique shampoo range is infused with the powerful energies of healing crystals, offering a transformative bathing experience for your pets. You can now choose from Amethyst, Sodalite, and Rose Quartz infusions, each providing a distinct set of benefits:

  • Amethyst Infused Shampoo: Perfect for pets who need a calming and soothing bath time, Amethyst is known for its stress-relieving properties. It helps in calming irritated skin, providing a sense of tranquility and peace.

  • Sodalite Infused Shampoo: Ideal for pets with sensitive skin, Sodalite helps in balancing the skin’s natural oils and provides a deep cleansing experience. It is also believed to enhance emotional balance and calmness.

  • Rose Quartz Infused Shampoo: Known as the stone of love, Rose Quartz Infused Shampoo provides a nurturing and loving bath time experience. It is perfect for pets with dry or sensitive skin, leaving their fur soft, shiny, and full of life.

Healing Crystal Infused Conditioner/Rinse

Our conditioner is a perfect follow-up to the crystal-infused shampoo, providing an extra layer of nourishment and shine. It helps in detangling the fur, making it easier to brush and manage, while also infusing your pet’s coat with the healing energies of the crystals.

Healing Crystal Infused Body Spray

Keep your pet smelling fresh and feeling calm with our Healing Crystal Infused Mist/Cologne. It’s perfect for in-between baths or just to give your pet a quick refresh. The crystal energies work to maintain a balanced and calm demeanor, while the pleasant fragrance keeps them smelling great.

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Why Choose Merci Collective Grooming Products?

  • Holistic Care: Our products go beyond the regular cleaning; they provide a holistic healing experience for your pets, balancing their energies and promoting overall well-being.

  • Natural Ingredients: We believe in the power of nature, which is why our products are made with natural ingredients, ensuring a safe and gentle experience for your pets.

  • Energizing Experience: The infusion of healing crystals adds an energizing layer to the grooming experience, helping to balance your pet’s energies and promote a calm and happy demeanor.

  • Luxurious Pampering: Give your pets the pampering they deserve with our luxurious grooming products, leaving them with a shiny coat and a balanced spirit.

Elevate your pet's grooming routine with Merci Collective’s Healing Crystal Infused Grooming Line. Your pets deserve the best, and we are here to provide just that. Shop now and let your pets experience the magic of crystal healing!

FAQ: Merci Collective Grooming Products

What makes Merci Collective Grooming Products unique?

Our grooming products stand out because they are infused with healing crystals such as Amethyst, Sodalite, and Rose Quartz. This not only ensures a cleansing experience but also a holistic healing session for your pets, balancing their energies and promoting overall well-being.

Are the ingredients in Merci Collective Grooming Products safe for my pet?

Can I use the Healing Crystal Infused Shampoo on my pet with sensitive skin?

How often should I use Merci Collective Grooming Products on my pet?

Can I use Merci Collective Conditioner on all dog breeds?

How do the healing crystals in your products benefit my pet?

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