Enough knowledge and skills about Cairn terrier grooming are essential if you have this breed as your pet. These types of dogs have that shaggy look which calls for regular trimming in order to maintain its cleanliness and health. If you neglect to give them a nice trim, their hair or coat will turn into a matted mess. I'm sure you don't want your beloved pet to look unattractive with those untidy hairs hanging around him/her.
To start-off your pet grooming session, you need to gather necessary tools such as a comb, slicker brush, bristled brush, scissors and nail clippers. A de-tangle shampoo or tangle splitter particularly intended for dogs is necessary if the hairs have mats. Using a fine-quality dog shampoo with a skin conditioner when bathing your pet will surely bring amazing results to the appearance of their coat. Several times a week grooming with less frequent bathing is the ideal way to keep a Cairn's dog glowing with tidiness.
Always keep in mind that Cairn terrier grooming is something that must be done with utmost care. Those individuals who adored this dog breed suggests to slowly pull out dead hairs straight from the skin for this will support hair and skin growth. This technique is also known as 'hand stripping' that gets rid of dead hair by pulling them directly from the skin. Don't worry because this procedure will not hurt your beloved pet especially if you follow the advice of professionals which is to use thinning shears in replace of blade clippers. Proper grooming is done by clipping through the grain of the coat and then trimming the hairs surrounding the ears, eyes and feet at a circular angle. Following these precise clipping and grooming techniques will maintain the health of your pet's skin and coat. Moreover, proper grooming will also help avoid lots of coat and skin issues.
The purpose of knowing how to correctly trim your Cairn's hair is for preserving the health of your pet's skin since unruly and dirty hair may lead to bacterial or fungal problems. So don't forget to give your dog regular trimming and the bathing it needs as this will allow their skin to breathe. Bathe them once a week to once every twelve weeks, comb their hair for at least once a week.
Cairn Tarrier Maisie and Milly at Roxie Delux after Hand-Strip
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