Sure, your pet’s clean, but is it stylish? Some pet owners go beyond the basics of grooming and really pamper their pets. ‘Bath day’ feels like a trip to the spa—and the quality of their coats show it. They’re clean, cute, and can often turn heads when they’re walked around the block. Read this article to find the secrets to having the most stylish pet.
Add a drop of mineral oil
Everyone uses pet shampoos and brushes, but to get a truly luxurious coat, rub a small amount of mineral oil into your pet’s fur. This will help condition the scalp, make it easier to brush fur and remove tangles, and leaves a gorgeous sheen. The mineral oil can also be used to remove matted fur between baths.
If you’re willing to splurge, get only natural bath products for your pets. Strong chemicals and fragrances can irritate the scalp and cause flakes; fur can also become quite dry. Organic products, on the other hand, use very gentle ingredients.
A cheaper alternative is to minimize baths. Give one only when your pet is starting to stink. Overbathing can damage your pet’s fur and balance of oils. However, continue to brush his fur between baths, and use pet cologne (yes, there is such a thing!) to keep him as ‘fresh’ as possible.
Read our tips on giving your pet a bath.
Give your pet a pedicure—and more!
A pedicure—or, more appropriately, paw-dicure, is crucial component of any pet’s grooming routine. You know he’s ready for another one when you hear his nails ‘click’ on the floor whenever he walks. You may also notice that the claws get ‘hooked’ into the carpet.
You will need to get nail trimmers, designed for your pet’s particular breed. Keep the trimmers sharp and avoid cutting into the quick.
But if you want a truly stylish pet, cutting nails isn’t enough. Go ahead and give a coat of polish! There are, in fact, nail polishes made especially for dogs. You’ll have to train your dog to sit still, though—you don’t want to get any of that polish into his fur.
Remove tear stains
Your pet may have tear stains around his eyes. (No, he’s not miserable, it’s just the way his tear ducts are built.) Your concealer won’t work on him, but maybe this will: a pet tear stain remover , like Angel’s Eyes Solution.
Add some bling
Turn your pet into a fashionista, with special bows and clips. These aren’t just pretty—these can help keep fur out of their eyes and prevent long strands from getting dipped into the food or water bowl. You may also want to try a pretty collar, adorable dog shoes, or even a dog dress or tutu.
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