Summer Grooming Essentials: Keep Your Dog Cool and Comfortable

As summer approaches, it's essential to keep your furry friend comfortable and healthy amidst rising temperatures. Proper grooming plays a crucial role in maintaining your dog’s well-being during the hot months. Here are some tips and tricks to ensure your dog stays cool, clean, and happy all summer long!


1. Regular Brushing

During summer, dogs tend to shed more. Regular brushing helps remove loose fur, reducing the risk of matting and allowing better air circulation through the coat. Choose a brush suitable for your dog’s coat type—slicker brushes for long-haired breeds and bristle brushes for short-haired ones.


2. Bathing Routine

Frequent baths can help keep your dog’s coat clean and free from allergens. Use a gentle, dog-specific shampoo to avoid skin irritation. Ensure you rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue. Bathing every 3-4 weeks is usually sufficient, but active dogs may need more frequent baths.


3. Paw Care

During the summer months, hot pavement can burn your dog’s paw pads. Keep their paws in good condition by trimming excess hair between the pads and checking for any cuts or blisters. Applying a paw balm can also help protect their paws from the heat.


4. Nail Trimming

Regular nail trimming prevents discomfort and potential injuries. Long nails can cause pain and affect your dog’s gait. Trim your dog's nails every 3-4 weeks, ensuring you don't cut too close to the quick, which can cause bleeding.


5. Hydration and Skin Care

Summer heat can lead to dry skin. Ensure your dog stays hydrated by providing plenty of fresh water. Consider adding omega-3 fatty acids to their diet to support skin health. If your dog enjoys swimming, rinse them off after a dip to remove chlorine or salt that can dry out their skin.


6. Care From the Inside Out

While ensuring you manage your furry friend's grooming is important, making sure that they are just as healthy on the inside is vital to keep them healthy and happy all summer long! For this, try out some of our MYOS Canine products that will help keep your dog barking and wagging in the next few months and beyond! Our MYOS Collagen Chews offer a boost of collagen to keep their coat and skin healthy and shining! 


Summer grooming is more than just keeping your dog looking good—it’s about ensuring their comfort and health during the hottest months of the year. By following these grooming tips and tricks, you can help your dog enjoy a cool, happy, and healthy summer!


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