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Often, the breed of your pet will determine the amount of dog grooming you need to do. Long-haired dogs, like Pomeranians, need a daily supply of brushing. Short-haired Dachshunds, on the other hand, require you to know far less info about grooming, since their coats require much less care.

           Brush your pet thoroughly every day. This
           helps keep his or her hair in good condition
           by removing dirt, spreading the natural oils
           throughout the coat, preventing tangles
           from forming and keeping the skin clean and
           free from irritation.

Ear care is an important part of grooming. Ear infections can not only be painful, but lead to permanent hearing loss. The signs of a problem with a companion animal's ears include redness, constant scratching, head shaking and odor.

Companion animals can get cavities and develop periodontal disease, so their teeth should be cleaned with a pet toothpaste at least twice per week. It is best to use a small toothbrush that has soft bristles. Cleanings performed by a veterinarian may also be required.

Bathe your companion animal once every two months or as often as needed. Be sure to brush him or her before each bath in order to get all of the mats out of his or her coat.

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