Dog owners agree that grooming is an important part of dog care, and proper grooming is essential for dogs that are used in competition. Most recommend grooming a dog frequently, although this is not always possible. However, regular grooming helps to ensure the dog is healthy and comfortable.
The main reasons for frequent grooming include:
- improved health of the skin and coat
- decreases the chance of various health problems such as thrush, scratches, and other skin problems
- cleans the dog
- gives the groomer a chance to check the dog's health