5 Signs Your Dog Needs Grooming – Pooch Threads

Posted on by John Bertoli


Dogs are adorable and furry creatures that we all love to care for and pamper.  Just like cats, they do their own grooming but sometimes it’s not enough to have a proper grooming job done. Grooming your dog is one of the things any loving dog owner must do.

If you are not sure if your dog needs grooming done then here are 5 signs that will convince you to:

1.  Pests

Dogs’ fur and coat are the perfect breeding ground for pests such as fleas and ticks. If you notice that your dog scratches itself a lot or there are some bite marks and sores on its body then it’s a surefire sign that there is a flea or tick infestation.

They are biting your dog and sucking its blood while being hidden inside its coat. This calls for some serious grooming done so that your dog’s health is not affected. The fleas not only affect your dog’s health but they also spread to other pets around and other parts of the house.


2.  Tangled fur

Tangled or matted fur is a problem especially if you have a dog that has a thick coat or long hair. If the dog is not groomed then the hair becomes really tangled and it prevents the coat to keep your dog warm in cold weather and cool in hot weather. Plus, the matted fur also collects a lot of dust and dirt that could potentially make the dog fall ill as well. You can have clothes for dogs to cover up the matted fur but you would still need grooming done.

3.  Dirt

If your dog likes to hang around and play a lot outside then it is likely that it will get dirty really soon. Just like you don't like your kids to come home dirty and tell them to take a shower immediately, you must do the same with your dogs by bathing them and getting them groomed. Even if you have clothing for dogs that they can wear, the dirt can still make its way to their bodies.

4.  Nails

Getting their cute paws groomed is really important because they can harbor dirt and germs easily. If they are untrimmed then they could unintentionally hurt you or anyone in your home as well. Untrimmed nails can also damage your furniture if they end up scratching it.

5.  Bonding

This might not be a direct reason for you to groom your dog but studies have shown that it greatly helps in bonding and helping. Your dog loves the attention and care you give it and it’s a great source of relaxation for it as well. After you are done bathing and drying your dog, it can slip into one of the cute dog jumpsuits or dog pajamas that you got for it.

 Getting cute dog clothes is also part of the grooming and pampering process. Show your dog some love by heading over to our collections page  and get some adorable dog clothing today!