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Shar Pei Grooming: A Step By Step Guide

Jun 12, 2008
It is easy to tell when you see a Shar Pei. They are absolutely gorgeous dogs, whose most distinctive characteristic is the wrinkly folds of skin that cover their body.

Shar Pei grooming for instance, requires special care and there are also specific tools that you are going to need to get started.

Shar Pei grooming is incredibly important and does require a lot more time and patience than most other types of dog grooming. It is important to realize this before you get started because a lot of people have no idea what they are getting into until they get started and get frustrated. Keep in mind however that as long as you have the right tools and the patience that is going to be required, it should not be all that difficult and you will come out of it with some great results.

The first step to Shar Pei grooming is to give them a bath. Once you have done that you want to brush them again, and then clean their ears. This is important because Shar Pei have large ears, which tend to collect a lot of dirt and grime. When bathing it is a good idea is to use a waterless shampoo, so that you do not run the risk of getting any water in their ears. This is important with all dogs but especially with Shar Pei because of the large size of their ears.

Keeping their nails short and strong is also very important, and to do this the best idea is to get them outside for walks as much as you can. This will help keep their nails down, but you also want to trim them on a regular basis as well. For teeth, you can get some dog toothpaste and you want to brush their teeth and gums at least a couple times a week.

The best idea is to start grooming your Shar Pei when it is a puppy. Not only will this ensure that they look as good as they can from early on, but also makes sure that they get accustomed to it and enjoy it rather than having it be more of a chore.

Also keep in mind that if you are ever not comfortable with any part of the Shar Pei grooming process that you can always make an appointment with the veterinarian and they can take care of it all for you. Of course you will have to pay for these services unless you have coverage, but if you just don't have the time or do not feel comfortable doing it yourself then this is a great option. Some veterinarians even offer packages so you can just pay a flat rate and have everything included.
About the Author
Melissa Coleman is an avid lover of the Shar Pei and owns a popular website that can teach you how to have a happy, healthy and well behaved Shar Pei . Among other topics there, you will find out more about Shar Pei Grooming plus a whole lot more.
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