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Tips To Grooming A Bulldog

Aug 7, 2008
The characteristic pushed in face and low energy are trademarks of the Bulldog breed. They also come with a variety of coats including white, red, fawn, brindle and patched. There isn't much maintenance required with Bulldog grooming. However, Bulldog grooming is an excellent way to have quality time with your pet since the Bulldog enjoys grooming.

The breed especially enjoys bath time so even though they are naturally clean dogs you should bath them regularly. Grooming is still important to helping maintain your dogs beautiful and shiny coat.

Make grooming a common routine for your Bulldog, just like you would for humans. Start when they are young so that they can get used to the grooming process early. When you groom your dog you can also check for skin problems that a veterinarian should know about such as bare spots, skin lesions, scabs, infection, flaky skin, rough skin and other skin problems. Grooming may seem like a difficult task, but actually it only takes you about five to ten minutes a day and it is quality time that you give your pet.

Before you start your daily Bulldog grooming schedule there are a few necessary supplies you will need. For grooming supplies you will need a soft bristle brush, a rubber brush and a hound brush. For applications you will need mineral oil, a mild dog shampoo, petroleum jelly, boric acid, zinc oxide ointment and a final coat conditioner. Some additional supplies you will need include cotton balls, blow dryer, cotton tip applicator and nail clippers.

The Bulldog grooming routine should first start with brushing two to three times a week with the soft bristle brush or the rubber brush. Being brushing at the tail and cover the entire body while brushing against the grain. Then go with the grain and once again brush the entire coat. Then to distribute the natural oil throughout their entire coat you should rub down the dog. Next you need to consider the bath as a part of your Bulldog grooming routine.

You should include a bath every two or three months in your Bulldog grooming routine and even more often if they get dirty. Never use anything other than a mild dog shampoo that has been recommended by your vet, the breeder or a pet store. Before bathing you need to place two drops of mineral oil in each eye and cotton balls in the ears. Then to remove all the shedding hair during the bath you should use a rubber brush. You can dry your dog with a towel or blow dryer depending on which you prefer, after thoroughly rinsing the dog.

Depending on your preference you can dry with a towel or blow dryer after rinsing. Use the hound brush during drying since this will help to keep the coat flat and smooth. Keep the nose soft by apply some petroleum jelly and keep the ears free of wax by carefully cleaning with a cotton tip swab.

Remove any stains beneath the eyes with a cotton ball and small dab of boric acid. Do this every day until the stains are completely gone and then clean the area at least once a week in order to prevent stains from occurring again.
About the Author
About the author: Bobby Callahan is an avid lover of the Bulldog and owns a popular website that can teach you how to have a happy, healthy and well behaved Bulldog. Among other topics at this website, you can also learn all about Bulldog Grooming plus a whole lot more.
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