Dog Grooming Trends

Photo: Patti

Photo: Patti

Dog grooming was once limited to bathing and a trim. Today, groomers are pushing the boundaries to give your pampered pooch a unique look.

Hair Dying

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Photo: garycycles

Fancy your dog with pink highlights? Or maybe you want to express your dog’s wild side with an animal print? Pet safe hair dyes make this (and more) possible.

Be sure to select a groomer who has experience with product and never use on dogs with irritated skin or who have allergies.

Pawdicure

Yes, nail polish has gone to the dogs. Now you and your canine friend can have matching nails.

Photo: Ruth L

Photo: Ruth L

Non-toxic paint is applied in an endless array of designs. There are a number of brands available but they are all quick drying (perfect for impatient dogs) and long lasting. Most importantly they are easily removed with dog friendly nail polish removers.

Remember…never use human polishes on your pup (even child friendly ones) because these require acetone based polish removers. Also, your dog may bite the polish and ingest it.

Crazy cuts

These days it seems the only limit to dog grooming is your imagination…from lion cuts and “square” heads to turning your dog into a work of “art“.

Photo: idalingi

Photo: idalingi

Whatever style you choose, remember that a shaved dog will need extra protection from the cold in winter and are at a higher risk of sunburn in summer.

Have fun with your dog’s look (but don’t forget the safety and comfort of your dog should always come first)!

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