Golden Retriever grooming is a task that can be enjoyed by both dog and owner. Proper grooming not only makes your dog’s coat glisten, it also allows a good time for bonding and for removing dead hair and untangling the rest. It will help reduce dander, massage their muscles and keep the shiny coat shiny. It adds up to a good massage and we all enjoy a good massage. This is especially helpful with golden oldies. They have new aches and pains that are helped tremendously by a comforting, gentle massage.
Golden Retriever grooming should take place on a regular basis. For most goldens, a weekly brushing will do. It depends on the thickness, length and amount of curl in their coat. If it is a heavy coated coat, daily brushings may be in order. The task of brushing can alert you to any new bumps and lumps that appear on your dog. These bumps that appear under the skin, especially in older dogs, can be tended to quickly and before they become an issue. Observing that Golden Retriever smile is usually enough of a reward for the massage and brushing that you may choose to do. There are other things that you need to do to give your dog an adequate and healthy grooming.
Golden Retrievers have double coats. A flat brush will adequately groom the surface but the undercoat can remain matted. As you progress with your Golden golden retriever shedding grooming, be sure you are brushing the undercoat as well. You may choose to start with a slicker brush for the neck area and start working your way back. Do not miss the neck, chest, throat and behind their ears. As you work back towards the legs, shoulders and elbows, continue with the vigilant observations for lumps and matting. The belly should be groomed over the rib cage toward the back. End with the back legs and tail. Be gentle with the tail. It is a continuation of the spine and can be very sensitive.
You need to check on your dog regularly. Golden Retrievers shed. They can make your carpet look as though there is a cloud over it if left untouched. Regular brushing can help with this problem. You should also include inspection for fleas, ticks and other parasites while doing your Golden Retriever grooming. These critters do not like to be disturbed. Brushing can bring them closer to the surface and alert you the need for attention. Flea prevention can certainly prevent this from becoming an issue.