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For today I have had a post that was sort of half done sitting in my drafts, so this hop is perfect for bringing it out and finishing it up.
I have posted about grooming before , with this photo of Mika giving a good pose beside some of her grooming tools.
Today I just wanted to go over a couple grooming tips and tricks, and my fav tools of the bunch!
The first thing I will talk about is nail clipping.
Something I am absolutely HORRIBLE at!
I say that because, I am SO scared of cutting the nails to close to the quick.
If your wondering what the 'quick' is, its the part of the nail that is pink which is where the live blood vessels of the nail are.
You will see in the diagram below , that with a dog like Lexus or Koda, who have clear nails, it is rather easy to clip because you can plainly see the quick.
BUT, in dogs like Mika, her nails are black and you cannot see where to trim.
You can look underneath the nail which helps, but needless to say, Mika gets her nails done at the groomers while I do the other dogs myself.
In the photo below, you will see two different types of nail clippers.
My old pair (the black handled ones) I always had trouble with. They slide upwards to clip, whereas the yellow handled ones close sideways on the nail.
I just purchased the yellow ones a couple weeks ago and they work MUCH better!
So my advice is to go out and pick yourself up a pair of those if your using anything but!
When I had Mika at the groomer last week, I took a couple photos to show you all. As you can plainly see on her face, she is not a happy camper! Ha!
And one thing you cannot see in the photos is she whines and cries the whole time we are there!
I feel so bad for her, but I know She is just being a sucky bum and absolutely hates being there!
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The groomer I go to is called "Doggie Styles" haha! Love it!
In case you are wondering, no that is NOT her fur on the ground!!
Lexi getting a nail trim with my new clippers! (Below)
Next I want to share my fav grooming tool with you.
Yup, this bad boy!
It works wonders for husky fur!!
As you will see in the video below, all you do is side to side motions and the fur comes off 'just like butta' hehe
Not the best video but you can see the fur that comes off of Koda, just in that short time and a few swipes.
Grooming your pet is super important!
I groom my dogs no less then once a week, but the norm is usually twice a week.
Until its time for husky blowout! Then its an every day task!
This being the time when twice a year or so, a husky will shed their entire undercoat, leaving your grass looking somewhat like this (below)
After a grooming session!
My arsenal of grooming tools!
What is your fav grooming tool?
Thanks for reading! Happy Grooming!
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