Brushing Your Pup
Daily brushing can be an excellent way to bond with your puppy, as well as eliminating excess hair and preventing matted fur. Some breeds need more brushing than others, especially if they have longer coats. Pet Supermarket carries a complete line of brushes for long and short-haired puppies, as well as grooming gloves. We also offer products to help keep excess fur off your couch and other furniture. Our experienced associates can help you choose products that work best for you and your puppy.
Clean teeth are also very important, and it is a good idea to get your puppy used to having his teeth brushed. The first step in dental care for your pet is to help her learn to accept having her mouth and teeth examined. Start by examining your puppy’s mouth briefly once a month. Gradually work up to brushing his teeth a couple times per month or as needed. Pet Supermarket carries superior dental products such as toothbrushes and dental chew toys to keep your puppy’s smile bright.
Your puppy will also need his nails trimmed on occasion. Our associates are happy to advise you on the proper technique to trim your puppy’s nails. We carry a variety of nail trimmers and files to keep your pup well manicured!
Regular ear care is one of the most overlooked areas of puppy health. Good ear care consists of a weekly inspection and, if necessary, a cleaning. Reward with treats during and after the cleaning to keep the experience positive.
To examine your puppy’s ear, hold the tip between your thumb and forefinger and gently roll it up so you can see the underside of the ear. If you notice any debris, you can wipe the inside of the ear with ear-cleaning pads, available at Pet Supermarket. If you notice any odor or wetness, you can use one of our ear-cleaning solutions to swab and treat the underside of the ear. Massage a small amount of cleaning solution to the area you wish to clean, and remember to dry the underside of the ear when finished.
Your puppy will also need a bath from time to time, especially if he likes to play outdoors! We offer a wide selection of top quality, gentle shampoos that are safe for you and your puppy. Getting your puppy used to baths at a young age will help him get comfortable with baths as an adult. Be sure to have plenty of treats on hand to let him know he’s doing a good job!
Remember: Pet Supermarket carries a wide selection of grooming and cleaning aids. Our experienced associates can answer any questions you have about keeping your puppy perky and pretty.