What You Need To Groom Your Bichon Frise
Now that you have learned how important regular grooming is in the care of your Bichon Frise, you will need certain tools and accessories to assist you. Do not rush out and buy the top of the line; you are well-intentioned in wanting the best in order to properly care for your Bichon Frise and his coat, but you could be spending more than is necessary. Do some research online, and contact the breeder to see if they have any recommendation of which product brand to go with.
1) stainless steel course medium greyhound comb
2) pin brush
3) slicker brush
4) grooming scissors
6) toenail clippers
8) toothbrush and toothpaste
9) styptic pencil
Grooming Tool Uses
The pin brush and greyhound comb should be used in the daily bushing and coat care of your Bichon Frise. The brush removes any knots or mats that are beginning to form. The best position for your dog while brushing is laying on his or her side, for both their comfort and your convenience. After you have thoroughly brushed out the coat, switch to the comb and work it through the entire body. The hair should be brushed up and out from the skin.
While brushing, always be on the lookout for fleas and ticks. If you should find an attached tick, use the tweezers to remove it. There are several quality products available at your veterinarian to protect and care for your Bichon Frise. When used as directed, they can stave off possible diseases that could be transmitted by the pests.
The slicker brush is only used after bathing your Bichon, while drying. The scissors can be used to trim any excess hair growing between the pads of their feet. The toenail clippers are used to trim your pet’s nail. There are clippers made exclusively for a dog’s nails. The styptic pencil is just in case you cut the nail a little too short and nick a vein. It will stop any bleeding.
The toothbrush and toothpaste are important for the care of your Bichon Frise’s teeth. Brushing your dog’s teeth on a regular basis, at least once a week, will prevent tartar buildup. While it may not seem like much to be concerned about, more serious dental problems can present themselves. Gum disease strikes dogs just like humans.
You now have everything you need to assist you in the grooming care of your Bichon Frise. Before you begin, learn some expert grooming tips for your Bichon Frise.