7. No Grooming
Surprisingly, grooming is often another thing that slips under a dog owner’s radar. Dogs get dirty all the time, and it doesn’t seem to bother them. But, it’s still essential to give your dogs regular baths, trim their nails, and make sure they’re clean and healthy all around! If you don’t know how to, then take your pup into a groomer.
Nowadays, there are even mobile groomers that will come straight to your house. Without regular grooming, your dog could get matted fur, ear infections, irritated skin, ingrown nails or hair, etcetera.
If you’re afraid to trim your dog’s nails too short and knick the nerve inside, you can invest in a trimmer with a detector installed, watch tutorials, or ask your vet or groomer to trim them during check-ups or appointments.