Grooming Your West Highland White
Are your instruments clean?. Do you visit a professional to have your Westie
groomed and clipped? Are they sterilizing the equipment? IF NOT WHY NOT !
spread of deadly diseases...
Its a sad fact that many so called professionals do not clean the grooming tools
after each dog. If the previous dog has some skin problem, this can quite easily be
passed on you your Westie.
It is not necessary to have your Westie fully groomed regularly, if you continue to
use thinning scissors and a quick trim, you can keep his coat reasonably short.
Avoid having your Westie fully cut in winter time, they can quickly catch a cold.
This job is best left to the hot summer months, when your Westie will appreciate the
loss of some heat.
Note: Unlike the medieval Barber, who not only cut
hair and gave shaves, but also practiced surgery and pulled teeth, You
should not let a groomer do anything other than cut hair!. Some are
setting them selves up as vet's and performing other services like
emptying anal glands. Don't Let them !
New Poll on grooming !
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