October 14th, 2021 by Carli Podella
Dog grooming keeps your dog healthy, but it also provides time to bond with your beagle. Beagles have short dense hair, which is fairly easy to groom, but also requires some care. Beagles love to play and dig in the dirt, so their coat can become dirty quickly. Regular grooming is necessary to keep their skin healthy. Bathe your dog monthly. You don’t want to bathe him too often so that his skin becomes dry and irritated.
Grooming involves more than just bathing your dog. It also requires taking care of their coat, paws, ears, and nails. An important part of beagle grooming is brushing their coat. Beagles have a double layered coat, which helps keep them warm in the winter. Brushing will help reduce the amount of dust and hair your beagle sheds. Next pick up each foot and inspect the footpad.
Beagles also require care of their long, floppy ears. Because their ears are long and don’t get a lot of air, they tend to be more prone to bacteria and ear infections. Spray a little ear cleaner into the ears and message the base of the ears. This should be done once a week. Your beagle will love his or her ear message. Clean the visible parts with a soft cloth.
Your beagle’s nails will also need clipping every 5-6 weeks. Take your beagle to the vet for a regular nail trim, or ask your vet how to clip the nails yourself. It’s important not to cut too far down. If you clip the quick, he or she will bleed and become fearful of their nail clippings.