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Pet Grooming

You can often tell how healthy a dog is by coat appearance. Grooming your dog regularly offers clues to her health: It nips potential health problems, like allergies, poor nutrition, parasites, or diseases, in the bud, or at least gives you some early warning about them. Grooming also makes your dog (and you) comfortable socializing. And it stops the spread of dirt, fleas, and germs. And you can groom your dog at home, without the expense and hassle of a professional groomer. But perhaps the biggest benefit to grooming your dog yourself is strengthening your bond with her. It can be a fun time to share, and it helps build trust.

With Jorge Bendersky’s experience and knowledge in the grooming and pet industry, it is no surprise he’s ready to release a line of fabulous pet products. He enjoys sharing his dog grooming expertise with others and recently launched a best-selling book, “DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show: Everything You Need to Know, Step by Step.” Jorge Bendersky by M Boutique will allow pet parents to purchase high-quality, natural grooming products for their four-legged friends.

Below are three quick and simple everyday grooming tips from my new book, "DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show":

Brush. No matter what type of coat your dog has, they need it brushed more than once a week. Brushing every other day will keep mats at bay, move important oils throughout the coat and also help control shedding by strengthening the hair follicles. Make sure to select a brush that best matches your dog’s coat type, length and texture. If you need help selecting the right tools to use, there is a whole chapter about this in my new book.

Deodorize. If you don't have time to give your dog a full bath, you can still keep your dog clean, fluffy and fresh and remove dirt with the help of a waterless shampoo. To make your dog constantly huggable and to curb unpleasant odors between baths, you can also use an all-natural spray, such as a doggie deodorant. It’s a must have grooming item for on the go. After a day of hiking outdoors or a messy accident on the road, you can turn any paper towel into the perfect pet wipe with a little waterless shampoo.

Neutralize. Odor neutralizers are a great way to get rid of odor without adding another scent on top. There are a plethora of options on the market for masking the scent, or with no scent. The product works great and is all-natural so it’s safe for your pets and your home.