Maintaining A Coat Between Baths

Shannon Moore, NCMG Espree Animal Products, Director of Grooming Education, Southlake, TX

An integral part of maintaining a healthy dog is ensuring the skin and coat remain in good condition. The amount of grooming your dog needs will vary, but all dogs need to have a consistent grooming regimen regardless of the length of coat.  Between grooming and bathing appointments, dogs will still need some maintenance in order to maintain their coat.  Dogs with more coat will require more maintenance, but smooth coated dogs will need some work too.

Here are 4 ways to help maintain your dog’s coat in between baths and help keep them fresh and clean.

  1. Use a waterless bath between grooming to help control odor.
  2. Never brush a dry coat. It is best to use a brushing spray like Espree’ s Aloe Hydrating Spray in order to prevent the coat from breaking and to help the skin and coat stay hydrated.
  3. Brush the coat every day until the coat becomes dirty. Daily brushing helps remove dead hair and will help reduce matting.
  4. Mist the coat occasionally with your favorite Espree cologne to help break down any odors and keep your pet smelling fresh!