Regular grooming can prevent numerous health problems. Every beagle needs to have a monthly grooming routine. Their coat needs to be brushed every other day, and nails need to be trimmed every week. They also require regular baths.
While there are doggy care centers that provide all these services, the best and most affordable way to groom your beagle is by buying all the supplements and doing it yourself.
I have listed below seven best grooming products that every beagle owners need for home grooming.
1. Grooming Brush
Grooming brush helps to remove dirt and debris from the beagle’s coat, keeping it clean, soft, shiny, and healthy. There are quite a few types of brushes available like:
- Shredding Brush
- Bristle Brush
- Pin Brush
- Slicker brush
- Glove Brush
- Undercoat brush
Each one of these has different uses. But relax, you don’t need to buy every type of brush available in the market. Beagles have a coat with short hair, so you don’t need to worry about tangles.
A Bristle brush is an ideal choice as it not only removes dirt, debris, and dead hairs, but it also to spread the essential body oil throughout the coat.
Here are some of the best bristle brushes for your beagle:
- Safari Coastal Brush: On one side, you get a bristle brush, and on the other, it’s Pin Brush. While bristle brushes help to remove dirt and spread body oil, a pin brush gives the coat a smooth and uniform look.
- Furminator Undercoat Tool: If your beagle sheds a lot, then you should go with this one. It works amazingly for trapping the dead and loose hair inside it.
- Conair Bristle Brush: In case you are just looking for a good quality bristle brush.
2. Dog Shampoo
Beagles have a short and dense coat that can resist dirt and debris to some extend. Technically, they require baths every 2 to 5 months. But beagles are very active and love to play outdoor and get dirty, so practically they need to be a bath every month.
Bathing them with a good quality shampoo removes dirt and prevent skin infections.
There are different types of shampoos for combating various problems.
- Natural Shampoos are chemical-free and made with natural ingredients.
- Oatmeal Shampoos help to relieve dry and itchy skin.
- Special Medicated Shampoos are used to combat skin infections and allergies. A veterinarian prescribes them.
- Anti-fleas and anti-tick shampoos, as the name suggests, helps to repel or kill ticks and fleas.
- Anti-seborrheic shampoos are used for preventing flakes and dry skin.
- Hypoallergenic Shampoos are for dogs with sensitive skin.
My beagle is active, and we allow him to have a lot of outdoor playtimes. So I wanted a shampoo that I can use more often to clean my beagle without causing dry skin. My veterinarian suggested me to use an Oatmeal shampoo for general use, and I will suggest the same.
Oatmeal shampoo is an excellent choice for puppies as well as beagles.
Over time I have tried quite a few shampoos, and here are three that I like the most:
Using an anti-tick/flea shampoo once in a while can help repel ticks, fleas, and other parasites from your beagle’s body.
I use Hartz UltraGuard Plus for my beagle, as it kills fleas and ticks on contact. It comes in various scents and types, but I like the one with oatmeal.
Also Read: How to Grom your Beagle – An Ultimate Guide
3. Nail Trimmer
This is something most beagles, including mine, hates the most. But allowing their nails to grow is not an option. It can injure your pooch.
Apart from that, you don’t want your beagle to turn into a zombie and scratch you or your couch, do you?
I usually trim my Groot’s nails once every two weeks. However, it varies from dog to dog.
There various types of nail trimmers:
- Scissor clippers
- Guillotine clippers
- Grinder tools
I have been using the Gonicc Dog Nail clipper for quite some time, and it gets the job done. It has a safety stopper to reduce the risk of cutting the quick of your dog and comes with a dog nail filer.
4. Ear Cleaner
Beagles have long, floppy ears that block direct sunlight and airflow. This creates a moist environment inside their ears, making them more prone to ear infections than other dogs.
Their ears need to be clean regularly to prevent infections and other ear problems.
I clean my beagle’s ears once a week with clean cotton and remove wax and debris. And use an ear cleaner once a month.
However, you may want to use the ear cleaner more or less often based on how much dirt accumulates in your canine’s ears.
My vet suggested using Virbac Epi-otic Ear Cleaner for routine cleaning. It effectively removes excess wax and debris and eliminates the odor of their ears.
If your beagle is over 12 weeks old, then instead of cotton, you can also use Ear wipes from Pet MD for better results.
5. Dental Health Supplies
Most dog owners totally ignore the dental health of their pooch until it’s too late. Taking proper care of the canine’s dental health is as crucial as other grooming steps.
You should have your pet’s teeth checked by veterarian atleast once a year – avma.org
Start caring for your beagle’s teeth as soon as possible. The best way, to begin with, is brushing their teeth every other day if not daily.
Note: NEVER use human toothpaste. It is extremely poisonous for dogs.
My recommendations are:
Apart from this, use chew toys to strengthen your beagle’s gums and teeth. Using dental treats can help promote dental health too.
6. Dog Deodorant
If your beagle is active and has a lot of exercise daily, then after a while, he may start smelling. While bathing can remove body odor, it strips down essential body oils and makes the skin dry.
If your dog’s body odor bothers you or if you just want them to smell fresh, then you should get a dog deodorant. You can use it in between baths.
I will recommend Bodhi Dog Pet Cologne as it contains natural conditioners and comes in various scents.
7. Paw Wax
Depending on the weather, your beagle’s paws can dry and develop cracks, which can be quite painful.
Paw wax acts like shoes for dogs, creating a protective layer.
You should apply paw wax on your beagle’s paw at least two times a week, even more often if it snows where you live.
I use Musher’s Secret Dog Paw Wax as it effectively protects the dog from heat as well as snow, and it doesn’t leave any stain behind.