April 27, 2011
Hello everyone! It’s me,
Sampson the mini Dachshund.
Today Mommy trimmed some of my little Dachshund nails. I don’t really like getting my nails trimmed, so she only cuts a few at a time. She says it is a part of grooming. My little human friend, Trenton, doesn’t like getting his nails trimmed either.
Then she brushed my little Dachshund teeth. This is also part of what she calls grooming. This mini dachshund doesn’t really like getting that done either. Trenton doesn’t like getting his teeth brushed either.
It seems to me that Moms make Dachshunds and little humans do all of these grooming things even though we don’t like them! They brush our hair, brush our teeth, trim our nails and give us baths. I wondered why. Why is there such a fuss about this grooming stuff?
I thought and I thought, and I just could not come up with a good reason for all of this grooming stuff. I finally decided to ask Mommy.
“Why do I have to get my little dachshund teeth brushed and my nails trimmed?” I asked her. “And why does Trenton have to get his teeth brushed?”
She told me that we all have to get our teeth brushed for the same reasons. If we don’t have our teeth brushed something she called tartar and plaque build up and will cause your cavities and tooth decay. If your teeth gets cavities, then they will start to hurt, especially when you are eating. If it gets bad enough, the vet might have to pull the bad teeth right out of your mouth!
Well, I know I don’t want my teeth pulled out so I’ll let Mommy brush my Dachshund teeth!
She also said that if she doesn’t trim my nails, they will keep growing longer and longer and will start to hurt my paws when I walk if they get too long. I didn’t know that. Well, I don’t want any pain or discomfort.
I still don’t like to get my nails trimmed, but I guess Trenton and I will have to let Mommy trim them.
Baths are okay I guess. I do like the way I smell after I’ve had one. I love to roll around in the blankets after a bath.
So, I have learned that there are very good reasons why Mommies do all of these grooming things. And I have learned that little Dachshunds and little humans all need to be ‘well groomed’ for good health!
So, whoever you are, Dachshund or human, don’t give your mommy a hard time during grooming because she is doing it for a good reason. She loves you!