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Puppy Grooming 101: When to Start and What You Need to Know

Most puppies under 6 months old do not need a haircut unless they have a coat that requires specific maintenance or they have developed a lot of mats or tangles. At this age, a puppy's coat is still developing, and it's important to allow their coat to grow out naturally to its full potential.

However, it's still important to regularly groom your puppy's coat to keep it clean, healthy, and free of mats and tangles. This includes brushing your puppy's coat a few times a week, trimming their nails, and cleaning their ears.

If you have a breed that requires specific coat maintenance, such as a Poodle or a Bichon Frise, it's important to start introducing grooming sessions to your puppy early on. This can help them get used to the grooming process and make it easier to maintain their coat as they grow older.

Overall, while most puppies under 6 months old do not need a haircut, it's important to start establishing good grooming habits early on to ensure your puppy's coat stays healthy and clean. Consult with a veterinarian or professional groomer to determine the best grooming practices for your individual puppy based on their breed and coat type.

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