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13 Hilarious Dog-Grooming Struggles Every Dog Owner Has Faced

Being a dog parent truly is a wild ride.

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1. Realising your dog needs a bath and mentally preparing yourself for what you're about to undertake.

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2. Finally getting your dog into the bath, only to watch him do this:

3. And after all that effort, be met with a totally displeased pup.

My mom took my dog a bath and sent this to me. I feel like it should be a meme. Twitter do ya thing 😂

4. Brushing your dog's beautiful coat, only to end up with it everywhere.

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5. Trying and failing to trim your dog's nails, because they are totally incapable of sitting still.

6. Fearing for your fingers every time you clean your dog's teeth.

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7. And getting hit with some seriously stinky dog breath in the process.

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8. Foolishly hoping your dog won't jump on the sofa as soon as you come home from a muddy walk.

9. Putting up with the lovely "wet dog smell" after they've splashed around in a puddle.

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10. Feeling a deep pang of guilt every time you take your dog for a haircut.

Taking my dog to get a trim at the groomers makes me feel like a bad dog mom because he thinks he’s going to the park. 💔

11. Being forced to come up with really creative ways to get your pup to eat their worm pill.

12. Going to a fancy dog-grooming salon to see things like "dog facial" on the services list.

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13. But shelling out the big bucks anyway, because your pup deserves it.

We all love our pups, but sometimes it's a bit of a struggle to keep them clean and pristine. Purina® Dentalife® dental chews are an easy way to help take care of your dog’s teeth and gums, and they are currently offering a free sample for your pooch to try – so at least that’s one fewer thing to worry about.