Many pet owners mistakenly believe that they can fulfil all of their pet’s grooming requirements in their own home. While this is certainly true of some of the most basic aspects of the grooming process, such as brushing out your pet’s fur, other fundamental elements require the skill and precision of an experienced groomer.
Here are some of the most common key services provided by professional pet groomers.
Bathing. Over-bathing your pet is detrimental to the health of his skin, often drying it out and causing irritation. However, in addition to bathing your pet on his visit, your groomer can recommend a bathing schedule for you to follow at home, as well as products that will support healthy, supple skin.
Brushing. Proper brushing has a number of unique benefits. Not only does it remove any matting or tangles from your pet’s fur, but it also removes dirt dandruff and dead hair, and stimulates the production of natural oils that give your pet’s hair that glossy shine associated with good health. Brushing also provides an opportunity for you to inspect his skin for any abnormalities such as rashes, swellings or parasites.
Ears. Ears are a delicate part of your pet’s anatomy and thus should be treated with extra care. Some animals are particularly susceptible to ear-related problems such as infections and parasites like mites, especially those breeds of dog with long, floppy ears. Your groomer will be able to do a thorough check on the health of your pet’s ears while giving them a thorough clean.
Eyes. The hair around the face of your furbaby can grow quite long, and sometimes it can irritate his eyes, causing problems such as infection. Due to the location of these hairs, it is essential that your pet is totally still for these hairs to be trimmed – something an experienced groomer can manage with relative ease.
Nails. Animal claws can grow very quickly, and if not trimmed on a regular basis, can cause you or other members of your family serious injury. Again, trimming requires your furbaby to be extremely still, and your groomer will have the experience needed to make this process as quick and safe as possible for your pet.
Teeth. Proper dental care is just as important for your pet as it is for you, and good oral health can protect your beloved animal from a range of unpleasant symptoms and even some general health conditions. If your groomer offers pet dental cleanings, you should definitely find out more about this service.