Grooming doesn’t tend to be something that is high on the list of priorities for many dog owners. Nevertheless, it is a crucial part of your canine’s care and should be treated as such.
Why is it important to take my dog to the groomer?
Despite the misconception that grooming is an unnecessary and frivolous waste of money, studies have shown that regular grooming is actually extremely beneficial for the health and wellbeing of our dogs. Some of the ways in which grooming can help our dogs be healthier than before include:
- Brushing her coat regularly can remove dirt and debris, eliminate tangles and matting that trap heat and stimulate the natural production of oils that keep her coat in good condition.
- Trimming her claws regularly will prevent them from ingrowing and becoming painful and infected, as well as reducing the likelihood of damage to furniture in your home, or her accidentally scratching you.
- Trimming her coat can keep hair out of her eyes and ears, reducing irritation and preventing her vision from becoming restricted.
- During grooming, you are more likely to notice any abnormalities such as skin irritations and rashes, unusual lumps and bumps or even external parasites such as ticks and fleas. You are then able to seek the appropriate medical treatment.
If your dog feels clean and healthy, it will do wonders for her mood and behavior. A clean and well-groomed dog is a happy dog!
Why choose a professional groomer?
Some aspects of pet grooming, namely brushing, need to be undertaken on virtually a daily basis. Obviously, it isn’t viable to take your dog to a professional groomer each day and it is easy enough to give your canine a quality brushing yourself so long as you have the right type of brush. However, many owners find other elements of grooming much trickier and more time consuming. The idea of trimming the hair around your dog’s eyes, or even cutting his nails, might seem nerve-wracking, and if you don’t feel confident then you are more likely to make mistakes. For this reason, many owners entrust the more complicated and intricate aspects of their canine’s grooming regime to a professional.
Professional groomers in Gainesville FL usually have a wealth of experience with a variety of different breeds and ages of dog and can adapt their techniques to suit the specific needs of your canine pal. Some groomers have premises that you can take your pet too, while others are mobile and will take care of your dog in your own home.
How often should I take my dog to the groomer?
Exactly how often you should take your dog to the groomer really depends upon his breed. Long-haired dogs are more likely to develop matting and tangles that require professional intervention. Some breeds will find that their coat and claws grow faster than others. Many owners also like to book their dogs in to visit their groomer for special occasions such as vacations or special holidays like Christmas or Thanksgiving.
When you take your dog to visit the groomer for the first time, they will be able to make a recommendation as to how often your canine pal should ideally be seen.
If you would like more information on the importance of dog grooming, how to take care of certain aspects of grooming yourself, or how often your furbaby should visit a professional groomer, our friendly and experienced groomers in Gainesville FL would be delighted to help. Please contact our pet resort and spa at 352-474-2200 today to find out more.