Taking a cat or dog to be groomed can be a difficult task for you, the pet and the groomer. The great news is that it does not always have to be so difficult. There are many things you can do to make life easier for everyone and make grooming a simple task. Here are things to do and think about next time it is time for dog grooming or cat grooming.
Have Your Animals Prepared and Ready Early
There are actually many things pet owners can do to prepare their pets for the grooming experience. For example, if the dog is not used to having his paws touched, he or she will likely be upset when the groomer attempts to trim the nails. To solve a problem like this, get the dog used to the situation by touching his or her paws at home. If the cat panics when he or she is put in a kennel to get in the car, get him or her used to that situation by leaving the kennel on the floor at home with the door open. The cat can wander in and out and will begin to associate it with happy things like home. You can even put treats or food inside as well. This will make the transportation to and from the groomer easier.
Begin the Grooming Early on in Their Lives
The best time to take them for grooming is when they are puppies and kittens. If they are used to it from an early point of their lives, they will likely be fine as they grow up at the groomer. This will also make things easier for you because they will not have matted hair and will be in great condition all of the time.
Groom Them Often
The pets should be groomed at home on a regular basis with basic brushing and even trimming of the nails if possible. They also should be taken to the groomer at least once a month for a trim or whatever is needed.
These are just a few effective ways to make the grooming process easier for everyone involved.