It is no secret that animal lovers consider their pets a member of the family. They do everything they can to make sure their furry friends are well-taken care of. Among the things that should always be done is grooming. While there are similar benefits among felines and canines, there are a few differences also.
The benefits of cat grooming:
- Brushing of the fur of the cat enables the natural oils to be distributed evenly not only over the coat, but over the skin as well. This prevents dryness of skin and maintains the health of the coat.
- While having the cat groomed, the grooming tech can check for such parasites and pests as fleas and ticks.
- Grooming the cat frequently can not only desensitize the cat to being handled by people but also works to deepen the bond between pet and owner.
- The more that is brushed and groomed smooth, the less hair the cat will swallow while cleaning themselves.
The benefits of dog grooming:
- Grooming a dog helps to remove dead skin and old hair. This, in turn, aids in air circulation to the skin of the dog. This is especially important in the hot months of summer or if the dog has especially thick or long hair.
- The brushing action increases the blood flow of the dog’s circulatory system. This improves the overall health of the dog.
- Along with increasing blood flow, the lymphatic system is also stimulated. The lymphatic system works in conjunction with the immune system to keep the dog healthy and disease-free all year long.
While it may seem to make sense to groom the pet by oneself, it is actually better to have a professional pet groomer perform these duties. This is because they are experienced with working with animals when they are nervous or if they are not particularly anxious to be groomed. There is never a need to worry as the groomer will always have the best interest of the pet in the forefront of their mind. Remember, a well-groomed dog or cat not only looks great, but they feel great too!