Why Professional Grooming Is An Important Part Of Your Pet’s Care

If you are a pet owner, you do your best to provide your dog or cat with good food, plenty of exercise and lots of love and affection. But some tasks involved in caring for a pet can be so difficult that they are best left to a professional. Bathing an uncooperative dog can be a soaking wet exercise in futility, and giving a bath to an unwilling cat is an even riskier proposition. With professional pet grooming services, though, bathing is only the beginning.

When a groomer bathes your dog or cat, he or she will know the best way to help your animal accept the bath without fear. He or she will protect your pet’s ears with cotton and will use a high quality shampoo that is formulated for your pet’s type of hair and skin. Conditioner may be applied as well before the final rinse. Some grooming services will even offer to check a dog’s anal glands and express them if necessary during the bath.

Besides bathing, a groomer will also clip your pet’s nails. This is more than just protection for your carpet and furniture; it’s very important for your pet’s health as well. Dogs and cats who spend most of their time indoors do not wear away their nails on pavement or stone, so their nails must be clipped to keep them from growing too long. Overgrown nails can break below the quick and cause bleeding, pain, and even infection.

A professional groomer will also care for your pet’s coat. At minimum, your pet will get a thorough brushing to remove excess hair and make the coat shiny and fluffy. If the coat is matted, the groomer may be able to work out the tangles. Regular grooming will prevent matting, but if it occurs, it can hurt an animal’s skin because the increased weight pulls and loosens the skin. If matting is serious, it may require the services of a veterinarian, but a groomer will be able to advise you.

If you would like to get professional grooming for your cat or dog, Contact All Star Pet Resort today.

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