If you thought that dog grooming is just a frivolous activity, you would be mistaken. All dog breeds can benefit from regular dog grooming! Not only does it help to ensure that canine companions are clean, but it also helps with their overall physical health (and perhaps even your family’s health). The following are some of the main perks and guidelines that pet owners should keep in mind.
The most obvious benefit of grooming your pooch on a regular basis is appearance. You might argue that beauty is only skin-deep, but there can, in fact, be a connection between your dog’s temperament and appearance. People are more reluctant to engage with ungroomed dogs and, therefore, if your dearly beloved Shaggy’s coat becomes too shaggy, there will be fewer opportunities to socialize with strangers.
Not only will regular brushing ensure that your pet can boast a coat with an attractive sheen, but your house will also look much better. Brushing helps to get rid of dead hair, dandruff, and dirt. In other words, the more you comb your dog, the less hair will be shed on your carpets and furniture. This can also be good news for allergy sufferers as the flakes of animal skin that can lead to sudden bouts of sneezing are easier to control with regular dog grooming.
When you groom your dog, it is also a great time to check for any skin-related issues, like ticks and hot spots, or other problems that could affect their eyes, nails, teeth or ears. If you are able to identify an issue at an early stage, you could even prevent it from getting worse.
When Should You Start With Dog Grooming?
It is key that dogs are introduced to dog grooming from a young age. This is to ensure that they grow accustomed to the process, especially breeds with longer hair that needs to sit still for a longer period of time. After all, not every part of the dog grooming process is equally enjoyable. By leaving nail clipping and ear cleaning for adulthood, there is a risk that your dog might not welcome you with open paws.
How Often Should I Take My Dog For Grooming?
The best would be to chat to your vet or dog groomer as every breed has unique dog grooming needs. The reality is that most of us lead busy lives and, therefore, to ensure that your canine companion receives the best care, it might be best to use a professional dog groomer, especially when you consider that you need to check ears, teeth, eyes, and nails too.
Contact All Star Pet Resort For All Of Your Dog Grooming Needs!
At All Star Pet Resort, we have an on-site company, The Hair of the Dog Pet Spa that offers full dog grooming services. Are you needing to boarding your dog while you are away on vacation? Even better, how about doggie daycare while you are at work. Although it is best to make an appointment in advance, we welcome walk-ins too. Follow us on Facebook for more info about the wide range of services offered by All Star Pet Resort.