Posted by Lora Shaw on July 31, 2014
You’ve probably heard a number of times that it’s important to groom your pet, but do you know why? There are a number of great reasons for pet grooming, and they have nothing to do with keeping your pet looking attractive for photo ops! Check out why we consider grooming to be a top priority for pet parents:
Do you enjoy vacuuming? Does anyone? If you would like to minimize the amount of vacuuming you do, get to grooming. Brushing your pet’s coat daily will minimize the amount of fur left around the house. It will also reduce hairballs—great news for all you cat owners out there!
Regularly grooming your pet gives the 2 of you an opportunity to bond—that’s so important in an animal/caregiver relationship. It also helps your pet become more accustomed to socialization, making trips to the vet (and yes, your favorite pet boarding resort!) easier on them.
Did you know that 80% of pets over the age of 3 suffer from periodontal disease? Unfortunately, this can lead to a variety of health problems including bad breath, lethargy, and bleeding gums. Worse, the bacteria from infected gums can migrate to other parts of the body like the heart, kidney, or joints. Make regular dental care a part of your ongoing grooming routine to prevent future medical problems.
Checking your pet’s body regularly with grooming sessions is a great way to spot potential medical issues. The earlier they’re discovered, the better your pet’s chances of experiencing a full recovery. When grooming, you might spot lumps, skin irritation, or sensitive areas. Be sure to discuss these with your vet so they don’t turn into greater problems.
Grooming your pet is one of the most proactive things you can do as a pet owner to prevent and identify health issues. And your pet will appreciate the TLC it receives during your grooming/bonding session! For professional grooming services provided at Pet Palace, book a reservation online today!
About the author
Lora Shaw is currently the Vice President of Operations at Pet Palace.
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