Posted by Lora Shaw on March 27, 2013
Here at Pet Palace, we know grooming your pet is essential for many reasons. From proper animal socialization to coat and skin health, regular grooming has numerous benefits that are important to consider.
When it comes to dogs and cats, performing some grooming rituals daily helps your pet become accustomed to being touched. For example, simple routine maintenance, like brushing your pet’s hair each evening, can help relax you as well as your companion. During this time, your pet will get better acquainted with you as you teach them to lie down calmly while you lavish them with attention, de-tangle their hair, and remove any debris from their coat.
This is especially true for clipping your cat’s or dog’s nails. Since this task can progressively get more difficult as your pet ages, performing the chore weekly, or at least every other week, will make it easier, in the long run, to care for your animal’s paws.
Shedding is also a major issue that can be remedied with regular grooming. While inherent shedding cannot be completely avoided, daily brushing and weekly baths with a conditioning shampoo will help cut back on the need to vacuum the carpet. Also, the amount of shedding should ultimately decrease when you regularly use a pet brush since it stimulates oil-producing glands in the animal’s skin that help keep their coat healthy and luscious.
In many cases, it is easier and even better to have your pet groomed by a professional. A trained pet groomer will know the proper way to tend to your pet and will be able to trim your pet’s hair accordingly. This can be especially helpful for specific pet breeds with thick coats.
Some actions, such as checking an animal’s eyes and ears regularly, can help you avoid major medical bills. Many cat and dog breeds are susceptible to illnesses that can be caught early simply by paying attention to your pet and thoroughly checking the animal’s entire body during grooming sessions.
Additionally, in the case that you are dealing with fleas and ticks on your furry friend, it is incredibly important to groom them quickly and efficiently to ensure there are no serious health issues to assess down the line.
Did you know that 80% of pets over the age of three suffer from periodontal disease? 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. That is why we recommend regular dental care as part of your ongoing grooming routine to prevent future medical problems.
By keeping your animal’s teeth clean, you will also help them stay healthy between vet check-ups and avoid further expenses related to professional teeth cleanings.
The final benefit is all about looks. It is essential to keep your dog or cat happy and clean by tending to their fur regularly. This can include addressing matted hair that is difficult to untangle, nails that are too long and curled, and other issues by paying attention to your pet each day.
If you don’t have time to groom your pet yourself, schedule an appointment with us at Pet Palace, where we have the knowledge and skills needed to take care of your beloved pet. Taking a little time for your animal regularly will pay off tremendously, as your furry friend will feel good, and look even better!
Our team at Pet Palace wants to ensure that your dog or cat receives the proper care they need to lead a long, happy, and healthy life.
If you have any additional questions about our pet grooming services, feel free to reach out to our team today. We look forward to assisting you!
About the author
Lora Shaw is currently the Vice President of Operations at Pet Palace.