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It's Spring Cleaning Time!
That means, getting rid of our winter coats and getting our paws ready for summer!!!
Booking regular grooming appointments for your dog doesn’t just keep him pretty, it keeps him healthy and happy.
Here in this blog we'll talk about the top five benefits of professional dog grooming...
1. Professional Hair Care
An un-groomed coat leads to matted hair, which is a tangled mass that pulls the skin.
This condition can be quite uncomfortable for your dog.
So if your dog has a curly or fine coat, it is crucial for you look out for mats. Over time, these mats may lead to sores or even become hiding spot for fleas and ticks. To avoid this, vets recommend regular grooming.
Regular grooming also means less shedding.
One of the most common complaints that we get at Just About Pets is "Why does my dog SHED so much!!!!"
Is this something you've heard yourself saying?
Nothing is worse than having dogs that shed all over your place, causing indoor allergens. The best way to eliminate unwanted shedding inside your house is to get your dog to the groomers so they can get out all that unnecessary coat.
These professionals will remove dander and any loose hair during the cleaning process. Also, they know how to give your canine the best hairstyle.
2. Anal Glands!!!!
Normally, dog feces are firm. When your dog goes poop, the anal glands are naturally expressed.
But when your dog’s stools are soft, like most because of kibble foods, they won’t exert enough pressure on the glands, and this can result in the glands failing to empty, causing discomfort and a horrible odor when the full anal gland pushes on the anus.
Though you can empty the glands at home, a groomer is a better option especially if you are not trained to do it.
This need is addressed through Anal Gland Expression. This technique involves squeezing the anal glands so its contents are released through the small openings on the sides of the anus.
Anal gland expression is done to maintain your canine’s hygiene.
Also, this will get rid of discomforts once the anal glands can’t empty themselves.
These discomforts include dragging their posterior on the ground, biting or licking at the anus, chasing their tails, or having difficulty standing or sitting.
If your fur baby is constantly suffering from anal gland problems, you must figure out if it is a soft stool issue, an allergic response, or an inflammatory response, which could also mean your pup needs a diet chance
Addressing the root cause of your pet’s discomfort is the best way to deal with this problem.
But, groomers can express the external gland for you whenever your pooch comes in for their groom.
3. Promotes Regular Health Checkups
You may be wondering if it's worth it, taking your pet to the groomers.
It totally is! Not only do you have the security of knowing your pet is in good hands, you also are getting a free health checkup!
'Your fur baby may end up having cuts, and skin irritations if you let an inexperienced person take care of them.
Remember that no one is more knowledgeable and skilled in making your dog look good without causing injuries than professional pet groomers.
Also, professional groomers are trained to see the warning signs! They can easily help spot any bumps, lumps, and wounds on your pet’s skin along with ear/skin infections.
As the warm weather approaches, so do the bugs!!!
Professional groomers can immediately tell if your dog has parasites.
They will check each square inch of your pet’s body for fleas and other parasites that may not be visible to you.
Fleas are often noticed in the tub and none will make it out alive.
On the other hand, ticks are noticed and removed during the drying process.
The entire coat of your canine is split line by line during the drying process until their entire coat is dry.
While doing so, groomers will also remove the entire dead coat and check for any abnormal skin growth. This way, any serious problems will be detected.
4. Fresh Smelling & the Use of Pet Safe Grooming Products
No one enjoys a stinky dog!! We want to be able to hold and love our fur babies without any deterring stenches blocking the way!! So make sure to have professional groomers keep the bad smell out of your dog’s hair and your house.
Like humans, dogs also have different needs. For instance, dogs with long hair will need different grooming supplies than those with short hair.
Professional groomers know this, so they only make use of the most suitable grooming supplies for your canine to avoid any irritation.
Dogs should not smell bad. The smell that almost everyone is so used to is a result of an improperly groomed or dirty dog.
This will definitely result in a happier dog and home.
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5. Professional Dog Grooming vs Doing it at Home – Are you doing it right?!
Avoid the Possibility of Mess Ups by visiting a professional!! You wouldn't let just anyone cut your Hair right?, Or else you could end up like this! Why should your dogs new hair do be any different?
One thing that people often forget is...
Every Dog is different and requires different methods and treatments!
With each breed that comes into our salon, we have to accommodate even the smallest of details!
The issue with amateur grooming or at home grooming is that, a lot of people may not know what's best for their pets skin/coat and overall health.
So your Uncle John who used to be a human hair stylist is definitely not qualified to groom your Alaskan Malamute!!
There are so many steps taken when grooming a dog properly, all steps must be followed.
Here are some of the common mistakes that pet owners make when they’re trying to handle the grooming and bathing and grooming at home.
If the water is too hot or cold, that will forever turn your pet away from wanting a bath. Consider when you go to a salon for a haircut, the stylist tests the water and adjust to the right temperature. If they didn’t, you would be uncomfortably blasted with scolding or freezing water.
Choosing a high quality and natural shampoo is critical in the skin and coat health of your pet. Generic brands can cause your pet’s skin to become irritation and will result in discomfort and even allergic breakouts for your cats and dogs.
Applying the soap incorrectly can burn your pets eyes or get into their ears causing an ear infection. Properly rinsing your pet is important as well since residual soap can cause irritation and dandruff.
If there are mats or knots in your pet’s hair, that can be painful for them if they are not handled correctly.
It’s common for owners to not dry their pets completely because the pet is eager to get away from the bath, but it’s very important to get as much water off your pet as possible and leave the drying tools to the professional groomers.
Too many baths can strip your pet of its natural oils and lead to skin irritations and dandruff. Too little baths can result in a pet being dirty and could put them at risk of disease. When your pet is being groomed, their entire body is being observed. This is a great opportunity to check for ticks, fleas, lumps, dry skin or any other irregularities that may occur.
Trimming your pet’s nails with little experience is never a good idea. If you accidently cut too short, you will cause bleeding. It will also instill a sense of fear for future trimmings and a fear of their owner touching their paws. If bleeding occurs it will cause severe pain for your pet and put them at risk of infection. In addition to lack of experience, nail trimmers should be sharp and of decent quality to ensure a clean and quick cut.
Wether you enjoy the scent of the special shampoo's we have, or love the surprise of seeing your dog look and feel his best after a professional groom, there is something for everyone1 The benefits are endless.
At Just About Pets, our main goal is to offer your dog a safe, stress-free experience. Our trained groomers are very attentive to each individual dog’s needs!!
Rid yourself of the stress of having
to remember when and how to keep up with your pets groomuing schedule... because..
WE DO RECALL APPOINTMENTS!!!!!