Grooming Tips: It’s a Necessity; Here’s How to Start

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Grooming is an absolutely important component of responsible pet ownership. Grooming keeps a pet healthy and clean. But many people don’t know where to begin in the process of grooming. Here’s a few tips to keeping your pet looking and feeling at his or her best. 

Brush 

Your pet needs to be brushed regularly. It’s a necessary component to keeping his or her coat clean; remove the dirt, debris, and old hairs so that his or her coat is cleaned and shining-healthy. Most dogs benefit from a weekly brushing session, although some breeds, especially those longer-coat varieties, could benefit from a brushing daily to every other day brushing to avoid matting, etc. Cats do tend to groom themselves, but it is still a necessary component to keeping them clean. And one other benefit to brushing is that the time spent only increases the bond between you and the animal. 

Nail Trimming 

Nail trimming is one of the least enjoyable grooming activities, especially because most dogs dislike having their nails trimmed. In some cases, it’s a job best left to the experience of your pet’s groomer at Groomingdale’s salon. 

Bathing 

Dog baths can get interesting, especially when the animal is large and difficult to control. That’s one of many reasons as to why basic obedience is so very important for an animal. When you do bath him or her make sure to use a shampoo that is specifically made for dogs. You don’t want to scrub your animal with a soap that could dry out his or her skin. If you have any questions about which type of shampoo would be best suited to your own dog’s personal needs, then talk with a professional. Your Veterinarian or Groomer will be able to determine the best type of shampoo for your pet. 

If you have any questions about grooming your pet at home, or if you would like to schedule your pet’s next professional grooming appointment—a professional bath, nail trim, etc.—then call Groomingdales salon today.