Grooming regularly is important. Your pet should regularly, if not daily, be getting brushed out at home. A daily (three-times weekly) brushing will go a long way to keeping their coat clean and looking healthy. It’s also important to keep your pet’s nails trimmed, a job that can either be done at home or when they visit their Groomingdale’s groomer. And while regular at-home grooming is important, it’s also important to bring your pet to their groomer on a schedule that’s predetermined between you and your groomer and reflects the needs of your pet and your budget.
Your pet’s coat is a major consideration in determining the frequency with which they visit their groomer. Pets with shorter coats will be less prone to matting, and the coat won’t collect as much dirt as a longer coat. Dogs with short coats will still shed those coats several times every year, and a trip to visit your groomer will help to keep their coat healthy during transition periods. Dead hair can mat close to the animal’s skin, and matted hair can contribute to the development of rashes or become hot spots of irritation. Animals with coats that are wavy, long, or silky will likely require much more grooming attention than shorter coated animals.
Other factors that contribute to your pet’s coat health are the environment in which it spends time and if it has any seasonal allergies. Pets that spend an hour or more outdoors everyday will need to be washed and groomed more frequently. They can pick up bugs and dirt, even bring in pollen that their owners may be allergic to.
If you have any questions about either the type or frequency of grooming seasons that will best suit your pet’s needs, then call your professional groomer at Groomindale’s today.