Grooming is an important part to your dog's long-term health, so professional grooming appointments are essential to maintaining your dog's coat and skin health. Our Powder Springs veterinarians discuss below what you need to know about dog grooming, and what grooming you can do for your pup at home.
Professional Dog Grooming
Many pet owners depend on grooming appointments to keep their dog's fur trimmed, healthy, and comfortable for all seasons. Regular professional grooming sessions also keep the nails, coat, and skin looking and feeling great. However, were you aware there are even more health benefits to grooming your dog?
Your dog's healthcare routine should include regular grooming sessions. This offers several benefits for your pooch, from healthier eyes and skin to early detection of potential health problems.
Below, our Powder Springs vets highlight the benefits of getting your pup professionally groomed:
Feet, Paw Pads, & Nail Cleaning
Your dog may grow excessive hair between their toes and paw pads, depending on the breed. The groomer will trim and shave these areas to make sure they stay clean.
Healthier Skin & Coat
Brushing regularly removes dead hair, dirt, and debris from the coat. It also prevents matting (and therefore discomfort) in long-hair breeds. It is important to prevent knots in your pet's fur as they can cause discomfort and pain.
It also ensures even distribution of topical tick and flea preventative medicine, providing your pet full coverage against these parasites.
Detection of Abnormalities
Bald spots, growths, lumps, bumps, and cuts may sometimes appear on a dog's coat and skin. During the grooming session, our groomer will do a thorough inspection of these, paying special attention to the ears, eyes, mouth, teeth, and paws. This is another step in the process of ensuring problems are detected as soon as possible, so they can be treated early.
Caring for Dogs With Special Circumstances & Needs
Some pups have behavioral issues. Senior pets may also have special physical needs as they age, while others are aggressive or fearful and need their groomer to use special tactics or practices while styling their fur. Our pet groomer is experienced in handling dogs with numerous and will be able to keep your pooch safe during a grooming session.
Dog Ear Care
Some dog breeds are more likely to have hair grow deep within the ear canal. If this is true for your pet, their ears will need special attention with a monthly ear cleaning to help keep infections or irritation from occurring if bacteria gets trapped inside the ear.
We can let you know if we see redness or discharge so you can decide whether to have our vet determine whether the area is infected.
Proper Treatment of Skin Conditions
We use a range of special shampoos for dogs with skin sensitivities, irritations, allergies, and parasites such as fleas and ticks. Our professional dog groomers even have shampoo for dogs that have been sprayed by skunks.
Proper skin care is vital, especially since many pet parents are often unaware of different skin conditions.
Appropriate Tools for Proper Grooming
From adjustable grooming tables designed specifically for pets to special clippers designed to get those errant nails and hair, our pet groomer has several tools on hand to make grooming safer and easier. This gives our clients peace of mind and saves you the time and frustration of effectively doing the job yourself.
A dog's grooming routine should include monthly baths to ensure their coat is clean. We can complete this task in our special tub. We have different-sized tools we use based on dog breed and needs that can help us get this task done faster than you could at home, reducing the stress for your pup, and eliminating time spent and frustration for you.These are just some of the benefits of professional grooming sessions. If you have specific questions or needs, we will be happy to address them.
Dog Grooming in the Powder Springs Area
Is it time for your dog's monthly grooming session? One day each week, you can bring your pet in for a professional grooming session. We'd love to meet your dog, assess their needs and help keep them looking and feeling great.
Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding pets. For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, please make an appointment with your vet.