Dogs are one of life’s greatest blessings. They not only enter your home, but they enter your hearts and your family as well. They become fur babies, and as such you do whatever you can to make their life as happy as possible. While pet grooming is great because it keeps your pup looking their best, that’s certainly not all it does. Below you’ll find six reasons why scheduling regular grooming appointments for your four-legged friend is a wonderful thing to do.
When groomers brush your dog it does more than just prevent, or get rid of, pesky tangles. When a groomer brushes your dog’s coat it removes dead hair, dirt, and dander that is resting on your pup’s skin. It also helps bring your dog’s natural oils to the surface, giving moisture to your dog’s skin and making its coat shine even brighter. Special grooming treatments designed to heal dry cracked paw pads or moisturize dry skin can also make a huge difference in your pup’s overall comfort and well-being.
Avoid Medical Issues
Many dog breeds are susceptible to illnesses that affect the eyes or ears. Having these areas cleaned during a grooming session will keep these areas healthy and clean, which is always beneficial in supporting good health. Groomers also serve as a second set of eyes (and hands) that go over your pet on regular intervals. It is not uncommon for a groomer to notice a new lump or sore spot before a pet owner does. Early detection provides the best opportunity for a positive medical outcome.
Protect Their Teeth
Dogs need dental care just like we do. While your pup doesn’t require twice daily teeth brushing like you do, their teeth still require cleaning on a regular basis. Dental issues are extremely common among dogs and lead to expensive medical bills and extensive procedures that could have been avoided. Keep your dog’s teeth healthy, strong, and clean with regular teeth brushing and an occasional oral hygiene treatment.
If your dog sheds, you’ve probably become accustomed to vacuuming more often, cleaning your clothes with a lint roller before going to work, and washing your bedding more often. It’s not a major cause for concern, but it is frustrating. Regular brushing and bathing, and especially deshedding treatments, can drastically reduce the amount of shedding you have to suffer through. When your pup’s skin is moisturized and healthy, and undercoat removal is kept up with, your household chores will be a bit easier every week.
If your dog is only groomed once in a while, it may have some anxiety about those unfamiliar appointments. If you make grooming a common occurrence, it will help your dog learn to remain calm and comfortable during grooming sessions as the procedures become accepted as routine. At Awesome Doggies, we go out of our way to make sure your dog is as comfortable and relaxed as possible. We make friends first, treat a lot, always use a gentle touch, and extend a great amount of patience to your pup. We’ve created a mobile grooming environment that’s as low stress as possible will feel completely safe, and not become exhausted by anxiety.
The obvious benefit of regular grooming provides is a gorgeous coat and beautiful appearance. This isn’t just for vanity’s sake, though. Keeping your dog free from painful tangles or nails that have grown too long will drastically improve your pet’s comfort and day-to-day life. When a dog’s nails are too long they can injure themselves when they scratch, and hair mats are often extremely painful for your pup. Regular grooming boosts your dog’s appearance, certainly, but more importantly than that, it gives them a better quality of life.
At Awesome Doggies we love dogs. They’re our whole world, and we know just how important your pup is to you. We go above and beyond to make sure your dog receives the best service and feels genuinely loved and cared for. We bond with our regulars and are always excited to see a new face. If you would like to learn more about our high-quality grooming services, or you’d like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. We look forward to meeting your wonderful pup.