Pet Grooming: More Than Just Puppy Pampering

by | Dog Care |

dogs getting a bath
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We have all seen our pets lick their fur in an attempt to groom themselves. We know that this is their way of keeping their coat shiny and clean, but sometimes they need a little bit of extra help from mommy or daddy!

Firstly, let’s find out what the benefits are for grooming your pet.

Brushing, bathing, and nail clipping help your pet look its best. In addition, practicing regular grooming habits is also an important part of maintaining your pet’s overall health. Grooming your pet doesn’t need to be a serious time either! You can have fun with it! This time together will strengthen the bond between you and your pet. It gives you the chance to praise and reward them.

Brushing allows you to check for fleas and flea dirt and spread natural oils throughout your pet’s hair, keeping it dirt and irritant-free.

When it comes time to groom your pet, keep in mind that dogs may also have special grooming requirements specific to their breed. Dogs with loose facial skin or wrinkles and dogs with long or droopy ears require special attention to prevent dirt and bacteria from causing irritation and infection.

To learn more about how to properly groom your pet, visit the ASPCA website

Looking for a professional groomer? Contact your local Ontario SPCA Community for advice on where to get your animal groomed in your community.