Why Should I Groom My Dog?
- Bathing with professional high quality products helps remove old hair, dirt and oil from the skin. The physical action of being washed is pleasant to most dogs, and sometimes we find a lump or bump that may have appeared or changed since your last visit.
- Dogs cool off by panting and by air circulating around and through their pads. Long hair impairs that ability. Trimming pads should also keep them from slipping on your tile/wood floors and injuring themselves.
- Crust in the corner of the eyes causes sores and can lead to discomfort and eye injury. These sores can only be seen after removing the thick crust upon grooming.
- Long and overgrown nails force your dog to walk on the sides of their pads which causes pain and in the long run, contributes to arthritis in the paws, legs and hips.
- Matted hair pulls and causes great discomfort and pain for your pet and creates a breeding environment for fleas, ticks and causes skin problems. Mats may cause them to chew hotspots on themselves.
- Anal glands are the most neglected part of your dog’s body. As they fill up, some can burst causing very expensive surgery and unnecessary pain. All our packages include this service.
- Clearing your dog’s private areas of hair is just plain good hygiene. This helps ensure your dog’s excretions and stool will not stick and be carried indoors and your dog will stay fresher and cleaner longer.
- Some breeds have hair deep within the inner ear canal that needs to be removed every 4 to 6 weeks. Otherwise, you risk inflammations and potential ear infections which are very uncomfortable and painful. We include ear cleaning/plucking in our packages.
Added benefits having your dog groomed regularly:
The more we see your pet, the more we recognize abnormalities that may be starting. Early detection can be key in curing the issue.
While grooming we check:
- Clarity of eyes
- Tooth inspection
- Nose condition
- While bathing and drying the skin and coat are inspected for anything irregular