Dog grooming is an extremely important, but very misunderstood art and science. There are many misconceptions about grooming that prevent people from bringing their pets in for regular appointments. However, professional groomers want dog owners to understand this service, which can improve a dog’s health, appearance, and social acceptance.
Why Should I Have My Dog Groomed?
Most pet owners confuse dog grooming with clipping. Clipping, which is commonly done to poodles, spaniels, terriers, as well as to mixed breed dogs, is only one procedure in the grooming process. Grooming also includes combing and brushing, cutting nails, plucking hair from ears, and parasite control.
Many groomers feel that veterinarians should handle teeth cleanings, and in some states, groomers can’t clean a pet’s teeth due to regulations. Although the most obvious result of these procedures is an improved appearance, the significant benefits to your pet are comfort and social acceptability, and perhaps even better health.
Do All Dogs Need Dog Grooming?
All dogs need an occasional bath, but it’s more important to keep your dog combed and brushed, especially if your dog has long hair. Matted hair can easily cause skin problems and unnecessary discomfort for your pet. If neglected for too long, it might eventually necessitate a lengthy grooming session, which could be uncomfortable for your pet and expensive for you. Regular brushing, on the other hand, improves your dog’s skin tone and circulation and makes the coat healthier and more attractive.
Most dogs don’t need to have a bath more than once a month. Some don’t need one more than once every six months unless they get extremely dirty. However, long-haired dogs should receive a proper brushing at least once a week, instead of a bath.
One of the worst problems that groomers face is to work on a dog that received a bath without a proper brushing. This can cause a matted coat that clipping is sometimes the only solution. Ask if your groomer recommends a bath at home before grooming, and always brush your dog properly before bathing.
Dog Grooming at Cozy Canine Camp
Remember that professional, qualified groomers can advise you about the type of grooming and grooming equipment that is best for your pet. They can teach you many techniques for grooming your dog at home and can provide the finest service available at their pet care facility. Many times, your groomer can detect potential health problems which your veterinarian can handle afterward. Your groomer can also detect issues such as possible ear infections or mites, skin disorders, unusual growths, and parasites. Good health and good looks go hand in hand with good grooming. The best team for accomplishing this is your veterinarian, your professional groomer, and you.
If it’s time for your dog’s grooming appointment, then visit Cozy Canine Camp in Crownsville, Maryland. Our groomers devote themselves to your dog’s health and well-being. Additionally, we offer doggy day care and dog boarding services. Make an appointment today or learn more about our pet services by calling 410-923-2010.