Why You Should Get Your Dog Groomed
The animal experts at Forever Vets Animal Hospital know that having your dog regularly groomed is an important part of their overall healthcare. That's why, in addition to preventative care, diagnostic services, surgical services, and other care for your pet, we also offer pet grooming as part of our comprehensive services. Your dog's breed, size, and activity levels will determine how often you should bring them in to be groomed, and having it done regularly is an easy way to improve their overall health. The services themselves are beneficial to your pet, and they also allow someone the opportunity to do a hands-on check of your pet's overall condition.
How to groom a dog?
First, your pet's coat is a good indicator of their overall health. Coat consistency is generally a sign of good health, and coat problems are a good indicator that you may need further diagnostic services. Also, professional grooming improves circulation and increases blood supply to improve your dog's overall health.
Checking for fleas and ticks is an important part of pet healthcare, and having your dog groomed is the perfect time to have this done. Groomers also check for skin diseases and parasites, and the brushing and cleaning done during your pup's grooming services tend to prevent these problems. Having your furry friend groomed also helps prevent and treat itchy skin.
Fur grooming helps pets regulate their temperatures, since they don't have the same sweat glands as humans. Teeth and nail health are also important for pets, so having teeth cleaned and nails trimmed should be on your regular maintenance plan for your dog.
How often should a dog be groomed?
It depends on the type of dog, as well as its coat type and lifestyle. As a general rule, most dogs should be groomed every 4-8 weeks, or as recommended by a veterinarian or professional groomer.
To schedule an appointment to have your dog groomed, reach out to Forever Vets Animal Hospital today!