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Posted on Monday, May 21st, 2012

Seasonal Professional Grooming for Your Pet

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As the seasons change, you’re probably looking into a wide range of dog wellness concerns to ensure that your canine is happy and healthy in the new season. One of the tasks that should be at the top of your list is bringing your furry friend into the groomer for a seasonal session. This holds innumerable pet care benefits for your canine and it can help him stay comfortable as the mercury rises over the coming months.

Here are a few reasons why you should make that appointment very soon:

1. On-the-spot health check.
Groomers see a multitude of dogs over the course of a month, so they’ve seen just about everything that relates to a canine’s health. The learned eye of a groomer will be able to spot out skin growths, dry patches and other skin issues that you may have missed during your regular brushing. Groomers will also take a close look at your canine’s ears and teeth and will let you know if they spot anything that requires a vet’s attention. Bathing will also eliminate germs and dirt that your pup acquired from outside playtime.

2. Take care of those tangles.
Tangled or matted fur can be a huge problem for some canines, no matter how intense your brushing regimen may be. Unless you’re trimming your dog’s coat yourself, some breeds’ coats are prone to excessive tangling and matting that can be increasingly uncomfortable. This can become extremely itchy and can get caught on objects in your home, so it’s best to get these taken care of for your pooch’s well-being. Some dog breeds can also shed dander, tiny or microscopic dead skin flakes, which can cause allergies in humans when inhaled.

3. A summer trim.
While your companion will lose a majority of the thick undercoat he produces in winter during his spring shedding, a full trim will go a long way toward keeping him comfortable throughout the summer. When the mercury and humidity start to rise, he will be far more comfortable when venturing outdoors or simply lounging around the house. After all, a long winter can leave your canine looking less than stellar, and your pet can feel the difference when he’s back to being handsome. Keeping the hair short around the eyes for long-haired breeds will also give them a better view.

A nail trim while at the groomer is also advised to prevent germs from accumulating inside of them. Trimmed nails are also important to help keep you and your home furniture safe.

Regular grooming is as much of a necessity for a dog as food, water, vaccinations, de-worming, and walks. Your dog will not only be clean and healthy but also be very pleasing to look at. Remember, a clean dog is a happy dog!

What are some of your favorite things about a cleaned up pup? Is it how they feel or smell afterwards? Share a photo of your freshly groomed pooch with us!