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Professional Dog Grooming: Tips & Benefits for Pet Owners

It can be sometimes be a struggle to keep your dog looking lovely and feeling good. Fortunately for pet owners, dog groomers can help make this less of a challenge. Not sure of the benefits of grooming your canine companion? We've gathered a list of benefits and advantages of having your doog professional groomed.

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1.Start them young

  • If you are going to groom your dog, make regular grooming appointments while they are still a puppy. They will adjust easier to getting groomed as they get older especially with services that can be uncomfortable, such as nail trimming.

2. Abnormalities Can Be Found Sooner

  • When you bring your dog to the groomer, the groomer not only makes them look pretty with brushing and trimming, but they can also check your dog for any health issues such as ticks or fleas.

3. Avoid The Hassle of At-Home Care

  • Dog owners know how much of a pain cleaning, brushing and trimming their pet is. However, dog groomers have the skill and ability to groom while keeping the dog calm and comfortable. They can also make sure your dog’s nails are being trimmed the appropriate length which avoids even more pain and difficulty.

4. Dogs Need Pampering, Too!

  • Groomers offer a wide variety of services including hair brushing, nail trimming, and more. In addition, most groomers provide relaxing massages for your dog. Dogs can get sore and achy as they get older, so massages can prove to be beneficial for their health.
  • Additionally, the groomer can evaluate whether or not your dog’s fur is too dry or too oily. From there, they can offer diet recommendations to improve the dog’s skin condition, as well as general advice for at-home hair brushing, teeth cleaning, and more!

Grooming has several perks for your furry friend. Not only can grooming make your dog look good but it can also make them feel good! When your dog is happy, YOU are happy.

Sources:
http://www.vetinfo.com/professional-dog-grooming.html#b

http://www.petmd.com/dog/puppycenter/grooming/evr_dg_the_importance_of_grooming_your_puppy

http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/dogs/tips/dog_training_positive_reinforcement.html