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What you should know about dog grooming

What you should know about dog grooming

Professional dog grooming is important in not just making your pup look their best, but also giving your vet a chance to identify any health concerns your dog may have. Today, our Cumming vets discuss the importance of professional dog grooming appointments, and what you can do at home.

Professional Dog Grooming

Numerous pet owners rely on us to maintain their dog's fur, ensuring it is well-groomed, healthy, and comfortable throughout the year. Regular professional grooming not only helps maintain a pleasing appearance and fresh scent but also provides additional advantages.

Did you know that grooming goes beyond the surface to offer benefits such as healthier eyes and skin, as well as early detection of potential health issues? Make sure to include regular grooming sessions in your dog's healthcare routine to provide these various benefits for your furry companion.

What are the benefits of dog grooming?

Here are just a few benefits of bringing your dog in for a regular grooming session with our professional pet groomers in Cumming:

Feet, Paw Pads, & Nail Cleaning

Your dog may grow excessive hair between their toes and paw pads, depending on the breed. The groomer will trim and shave these areas to make sure they stay clean.

Healthier Skin & Coat 

To distribute the natural oils throughout the coat and keep it shiny, every dog's coat should be brushed regularly. This will also encourage healthier skin. When your dog's coat is properly brushed, dead hair, dirt, and debris are removed. Completing this task can also prevent mats, which lead to knots in your pet's fur and can cause discomfort and pain. 

It also ensures even distribution of topical tick and flea preventative medicine, providing your pet full coverage against these parasites. 

Detection of Abnormalities 

Bald spots, growths, lumps, bumps, and cuts may sometimes appear on a dog's coat and skin. During the grooming session, our groomer will do a thorough inspection of these, paying special attention to the ears, eyes, mouth, teeth, and paws. This is another step in the process of ensuring problems are detected as soon as possible, so they can be treated early. 

Caring for Dogs With Special Circumstances & Needs

Certain dogs may exhibit behavioral problems, while senior pets may require extra care due to age-related physical conditions. Additionally, some dogs may display aggression or fearfulness, necessitating the use of specialized grooming techniques by our experienced pet groomer.

Rest assured that our groomer is skilled in managing dogs with various needs, ensuring the safety of your beloved canine during their grooming session.

Dog Ear Care

Some dog breeds are more likely to have hair grow deep within the ear canal. If this is true for your pet, their ears will need special attention with a monthly ear cleaning to help keep infections or irritation from occurring if bacteria gets trapped inside the ear.

We can let you know if we see redness or discharge so you can decide whether to have our vet determine whether the area is infected. 

Proper Treatment of Skin Conditions

We use a range of special shampoos for dogs with skin sensitivities, irritations, allergies, and parasites such as fleas and ticks. Our professional dog groomers even have shampoo for dogs that have been sprayed by skunks.

Proper skin care is vital, especially since many pet parents are often unaware of different skin conditions. 

Appropriate Tools for Proper Grooming 

From adjustable grooming tables designed specifically for pets to special clippers designed to get those errant nails and hair, our pet groomer has several tools on hand to make grooming safer and easier. This gives our clients peace of mind and saves you the time and frustration of effectively doing the job yourself. 

Dog Grooming in the Cumming Area

Is it time for your dog's monthly grooming session? One day each week, you can bring your pet in for a professional grooming session. We'd love to meet your dog, assess their needs and help keep them looking and feeling great. 

Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding pets. For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, please make an appointment with your vet.

Is your dog due for a professional dog grooming session? Contact our Cumming vets today to book an appointment for your pup.

New Patients Welcome

Crestview Animal Hospital is always welcoming new patients! Our Cumming vets provide veterinary services designed to promote good health and longevity. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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