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Posted on 11-14-2017

Dog Grooming with Your Windsor Veterinarian

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Grooming an animal isn’t always an easy task, but it is an important one. Depending on the breed of dog you have, you’ll need to consider the type of hair the dog has and how your pet acts when being groomed. Whether you choose to groom your pet yourself or take them to a groomer, it is essential for you and your dog to tackle this task regularly. Here are just a few of the reasons why grooming is an important task.

Helps to Maintain Good Health

Just like taking your dog to the veterinarian for routine health exams, proper grooming can help your dog stay healthy. Bathing them regularly helps to eliminate fleas as well as get rid of any germs that they may have gotten into while playing in the yard.

It’s Comforting

Many parasites are eliminated during regular grooming activities such as bathing and brushing, which means your pet will be less itchy; and a comfortable dog is generally a happier dog. It’s also difficult to watch your pet suffer from the continuous scratching; routine bathing helps prevent the scratching.

You’ll Be Safer

If you have a clean dog, you can rest assured that you won’t come in contact with any harmful or undesirable items he may have picked up while going for a walk or playing outside. It’s also safer to play with them because part of grooming includes trimming their nails, which means you won’t get scratched during play time, it’s also going to prevent your furniture from getting scratched.

Identify Potential Problems

By grooming and checking your dog regularly, you will have an opportunity to discover any potential concerns about his health and general well-being. For example, regular bathing means you will see and eliminate pests, such as fleas and ticks, which can lead to skin problems, so you can immediately treat the problem and prevent it from worsening.

There are a host of benefits you can expect for both you and your dog by keeping him clean and well groomed. The frequency in which you bathe your dog depends on a variety of things, such as the age, the type of hair they have and their general health. It’s best to talk with your veterinarian about how often to bathe your dog and how often you should trim their nails.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Windsor Veterinarian

To help keep your pet as healthy as possible, contact Garden Valley Veterinary Hospital in Windsor to schedule a grooming appointment for your dog.

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