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What You Should Know About Dog Grooming

What You Should Know About Dog Grooming

Are you searching for a place to safely board your dog, where they'll feel comfortable and at home? Today, our Pittsboro vets discuss the importance of professional dog grooming appointments and what you can do at home.

Professional Dog Grooming

Many pet owners rely on us to keep their dog's fur in good shape throughout the year. Regular grooming not only makes your dog look and smell better but also offers several health benefits. 

Your dog's healthcare routine should include regular grooming sessions. This offers several benefits for your pup, from healthier eyes and skin to early detection of potential health problems.

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 Pittsboro:

Feet, Paw Pads, & Nail Cleaning

Depending on your dog's breed, they might develop extra hair between their toes and paw pads. To keep things tidy, a groomer will trim and have these areas. 

Healthier Skin & Coat 

To keep your dog's fur healthy and shiny, make sure to brush it regularly. This will also encourage healthier skin. Dead hair, dirt, and debris are removed when your dog's coat is brushed correctly. Completing this task can also prevent mats, which lead to knots in your pet's fur and can cause discomfort and pain. 

Plus, it helps the medicine you put on their fur to fight ticks and fleas spread evenly so they stay protected from these pesky bugs. 

Detection of Abnormalities 

Sometimes, your dog may have bald spots, lumps, or cuts on their skin and coat. 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

Some dogs may have behavior problems, and older pets might have unique physical requirements as they get older. Senior pets may also have special physical needs as they age, while others are aggressive or fearful and need their groomer to use special tactics or practices while styling their fur. Our pet groomer is experienced in handling dogs with numerous and will be able to keep your pup safe during a grooming session. 

Dog Ear Care

Certain dog breeds may develop excessive ear hair. If your pet is one of them, cleaning their ears monthly is important to prevent infections or irritation caused by trapped bacteria.

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 

Our pet groomer has a variety of tools to make grooming your pet safe and easier. This saves your time and the hassle of doing it yourself, giving you peace of mind. 

Stress-Free Baths 

Regular grooming is essential for your dog's cleanliness. We have the right tools and expertise to make it quick and stress-free for your pup, saving you time and effort.

 These are just some of the benefits of professional grooming sessions. If you have specific questions or needs, we will be happy to address them.

Dog Grooming in the Pittsboro Area

Is it time for your dog's monthly grooming session? You can bring your pet in for a professional grooming session one day each week. 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 Pittsboro vets today to book an appointment for your pup.

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Pittsboro Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Pittsboro companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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