Dog grooming is essential for both your dog’s good looks and his health. However, doing these tasks at home may be complicated, so you might want to consider the benefits of professional dog grooming.
1. Healthy Grooming
Professional pet groomers know exactly how to make your dog handsome without causing any injuries. If you try grooming your dog at home you might end up hurting your dog with cuts, scratches or skin irritations.
The pet groomers will thoroughly inspect your dog’s paws for cuts, thorns or punctures. When detecting these they will apply antiseptic solutions to avoid an infection.
If your pet has a skin condition, a groomer will be able to apply the most suitable products to protect your dog’s skin. If you try grooming your pet at home and he has a skin condition, you might only cause irritations.
2. Trouble-Free Nail Trimming
Dogs need a nail trim once a month. Nail trimming is a dreaded task for most pet owners. Dogs don’t like the process and you can end up cutting the nail too short. A dog groomer knows exactly how to make your dog cooperative and cut the nails to the appropriate size.
3. Professional Hair Cuts
There are certain dog breeds such as Poodles with continuously growing hair. These dogs will need a hair cut and a professional groomer knows how to give your dog the perfect style.
4. Appropriate Grooming Supplies
Just like humans, pets have different needs: long haired dogs need different grooming supplies than short haired breeds. The professional groomers are aware of this and use the most appropriate grooming supplies for top results and to avoid any irritations. A groomer will know what type of hair brush to use and will give a hair cut when needed.
5. Enjoyable Massage
Massaging your dog can be difficult when you don’t know your pet’s muscle groups. A groomer will be able to give your dog a healthy and pleasurable massage that will relax your pet. A proper massage has numerous health benefits: de-stresses the pet and stimulates the dog’s circulatory system.
6. Detection of Early Warning Signs
Professional groomers are familiar with dog anatomy and if they notice abnormalities such as lumps, skin discoloration, rashes, skin lesions, bald patches, gum discoloration or bleeding, they might be able to detect early warning signs of illnesses.
7. Detection of Parasites
A well-trained professional groomer will be able to tell you immediately if your dog has parasites. He will check your pet’s coat for fleas, the ears for ear mites and other parasites that may not be visible for you.
8. Valuable Tips
A professional groomer can observe if your pet’s skin is too dry or too oily and will be able to make suitable dietary recommendations for your dog’s well-being. The skin of your dog will reflect his diet. If this is imbalanced, your dog will have unhealthy skin. An unhealthy skin means dull fur and hair loss, so it’s better to detect the problem from its root and start healing the skin to a get shiny, good-looking coat for your pet.
Your groomer will also give you extra tips for day-to-day maintenance such as brushing or teeth cleaning.