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The Importance of Dog Grooming

Dog grooming isn't just about making your pooch look pretty there are various health and behavioural benefits!

Dogs with long hair can be hiding a variety of discomfort and skin issues under their coat, by removing the dead hair and matting your dog’s skin can breathe, promoting healthy skin and coat. Matting is very uncomfortable and painful for your dog as it can restrict movement and cause skin issues.

Your groomer may notice things you may not notice at home such as rashes, lesions, inflammation, lumps, infections, warts, skin discomfort, growth on lumps, or behavioural differences. They only see and feel your dog every 6 weeks/ couple of months whereas you stroke your dog everyday so may not notice any changes.

Overgrown nails can be very painful, with long nails growing into the paw pads and causing infection. Long nails can cause your pet’s toes to bend and create a walking disfigurement.

Grass seeds will not be easily detected if you are not hands-on with your grooming, undetected grass seeds can lead to abscesses and severe infection. It is not unheard of for a pet to lose an eye from an undetected grass seed.

By getting your dog groomed during hot weather months you are allowing the air to pass through their coat where dead hair and matting may have been which will cause your dog to not regulate their body temperature and overheat!

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