Apart from keeping your furrends looking and feeling good, grooming goes a long way in making sure they are healthy. Now while a trip to the groomers is necessary, itís not always possible. To help with those inevitable emergency home groom situations, have a look at our top five tips for grooming your pet at home.
1. Get them used to the process
When it comes to grooming your pets, itís always best to start when theyíre young. Get them used to being handled by gently picking them up and lightly brushing them. Eventually start introducing them to water, nail clippers, scissors etc.
2. Understand your pets breed
It's important to educate yourself on your pets' breed and factor in their lifestyle to be able to find the best kind of grooming for them. If your fur baby has a thick coat or spends a lot of time outdoors their grooming needs will be different to another whoís physiology and lifestyle are different. There isnít a one size fits all when it comes to grooming. Rather learn what works best for your pooch.
3. Routine is everything
Establishing a set grooming routine has been known to lower anxiety and even make the process more fun for our furry friends. For example, regularly brushing your pet not only makes them feel and look better but is also a great way for the two of you to bond.
4. It's not always about the hair
While aesthetics are important, constantly monitoring your pets nails, ears, eyes and skin for any medical issues is essential. Regular grooming helps bring certain issues to light and will keep your furrend happy and healthy in the long run.
5. Do what you can and leave the rest to the professionals
Most people find doing nail clips or haircuts challenging and stressful for both them and their pet. In these instances it is always better to seek the help of an experienced, professional groomer who will be able to take over the task without any problems. Think of it as a fun day out for you and your pet. If your fur baby is anxious on car rides, consider using a mobile grooming service that can come to you.