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Don't Put Off Grooming Due To Money!
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Don\'t Put Off Grooming Due to Money!

It's important to keep up on regular grooming maintenance with your pets for numerous reasons. A dirty, heavily matted dog is not only an unhappy dog, but an unhealthy one too.

Matting is not only an unattractive mess, but it is also quite uncomfortable for your pets. The matting tightens around areas of your dog, and prevents the skin from breathing. Matting can cause bruising, skin infections, hot spots, and sores. It can also lead to abscesses from imbedded twigs, thorns, burrs and foxtails; depending on what gets caught in the matted fur. In extreme cases the matting can restrict your pets mobility, and ability to relieve themselves. Over grown toenails can curl into the pads of the feet making it painful to walk, and can cause infections.

When dogs go to the grooming salon and it has been four to six months since the last visit, it really makes it quite a stressful ordeal for your pet. They have to be taken very short because the blade has to get underneath all of the mats, and this sometimes can lead to clipper irritation. It ends up costing way more than the average groom because most groomers charge matting fees in 15 minute increments....This can lead to bad grooming reviews because of the shortness of the length, the price, clipper irritation, and the length of time it took to complete the groom.

It is very difficult, and time consuming to shave a heavily matted pet. The last thing groomers want is for your pet to dread going to the grooming salon. it should be a stress free, pleasant experience. Depending on the breed of dog that you own, Pets should be groomed every six to eight weeks. This way it is less stressful for your pet, you can get the style of cut that you want, your pup gets used to the routine, and you won't have to pay extra for dematting charges.

unfortunately our economy isn't doing so well and everyone is feeling the pinch. This doesn't mean your pet has to suffer. There are lots of things that you can do to help keep your pup refreshed between grooming visits. Brushing is the number one thing to do between grooming visits. I would recommend brushing your pet at least 3 times a week and pay attention to high friction areas. Behind the ears, in the armpits, the base of the tail, on the hips, and between the back legs are the most common matting areas. You can bathe your pet, however, make sure your pet is completely brushed out before, and after the bath. Neglecting to do so will tighten the mats and make them much worse. The second thing you can do is keep the toenails trimmed. If you are uncomfortable trimming nails, then you can go to a groomer and pay a small fee to have it done.

Every pet deserves to be happy and healthy. Keeping up on grooming is something simple that every pet parent can learn to do, resulting in a happy pet, groomer, and pet parent.


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