Why is dog grooming so important? (Infographic)
Dog Grooming in Rotherham
When it comes to dog grooming in Rotherham, Jaycliffe Pets are the local experts. However, we all know that your dogs or puppies need regular grooming but why? Grooming is a great way to keep your pet happy and also healthy. In most cases, your dog will love a good pamper and some TLC. Take a look below at the main reasons that your dog needs grooming on a regular basis. Jaycliffe Pets have been grooming your pets now since 2007. So you will know that your pets are in good handed when they come to us. If its a full groom or just a tidy up of their fur or even just a bath we can help.
See our infographic below on why it’s so important to have your doggies groomed:
Why is dog grooming so important?
Regular dog grooming can help to keep your pet happy and healthy throughout their lives. As well as ventilating their coat and removing old, damaged hair, grooming can also provide a fantastic bonding experience for you and your dog. At Jaycliffe Pets, we provide professional and affordable dog grooming in Rotherham, Dinnington, and Thurcroft. Our services come highly recommended by pet owners throughout the area. Read on to find out why dog grooming is so important.
Grooming your dog whilst he’s still young can help to create a strong bond between you and your pet. Not only will brushing and bathing them regularly strengthen your relationship and bring you closer, but it will also help your dog to get used to being handled. Introducing them to grooming when they’re still a puppy will make them feel so much more comfortable in situations where they need to be picked up and held, such as at the vets or with a professional groomer. Your dog will quickly learn that it’s OK to allow his body and feet to be touched by humans. You will build trust with your canine companion that will last forever.
Cleanliness and hygiene
Grooming helps to keep your pet clean, keeping dirt levels to a minimum. Dogs can become very mucky after their walks outside, but regular grooming can help to keep grime at bay as much as possible. Grooming can help your dog’s skin to breathe, reducing the amount of grease in their coat. Too much grease can cause pores to become blocked, resulting in irritated skin.
Keeping on top of grooming also allows you to check for any sores, lumps, bumps, scratches, or areas of discomfort on your dog’s skin. You can use this opportunity to check the condition of their eyes, ears, and feet too – particularly the area between their toes where mud and grass seeds can clump and gather together. Undetected grass seeds can lead to abscesses and even severe infection occurring. However, grooming carried out by a professional groomer can help to remove them from your pet’s paws. In many cases, regular grooming can prevent disease occurring, catching health issues before they become serious.
Getting rid of ticks and fleas
Fleas and ticks are some of the most common parasites, making themselves at home on the skin of most dogs at some point during their lifetime. However, what many pet owners don’t know is that they can be fatal if left untreated. Even though they’re small in size, they’re far from innocent. They stay alive by drinking the blood of their host, making your dog feel very unwell if they have high numbers of these pests on their skin. Fleas and ticks not only bring discomfort to your dog but they also carry various diseases, including Typhus and tapeworms, both of which can have life-threatening consequences. Regular dog grooming can help to identify ticks and fleas on your dog’s skin, allowing you to then seek appropriate treatment.
Reduces matted fur
When long hair isn’t brushed and washed regularly, dogs can suffer matting. Matting of the hair can be very uncomfortable for your pet, as well as potentially causing skin conditions. Severe matting can restrict blood flow, pulling tightly on their skin and even making a simple pat feel painful. In severe cases of matting, it can become so bad that it even restricts body movement, leading to deformity. Grooming your dog can reduce matting. As well as combing and brushing them regularly, using a detangling leave-in conditioning spray is recommended. This can make brushing easier, particularly if your dog has a long coat that becomes tangled quickly.
Keeps nails shorts
Whilst some owners believe that clipping their dog’s nails isn’t necessary since they’re mostly self-trimming, most dogs do need them clipped every so often. For many, it’s an essential part of the dog grooming process, helping to keep them happy and healthy. If left unchecked, your dog’s nails can end up growing too long, leading to problems. They may end up growing into your dog’s paw, which can be very painful. In some cases, letting your dog’s nails get too long can lead them to break. This can affect the part of the nail which contains the blood vessels, leading to bleeding and possibly even infection. At Jaycliffe, we’re happy to provide nail clipping for dogs when requested.
Grooming your dog won’t just help to keep them happy and healthy – it will also keep them looking their best. Removing loose hairs and getting rid of dirt and grime accumulated during their muddy walks will keep their coat looking shiny and healthy. As well as removing mud, debris, and external parasites, it can help to distribute natural oils along the hair shafts on the skin, giving a glossy appearance.
Why use professional dog groomers?
Many elements of dog grooming can be carried out at home. However, in many cases, it’s best to enlist the services of professional dog groomers in Rotherham. Grooming a dog takes a great deal of care and patience, particularly if it’s a puppy, has behavioural issues, or has long hair. At Jaycliffe Pets, our team have been grooming dogs for many years, giving us a huge amount of experience. We’ve learned the best techniques and how to achieve the best results when grooming the dogs in our care. We have all the right tools for dog grooming. Our salon is fully equipped to bathe, trim, clip, and strip dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds.
To find out more about our dog grooming services in Rotherham, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 01709 645 046 or send an email here. At Jaycliffe Pets, we’re more than happy to collect your dog from your home if required, returning them back to you once they’ve been groomed.