Most of us groom our dogs for aesthetic reasons and don’t actually realise that it is also good for your dog’s health.
Although day to day grooming is a great way to bond with your pets, it is important to supplement this with regular trips to a professional groomer – not only do they have the right tools for the job, they know how to groom your pet properly.
You’ll Save Money
Brushing your dog every day will take care of the worst of the dirt and dust and doesn’t cost you anything. It also allows you and your dog to spend some quality time together and again, it can be good for your dog’s health.
When it comes to bathing the dog, brushing hair and clipping nails, amongst other grooming activities, the price of supplies can be costly. You will also need to do a fair amount of research to ensure that the dog is groomed properly. Cutting the nails, for example, can be problematic – if you cut them too short, you could hit a vein and this can cause bleeding.
You will also need to buy the proper doggie shampoo – human shampoos are too harsh on their skin.
The Right Tools
A professional groomer will have all the requisite tools and you just have to fork out the money for the grooming session, not all the tools as well.
A professional will know how to properly take care of your dog and understands that part of that is making sure that tools and supplies are in top condition. They replace bits and pieces that need to be replaced.
This is especially important when it comes to tools – dull clippers don’t work nearly as well and can cause injury to your dog.
The Right Supplies
In addition, a professional groomer will be able to treat any cuts or abrasions that might occur. Dogs might not like being bathed or having their hair cut and so may not stand still. This can result in small nicks and cuts – generally we don’t keep the proper medication to treat these at home.
Then, of course, there is the actual physical considerations involved in bathing a dog and clipping its hair – especially where the said dog does not want to submit to your ministrations.
With a smaller dog, this is bad enough but with the larger breeds, you are going to need some help to coax your dog into the right position. It’s better to leave this up to the professionals – especially when it comes to clipping – if you want to avoid injuring your dog.