It might be tempting to save a few dollars by grooming your dog by yourself at home. However, at-home grooming may be doing your beloved pooch a disservice. There are a number of reasons why it’s best to go to a professional dog groomer. For example, professional grooming is convenient, safe, and reliable. Plus, a groomer can help support the health of your furry family member. Here’s a quick look at how.
Why professional grooming is healthier for your pup
Everyone knows that dog groomers detangle, shampoo, rinse, and dry fur. But did you know that groomers do a whole lot more? For starters, they keep your dog’s nails trimmed. Overgrown nails can be a serious health problem for dogs. Not only are they painful, but they can exert pressure on the tendons and other structures in the feet and legs. Eventually, this can result in foot deformities.
Furthermore, at each appointment, your dog’s groomer will check for health issues like fleas and ticks, dry skin, mange, and abnormal lumps. It’s essential to get health problems treated as soon as possible, and your groomer can help make this possible.
Go to the groomer and skip the yucky stuff
Devoted pet parents would do anything for their beloved dogs — except perhaps expressing anal glands, which can get pretty gross. But your professional groomer will express your dog’s anal glands to keep him or her healthy. Even if you are willing to do this dirty job yourself, doing it incorrectly can cause painful irritation for your dog. It’s best to leave it to a pro. Note that some dogs (usually small breeds) need their anal glands expressed monthly while others can get by with an anal gland cleaning two to four times per year.
In addition to expressing your dog’s anal glands, a professional groomer can deal with other undesirable situations. For example, if your dog rolls around in foxtails, a professional groomer can dig around in the fur to remove every single seed. The troubling fact is that if even a single foxtail seed is allowed to remain, it can embed itself into the skin and cause a serious, potentially fatal infection.
Your groomer can also help your dog smell good again after a run-in with a skunk. Tomato juice baths aren’t very effective, but using other products like a hydrogen peroxide solution has the potential to irritate your dog’s skin if it’s left on for too long. Your professional groomer has the right supplies and the know-how to remove the stink without harming your pup.
Professional groomers have all the right tools
It’s not feasible to properly groom a dog if you don’t have the right equipment and tools. Dog groomers are equipped with everything needed to pamper your pooch, such as a professional grooming tub, adjustable grooming table, pro-grade scissors, and electric razors—not to mention special shampoos for dogs with skin irritation, fleas and ticks, or skunk stink.
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