Grooming is about more than just keeping your dog clean and looking their best. Grooming is also about keeping them healthy and maintaining their health and appearance long-term. To take optimal care of your dog, you’ll want to start grooming them while they are still a young puppy. If you wait too long to introduce your pal to grooming, they might not take kindly to it â€“ especially less-agreeable tasks such as nail clipping and ear cleaning.
Long-haired dogs require more intense grooming than their short-haired counterparts, so if your pup has a lot of fur, this applies in particular to you. Brushing long-haired dogs takes longer, and it’s easiest for them to learn to stay still for brushing while they are puppies. That said, all dogs need brushing, even those with short hair. Brushing is beneficial for all dogs no matter how short or long their hair is or what their breed is; it removes dirt, dandruff, and dead hair and brings out the natural oils in the dog’s fur. These oils are spread throughout their coat as you brush; making it looks shiny and healthy.
Grooming Gives You a Chance to Examine Your Dog for Health Problems
Besides making your dog’s coat look gorgeous, grooming is essential because it gives you an opportunity to check your dog over for any abnormalities. When you or your professional groomer groom your dog, you can look for skin problems such as fleas, ticks, or dry patches as well as issues with their teeth, ears, eyes, or nails such as inflammation or infection. These types of problems tend to be much easier to treat when caught early. Also, keep in mind that your dog can’t tell you when something is wrong, so finding health problems early on means your dog won’t have to be uncomfortable or in pain for weeks or months with a health issue.
You can begin grooming puppies as young as three weeks old. In fact, experienced breeders will usually start introducing grooming to their puppies before they leave for their new homes because they know the importance of acclimating a dog to grooming practices early. When your dog enjoys grooming, it’s an excellent way to socialise them and give them some one-on-one attention as well.
Where to Find Dog Grooming in Ashgrove
Grooming keeps your dog happy and healthy and is about much more than just looks. Whether you have a new puppy and you want to get them used to grooming from the start, or you have an older dog whose coat or nails need some attention, Hairy Tails can help. Looking for a nail clip or a dog wash in the Ashgrove area? Let our professional groomers at our two convenient locations (Wavell Heights and Lawnton) care for your pup in our friendly, safe environment.
We are dog lovers just like you, and we know how important your furry friend is to you. That’s why we offer one-on-one grooming sessions in a comfortable space without using drying cages or making your dog endure long waits. We focus on customer satisfaction and focus on making both our human and canine customers very happy! Call us on 1800 855 175 to book your Ashgrove dog wash and grooming.