Pets: The goodness of grooming

Squeaky clean

Aesthetics aside, keeping your pet prim and proper comes with a load of benefits. Read on!


Published: Fri 17 Jul 2020, 11:46 AM

Last updated: Mon 3 Aug 2020, 2:04 PM

We all love the fresh smell and clean paws our fur babies come out with after being groomed but did you know that doing this regularly is actually essential to their health and well-being? While many people believe that this process is only useful for aesthetic purposes, regularly grooming your pet has been known to have many health benefits.

Keeps coat shiny and skin healthy: Aside from the styled hair and great after-bath smell, grooming stimulates the skin and hair follicles. When done right, using the right tools in the right frequency, it gives your furry friend a tangle-free coat, which reduces shedding at home too. Regularly brushing your dog is also a great way to reduce shedding. It is also important to make sure you use mild and high quality products on your pets. If your pooch is a regular at the beach or day-care their skin would need some extra TLC as water washes away the good oil, making the skin drier.

Improves posture: Regularly trimming nails not only improves posture and foot structure but also makes it easier for your pets to walk and will remove the risk of infections. There is an art to safely clipping the nails of your pets so if you're not confident we recommend using a professional grooming service for the task.

Helps detect medical issues early: During grooming it is easier to spot any underlying problems your fur baby might have with their skin, teeth, ears or more. It's easy to detect lumps and infections during baths and haircuts so it is important to make this a regular treat for your pets.

Makes for a happy pet: It's amazing what a new haircut and a bit of pampering can do for your mood. Regularly groomed pets are not only clean and healthy but generally happier too. Removing dead hair and knots and buffing nails will make them feel lighter, more playful and energetic.

Different animals have different grooming requirements so it's always important to consider your pets lifestyle, breed and age to learn what works best for them. If you are unsure of what your furry friend needs, speak to your vet or a professional pet grooming service for advice.

- The Pet Shop Dubai

Published: Fri 17 Jul 2020, 11:46 AM

Last updated: Mon 3 Aug 2020, 2:04 PM

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