Pet Grooming Essential for Pet Hygiene & Health
Regular grooming is essential to pet wellness care, especially when it comes to protecting your pet’s hygiene and health. Professional grooming reduces the risk for fleas, ticks and skin disorders, as well as keeps your pet looking and feeling his best. If your pet is nervous or anxious about grooming, at-home care can be difficult, especially when it comes to more complex grooming services such as anal gland expressions or nail trimming. That’s why our animal hospital in Rancho Bernardo offers full-service grooming care, including bathing, coat trimming, nail trimming and anal gland expressions. Our goal with this care is to keep your pets looking as great on the outside as they feel on the inside.
Professional Pet Grooming Services Include Bathing, Coat Trims & More
Regular bathing and coat trims are important for pets. Animals with matted or dirty fur are at increased risk for contracting fleas and ticks or developing skin disorders. Our professional grooming team is trained to identify the symptoms of skin disorders in pets during a grooming session. These symptoms include: dry, itching or flaky skin and rashes.
Should our team identify any symptoms of a skin problem, our veterinarian is just steps away for closer investigation. This is one example of how the grooming team at our animal hospital in Rancho Bernardo goes above and beyond during every pet grooming session. In addition to bathing and coat trim, our pet grooming services include more complex grooming care, such as nail trimming and anal gland expressing. Our veterinarian strongly recommends choosing a professional groomer to perform these grooming services. For example, nail trimming can be tricky, especially if pets become anxious or nervous. Pets that are upset may wiggle or squirm, increasing the risk that pet owners will cut the nail quick, causing pets to bleed.
Our professional grooming team understands the best way to help pets relax during their grooming session, which reduces the risk for potential grooming accidents. While many pet owners recognize that professional grooming care is important for dogs, not all pet owners realize that professional grooming is equally important for cats. While cats do lick themselves, this action simply re-deposits dander on a cat’s body. If your cat is dirty or spends time outside, self-grooming can actually do more harm than good – causing your cat to ingest loose hair, along with dirt and debris, that can lead to a very unpleasant hair ball!
Without regular, professional grooming, long-haired cats may suffer from matted fur. Cats become greasy and shed their hair, which then mixes with dirt and debris, forming a tangled layer. Our veterinarian understands that bathing a cat and removing these tangles can be incredibly difficult.
That’s why we recommend selecting professional grooming specialists to make this process easier. After a session with our groomer, your pet will be looking and feeling his best! To schedule your pet’s grooming appointment at our animal hospital in Rancho Bernardo, contact our veterinarian or grooming team today!
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