Totowa
Animal Hospital

819 Riverview Drive
Totowa, NJ, 07512

Grooming Benefits for Your Pets

grooGrooming and brushing of pet by a groomerGrooming your pet can bring long term benefits to you and your animal. This not only consists of combing their fur, getting their fur trimmed if needed, but other benefits as well. Keeping your pet’s nails clipped helps to protect the pads on their feet and makes it easier for them to walk. Take into consideration how much time you want to invest in grooming your pet before you choose the pet. Long haired dogs are naturally going to need more grooming that short haired pets. Dogs with curly fur are going to need more attention that ones whose hair is straight. Pets need their fur to be combed. They need to have their hair clipped so that they are not too hot in the summer months.

Grooming Benefits

Keeping your pet’s teeth cleaned will keep your pet’s teeth in good health. It will protect them from cavities and loss of teeth prematurely. As a rule, a good cleaning by a veterinarian on a yearly basis is recommended.¬† Remove the plaque¬† from your pet’s teeth, it will help keep their breath fresh and their teeth healthy.

Snuggling with your pet is always more pleasurable when their fur is nice and clean and free from dirt and dust. Not only that, but it will help remove allergens that a lot of people are allergic to from animal dander. A well groomed or brushed pet doesn’t have to be bathed as often. Brushing releases the dirt and dander from their fur. According to PETMD, you should always brush your pet before giving them a bath. This will also help to keep you from having dirty bath water. An unkempt matted pet is a pet that will be infested with fleas, ticks and mites. These are medical issues that you can and should avoid.