It’s often said that dogs are man’s friend and while that may certainly be true, the same can be said for all pets in the United States. It is estimated that about 75 million dogs (more than any other country) and 74-96 cats are owned in the United States.
It’s clear that Americans love their pets and part of that love should include a regular trip to the groomer. There are plenty of benefits to professional dog grooming and these benefits include:
- Your dog is going to look and smell great. If your dog loves being outside and roaming around, chances are pretty good they’re going to get dirty or stinky, especially if it gets wet. Professional dog grooming services can have your pet smelling nice and clean and look their best. Some dogs look great with a shaggy look, but if you prefer to keep your pooch’s hair short, grooming services can be a big help.
- Not only will your dog look and smell great, but grooming can be very relaxing. Professional dog grooming can give your dog and relaxing and enjoyable massage which will help them relax. Massages fill relaxing, but they also have health benefits as they can de-stress your dog, relax different muscle groups and stimulate the circulatory system.
- Professional dog grooming also helps maintain your dog’s coat and skin. A professional dog groomer can also detect changes in your dog’s skin. For instance if they notice your dog’s skin is a little too oily, they can suggest small changes you can make in your pooch’s diet. Skin is a great blueprint to tell how healthy a dog is and a groomer can tell a lot by it. Unhealthy skin means oil, dull fur and hair loss and he/she can tell you what you need to do to improve your dog’s skin health.
- Grooming helps keep your dog’s coat shiny and healthy. Grooming also helps for dogs that shed. Properly brushed coats will shed less and a groomer can help cut down, at least somewhat, on the amount of dog hair sticking to all the surfaces of your home.
- Regular visits to groomers can help with early detection of issues with your dog’s skin, teeth, ears and other body parts. While there’s no question dog owners love their pooches, they may not know what to look for when it comes to diseases and infections. A professional dog groomer can instantly tell you whether your dog has any lumps, lesions, bald patches or other abnormalities that you should be aware of.
- Regular nail trims at the groomers help keep your dog’s nails short and also helps with your dog’s posture and overall foot structure. It also helps reduce the risk of infection. Generally speaking, dogs need a nail trim about once a month and a lot of owners dread doing it. Rather than trying to doing it at home or doing it wrong, a professional dog groomer will know exactly where to trim your dog’s nails and how to get your dog to cooperate too.
There are plenty of benefits to professional dog grooming and taking your dog in for a wash and a trim will not only keep them healthy, they’ll look great, smell great and you’ll learn how to better care for your furry friend.