Here at Pets Happy Zone, we care that your pets stay as healthy as possible. That's why we published an article on how to find the best groomer for your furry friend. However, it's important to understand why it's so crucial to keep your pet well-groomed, whether it's you doing the cleanup or a professional groomer. It's not about style, it's about your pet feeling happy and healthy, and living as long as possible.
Brushing their fur
Brushing your pets fur distributed the natural oils in their fur to their whole coat, leaving them shiny and healthy. Regular brushing also prevents matting in longer-haired dogs and cats, reported PetMd, as well as the buildup of bacteria and dirt.
Brushing their teeth
Brushing your pet's teeth is crucial for their health, as problems like periodontal disease are becoming more and more common in pets. It's recommended to start brushing teeth as early as possible to establish a cleaning routine that your friend will get used to, said Vetstreet.
Getting regular haircuts
This is a super-important step in keeping your pet healthy. If you have a pet with medium or long hair, they're at risk for a buildup of dirt, fleas, ticks, and mats, all of which can cause adverse health issues. Regular haircuts help you identify any of these problems when they're just starting out so you can treat any side effects quickly. Groomers are often the first to find sores, ticks, fleas, and irritation caused by matting, so it's worth the extra expense, reported the ASPCA. Many pets that end up at shelters are severely neglected, so the mats in their hair cause them pain, bugs, sores, and even problems pooping. A good grooming does a world of wonders in helping them recover.
Check your dog's ears regularly for any changes, and if you have a long-eared dog, be sure to get their ears cleaned at the vet or at the groomer, because they will be the ones who notice ear infections which can be very painful for your pet, said the ASPCA.