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The Importance of Grooming Pets

April 05, 2018

The Importance of Grooming Pets - Whisker Hut

As a pet owner you may already know this but regular grooming of your furry loved one can help to improve his/her overall health. It can also add more years to their life cycle. Grooming refers to both the hygienic care and cleaning of an animal as well as a process of dressing the animal with fashionable flair. The process includes shampoo, trim and shaped fur, clipping nails, teeth cleaning, ear cleaning, just to mention a few. This process of cleaning your animal will not only make the animal clean but it will also keep your home clean. Grooming is not just about maintaining your pet level of cleanliness and making the animal look good but maintaining your pet’s physical health.

The importance of grooming your pet cannot be overemphasized as it holds a lot of health benefits to your animal. Brushing as a process of pet grooming is highly important as it does not only prevent matting and tangles on the body of your animal but it also help to remove dirt, dandruff, dead hair from the body of the animal. It also allows you the opportunity to detect illness and abnormalities which includes skin diseases and problems like inflammation, infections of the eyes, teeth, ear, flea and dry patches, among others. And this affords you the opportunity to attend to them immediately in order to avoid it from growing worse.

Regular brushing and cleaning of the teeth of your pet is the only effective way of preventing periodontal disease and heart problems. It also prevents bleeding gums and bad breath caused by plague buildup.  Periodic bathing of your pet ensures that your pet remains clean and germ free. Trimming and cutting of your pet’s nails helps to avoid the eventuality of any serious injuries to both the pet, properties of the pet owner and even the pet owner. Grooming also helps to rid your animal of external parasites such as fleas and ticks. Animals should be groomed regularly to keep the comfortable and to overall ensure their welfare. It also allows the animal the opportunity to get used to being handled and cared for as grooming is initiated right at a young and tender age so as to get the animal accustomed to the whole process of grooming because some procedures  require the animal to remain still during the process.

Lastly, as a result of regular grooming it can save you money at the vet’s office. What more can anyone ask? We have you covered with some of the tools you’ll need to keep your loved ones in top condition. Visit us at whiskerhut.com to find an array of grooming tools. 

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