After a long day of work dealing with your boss and coworkers, or even dealing with your own family at home, it can be difficult to dedicate time to grooming your pet. You might think that, as cats and dogs, they can simply bathe themselves without any additional intervention needed. On the contrary, maintaining your pet's hygiene through grooming is essential for their overall health.
You can help keep your pet healthy by grooming them with the help of Power Road Animal Hospital in Mesa, AZ. Our veterinarians recommend grooming your pet consistently and reporting any issues you might notice to us right away. We will help you get to the bottom of any skin issues or even behavioral issues you might have when you groom your pet.
Why Is Grooming Important?
How do you feel when you go a couple of days without combing your hair? Most people would say they feel hot and uncomfortable, which is exactly how your pet such as your cat or dog might feel. As the seasons change, so too does your pet's fur coat.
Grooming allows your pet to shed all that extra hair, helping them feel comfortable and happy.
Grooming can also help:
- Prevent matting
- Keep your pet's coat healthy
- Help you spot fleas and ticks
- Help you spot hives or allergic reactions
- Keep your pet smelling fresh
- Prevent your pet from catching a parasitic disease
What if My Pet Grooming Skills Aren't the Best?
It's always a good idea to get the help of a professional per groomer if your pet grooming skills aren't exactly perfect. Pets that have high levels of stress, anxiety, or behavioral issues can make pet grooming a bit difficult. It's important to stay calm and not yell at your pet, as this can cause even more behavioral issues.
Instead, ask for help if necessary so you and your pet can both be comfortable during the grooming process.
What to Do During Pet Grooming
Start off by lathering your pet with your favorite pet shampoo or pet cleaner. Next, inspect them for any dead hair, fleas, ticks, dried patches of blood, bald spots, hives, or excessive bleeding.
Remove any ticks or fleas and report your findings to our veterinarians. Make sure to keep your pet dry, and finish by blow-drying their hair or simply using a towel to dry them off.
Get Help from Our Veterinarians in Mesa
At Power Road Animal Hospital, we're here to help you with pet grooming and other pet care issues! Call our Mesa, AZ, clinic today to set up an appointment at (480) 641-4141.