In our last blog we discussed how not promoting good pet hygiene can be detrimental to their health. Not clipping your pet’s nails can lead to arthritis of the hips, hair mattes can cause skin sores and infection, and dirty ears can lead to inflammation and infection as well. But these are just a few of the aspects of dog grooming. What else does your pet’s hygiene upkeep require of you?
- Cleaning Their Eyes – As your dog’s eye’s water, they secretion becomes crusted around their eyes. These crusty build ups on your pet’s eyes can cause sores that can get infected.
- Clearing The Hair – Trimming the hair around your pet’s genitals and private areas helps to keep them clean when using the bathroom. Less hair means less buildup of germs on your pet’s fur.
- Brushing And Washing – It’s important that your dog receives baths on a regular basis. Not doing so can cause build up of germs in their coat, attracting pests and fleas. When getting ready for a dog wash, make sure that you’re brushing your pet’s fur before wetting. Not doing so results in little tiny pin knots, that can pull on their skin, making for a less than pleasant dog wash for your pet.
Keeping up on your pet’s hygiene is important to their health. Neglecting to take care of their hygiene poses the risk of discomfort, but more importantly infection. Keep your pet healthy by scheduling a dog grooming with your Top Rated Local® dog groomer today.