Grooming to better health.
For humans, grooming is a daily ritual to maintain our cleanliness, from scrubbing our hands to taking showers. Regular grooming helps your pet look and feel great while providing numerous important health benefits. Even the relatively simple act of brushing and trimmings your pet's hair can help support better health and comfort. Since cats clean themselves with their tongues, the more loose hair in their coat the more of a hairball problem they will encounter. Both dogs and cats benefit from brushing as it redistributes the skin oils and removes both irritants and hot layers of extra hair. Regular brushing at home is also a nice way to establish a close bond to your loved one.
Grooming is more than just making you pet look pretty, it can also alleviate problems that arise from poor hygiene.
- Tangles and mattes in your pets fur is not only unsightly, it can be painful and even hamper circulation leading to sores and infections.
- Keeping the area under the tail trimmed and mat free helps your pet eliminate cleanly.
- Tears can become gummy, pulling at and matting the fur around the eyes, regular grooming can help alleviate the collection of tear residue in the fur.
- Trimming the hair in the ear canals can help keep those ears clean of overgrowth and infection.
- While an active pet may not need nail trimming, most household pets require a nail trim to be more comfortable and prevent painful problems. Long nails can catch in the fiber of materials and actually tear at the cuticle, a painful condition that could become infected.
- Another aspect of grooming, bathing, removes excess oils that attract bacteria, along with dirt, pests and foul odors.