With spring quickly approaching in Australia, it’s time for pet owners to think less about layers and more about sunshine. Many people spring clean their home, so why not consider finetuning your pet’s cleaning habits as well? We have collated 5 important reasons as to why you should keep your pets familiar with a regular grooming routine, especially as the warmer months begin approaching once more.
Decrease your pet’s stress levels
Unbeknown to owners, matting and tangling of your pet’s hair can be very painful for your beloved friends. Inconsistent grooming habits can be stressful – letting their coats get too long causes more stress when grooming time comes along. The bigger the knots, the more painful it is for the hair to be groomed or removed. Grooming your pet regularly keeps the whole experience less stressful for both parties and your pet is much more familiar with the process.
Reduce risk of eye, ear, skin, teeth and nail infections
Skin conditions such as hot spots, fleas, ticks and mites all thrive on dirty and untreated pets. Regular grooming reduces the possibility of these common ailments, helping ensure your pet is free from pain and infection.
It also gives you the opportunity, as a pet owner, to regularly check your pet’s coat up close for any inconsistencies or changes in the condition of their skin. Noticing these changes earlier on gives a much better chance of helping them recover sooner if the condition is troubling.
Keep your house clean
Grooming before your pet starts their shedding cycle is a massive time saver when it comes to cleaning… less shedding, less mess and more time doing better things like relaxing with your animal! If you leave their coat unattended for longer periods at a time, they are more likely to shed more and hide dirt and grime in their coats which in turn ends up in your home. Having furniture that smells like dirty dog or cat isn’t very appealing to house guests and is also quite a pain to have to clean. By following a regular grooming routine you can ensure that you maintain a clean home environment for the whole family.
Keep your pet happy
Pet owners who get their animals groomed often will tell you the positive impact of a regular freshen up. We often hear that dogs get overly excited after they have had the past six weeks of hair growth trimmed off. Pets will often jump around and roll on the grass with a whole new lease on life!
Lower the cost of long term vet bills
As consistent grooming prevents disease and reduces the risk of skin irritations, grooming regularly may also bring to light certain health issues before they become an emergency. Recognising potential concerns early means a healthier pet and helps to dramatically reduce the cost of long term vet bills.
We care about your pets just as much as you do. That’s why we encourage regular grooming to promote a healthy life for your furry friends so that you are reminded by only beautiful and happy memories should anything ever happen.
If you would like more information about our services, please feel free to contact us.