!Let's Talk! Button

The Benefits of Professional Dog Grooming

August 15, 2018

Does your dog run and hide when he hears the word Bath ? Fido may enjoy feeling clean and fresh, but he’s not nearly as fond of the process that gets him there. Actually, doggy bathtime isn’t always very fun for people, either. Taking your canine companion to a professional dog groomer can make things much easier on you. In fact, there are some great benefits to taking Fido to the salon. A local Thorold, ON vet lists a few of them in this article.

Less Mess

It’s not always easy to bathe a dog without you and your bathroom ending up soaked! Taking Fido to the salon will let you avoid the dreaded wet-dog mess.

Pawdicure

If Fido’s nails get too long, they will become painful and problematic. However, many people are quite uneasy about clipping their pet’s claws themselves. Another benefit of going to a groomer is that you can get your pup a pawdicure at the same time.

No Shivering

When you bathe your dog in summer, you can immediately take him outside for a walk to help him dry off. In winter, this gets a bit trickier. You don’t want to bring a soaking wet dog outdoors in cold weather. Of course, having said soaking wet dog climb onto your couch isn’t very appealing either. Groomers can dry your pet off before you pick him up.

Doggy ‘Do

Many of our canine buddies are quite uncomfortable in the summer heat. Fido may be much cooler with a cute summer haircut. However, it’s important to go to a professional. Getting clipped improperly can cause ongoing skin/coat problems with some breeds.

Medical Grooming

Some of our canine friends’ beauty needs go a bit further than the usual shampoo and trim. Your vet may recommend certain procedures, such as ear hair trims or anal gland expression, which would need to be handled by professionals.

Puppy Check

Experienced groomers often know how to spot signs of medical issues, and will be on the lookout for things like bumps, lesions, and skin problems.

Save Time

If you have Fido groomed at his vet’s, you can take care of two birds with one stone. Your furry pal can see his doctor and his hairstylist at once!

Do you want to schedule a grooming appointment for your canine pal? Contact us, your local Thorold, ON veterinary clinic, today.

  • All
  • Uncategorized
Lady in blonde hair and white long shirt hugging a dog

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month, and you guessed it -just like humans, pets…
Read More
Four Corgis in a yellow couch

What Dog Is Best for an Apartment?

We know what you’re thinking: “I love dogs, but I live in an apartment. How…
Read More
Spoodle running with tongue sticking out

Poodle Day

Today, October 1st, is Poodle Day! These iconic dogs have very unique appearances, and make…
Read More
Gray cat finger fed with sliced cucumber

Unusual Cat Eating Habits

Cats are mysterious creatures. We all know that, but did you know that their eating…
Read More
Cat with blue eyes

Eye Problems In Cats

Our feline buddies have strikingly beautiful eyes. Cats’ eyes can be many different colors, from…
Read More
Two adult huskies with doc cake

5 Things To Do For Holistic Pet Day

Holistic Pet Day is August 30th! There is a growing awareness of the benefits of…
Read More
Brown hairy dog breed and gray cat snuggling together on the floor

Caring For A Super Senior Pet

Is your pet entering—or already into—their golden years? Pets age the way many people do…
Read More
Names tags collar

Pet Names

Did you know that Max was the top male dog name of 2021? We love…
Read More
Black dog in a cage with pink ribbon on the neck

Is Fostering Pets Right For You?

May is National Foster Care Month! Many of our furry patients are former fosters, or…
Read More
1 2 3 21