Grooming isn’t Just for the Posh Pooch

By Kim Casey, Newburyport.Com Correspondent
Kim is a huge animal lover and proud owner of two labs. Kim is also an Internet marketer and works closely with The Beach Dog Daycare in Newburyport. She enjoys writing and researching combined with blogging. She is an independent marketer and is self-employed but being an animal lover The Beach Dog Daycare is one of her favorite clients.
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Pet grooming isn’t just for an appealing looking animal, regular grooming insures a healthy animal. The following article explains each section of the grooming process and how to keep your animal healthy through regular grooming techniques. One very important fact to keep in mind is to start grooming your animal at a young age. If you do your dog or cat will actually enjoy the process and find it a relaxing activity rather than an annoying and sometimes frightening battle for you both to endure.

You don’t typically hear about hairballs being a problem for dogs so much as they are a problem for cats but hairballs can also be a health issue for canines as well. Hairballs are an issue for any animal that licks to stay clean. The longer your animal’s hair is the easier it is for your pet to get an issue with hairballs. The process is simple, loose hair is ingested when your animal self cleans its fur. The loose ingested fur is either vomited up or comes out the opposite end. Either case is not a comfortable one for your animal. Regular grooming, washing, brushing, and shampooing will eliminate the loose hair and cuts down on the amount that your animal will ingest. Vetinfo.com has a great article on home remedies that you can do to maintain a healthy hairball free dog in between grooming.

Clean and clear ears and eyes are a top priority in the health of your animal. Having your dog or cat groomed on a consistent basis regulates the health and awareness of your animal’s eyes and ears.

Regular nail clipping can save your animal from painful and potential infections due to the nails growing into to the toe pads or skin. This is an area of expertise that I personally only trust my dog groomer to do. Clipping can be tricky and if you clip to short you can cause pain, damage, and infections in your animal. So clip with confidence or call your groomer to insure a healthy result.

Just like humans a healthy mouth equals a healthy animal. Regular brushing is just as important to your dog as it is to you. If you leave your dogs mouth unattended you run the risk of plaque build up, bad breath and tooth decay. You don’t have to brush them every day but WebMed recommends at least three times per week. Ask your pet groomer for a quick lesson, I’m sure they would be glad to help.

It’s so exciting to be kicking off the summer with Memorial Day just around the corner. Summer is here and keeping a well-groomed pooch is part of keeping your dog happy and comfortable in the hot months to come. That being said The Beach Dog Daycare is now offering cat shave downs as well. So tell your family and friends with felines that we are not just a doggy daycare anymore…we now offer cat grooming as well.

This is our personal invitation to pre-book your grooming dates ASAP as Robyn is booking up fast for the Memorial Day holiday just around the corner. Please call The Beach Dog Daycare at 1-978-499-1881.