Things You Should Know Before Getting Your Dog Groomed

November 27, 2019 5:01 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The holidays are a popular time of year for people to get their pets groomed, which makes sense—you want your dog to be looking and smelling great when you have guests at your home! But before you bring your dog in for their appointment, you might have some questions about what to expect in the grooming process.

Here are just a few examples of some things you should know about grooming in Henderson, NV before you bring your dog in for their first appointment.

Why is going to a professional groomer better than using pet store services?

There are some major pet store chains like PetSmart that do offer limited grooming services, and these services do tend to be quite a bit cheaper than what you’d get from most professional groomers. However, that’s about the only benefit you can get from using one of these big box store services. You can trust that professional pet groomers are much more thoroughly trained in a wider variety of grooming tactics, and that they will be able to deal with dogs with all kinds of fur. They’ll also be much more likely to use high-quality products, and be capable of creating an environment that keeps dogs relaxed and allows each dog to get plenty of special attention.

How can I prepare my dog for a grooming session?

The single best thing you can do to get your dog ready for grooming is brush them, and do so regularly. Brush dogs as often as you can to avoid mats. The kind of brush you use will depend on the kind of fur the dog has. You can also get the dog used to water and soap by occasionally bathing them yourself, and by building positive associations with grooming.

How often do I need to groom my dog?

This really depends on the breed of dog and the kind of coat they have, as well as the dog’s activity level. There are some dogs that come once a month or more, and other dogs that can get by with professional grooming just a couple times per year. We can make more specific recommendations to you if you talk to us about your dog.

Are some dogs harder to groom than others?

There are some dogs that might require a little special attention or precaution when grooming. Dogs that have snub-like noses, for example, will need someone who can wash their face very cautiously. Smaller dogs also require a little extra precaution to avoid issues with their knee joints, and overweight and older dogs will also require a little extra attention.

Are there any safety concerns during the grooming process?

Metal blades always need to be changed frequently to make sure they’re sharp and capable of easily cutting through the fur. This will make the process much safer and more efficient—you never want to use blunt clippers because it can cause some severe razor burn. Obviously, you should always be careful with tools around the eyes and other sensitive areas.

For more information about dog grooming in Henderson, NV, contact The Soggy Dog today.

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