The benefits of dog grooming

Dog grooming is strongly associated solely with improving the appearance of a dog. But did you know of all the other benefits? Not only does getting your dog groomed make them look and smell amazing, but it can also help with their overall wellbeing and health. Here are a few of the top benefits of regular dog grooming.

 

Better hygiene and smell!

Of course one of the most obvious benefits of getting your dog groomed are the hygiene benefits. Cleaning and brushing away all that dead skin and buildup can do wonders to your dog’s hygiene and smell. A stinky dog is enough to make any dog owner grumble, so why not take them to the groomer for a bit of a freshen up? Your nose will thank you!

 

Check and treat fleas

Fleas are unfortunately an inevitability that comes with owning a dog. A benefit of going to a groomer is they will be able to check for fleas and their eggs. Regular washing, brushing, and clipping of fur will help in ceasing the growth of fleas. For a small fee, your groomer may even have some flea treatment to aid in getting rid of those blood-suckers for good!

 

Early detection of any skin and health issues

If you start going to a groomer regularly, they’ll become familiar with your dog and if there are any abnormalities. These could include bumps and lumps that you’ve perhaps missed during a brushing session. Detecting these issues early on is key in stopping the spread of any serious condition.

 

Reduces the chances of ear infections

Getting rid of the gunk and buildup in your dog’s ears is important in preventing any ear infections. As well as this, your groomer will be able to trim any of the lengthier parts of hair which could be causing further issues. Ear infections are one of the leading causes of dog deafness, so getting their ears checked regularly will help to maintain their hearing for many years to come.

 

Trimming nails reduces the risk of developing bad posture or bone deformations

Trimming your dog’s nails is often overlooked but is an essential part of your dog’s wellbeing. Nails that grow too long can be uncomfortable for your dog to walk on. They may change their posture to better accommodate longer nails. This can create larger problems if left untreated. Arthritis, bone deformations and bad posture are just some of the ailments that can occur from leaving your dog’s nails long. Pro tip – if when standing their nails are touching the ground, it’s a sign they need to get them trimmed.

 

Healthy and shiny coats which shed a lot less

Regardless of your dog’s breed or hair length, taking your dog to the groomer to get washed and brushed will help with the condition and quality of their coat. Just brushing alone helps to remove dead skin, dirt and anything else lurking. It also helps to spread the natural oils over their coat, making it appear shinier and healthier.

 

Get rid of pulling matts

If your dog has medium-long fur, it is highly likely that they will develop matts. Matts occur when the fur becomes bunched and entwined. Left untreated these matts can grow large and pull aggressively on the skin. If these are in sensitive areas or are tight, they can give your dog a lot of discomfort. Regular brushing and grooming eliminate the chances of matts developing. In some cases, your groomer may have to trim the matts out.

 

Makes them look better

Now aside from all the obvious health benefits to your dog from a regular grooming session, one of the main benefits is that they’ll actually look better! An unkempt appearance can reflect poorly on you as the owner, so making sure they look neat and tidy can be better for you too!

So if you’re looking for a quick way to make your dog look and feel a million bucks, then grooming may be your solution. It’s recommended that you should take your dog to the groomers every 6-8 weeks depending on their coat growth. Here at The Dog Stop, all of our groomers are trained to make sure your dog will have the best grooming experience. Contact us today to book your dog in for an amazing grooming session.