Pet grooming is important to keeping a dog or cat in good health and appearance. If you need assistance with pet grooming, contact Brandywine Veterinary Hospital in Chadds Ford to make an appointment with our veterinarian. Here are some points regarding grooming to keep in mind.
Tend to Your Pets on a Routine Basis
It is best to groom your pets regularly. This way their fur will not become matted and any potential medical problems will be noticed without delay. Set aside a time for pet grooming so you can provide your dogs or cats with your full attention. Many pets tend to enjoy this time with their owners and will look forward to the pampering you provide for them.
Groom your pets in a quiet area and make sure they are secured by closing the door if inside or using a leash or harness outside. Use hushed tones when speaking to your pets to help calm them during their grooming session. When bathing a pet, use warm water rather than cold or hot water and keep a towel nearby for drying.
Make Sure to Groom All Areas of the Body
In addition to bathing your pets, there are other areas of the body that require frequent grooming. Your pets' nails or claws need to be clipped so they do not become snagged in carpeting or other materials. Your pets' ears should be cleaned out to eliminate the chance of ear mite infestations or wax buildup. Your dogs' or cats' eyes should be cleaned to remove any mucus. This will reduce the chance of an eye infection. Their teeth also need frequent cleanings to remove bacteria which could lead to tartar buildup or gingivitis.
What Our Veterinarian Will Do to Help
If you are unable to groom your pets on your own, bringing them to our veterinarian is an option. Our vet will conduct a full body assessment to ensure your pets are not suffering from any medical difficulties. After this evaluation, our vet will tend to your pets' eyes, ears, teeth, and fur, cleaning these areas appropriately to remove bacteria which could lead to health problems. During your pets' appointment, our vet will clip their nails or claws using professional clippers. If our vet discovers a problem, we will discuss treatment options with you so your pets receive proper care without delay.
If your pets are ready for a grooming session, contact Brandywine Veterinary Hospital in Chadds Ford to schedule a visit with our veterinarian. Call our office today at (610) 459-0500 to learn more about our vet services or to ask about scheduling availability for a dog or cat grooming appointment.