Scottsdale Dog Grooming
Many pet owners count on us to keep their dog's fur trimmed and comfortable in all seasons, and their coat, nails and skin looking and feeling great. But did you know there are benefits to grooming beyond the obvious positives of looking adorable?
Regular grooming should be an important part of your dog's healthcare routine and has a number of benefits for your pup, from healthier skin and eyes to early detection of potential health issues. We discuss these in detail below.
What are the benefits of dog grooming?
These are just a few benefits of bringing your dog in for a grooming session with our Scottsdale pet stylists:
1. Keeping Feet, Nails & Paw Pads Clean
Depending on your dog's breed, they may grow an excessive amount of hair between paw pads and toes. These areas will be trimmed and shaved to ensure they stay clean.
2. Healthier Skin & Coat
Every dog's coat should be brushed regularly as this distributes the natural oils throughout the coat, keeping it shiny encouraging healthier skin. Proper brushing removes dirt, dead hair and debris, and keeps your pup's coat free of mats, which can lead to knots in your pet's hair and cause pain and discomfort.
It also evenly distributes topical tick and flea preventatives, providing your pet with full coverage.
3. Identifying abnormalities
During a grooming session, our pet stylist will thoroughly inspect your dog's coat and skin for cuts, bumps, lumps, growths, bald spots and more. Special attention is paid to the eyes, ears, mouth, teeth and paws. This way, any problems are detected as soon as possible so early treatment can begin.
4. Experience with handling dogs with special circumstances and needs
Some dogs have behavioral issues. Senior pets may also have special physical needs, while others are fearful or aggressive and need stylists to use special practices or tactics while grooming. Our pet stylist is experienced in handling dogs with a variety of issues and will be able to keep your pup safe during a grooming session.
5. Ensuring your dog's ears are taken care of
As some breeds will have hair grow deep in the ear canal, this aspect of grooming will need special attention in the form of a monthly ear cleaning to help prevent any infections or irritations that can occur if bacteria becomes trapped in the ear. We can let you know if we notice discharge or redness so you can decide whether to have our vet examine the area for infection.
6. Proper Treatment of Skin Conditions
Our pet stylists use a variety of special shampoos for dogs with skin irritations, sensitivities, allergies, ticks and fleas — they even have shampoo for dogs that have been sprayed by skunks. This is important, especially since many pet parents are often unaware of different skin conditions and the wrong treatment can cause or increase irritation.
7. Stylist has other special tools to make the job easier
From special clippers to adjustable grooming tables designed especially for pets, our pet stylists have a variety of tools to make grooming easier and safer. This will give you peace of mind — and save you the time and frustration of effectively doing the job yourself.
8. Stress-free baths
Dogs should have monthly baths to ensure their coat is clean. We can complete this task in our special tub. We have different sized tools we use based on dog breed and needs that can help us get this task done faster than you could at home, reducing the stress for your pup — and eliminating time spent and frustration for you.
These are just some of the benefits of professional grooming sessions. If you have specific questions or needs, we will be happy to address them.
Dog Grooming for Pups near Scottsdale
Is it time for your dog's monthly grooming session? Our pet stylists offer grooming services Monday through Friday during regular hospital hours. We'd love to meet your dog, assess their needs and help keep them looking and feeling great.
Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding people or pets. If you are concerned about your pet's health, contact your veterinarian right away for diagnosis and treatment.