Professional Pet Grooming & Boarding Services
When you think of your pet’s health, grooming might not be the first thing that comes to mind. Keep your pets comfortable by grooming them regularly. Grooming is more than superficial.
Coat Brushing and nails trimming of your dog or cat may seem like a simple thing, but not doing it right can lead to bigger issues.
Brooker Ridge Animal Hospital in Newmarket and Aurora area offers professional pet grooming, boarding, bathing, and nail clipping services. Professional groomer is available. Book your appointment now.
Avoid Poor Brushing
Dogs with thick double coats, such as Sheltie, Sheepdogs, may get a surface brushing, but if you're not getting all the way down to the skin, mats can form and tighten: Your dog's fur mats because you're not doing the deep brushing, and then the mats go unnoticed because you're not doing the deep brushing.
One of the common mistakes that pet owners make is to miss brushing behind the ears or where the legs meet the body. Usually it’s because the animal fusses at being touched in those areas, but the result can be more mats. If you see your dog or cat biting at him/ herself, it’s not necessarily because he has fleas or ticks— it may be because his or her skin is irritated and inflamed from the tangles.
Mats and tangles get worse when they get wet, To help prevent this, always brush pets thoroughly before a bath.
Brushing takes time and patience, but one of the biggest mistakes pet owners make is not brushing their pets at all. It’s not unusual to see this in medium- or long-haired breeds, such as Yorkshire Terriers or Persian cats. If brushing is a hassle, it’s better to have a professional trim your pet's coat short than to let him get painfully matted or tangled.
Dealing with matted hair can lead to injuries, painful cuts and stab wounds. People go at them with scissors. Their intentions are good — they want to get rid of the mat or tangle — but it doesn't always end well. Cutting mats off at the base can be really dangerous, because the scissors can cut the skin instead and cause serious injuries.
To help avoid all these issues, commit to a brushing routine or get the help of a professional groomer.