Animal care cannot be complete without pet grooming. Not only does pet grooming help you establish and maintain a healthy relationship with your pets, but also it enables you to discover any physical change in the pet that may require medical attention. With pet grooming, you foster gentle leadership skills practice while the pet enjoys the grooming. When you are doing the grooming of your pet, you may come across suspicious lumps, soreness or bumps on the body of the pet and this can be a good enough reason to contact a veterinary personnel immediately. Here are areas you should focus on when doing pet grooming.
Scrubbing of pets ought to be executed more often than not, at least three days in a week regardless of the type of coat the animal has. Every time you want to give a bath to your pet, it is recommended that you brush first. There are very many types of brushes available, however, a wire slicker or curved pin brush is ideal for animals with straight, long coats. A regular wire slicker is preserved for hair of medium length as well as for coats which have a dense underneath. Brushing not only removes death hair and tangles, it also give the pet a nice feeling and experience. All in all, you must ensure that you are not harsh on the pet to cause discomfort.
Warm water should be used every time to bath your pet even during summer since cold water can chill animals and make them fear bathing while developing a negative attitude towards it. Small pets should be supported in the bathtub to relief them from panic. Proceed to lather the whole body with shampoo while massaging their body. Upon rinsing, the pet will be adequately clean. Depending on your preference, you can add combo and conditioner through the coat before the final rinse. Always dry all young, sick, and old pets and in cold days, dry all pets.
Systematic from one foot to the other, using clippers held near the nail then squeezed as if you were clipping will cut the elongated nails. Be cautious not to trim off the part that contains a lot of blood vessels because this will cause a lot of pain to the animal and at the same time can lead to severe bleeding. However, if you inadvertently cut the bleeding areas, you should use styptic powder to cover the nail end for about 3o seconds, when it should stop bleeding.
A pet with patience and kindness makes it possible to massage gums and clean teeth for them. Teeth cleaning makes the animal enjoy the feeling, and at the same time, you get a chance to check the pets’ dental health.