Summer is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. Many people grow out their pet’s coat during the fall. Even if you plan on keeping it short, you probably want to learn how to properly care for it. The following fall grooming tips can help.
With longer hair comes a greater possibility of mats. Mats not only look unsightly, they can cause your pet harm. Mats often hide sores and other skin conditions. The warm, moist skin beneath these tangles provides the perfect environment for bacteria to grow. Infections are extremely common in severely matted pets.
Prevent mats and tangles by brushing your long-haired pets daily. Your groomer can recommend the right brush or comb for your pet. Regular grooming appointments are important as well. A professional groomer can find and remove mats before they are able to become a problem. Pets that are allowed to become severely matted must be shaved. Regular grooming is your best defense against tangles and mats.
Bathing is important if you want to prevent problems with your pet’s skin and coat. Regular bathing removes dirt and debris, making your pet look and feel their best. During bathing, your groomer will check your pet for any issues with their skin and coat. Baths should be given every four to six weeks. Bathing your pet more frequently can strip the natural oils from their skin, making them dry and flaky.
Many people allow their pet’s coat to grow longer in the fall. However, this isn’t necessary if your pet stays inside most of the time. Whether you decide to keep your pet’s hair short or let it grow for the fall, our groomers can help.
Claws N Paws Day Spa offers quality pet grooming services in Orange County, California. We provide top notch grooming services from our full service grooming salon in Fountain Valley. Our groomers have years of experience and are well prepared to handle a wide variety of situations. We offer bathing, brushing and haircuts to all breeds of dogs and cats. Please call 714-962-1005 to schedule a grooming appointment.