The holidays are quickly approaching. Many of us have begun preparing our homes and planning our holiday parties. This is an exciting time of year when we tend to focus on the little details. One of these details should be your pet.
Our pets bring us so much joy all year long. They are always there to provide us comfort and love. It can be easy to forget about our faithful companions during the hustle and bustle of this time of year. It’s important to remember that your pet is relying on you to take care of them this holiday season.
Longhaired pets require daily brushing. Make sure that you set aside a little time each day to care for your pet’s coat. This is an excellent time to bond with your pet and reassure them that they still have your attention.
When brushing your pet, make sure that you check them for fleas and ticks, which can still be present even throughout the winter in California. Check their skin for issues caused by dry indoor heating. Look for flaky skin and areas where your pet is scratching. If you notice anything unusual, it might be a good idea to contact your vet. Skin issues tend to escalate quickly.
Holiday Grooming Appointments
Your pet should visit their groomer at least once a month, regardless of how long or short their coat is. Regular bathing helps you spot skin issues that are common in the fall and winter. It also helps keep your pet’s skin and coat clean and healthy.
Regular grooming includes bathing, brushing, nail trims, ears cleaned and other necessary maintenance. Professional grooming is important for your pet’s overall health and well-being.
Holiday appointments book up extremely fast. It’s important to book your regular appointments well in advance. This ensures your pet won’t miss their regular grooming.
If you will be having guests staying with you this holiday season, it’s important to ensure your pets are well taken care of. Instruct guests, especially children, the proper way to care for your pet. Make sure they know not to feed them table scraps, which can be dangerous to their health.
If you have cats, you might want to consider having them boarded for the holiday season. Boarding ensures they are well taken care of and not let outside by well-meaning guests.
Claws N Paws Day Spa offers holiday grooming and cats only boarding. Please call 714-962-1919 for details.