Professional Pet Grooming For New Pets
If you have a new puppy or kitten then you might be wondering when you can take them for professional pet grooming. Young pets, just like young children, can get into a lot of mischief and make quite a mess of themselves. Sometimes their fur doesn’t grow in exactly as you think it should, and you might be tempted to give them a trim to even it up. While it’s important to get your pet used to visiting the groomer, for the best results you will need to take it slow.
Vaccines Are Important
Puppies and kittens begin getting vaccines around 6 to 8 weeks of age. These first vaccines provide them with the protection needed to visit the groomer. After they’ve been vaccinated, consider bringing them to your local grooming salon so that they can get used to the sights, sounds and smells. This first visit shouldn’t include a bath or haircut. While you are visiting, you can schedule their first appointment for another day.
First Grooming Appointment
Your pet’s first grooming appointment will include a gentle bath, brush and nail trim. This is the perfect opportunity for your pet to get to know their groomer. The groomer will take it slow and only do what your pet will allow. Keep in mind that the first professional grooming sets the stage for how your pet responds to grooming in the future. An experienced groomer will never push too far during the first appointment to ensure that your pet doesn’t become fearful of the grooming process.
Future Grooming Appointments
After your pet has experienced a bath you can consider scheduling a haircut appointment. At each appointment your groomer will only do what your pet allows, so that they can continue to get used to the process. The first haircut will probably only include the feet, face and sanitary area. Later visits will include trims and breed cuts.
For Best Results You Must Stay Consistent
If you want your new pet to get used to the grooming process then you have to visit your groomer at least once a month. Although it might take some time, your new pet will soon adjust to being groomed. One day soon they might even be excited to visit the grooming salon!
Claws N Paws Day Spa offers professional pet grooming for dogs and cats. We have lots of experience working with new puppies and kittens. Please call 714-962-1005 for more information or to schedule your pet’s first grooming appointment.