Summer Pet Grooming Guide
Regular grooming is essential all year round, but you might not realize that your pet needs a little more attention during the summer. The following will help your pet look and feel their best this summer.
Keep on brushing!
The wet winter weather can leave your pets coat tangled and dry. Once the weather warms up it’s time to give them a good long brushing. Be careful not to cause any irritation or pain, and never try to brush out mats. Cats and dogs tend to shed more during the summer. Regular brushing can help reduce the amount of fur that ends up all over you and your house. If you have a dog with a longer coat, consider using an undercoat brush to assist with shedding. By brushing your pet’s coat regularly throughout the entire shedding period you can ensure that they don’t ingest too much hair. This is especially beneficial for cats that are prone to pesky hairballs.
Trim their nails
Your pet’s paws take a lot of pounding, especially on hot pavements in the summer. Keep their feet healthy by checking their paws and claws regularly. Inspect for injuries such as splits or cracks in the pads of their feet. Applying a special paw balm can help heal minor injuries. Deep cuts should be seen by a veterinarian. Trim your pet’s nails at least once a month.
Treat for parasites
Parasites love the warmer weather. Check your pet’s skin and coat for fleas and ticks regularly. Ask your groomer about flea treatments at your next grooming appointment.
Bathe your pet
A good bath can help to remove any excess fur that your pet is carrying around. Use a gentle shampoo and be careful not to get any soap in your pet’s eyes. A trip to the groomer during the summer will ensure that your pet is well taken care of.
Remember their ears and teeth
Once your pet is clean and dry, clean their ears and check for ear mites. Consider giving their teeth a good brush, or have your groomer include this service with your pet’s bath.
Claws N Paws Day Spa offers quality grooming services for both dogs and cats in Fountain Valley, California. We also offer mobile pet grooming to all areas of Orange County. For more information, or to schedule a grooming appointment please call 714-962-1005.
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