As we start into the new year, you may be wondering what things you can change up. Many Americans had a difficult year in 2020 and are looking for a fresh start. Your dog is no exception! Like us, pets like to feel fresh and clean; it feels like a new beginning. January is a perfect time to bring your pet in for a grooming appointment!
Has your dog bathed since last year? Schedule a bath for your dog to make sure that they don’t carry old dirt with them. Like humans, dogs need regular baths in order to feel, look, and smell clean. They do not clean themselves like cats, so dirt and oil build up on their skin. Dirt and debris buildup starts to smell and can actually lead to major health problems. Does your dog seem itchy? Is their skin dry to the touch? These could be indicators of clogged pores or other skin conditions due to under-bathing.
Brush It Out
Like baths, brushing is essential to a dog’s cleanliness and general health. Daily brushing distributes natural oils across your dog’s fur, limiting buildup and encouraging healthy coat growth. Brushing also eliminates the chance of mats, particularly in double-coated dogs with a thick undercoat. Although you should brush your dog every day, your groomer can help with a more professional approach. Certain brushes that groomers use demat dogs and leave the coat healthy for a longer amount of time.
Shave and a Haircut
Your dog may also want a new hairstyle. A new cut can make a major difference in a pup’s life, but make sure you don’t go too drastic. A dog’s fur grows in a certain way for a reason. Because of this, you must take your dog’s build and breed into account for every cut. Talk to your groomer about the best cut for your specific dog.
At Claws N Paws Day Spa, your dog’s needs are always a priority. Our dedicated team of professional groomers will work with you to determine your specific dog’s best interests. For more information or to set up an appointment, call us today at 714-962-1005.