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Notes from the Canine Spa

  • Heidi

The Health Benefits of Grooming

From Ben Gleason, Canine Spa Stylist

Ben Gleason, Wagging Tails Pet Resort

I have always loved dogs and was attracted to the grooming profession when I learned the important role it played in keeping animals healthy.

Many people believe that “grooming” only refers to giving a dog a haircut. This is not true. Just like humans, all dogs require regular grooming that includes brushing, nail trimming, and bathing. In fact, one of the most important things you can do for your dog is to provide a consistent grooming schedule.

When a dog looks and feels its best, that directly relates to her health and well-being. You can see it in how they walk, play, and interact with others. It just makes them happy! Grooming is also an important opportunity to monitor your dog’s physical condition – checking for lumps, bumps, and swelling, for example, as well as fleas, ticks, and other parasites or skin conditions. When your dog is familiar with a grooming regimen, you are also more likely to see changes in temperament, a clue that a dog might be feeling unwell.

Some dogs, depending on their breed, require different professional grooming needs than others. The Canine Spa Stylists at Wagging Tails are happy to provide a free consultation to determine what kind of schedule your best friend should be on. We know how important your dog is to you and look forward to keeping her healthy and happy while she looks and feels her very best. Schedule an appointment with one of our professional groomers today!

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