While many people do in fact groom their dogs regularly, they really only do it for selfish reasons; making sure the dog is clean so they don't have to, aesthetics, so on and so forth. That being said, doesn't make it bad practice. In fact, there are many reasons why you want to groom your dog. Not just appearance reasons either. If you are on the fence about whether or not you should have your dog groomed, then here are some reasons you should just make the appointment with our mobile pet grooming in Clermont, FL.
Your dog's health is something that should take priority in your care over them. Not everyone can identify health issues with their dogs. In fact, many dogs deal with pains their owners are not aware of because they aren't showing it like humans do. When you have your dog professionally groomed, not only will the groomer be able to spot any issues with their skin, nails, fur, or teeth, but they can spot symptoms and side effects of other health issues that lay beneath the surface.
Furthermore, regularly having your dog groomed and bathed will help prevent health issues as well. A clean dog is a healthy dog.
When your dog's coat gets a good brushing, it becomes better ventilated. This will help their coat grow stronger and healthier. Also rids them of old and otherwise damaged hairs. Even a shedding dog needs good brushing. If begin to get matted, then you are going to find that loose hair doesn't always come off the dog. In fact, loose hair will tangle and become matted.
Matting hair pulls at skin, collects dirt, and creates sore patches. Matted hair can get so bad, it can cause long-term damage to the dog’s skin, coat, and health. This also circles back to the previously mentioned reason. Groomers can spot the health issues under the matted hair. The sores and skin issues that are due to matted fur can go unnoticed for a long time. Remember, dogs can't tell us where it hurts.
When you have your dog groomed professionally, they make sure the skin of your dog can breathe properly. They also reduce grease that accumulates in their coat. The grease will block pores, resulting in irritation and skin problems. Not to mention, you massage their skin when they are brushed. This helps greatly with blood circulation.
All that being said, regularly brushing and bathing your dog yourself also has many of the same benefits. If you have a puppy that has never been groomed, or a dog that becomes anxious or scared of the groomer, bathing and brushing them yourself is a bonding experience. It will also loosen them up to the process when you have a professional groomer do it.