Why Keeping Your Dog Groomed is Important
Your dog may not care what he or she looks like, but they do care about how they feel. Pet owners may care more about appearance, but there are health reasons to keep your pets clean and groomed. At Veterinary Health Center in Saginaw, MI, we can help keep your pet groomed, and offer advice on keeping them clean and healthy.
Reasons for Pet Bathing and Grooming
Pets don't need baths as often as humans do, but they will start to smell after some time. The level of smell is a good indicator of the need for pet bathing and everyone has different levels of comfort in that area. Pets can also get into bad things that get them dirty or smelly. Some dogs also need grooming to keep their hair under control. Long hair tends to get matted. These mats can hold stickers which makes your pet uncomfortable. A lack of grooming also makes your pet more likely to have fleas, ticks, and other parasites. Grooming is more than keeping your pet looking good, it also keeps them healthy.
Types of hair
Dogs may have several kinds of hair, and even more than one kind on an individual dog. Still, the hair on dogs falls into two categories. Some hair is a certain length and will get no longer. This is often called fur, and this sheds. Another type of hair will keep growing and get very long. This is the kind of hair that needs to be cut at times. This will depend on your specific taste at times, and as long as it is kept clean and free of matting, almost any length is fine. Regardless of the length of hair, your pet will need to be brushed regularly to keep matting down and will help keep them clean. Our veterinarian can also recommend food that will promote good hair condition.
Visit Veterinary Health Center Today!
Visit Veterinary Health Center so we can help your pet stay well-groomed. Whether it is pet bathing, grooming, or health concern, we are here for you and your pet in Saginaw. Call (989) 793-2490 to schedule an appointment today!