How Grooming Helps Your Dog Feel Their Best

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Just like humans, dogs need regular care and attention to stay healthy and happy. According to a survey by PetSmart, 67% of dog parents know regular grooming is an important part of their dog’s health, but unfortunately many don’t realize the full extent of its benefits. Fun City Dogs offers full service grooming including baths, nail trims, ear cleanings, hair cuts, etc. Let’s review how it helps your pet feel their best.

1. Improves Skin

While many people focus on a dog’s coat, the skin underneath is just as important. Dog grooming helps remove dead skin cells, dirt, and debris that can accumulate over time if not removed. Matted fur can sometimes result in sores and tightness which can cause skin issues. It’ll help improve your dog’s overall skin health and prevent any potential issues from arising. With healthy skin, your canine is less likely to scratch or bite from skin irritation or dryness. Frequent grooming can cut down on skin issues and help your dog to be healthier. Ask us about our oatmeal or hypoallergenic shampoo for dogs with specific coat needs.

2. Boosts Comfort

Grooming regularly helps reduce the amount of excess hair or debris that can cause your pup to feel uncomfortable. Regular brushing and bathing help remove dirt and grime, so your pet can feel clean and comfortable. Caring for your pet’s nails is also a vital part of their comfort and health. Long nails are more likely to break, tear, and affect walking, so it’s key to make sure your pup’s nails are trimmed regularly. Our wonderful groomer, Melissa, is here Monday-Friday and it is easy and quick to add a nail trim onto your pet’s day of daycare or boarding. Frequent nail trims will help nails grow shorter, thus making it safer and more comfortable for both dogs and humans.

3. Avoids Parasites

Have you ever watched a dog scratch and bite itself from fleas or ticks? It’s an unpleasant experience for them. That’s why regular grooming is essential in preventing these parasites from taking hold. Dog grooming helps remove debris that may attract fleas and ticks. If any parasites are present, then your groomer can help identify, treat, and provide preventative measures to help keep them away. All dogs attending Fun City Dogs are required to have a monthly flea/tick preventative.

4. Facilitates Bonding

Grooming your pup is a great way to bond and build trust. The more comfortable they are with being groomed, the better. Dog grooming helps them get used to being touched and handled in sensitive areas, like their paws. Regular grooming sessions are also a great opportunity for the two of you to connect and communicate. Melissa, our groomer, gets to know and love all of the dogs she works with, and dogs who are familiar with her do better every time they come to get groomed because she is a familiar face.

Regular dog grooming is essential for any pet’s health, comfort, and happiness. It’s more than just brushing their coat; it helps improve skin, avoid parasites, and keep their nails at a comfortable length. When your pup can move around and sleep comfortably due to regular grooming, it will show in their demeanor and overall health. If you’re looking for a groomer near you, then contact us for an appointment.

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