Grooming is an important part of pet care. Depending on the breed, age,and health of your pet, grooming may even need to be a part of you and your pet’s daily routine. Many breeds require less grooming than this, but regular grooming always helps to keep your pet healthy and comfortable. Some breeds don't shed their hair effectively (eg. Poodles) and require grooming by a professional every 6-8 weeks. Long haired cats can particularly benefit from regular grooming as it helps prevent the formation of knots on the skin and hairballs in the stomach.
Professional Canine Grooming
We use and recommend The K9 Company for a full range of grooming, clipping and washing services for dogs of all sizes and breeds.
Their professional grooming service has many specialised grooming tools like curry brushes, clippers, stripping combs, slicker brushes, rakes and dryers. These tools enable the grooming service to be tailored to the particular needs of your pet, for an overall optimum result.
And the best bit? They are mobile, and will come to you.
In some cases, cats are not able to be groomed effectively by their owners. This can lead to mats in their coat, which are painful and predispose to skin conditions. We can admit our feline friends for the day to assist this process. In a lot of cases, cats require some degree of sedation or anaesthesia to allow appropriate care. Your vet can discuss options for this with you if you find it difficult to groom your cat.
Grooming at Home
We encourage you to also engage in regular grooming with your pet at home. There are numerous benefits of regular grooming, for example:
Decreased chance of skin problems
Optimal skin cleanliness and comfort for you and your pet
Improved monitoring of health issues like cuts, heat, swelling, lameness, or changes in temperament.
Enhanced behavioural routines with obedient submission during grooming periods
Closer bonding with your pet through regular contact