Benefits of Regular Grooming

A clean & well groomed dog gets more cuddles. That's good for you & good for your dog.

If you've made the decision to add a dog to your family, it is important to understand why regular grooming is essential to the health of your pet, regardless of their hair length.

In fact a regular grooming schedule for dogs is just as important as the food and water you provide each day. Here's why.



Healthy Skin & Coat: 
Regular baths with dog specific shampoos will keep your pet's skin clean, nourished and healthy. The process of scrubbing, blow drying and brushing removes dead skin and hair, allowing air to circulate through your pet's skin and coat. This applies to all dogs, large and small, short or long hair. The bath also includes a deep moisturizing conditioner that protects your pet's coat from damage and keeps it looking healthy.

Fresh Smelling:
Dogs shouldn't smell bad. In fact, they probably don't enjoy smelling bad anymore than you do. So, that "dog" smell your used to in your house doesn't need to come with owning a dog. Regular grooming will keep your dog, and house, from smelling dirty and "Doggy".

Reduced Shedding:
Imagine how nice it would be to not have your floors, furniture, car and clothes covered in hair! A lot of loose hair is removed during the grooming process from blow drying and brushing. Plus, there are even special deshedding treatments that dramatically reduce shedding for a period of time. Yellow Dog offers the FURminator deShedding Treatment for dogs with excessive shedding.

Preventive Health Care:
Just like people, dogs have ailments and issues that can show up out of nowhere. Part of the groomer's job is to inspect your pet from head to toe to tail and spot anything abnormal.

Basic Maintenance:
How do you know if your dog's nails are too long? If you can hear your dog's nails on the floor or concrete, they are probably too long. And, how often are you checking your pet's ears? If you're as busy as most people, it's probably not a priority. It is imperative to their health that all dogs have their nails trimmed and ears cleaned regularly. Your Yellow Dog groomer will ensure your pet's nails are at a good length and the ears free from dirt and bacteria, which could lead to infection if left unattended.

Looking Good:
Looks aren't everything, but Dogs feel so much happier when they are clean and have a tidy haircut. Even if you prefer the shaggier look for your pet, regular grooming can ensure your pet looks its best at any length. At a minimum, your pet's face, paws/pads and hair around its hind area should be trimmed regularly. Excessive hair in these places, especially if it's dirty, can lead to hygiene problems, tangling and possibly infection.

Avoid Mats:
Mats are balls of hair that get knotted. They are painful because they pull the skin tight and can lead to skin ulcers, abrasions and other serious problems. Mats can be extremely difficult to remove and oftentimes require a complete shave down. With a regular grooming routine, most mats and tangles can be prevented.

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