Pet grooming is an integral part of animal care. Pet grooming has more than just establishing and maintaining a good relationship with the animal since during pet grooming; you may discover some health problems with the pet that require veterinary interventions. When grooming the pet, you should apply soft leadership skills to make the animal enjoy the service. It is during pet grooming that you can discover unusual lumps, soreness or bumps on a given part of the animal, something that should make you look for a veterinary officer urgently. Here are top tips on how to do pet grooming correctly.
Scrubbing of pets ought to be executed more often than not, at least three days in a week regardless of the type of coat the animal has. It is ideal to brush your pet first every time you want to bath the animal. There are very many types of brushes available, however, a wire slicker or curved pin brush is ideal for animals with straight, long coats. Regular wire slicker is only ideal for coats that have a dense underneath and for medium length hair. Apart from removing death hair and tangles from the pet’s body, brushing also make the pet enjoy the moment. However, you need to be gentle not to irritate the pet.
Warm water should be used every time to bath your pet even during summer since cold water can chill animals and make them fear bathing while developing a negative attitude towards it. Support small-bodied pets when washing in the bathtub to reduce their panic. Subsequently, use shampoo to lather the whole body of the animal as you massage. Rinsing then makes them clean enough. Depending on your preference, you can add combo and conditioner through the coat before the final rinse. Make sure you always dry all sick, young, and old pets after bathing and during cold days, all pets ought to be dried.
Proceed procedurally, from one foot to the next using a clipper which is held close to the nail then squeezed so as to cut off long nails. Be careful not to cut the part with blood supply as this will be painful to the pet and may lead to bleeding. Nonetheless, if you accidentally cut the bleeding part, use styptic powder to cover the terminal part of the nail for a few seconds to stop bleeding.
It is possible to massage gums and clean teethe of any patient and kind pet. Teeth cleaning is enjoyable to the animal and on your side, it is a moment to also assess the dental health of the animal.