Pet Grooming From Shore Veterinarians
If you own a cat or dog, taking the time for pet grooming is an important task that will help keep your pet healthy and clean. Bringing your pet to a groomer is necessary if you are unable to help them with bathing, combing, and other grooming actions on your own. Make an appointment at Shore Veterinarians if you live in the Seaville, Egg Harbor Twp., or Hammonton area. Here is some information about the importance of pet grooming, how to groom your pet at home, and what happens during a trip to our animal hospital to meet with our groomer.
Why It Is Important To Groom Your Pet
Your pet needs regular grooming to remove dirt and bacteria from its body. If your pet does not have routine bathing sessions, it could become sick if it licks a contaminant that is present upon its body. Regular combing or brushing sessions will keep your pet's coat looking shiny and free of knots and matted sections. Grooming also includes cleaning the pet's ears, nose, eyes, and clipping their claws or nails. This will keep your pet looking their best and will help to keep them from becoming injured when they walk.
How To Groom Your Pet At Home
To bathe your pet, it is best to use warm water rather than cold or hot. This is usually soothing for a pet. Use a few inches of water in a bathtub or sink. Gently place your pet inside while speaking to them in gentle tones to relax them during the process. Wet down a section of their body, use an appropriate pet shampoo to remove debris, and rinse it away afterward. Be sure to use a hairdryer or towel to keep your pet warm after the process. Use a washcloth to remove debris from around your pet's eyes and nose. Invest in a set of pet clippers to tend to their nails or claws.
Call Shore Veterinarians Today!
When you bring your dog or cat to our animal hospital to meet with our groomer, an evaluation of their medical condition is conducted first. Our vet will check their vitals and make recommendations if they feel there is a problem that requires treatment. Our vet will then assist with any grooming tasks necessary to clean your pet as needed. They will also show you how to perform these tasks on your own so you can continue providing your pet dog or cat with proper pet grooming at home.
Contact Shore Veterinarians if your pet requires grooming. Call our Seaville office at (609) 390-9113, our Egg Harbor Twp. facility at (609) 272-8777, or our Hammonton practice at (609) 561-2802.