Grooming is not just about maintaining your pets level of cleanliness, and it is not just about keeping your pet good-looking. Grooming is about maintaining both your pet’s physical health as well as their appearance.
This is especially important for long-haired pets, which require more intense grooming sessions as compared to short-haired pets. It takes more time to brush their long fur and they need to get used to staying still for this starting at an early age. That is not to say pets with short, clipped fur do not require grooming.
Brushing is extremely beneficial for all kinds of animals no matter what breed they are, helping to remove dead hair, dirt, and dandruff. Regular brushing also helps to bring out the natural oils in the fur. As you brush, the natural oils are spread all over the fur giving the coat a healthy sheen.
You can begin grooming your pet as young as three weeks old. Experienced breeders will even begin acquainting their pets with grooming before they go to their new homes so that by the time they are picked up by their owners, they are already used to it.
Another benefit of grooming is that it allows you to check your pet for any abnormalities. This includes skin problems such as ticks, fleas and dry patches, or issues with their nails, teeth, ears, and eyes such as infection or inflammation. When found at an early stage, these problems can be treated right away, before they have a chance to become more serious.
Simply put, grooming helps keep your pet stay happy and healthy while helping you save on veterinary bills. So don’t delay, start grooming your pet early.