Pet owners love to pamper their pets: from food to fun toys and even bringing them on long walks or car rides. However, do you know what to do for them between grooming appointments?
Whether you have an at home pet groomer or utilize a pet grooming service, there are still steps you can take between visits to keep your pet happy and healthy.
If you're looking for pet care tips, you've come to the right place! Keep reading for the top five extra pet care tips!
1. Brush Your Pet's Hair Plenty
In order to help your pet keep up a shiny and healthy coat, you can brush them every day.
Even if your pet has short hair, it is still a good idea to brush their hair every day. Their hair will be softer.
Remember to use a brush appropriate for your pet's hairstyle.
2. Clean Their Ears and Clip Their Nails
Another important part of pet care: clean your pet's ears and clip their nails.
When you clean their ears, you make sure they don't have any infections from bacteria in their ear. If you find them scratching their head or shaking it often, then your pet may have an ear infection. Cleaning their ears regularly can eliminate this problem.
You should also consider clipping their nails often as well. Doing it once every few weeks is a great way to keep them comfortable. Make sure they are calm before you begin trimming their nails!
3. Let Them Go Collarless in the House
A collar is great for walks, but inside the house, your pet doesn't really need it on.
Sometimes your pet's skin could get irritated by the collar if they wear it all the time, which is why taking it off while they are in the house allows them a bit of a reprieve from wearing it.
4. Wipe Their Paws When They Come Inside
This is a great tip not only to keep your pet clean and happy but also to keep your home clean too!
Use a towel by the door to wipe off your pet's feet. Pets can trek in mud or other unpleasant things. However, wiping their paws before they have the chance to pounce around inside saves you from cleaning it up on your floors and furniture later.
5. Ask Your Groomer Questions and for Advice
Your groomer knows best: why not ask them for pet care advice? At one of your next grooming appointments, make sure to have a conversation with them about your pet's needs.
The groomer knows your pet during grooming, so they may have tips on what you can do in between grooming appointments.
Pet Care Between Grooming Appointments
These five tips for pet care between grooming appointments benefit both you and your pet. It keeps your pet feeling and looking healthy, while at the same time it saves you a lot of extra cleaning and fussing.
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Allison Johnson is the Owner and Founder of Trimmed Pets. Trimmed is a woman owned and led Mobile Grooming Business servicing the greater Portland Metro area in Oregon and the greater Boise Metro area in Idaho.