Areas of Focus When Doing Pet Grooming.
Animal care cannot be complete without pet grooming. Not only does pet grooming help you establish and maintain a healthy relationship with your pets, but also it enables you to discover any physical change in the pet that may require medical attention. When grooming the pet, you should apply soft leadership skills to make the animal enjoy the service. When you are doing the grooming of your pet, you may come across suspicious lumps, soreness or bumps on the body of the pet and this can be a good enough reason to contact a veterinary personnel immediately. Here are top tips on how to do pet grooming correctly.
Brushing of the pet should be done more frequently, at least a couple of times in a week regardless of the type of coat that the pet has. Whenever you intend to wash your animal, it is appropriate that you do the combing first. Of the many types of brushes available, a curved pin brush or wire slicker is appropriate for pets with long, straight coats. Regular wire slicker is only ideal for coats that have a dense underneath and for medium length hair. Brushing not only removes death hair and tangles, it also give the pet a nice feeling and experience. All in all, you must ensure that you are not harsh on the pet to cause discomfort.
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. For small bodied pets, support them in the bathtub to alleviate from panic. The next step is to lather the whole body of the pet with shampoo while massaging at the same time. Upon rinsing, the pet will be adequately clean. Depending on your favorite, you can add combo or conditioner before you do the last rinsing. Always dry all young, sick, and old pets and in cold days, dry all pets.
You must be orderly starting from one foot to the other; hold clippers near the nail as if you intend to clip, the squeeze the clippers to trim the elongated nails. Be very keen not to cut the area with vast blood supply since it may be very painful to the pet and at the same time can cause massive bleeding. If you injure the bleeding part of the nail by mistake, cover the nail ends using styptic powder for about 30 seconds to stop bleeding.
A pet with patience and kindness makes it possible to massage gums and clean teeth for them. Mouth wash can be enjoyable to the pets and at the same time giving you the a chance to examine the oral health of the animal.