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Benefits of Dog Grooming

You may be wondering what all the fuss is about dog grooming. Why groom your dog at all? Well, grooming your dog should be an important part of caring for your dog. It is an essential component of responsible dog ownership. Grooming is not just about making your dog look nice and pretty by caring for their coats. There are also health, emotional, and physical benefits to good dog grooming.

  1. Strengthen the bond between you and your dog: The time you spend interacting with your dog as you go about your grooming tasks will serve to strengthen the bond between the two of you. As you calmly reassure her, she relaxes and you both become in tune with each other. 
  2. Understand your dog’s body: Many people don’t realise this, but as you groom your dog, you will become more familiar with her body. Over time you will be able tell if there is a lump that was not there before. Your dog will let you know if something is hurting her as you explore her body with your hands. You will be in a position to identify potential problems before they escalate into something more serious.
  3. Remove dead hair and skin: Grooming allows you to remove dead hair and skin from your dog’s coat. This will not only improve the look of the coat, but will also improve air circulation to the skin. This is especially important during the summer months when it is hot and humid. At Petworld we sell a huge variety of brushes and grooming kits such as the Wahl Grooming Kit to help keep your dog’s hair clean from dead skin cells and dirt.
  4. Increase blood flow to hair follicles. Grooming with brushes such as the Mikki Ball Pin Brush helps to increase the blood flow to the dog’s hair follicles. This improves the overall health of the skin and coat.
  5. Locate parasites: This is one of the most important benefits to you and your dog. Fleas and other parasites can cause a lot of avoidable issues. While grooming your dog keep an eye out for fleas and ticks and remove them right away.
  6. Check the feet: One of your grooming tasks will be to trim your dog’s nails. For any easy and safe nail clipping experience, feel free to ask a member of Petworld staff about our Mikki Grooming Nail Clipper. As you trim the nails, inspect the pads of your dog’s feet for any potential problems.
  7. Save money: Of course, if you are grooming your dog at home you will save a lot versus taking your dog to a professional groomer or a vet.

As you can see, there are many rewards for both you and your dog when you make the time and put in the effort required to groom your dog. If you have any questions about how to groom your dog properly, don’t hesitate to ask any member of Petworld staff. We are happy to help!

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