A comprehensive animal care must include 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. It is when you are grooming your pet when you can find some lumps, soreness or bumps on any part of the pet’s body, a finding that should prompt you to book an appointment with a veterinary officer as soon as possible. Here are top tips on how to do pet grooming correctly.
Combing of the pet ought to be performed more often, at least three times a week on all pets without regard of the coat type they have. Whenever you intend to wash your animal, it is appropriate that you do the combing first. Despite the vast variety of brushes present, animals with straight, long coats require either a curved pin brush or a wire slicker. A regular wire slicker is preserved for hair of medium length as well as for coats which have a dense underneath. 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.
Every time you are cleaning the pet make sure you are using warm water even during summer to avoid making the animal chill with cold water and make them afraid of bathing while developing a bad attitude towards it. Support small-bodied pets when washing in the bathtub to reduce their panic. The next step is to lather the whole body of the pet with shampoo while massaging at the same time. Rinsing then makes them clean enough. Depending on your favorite, you can add combo or conditioner before you do the last rinsing. Every sick, young, and old pet should always be dried after bathing and all pets should be dried during cold season.
Systematic from one foot to the other, using clippers held near the nail then squeezed as if you were clipping will cut 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. Nonetheless, if you accidentally cut the bleeding part, use styptic powder to cover the terminal part of the nail for a few seconds to stop bleeding.
A pet with patience and kindness makes it possible to massage gums and clean teeth for them. Teeth cleaning is enjoyable to the animal and on your side, it is a moment to also assess the dental health of the animal.