Keeping Nails, Ears, and Teeth Clean Between Grooming Visits
Grooming is an essential part of pet care. Your pet needs to be groomed regularly to stay healthy and comfortable and to avoid things like matted fur, skin irritation, and excessive shedding. Professional pet grooming is the best way to keep your pet looking and feeling its best. Maintenance care between appointments will also help with your furry family member’s overall well-being. Between your appointments for pet grooming in San Jose, use the following tricks to keep your pet’s nails, ears, and teeth clean.
Dogs’ nails are curved. When they get too long they can interfere with the way your pet walks and cause discomfort. If you hear your dog’s nails clicking on the floor it is time for a trim. Dogs that don’t walk on pavement often should have their nails trimmed weekly. Dogs that get walked on roads and sidewalks frequently can go longer. A dog’s nails can be trimmed with specially made trimmers, guillotines, or grinders. The grooming team at Dr. Dave’s can tell you what is best for your particular dog. Cat’s nails are a little trickier. If your cat resists getting its nails trimmed, having them trimmed by a groomer every few weeks can help it get used to the process.
Dog’s ears are prone to yeast infections or ear infections. They should be cleaned once per week with a special cleaner either provided by your vet or bought over the counter at your local pet store. Put a small amount of the cleaner on a cotton swab and gently wipe the outer ear and around the outer part of the ear canal. The same process works for cats.
Both dogs and cats are prone to dental health problems. Talk to your San Jose Pet Groomer about brushing your pet’s teeth with animal friendly toothpaste. Your pet is likely to be resistant at first, but will adjust to brushing if you start slowly. Feeding your animal dry food and treats designed to scrub their teeth will also help.