Good grooming is about more than just having a pretty pet. You are also tackling their pet care and potential health issues.
Kellie's pet salon recommends all items below to care for your pet before any problems arise:
- Fur — Brush your pet several times a week. Be sure to look for changes in the hair, coat and skin. Check for bumps, lumps and overall body condition.
- Eyes — When your pet looks at you, their eyes should be clear, shiny and moist. Contact your veterinarian if you notice any redness, irritation or cloudiness.
- Ears — Once a week, look inside the ears and check for odors. There should be no odor coming from them. If you notice a lot of debris or if they smell, there is an issue and you should contact your veterinarian.
- Nails — Active dogs typically wear down their nails naturally and may not need nail trimming but dogs who are mostly indoors do require nail trimming. Long nails (including the dew claw on the inner paw) can grow into your pets toe pads and skin causing pain and infection. Pets nails should be trimmed regularly.