Pet Grooming Tips and Tricks

It is no secret that our pets are our best friends. In the U.S. alone, there are over 280 million pets, representing 63% of all American households. In total, that amounts to 46,300,000 dogs and 38,900,000 cats nationwide.

Taking care of your little furry animal ensures their longevity and well-being. Here are some proper pet care tips to practice regularly to make your animal healthy and happy!

Brush, brush, brush
It is important to routinely brush your pet, whether they have short hair or long hair. This will not only help them shed their undercoat, but it will prevent any matting that can happen on their bellies, neck, and paws.

Get them in the tub
After you brush your pet, it is a good idea to give them a bath to deep clean their fur. Make sure the water is warm, and get them sudsy! Your pet will not only smell good, but will have a shiny, tangle-free coat.

Clean their ears
Yeast and other bacteria can build up in your pet’s ears and can cause painful ear infections. So whenever your pet has gotten wet or plays in the mud, make sure to clean their ears with a soft, dry cotton swab to remove any bacteria. You can even clean it out by gently using some antibacterial soap, and patting it dry.

Clip their nails
If you don’t clip your pet’s nails, they’re going to have trouble walking and be in some pain. At the same time, because animals have blood vessels in their nails, make sure you’re cautious. Whenever they start to curl, it is a good idea to clip them down.

Brush their teeth
Depending on your veterinarian’s opinion, your dog should have their teeth deep cleaned every few years or so. Brushing helps prevent any periodontal disease from forming. Typically, dogs must be put under anesthesia to get it done effectively. If you have any questions, head over to your veterinary clinic for help.

As you invest in the health of yourself, it is important to invest in the health of your pets. Finding a reputable, professional, and quality vet hospital is crucial for yearly checkups and any other emergency care your pet requires.

If you are looking for an emergency vet, bring your pet to Verona Animal Hospital today!

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