Tips for a healthy pet
How to Make Home Grooming Less of a Grind
We’ve all had (or known) that pet that was a perfect angel—until it came time to trim their nails or clean their ears. It’s a fact that some animals are simply more comfortable with being groomed, and that’s that! However, there are a few ways that you can help ease your pet into being more accepting of grooming tasks:
- Take it slow. If needed, trim the nails on just a few toes a day.
- Keep things calm. Our pets pick up on our moods and body language, and if you’re super stressed about that brush out or nail trim, they will be too.
- Use lots of praise and treats. Do your best to make it a positive experience.
- Gradually increase their tolerance and comfort level with being handled. When your pet is relaxed and you’re having snuggle time, gently play with those ears and feet. This is especially effective when begun at an early age.
And of course, if home grooming is just not in the cards, that’s what we’re here for! Give us a call for more information, or read more about pet grooming tips here:Book Now
Is There a Doctor in the House?
Why, yes there is! A benefit of having your pet groomed at your veterinarian’s office means that if one of our groomers detects a problem with your pet, they can alert your veterinarian and get it addressed quickly. From new lumps and bumps to the beginning stages of an ear infection to uninvited parasite guests, our staff is knowledgeable and trained in what to look for.