Summer Pet Grooming Tips

 

Summer pet groomingAccording to the American Kennel Club, grooming is an important part of keeping your dog healthy all year round, but the summer season can require some extra care. From protecting your dog from the hot sun to caring for his coat properly, here are some important tips for grooming your dog during the warmest months. Among them:

• Don’t shave down your dog because you think he looks hot. Dogs have their coats for a reason. It keeps them warm in the winter and provides insulation from the heat in the summer. Your dog’s coat protects him from sunburn, high temperatures, and even skin cancer.
• Do give your dog a good, thorough brushing regularly. This will help keep him cool and comfortable by helping him shed that winter coat. It also keeps the tangles and mats under control that result from all the rough-and-tumble activities your dog will be doing.
• Don’t forget about the skin. Like ours, your dog’s skin is at risk for sunburn. If your dog is hairless, has a short, light coat, or exposed ears or nose, make sure to put sunscreen on him when he is going to be outdoors.
• Do bathe your dog regularly. Whether he is rolling around outside, swimming in a pool or ocean, or simply relaxing at home, a clean coat offers better protection than a dirty one.

Don’t forget that our self-bathing station is always available to help you give your pet a thorough bath without all of the fuss of clean up!  Just bring in your pet, we’ll provide the shampoo, towel and encouragement! All for just $5 (please print out this message and provide at time of service). If your pet is in need of a more professional haircut, we can do that too…just give us a call at (614)888-4050 to make an appointment at the Animal Hospital of Polaris Spa!

We also wanted to include some information (and a short video) that discusses your pet’s anal glands…one of the critical components to your pet’s internal health and external, aesthetic appearance.  For more information, click on the following link:  http://vettv.net/video/6797

 

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One Response to “Summer Pet Grooming Tips”

  1. James @ Dog Grooming Charlotte NC Says:

    Awesome tips especially the one where you mentioned to keep the fur / hair just at the right length for the dogs used it both as a warmer during winter and insulator of heat during summer.

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