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Grooming Offered by Overland Park Veterinary
A well-groomed pet is more than just a pretty face; proper grooming is important for your pet’s comfort and good health, too. Nall Hills Animal Hospital, your Overland Park veterinary, offers a grooming service along with our complete care program for pets.
Why is Grooming Important?
It’s true, when your pet looks good, he or she feels good, and feeling happy is an important ingredient for good health. A good grooming session helps to stimulate blood flow to the skin which in turn makes a healthy coat. When a pet with a longer coat is not groomed often enough, it can become matted and pull on the skin, perhaps even causing irritation or sores. Grooming is also relaxing for most pets.
When You Are the Groomer
It’s important for you to spend time with your pet and grooming sessions are a perfect way to do so. When you prepare for a session, choose a time when you are not harried and your pet is relaxed. If your pet is nervous, be prepared with a pile of treats to show him what fun you’re about to have together. Before starting is an excellent time to do a thorough “health check” looking for ticks, fleas, injuries, or irritations.
What Tasks and Tools Are Required?
When you think of grooming, one of the first things you think of is bathing for dogs. Dogs need regular baths, but how regular depends on your pet’s coat, skin and activities. Our veterinarian can certainly give you guidelines for this. Nail clipping is very important, as is keeping the ears, nose and eyes clear and clean. Tools? For shorter haired pets, a soft brush, scissors, toenail clippers, and a damp washcloth should be all you need. Unless you are planning to show your pet, or you have a long haired dog, you may need only a few visits to a professional groomer a few times each year.
Your pet’s teeth are the window to his or her health, and daily brushing is just as important for them as it is for us. We will gladly show you the best way to brush.
Why Use Our Grooming Service?
If you are unfamiliar with pet grooming, and you have a dog with long hair, unless you have had experience grooming, you might want to make things easier for both of you by using a professional groomer. We have professional grooming equipment, which is better than what you find in stores, and we trim your dog for what looks best on him or her, not a one-size-fits-all cut. We have a wide array of shampoos and conditioners for all coat and skin types and select the one that will soothe your pet’s skin and enhance the coat. What’s more, your favorite Overland Park veterinarian is right here should your pet need medical care for any reason.
Call us at (913) 341-8836 to learn more.