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Pet grooming is an important service for many pets! As your pet's veterinarian in Overland Park, we recommend taking your pet to the groomer on a regular basis. Understanding the importance of pet grooming can help you care for your animal friend. Below are some of the most common questions pet owners ask about pet grooming.
Pet grooming can help your pet maintain a healthy coat and avoid mats and knots in the fur. This is important for your pet's comfort and appearance. In addition, grooming your pet regularly can cut back on shedding and pet dander in your household. During pet grooming, the groomer will inspect your pet for evidence of problems like ticks and fleas, which will help keep your pet healthy.
Groomers will trim your pet's fur, remove mats, brush the coat, shampoo the coat and cut your pet's claws.
If your pet's coat is matted, the groomer will first attempt to detangle the coat with special shampoos and gentle brushing. However, brushing out matted hair can be painful for your pet. If the mats cannot be brushed out, your pet's groomer will need to shave your pet's hair. Doing this during the summer can help keep your pet comfortable when the weather is hot, so some pet owners even prefer to have their pet's coat shaved.
Different types of pets need to be groomed on different schedules. Pets with long hair and pets who don't shed much may need to be groomed every 4-6 weeks, to prevent mats from building up in their coat. Pets who shed more can go forlongr stretches of time between groomings, provided that their coats are being brushed regularly at home.
Just remember that grooming is good for your pet. If you wait longer between grooming appointments, you may want to wash your pet at home to help keep your pet clean and healthy.
Some small grooming tasks, like nail trimming, will take only a matter of minutes. However, full-scale grooming services may take as long as three or four hours, depending on the size of your pet, the length of your pet's coat and how long it's been since your pet was last groomed. To find out more, talk to the groomer in advance of your appointment.
It's a good idea to start taking your pet to the groomer at an early age, because this helps your pet adapt to the process. You can take your puppy or kitten to be groomed as early as 8 weeks of age.
Contact your pet's vet at Nall Hills Animal Hospital today at (913) 341-8836.
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The staff is always friendly and Dr. Teeter was so good on Maxwell's Introductory visit. He took time to explain everything to me and was so gentle and loving with Maxwell. I have had nothing but great, positive interactions at Nall Hills and I would suggest anyone take their pet here for vet services or grooming."
- Kristen B. / Overland Park, KS