Learning About Rodent Pets

2 Things A Pet Groomer Can Do For Your Pet

by Neil Turner

While many people think about getting their pet groomed as just getting a nice bath, brush, and clip, there are a lot of things that the groomer can do for your cat or dog. 

Nail Trim

One of the things that the groomer can do is trim your cat's or dog's nails. Ideally, your pet will wear their nails down just by walking around, but that doesn't always happen, especially if your pet doesn't spend a lot of time walking outside. Keeping your pet's nails nice and short will actually help ensure your pet stays comfortable when they walk. While keeping your pet's nails trimmed is a good thing, it doesn't always mean that it's easy for you to do. Your pet may not like to have their paws messed with, which can make it difficult for you to trim their nails. You may also be wary of where to trim so that you don't hurt them. Fortunately, a groomer will have the right tools to do the job quickly and correctly so that your pet doesn't get hurt. Working quickly will also make your pet less stressed during the whole trimming process. 

Anal Glands

All cats and dogs have anal glands. These are little glands that are on either side of the rectum. Ideally, each time your pet has a bowel movement, the glands are expressed. However, that doesn't always happen. Sometimes those glands get impacted. That can leave your pet leaking a nasty, smelly fluid or in a lot of pain. You can take your pet to the groomer and they can express the anal glands for you, which means you aren't dealing with that noxious fluid. Your groomer may give your pet a bath after expressing those glands just so that your dog or cat doesn't come home with anything leftover from their impacted anal glands. You may want to set up a regular appointment with your groomer to have the anal glands expressed as part of your pet's regular care. That's because once an anal gland is impacted, they tend to get impacted over and over. 

If you have a dog or cat, you want to make sure that they look good and are healthy. One way that you can do that is to take your pet to a groomer regularly. The groomer can help keep their hair nice and neat, but the groomer can also do other things that will help your pet be healthy. Contact a pet grooming service to learn more.