Most of us understand the importance of our personal hygiene. It is important not only to make our lives more pleasant, but also very important for our health. Just as bathing, brushing teeth, cutting hair and cutting nails are part of daily life in a civilized human society, animal grooming is a necessary and common practice in that same civilization. Pet grooming is most often offered for dogs and cats, although cats are often more difficult to groom because of their natural aversion to water. Nevertheless, grooming is something that many pet owners have neglected, especially if the pet lives outside or spends a lot of time outdoors. But you should be aware that grooming is not only a good thing, but an extremely important requirement for certain breeds of dogs, for the reasons described below.
You can groom your pet yourself, but grooming is a rewarding and lucrative profession. The pet industry has annual sales of $32 billion and is known for its resilience to recession. In this vast pet care industry, the grooming segment is the fastest growing. And animal groomers have a history of which they can be proud.
In many ways, grooming your pet is like receiving a gentle hug from a loved one. Pet grooming can include some or all of the following: shampoos, flea treatments, exotic haircuts and hairstyles, pedicures, skin care and moisturizing treatments. And although it usually starts with bathing your pet, grooming is more than just a beauty session for your pet. Pets need grooming to prevent diseases such as skin diseases and parasites. And pets are not as effective as humans at cooling down, because they do not sweat through their skin. Thus, pet fur clothing is a crucial part of grooming to help them maintain the right body temperature.
Remember that grooming pets is an important part of their property. Dogs that are always well groomed tend to have a shinier, better quality coat simply because simply brushing and combing the dog’s hair stimulates the blood supply to the skin. Stimulating blood circulation improves the health of the skin and, in fact, of the animal as a whole.
Grooming is also a visible expression of your love for your pet. When your pet is groomed, this expression is not only visible to the people around it, but something that your pet feels in a very positive and rewarding way. Overall, pets are more likely to remain mentally and physically healthy when kept clean and well cared for. And of course, periodic grooming gives your pet the appearance, smell and feeling of well-being.