Pet Grooming: Dog Grooming & Cat Grooming Helps Your Pets Look & Feel Their Best
Our La Mesa veterinary hospital is one of the few veterinary hospitals in our community to offer pet grooming services from a professional groomer. Whether your pet needs a quick bath, a haircut, nail trimming, anal gland expressing or ear cleaning, our La Mesa pet grooming team is here to help! In addition to keeping pets clean, pet grooming offers important health benefits, including reducing the risk for skin problems along with early diagnosis of skin disorders.
Pet Grooming in La Mesa with a Professional, Compassionate Touch
Does your pet frequently itch or bite his skin? If so, your pet could be suffering from a potential skin disorder. Our professional groomer is trained to detect skin problems, including common conditions such as scabies, ringworm and topical skin allergies. Early detection of skin problems is critical, as this helps ensure that pets receive prompt treatment and that secondary skin problems do not develop. Without early detection and care, pets are more likely to itch or bite excessively at their skin, irritating the skin and leaving it raw and at-risk for skin infections. In addition to reducing the risk for skin disorders, grooming basics like bathing are also important. Regular bathing is a critical component to a successful flea/tick prevention strategy. Bathing prevents matted fur, which can quickly become a breeding ground for fleas and ticks. Bathing also helps reduce pollen build up on a pet’s fur. This is especially important for individuals who suffer from allergies. Without regular bathing, pets will continue to track pollen inside the house, which is easily spread to carpets, upholstered furniture and bedding. For pets with long hair, bathing and trimming the hair is also important for preventing tangles and matting.
Our Veterinarian in La Mesa Recommends Regular Pet Grooming
Regular pet grooming is an important part of pet wellness care. For example, dirty, matted fur can quickly become a breeding ground for fleas and ticks. Additionally, if you or a family member suffers from allergies, dirty fur can spread allergens onto interior carpeting, bedding and rugs, exacerbating your allergies. Regular bathing not only helps your pet look and smell great, but also reduces the risk for potential health problems.
In addition to bathing, our groomer can also trim and style your pet’s fur. If your pet will be receiving a summer haircut, we strongly recommend professional grooming. All too often, pet owners inadvertently over-trim their pet’s hair, leaving the skin exposed and vulnerable to sunburn. Our groomer will cut it exactly the right length to keep your pet comfortable during warmer days and prevent inadvertent sunburns.
Our professional groomer also performs more complex pet grooming services, including nail trimming and anal gland expressing. Because these services require careful, precise care, we strongly recommend choosing a professional. Professional groomers will also help pets remain calm and relaxed, which reduces the risk for grooming accidents.
During every pet grooming appointment, our groomer will also assess your pet’s overall skin health. As a pet owner, we understand that it can be difficult to tell whether a pet’s itching and scratching is normal or symptomatic of a skin disorder. Our groomer is trained to identify the warning signs of potential skin problems, including allergic dermatitis. If our groomer is concerned about your pet’s skin condition, our veterinarian in La Mesa is just steps away for a full evaluation. This is one of the many ways that professional grooming can make a significant difference for your pet’s overall health.
Choosing a professional groomer is a smart choice for your pet’s well-being, especially if your pet becomes anxious or nervous during at-home grooming care. While some pets are easy to bathe at home, many others may panic at the sight of water. This panic over a simple bath can translate into further problems with more complex care, such as nail trimming. Our pet groomer understands the best way to help pets relax and enjoy their grooming day at our La Mesa veterinary hospital. Helping pets stay calm and relaxed also reduces the risk for accidents, such as cutting the nail quick, which can be incredibly painful for pets. Experienced care with a compassionate touch makes a difference!
Please read our blog on pet grooming here and to learn more about pet grooming benefits, contact us at 619-463-9861.
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