While grooming is a great way to help your pets look their best, that's not the only reason you need to do it. For the sake of your pets’ health, take them to our Jacksonville, FL veterinarian for grooming regularly.

What Is Grooming?

Grooming refers to all the things that are done to improve your pets’ hygiene and appearance. A lot of people don't know that grooming goes beyond simply giving your dog a trim.

When you take your pets to your vet to get them groomed, your pets’ coats and ears will be cleaned and trimmed and their nails trimmed and taken care of. Most vets or groomers will offer a few different packages which include different services you may be interested in. Before you take your pet in for a grooming, make sure you know what kind of services are offered in case you want to pay extra for a full-service grooming.

Benefits of Grooming

Most people think of grooming as a way to make their pets look better, but it's much more than that. In addition to keeping your pet looking great all the time, grooming also provides a number of health benefits. Keeping your pet's ears clean helps stave off infections and prevent hearing loss over the years, while keeping their nails trimmed short prevents injuries as a result of the quick of the nail growing out too far. Plus, regular coat trimming means your pets can stay cooler when it's hot outside, and they don't have to worry about burrs and mats as much.

Keeping Up with Grooming

Considering how important pet grooming is, scheduling regular grooming appointments is a no-brainer. We recommend visiting a veterinarian for pet grooming once every month or so, but we know it can be tough to keep up with that. At the very least, you should have your pet groomed once every three months and do some minor grooming at home between appointments. You can do things like brush your pets’ teeth, brush their fur, and give them dental chews. Routine grooming helps keep your pets happier and healthier.

Schedule an Appointment

Taking care of your pets is important, which is why you need to have a veterinarian you can count on to help. At Marietta Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, we're committed to helping you keep your pets healthy for longer. Give Marietta Animal Hospital a call today to schedule your pet's next grooming appointment or check-up.