Grooming is More than a Pretty Face
We all want our pups to look (and smell) like a million bucks but did you know that grooming is also important for their overall health and well-being?
A health routine that includes grooming ensures that your pooch isn’t harboring any skin conditions, cuts or scrapes that you may not be aware of. Gone unnoticed, injuries can become infected and lead to more dangerous health conditions. And if your dog is of the long-haired variety, keeping his or her coat from getting too long can limit the amount of hair ingested.
In fact, in some cases, grooming has even saved a dog’s life, according to iheartdogs.com <http://iheartdogs.com/>. Check out this link to read a story about just that: http://iheartdogs.com/can-grooming-your-dog-save-their-life/.
Then there are the stories I’ve read on the Internet about those poor homeless dogs on death row at animal shelters who, after a nice grooming, had better success at being adopted into loving forever homes. Here is a link to just such a story with a happy ending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tOj-p8ANmM.
NYC, Manhattan, L.I., Westchester, Brooklyn and the Bronx have lots of great groomers to choose from, when you’re initially in the market to find your pup’s perfect groomer match. I go by word-of-mouth and veterinarian referrals for my own pets.
On another topic, if you’d like to step-up your pooch’s obedience skills be sure to contact your local Off Leash K9 Training professionals. They have the expertise to address any number of behavioral challenges, including dog aggression, food aggression, potty-training and obedience!