It’s bath time…And we’re here to make sure your dog looks and feels their best! Even though dogs love being dirty, they love being clean even more. Plus, just as we need regular showers and baths to stay hygienic, so do our dogs. Not only that, but regular bathing can help to cut down on foul odors that can sometimes build up on our dog's fur and skin, which they track throughout our home.
How often should you have your dog bathed and brushed? The answer to this question really varies heavily from dog to dog. Ones who spend most of their time indoors probably only need to be bathed 2-3 times a year (and brushed regularly). But dogs that spend a lot of time outdoors may need to be bathed more often to remove dirt and debris, and to help control natural dog odors.
With that being said, it’s also important to understand that over-bathing your dog can be damaging to their skin. Dogs groom themselves on a regular basis. If you ever see your dog licking itself, this is probably what it is doing. This self-grooming helps to support skin health, and facilitate the growth of new hair. Regular bathing can help to supplement this process. Over-bathing, however, can actually work against this natural process, causing damage to hair follicles and resulting in irritation to the skin, or increasing the risk of infections.At Plano Dog Groomers, we want to make sure that your dog has a healthy balance. We can help you come up with a bathing and brushing schedule that suits the individualized needs of your dog. Tell us about a typical day in the life of your dog, and based on its breed and length of fur, we can provide you with a proper grooming schedule to ensure that your dog stays clean.
What about nail clippings? Nail trimming is an essential part of your dog’s regular grooming routine. Untrimmed nails can be extremely uncomfortable and even painful for a dog because they curl under and push back into their nail beds. Not only that, but long nails can make it difficult for a dog to walk or run, and can even catch on objects, causing severe pain if the nail rips off. On average, your dog’s nails will need to be trimmed 1-2 times per month. If you hear them clicking on the floor before that time, it’s also a sign to call Plano Dog Groomers!
Why choose a professional dog grooming service? Bathing, brushing, and nail services are something that should be part of every dog’s regular grooming routine. With that being said, we recognize that not all dogs love baths, and nail trims can be extremely nerve-wracking. Whether it's because they had a traumatic experience in the past, or they just don’t like the feeling, our groomers will work hard to ensure that your dog is comfortable throughout the entire process.
If you use our services on a regular basis, we can get to know your dog on a more personal level and work with them to help desensitize them to the grooming process. Our goal is not only to make your dog clean, but also to make them love bath time!