However, in order for them to remain in top condition, they do need some assistance from their owner. Just as we humans need to take care of our personal hygiene to keep us healthy, so do our dogs. Our dog can to some extent take care of itself by licking themselves and using their paws, however, in order for them to remain in top condition they do need some assistance from their owner.
The simple combing and brushing of your dog is easy to accomplish if they have short hair or coats; however, certain breeds are significantly more difficult than others to groom and take care of, which is where the assistance of a professional groomer might come in handy. In response to the question, “What Should You Look for in a Professional Groomer?,” the following is some sound guidance for pet owners who are interested in procuring the services of a groomer for their animal companion.
What Does Grooming Involve?
Grooming involves more than just running a brush through the hair of your dog, it also includes bathing your dog, cutting or trimming the claws, cutting away or shaving matted fur and cleaning away external parasites.
Why Should I Go To A Professional Groomer?
One very good reason is the time it takes to fully groom a dog with a long coat and the other is that a professional groomer will have all the tools needed to take care of a wide variety of coat lengths. They will also have the physical ability and will have the training required for some of the coats of the breeds such as the poodle which has their coat trimmed and groomed into a particular style.
A trained professional can also handle a frightened or nervous dog more easily than an owner who isn’t used to grooming. However the professional groomer isn’t there to take over your job of taking care of your pet but only to enhance this and provide full grooming treatment as needed.
How do I find a qualified professional groomer?
Checking with friends and family is always a good place to start and failing that your vet should be able to put you in touch with a groomer. Some groomers are registered and qualified to take care of various procedures of grooming, so it is wise to do a little background search if you can.
What to look for in a grooming parlour
* Does the facility look and smell clean.
* Is the facility well lit.
* Do the staff handle the dogs with care.
* Are the cages where the dogs are kept adequately sized for the dogs.
* Are the dogs monitored when they are blow dried to prevent over heating.
* Does the grooming parlour keep records of pets, for example contact numbers, vaccination record, health records.
😍 These gadgets are on my Frenchie’s wishlist, maybe your Frenchie needs them too? 🥰
✅ We laughed so hard we had tears rolling down our cheeks. Watch funny clips HERE
✅ My Frenchie has been self-conscious about his hair for years. He finally has the confidence to go on walks now. Other dogs don’t even know it’s a wig! What a steal!! LOL
✅ These matching sweaters are absolutely adorable. Fits my 22lb French bulldog like a glove, his shirt is super soft.
✅ Lots of folks said it was the cutest thing they had seen in a long time! It came with adjustable straps just in case the Frenchie gains weight (again.)
✅ Safety first, right? My Frenchie loves bike rides in the backpack but not so much in the rain, this Goggle/Hemlet set really helps keep the rain out of the eyes and ears.
✅ Omg too cute😍 I do not need to explain why your Frenchie needs it right?
✅ The hoodie is really well made and super soft fleece-lined! My Frenchie has been in it for hours, which is not common… safe to say it is puppy approved!
✅ You only need this one high-quality water-resistant jacket for Winter. Necessary piece. Make sure you check out the reviews to get the right size instead of keeping returning.
✅ There are built-in ear holes for comfort, which is how my Frenchie usually wears it, but sometimes we just have to keep those ears covered up and keep the heat in on the super-cold days.
✅ This playpen is a life saver! They can be linked together if desired to create a larger pen.
✅ No animal should have to sleep on the floor and hurt or be cold. I asked my Frenchie for a review – unfortunately he’s too busy snoring, farting and sleeping on it to answer me…lol
✅ This is a fantastic car seat w lots of clever features. The entire seat can collapse to fit into its own carrying bag, though it’s easily put together again in 30 sec. The cover that the dogs rest on is silky soft faux fur which doesn’t seem to snag dirt and debris. It easily zips out for washing, and during the summer you can reverse the cover so the canvas side is up and not the fur. The pillow that boosts the dogs up in the seat has a soft foam side akin to memory foam. It’s very roomy and well made for a small Frenchie.
✅ The couch is stylish and lightweight but definitely sturdy. As an added bonus the legs have non-skid pads on the bottom so it won’t slide when he gets in and out of it. Holding up pretty good even when Frenchie digs in it…
✅ Let me do you a favor and let you know that you NEED this NOW!!! It was very comfortable for me at this height. No pain or awkward positions and I didn’t get soaked.
✅ I don’t remember seeing any other pet strollers using this kind of high-end wheels. Perfect for the small puppy that is old or can’t walk much.