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Posted on 01-06-2012
Many pets love to roam free and roll in the grass, but you may not love the sight or smell of them after a few such ventures. And nothing can make your heart sink quite like the sight of toenail marks on a new wood floor. Grooming can definitely help save your sanity as a pet owner -- and at Acres Mills Veterinary Clinic, we consider it among the essential vet services for maintaining an animal's health and wellness. Here are some of the ways your pet can benefit from regular professional grooming:
Skin health - A pet's skin can suffer greatly from mites, fleas, ticks and other pests. These pests grab onto the fur and make a home on your animal's skin, causing pets to scratch and bite at the skin, which can expose the skin to infections. The pests can also transfer Lyme and other diseases directly through their bite. Matted hair can also trap skin oil, attracting bacteria. A groomer can check for these unwanted guests while giving the veterinarian a close-up look at the ears and skin, if needed.
Toenail health - Animals' toenails grow rapidly because they were originally developed for rough terrain, not for civilized indoor environments. Overgrown nails can cause pain for your pets and damage to your floors. A groomer will trim the nails to the proper length and help pets avoid ingrown nails.
Climate control - A shaggy animal can also become an overheated animal, especially if he or she spends time outdoors in the summer months. Some breeds of dogs and cats are more prone than others to heat stroke, but a nice lion cut or shave can allow air to cool the skin and prevent an emergency trip to the veterinary hospital.
We groom pets as part of our full range of vet services. Our animal clinic can check eyes, ears, skin and nails, give baths, perform trims and address any health issues we find along the way.
Ever give your Canton or Cherokee pet a super-stylish cut or shave? Tell us about it -- or show us!
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