Dog groomers are the beauticians and barbers of the dog world. Their duties include bathing, trimming, brushing, combing, and styling the coat. They also trim nails, clean the dog’s teeth, and are responsible for flea treatments, and other parasites. Generally speaking, the groomer oversees and maintains the exterior health of the dog. You can take your dog to the groomer or you can call mobile pet grooming Altamonte Springs services who will come to your home.
Many times internal health problems are reflected in the skin, coat, or the nails of the dog, and conversely, the internal health may be affected by issues that the groomer detects, such as a tick or puncture wound.
The groomer may also be the first person to notice problems like posture abnormalities, or irregularities with the dog’s gait, which are common occurrences with aging dogs. In these cases, the groomer may be the first one to inform a dog’s owner of possible nutritional deficiencies, and the need for veterinary assistance.
A standard grooming session for a dog includes:
- A bath
- A trim that includes special attention to clipping and/or shaving
- Penal gland and anal gland expression
- Nail trim if needed
- Ear cleaning and plucking of the hairs in the canal if needed
- Clean the teeth if needed
- An eyelash trim
Dog groomers should also check with the owner before adorning the dog with bows and perfume, especially male dogs.
This standard treatment takes about an hour.