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The Importance Of Dog Grooming

Grooming isn’t just about making your dog look fantastic. It’s nice to have your dog looking at their best but that’s not the only benefit of having your dog groomed. Many people don’t realise just how important it is, especially for dog breeds with longer, thicker hair. If you are thinking of getting a dog that requires a lot of grooming then you need to make sure you have the time and finances to have them groomed regularly. Here are a few reasons why dog grooming is so important.

Health Checks

Groomers are expected to perform a 7 point health check on your dog before they are groomed. This includes checking their eyes, ears, skin, teeth, gums, ears, nails and bottom. This will highly any health issues with your dog so that the groomer is aware when grooming. These health checks often pick up things that owners are unaware of such as hidden lumps and wounds. Owners can then get their dog the treatment they need.

Prevent Matting & Knots

You must make sure your dog is brushed regularly. You can brush them yourself and take them to a dog groomers if necessary. Matts are very uncomfortable for dogs and can cause them a lot of pain and discomfort. They can tear the skin, cut blood circulation, restrict movement and cause skin irritations.

Keep Nails Trimmed

Your dog should have their nails clipped regularly so that they don’t get too long. If they get too long they can cause injuries to the dog and injure people. You can do this yourself or get your vet or dog groomer to do it for you.


A clean dog is a happy, healthy dog. It’s no secret that dogs love to roll in dirt and get filthy, but they do need regular washes to get rid of excess dirt and keep them nice and clean.

Dog Welfare

Dogs should be groomed regularly to keep them comfortable and for animal welfare purposes. If you let your dogs coat get really matted and keep them in a poor condition you could be prosecuted.

Getting Used To Being Handled

Grooming gets your dog used to being handled. It’s a good idea to get your dog used to grooming from a young age so that they get used to the whole process.

External Parasites

The grooming process will usually help to identify any external parasites your dog has that you may be unaware of such as ticks and fleas.


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