When it comes to pets, a grooming session is mandatory. A good grooming keeps your pet away from any potential health problems. Normally, by the age of three, pets show early signs of periodontal disease, ear and eye infection, stomach or intestinal blockages, hot spots (on dogs and cats), Diarrhea, and other food problems.
Today we are here to know how the pet owners can take care of their pets. A regular care and attention can free your pets from any possible illness or infection and will make it roam around you lovingly.
Coat Care – A basic coat care for dogs and cat starts with regular brushing, bathing, routine inspection and a healthy diet of course! Before you start grooming your pet, you must study and learn about the breed of your pet (mainly if you have a dog).
Most of the dog owner are uninformed of the double coat of their pet breed and unknowingly neglect the undercoat resulting painful coat, that requires professional help.
You can lessen the threat by asking a pet sitter or pet groomer to help you on the first go, learn from him, and then do it on your own. Brush the coat, using a blow dryer on cool setting to inspect any fleas, ticks, and other parasites. Brushing several times even for short hair dogs can minimize severe hairball, which most of the furry pets, mainly cats vomit or it just moves through the intestinal tract and out in the feces.
A Clear Gaze – Any pet owner love to catch the moist, shiny and clear gaze of his furry love. Tearing, Redness or white eyelid, visible third eyelid, Unequal pupil sizes are a common phenomenon of eye diseases.
To clean the eye, you can gently wipe the eyes of your pet with a wet cotton ball. Wipe outward from the eye corners. Cut and clean your nails to avoid any scratching in the cornea. If your dog is suffering from runny eyes, consult a vet immediately. Your pet may have an infection.
Help it to Listen– You can clean ears by filling it with liquid ear cleaner prescribed by your vet. Massage the base of the ear, let your pet shake out the solution, wipe off any excess.
Sniff the ear regularly and flip it to look for any debris. If your pet’s ear smell unusual, consult a vet.
Trim Time – If your dog is active enough, nails are not a worrying issue, and may not need a trimming even! But indoor dogs and cats do. Long nails, dewclaws in the inner paws can cause infection and pain. Take your time, to cut the nails or else you may cut area containing blood vessels. If this is not a job of your choice, ask your pet sitter to do it for you. Cats’ claws are still easier.Just clip off the sharp hook at the end, and you are done!
How To Brush your Pet’s Teeth – The tiresome one! A good vet will always advise to brush your pet’s teeth regularly. But, before you start, seek expert’s advice, especially if you notice heavy tartar, loose teeth or bleeding gums on your pet’s teeth. These won’t disappear with usual brushing, so get it professionally treated. Subsequently, you can start brushing it by your own. Buy a pet toothbrush kit – toothpaste and small toothbrush with soft bristles that will fit over your finger – AVOID HUMAN TOOTHBRUSH or TOOTHPASTE. Start with massaging the muzzle only, then dab only toothpaste and slowly introduce brush with little circular motion and skip the tongue. Using lightning fast brush is better than no brushing at all.
Few dog breeds like Whippet, Greyhound, Basenji, Japanese Chin, Chow Chow, Poodle Breed, Bedlington Terrier, Xoloitzcuintli, American Hairless Terrier are very clean, you can even make them bathe and clean smoothly. But, you can face troubles with other breeds and cats. Consult a vet and arrange for few a pet sitting session at your place to get a valuable guidance. Till then , stay healthy and treat your pets well.