Top 5 Reasons to Take Your Dog to a Groomer

posted: 05/15/12
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5. Save Your Sofa from Hair and Dander.

Groomers have the proper tools and training to thoroughly remove undercoat, loose hair and cleanse skin to decrease shedding and dander.

4. Make Your Pet More Comfortable.

Groomers will properly remove matted hair, clean out waxy/hairy ears and trim long claws. When left unkempt these problems can lead to discomfort for your pet.

3. Protect Your Family's Health.

Groomers may identify parasitic infestations such as fleas, ticks and tapeworms that can transmit disease to people. Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Bartonellosis are examples of zoonotic diseases (diseases transmitted from animals to humans).

2. Detect Early Signs of Illness.

Groomers can alert you to illnesses such as ear infections, tooth decay and skin cancer. Early detection and treatment can lead to more successful treatment outcomes.

1. Make Your Pet More Enjoyable To Cuddle.

While you relax, a groomer creates a clean, soft, sweet-smelling and more kissable companion.

Dr. Vanessa Wensing is a veterinarian in the San Francisco area who also designs pet lovers jewelry for Ashley & Co.  See her paw print jewelry at

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