Veterinary Care for Animals Planning Overseas Journeys

Veterinary Care for Animals Planning Overseas Journeys

Brought Home A New Puppy? Why Start Their Grooming Services Early

by Sophie Knight

If you have a new puppy, now's the time to start a good grooming routine. You might think they're too young for the groomers, but that's not the case. In fact, starting your puppy with groomers at an early age is one of the best things you can do for them. If you're not sure that your puppy needs to go to the groomer yet, read the list provided below. Here are some beneficial reasons to take your puppy to the groomer right away. 

Get Them Used to Being Handled

Now that you have a puppy, they need to get used to being handled. After all, they'll spend a lot of time at the vet's office, especially while they're young. Taking your puppy to the groomer is an easy way to introduce them to new people. It's also a way to help them through any anxiety they might have about office visits. 

Give Them Social Experiences

Now that you've brought a new puppy home, you want them to learn some social skills. Once your puppy is a little older, you can visit local dog parks for socialization. But, if you're trying to teach your puppy some basic social skills, the groomer office is a great place to start. Your puppy will come in contact with other pets while they're at the groomer. Since pets are on leashes in the office, you won't need to worry about your puppy being exposed to aggressive behavior. Once your puppy has learned some social skills, you can head to the dog park. 

Ensure Healthy Skin and Hair

Now that you're responsible for a puppy, you need to make sure that their skin and hair get taken care of. You can give basic baths at home. But, for proper hair and skin care, your puppy should go to a groomer on a regular basis. The groomers will go beyond the basic bath for your puppy. During their visit, your puppy will have their nails trimmed and their ears cleaned. If your puppy has an anal gland, that will get inspected, as well. When the anal gland gets full of fluid, it can cause discomfort. If you're not sure whether your puppy has an anal gland, ask your groomer. Some breeds that have anal glands include Chihuahuas, Poodles, and Cocker Spaniels. 

Keep your puppy happy and healthy. Get your puppy started on a grooming routine while they're still young. For more information on pet grooming services, contact a professional near you.


About Me

Veterinary Care for Animals Planning Overseas Journeys

When you have a dog or a cat, they become a treasured part of the family, and you don't want to leave them at any cost. This is true even if you move or travel abroad. Hi, my name is Katie, and I traveled with my dog for nearly 10 years before his passing one year ago. I loved every moment we had together, but I also learned a lot of important things about the type of veterinary care travelling animals need. If you want to learn about veterinary care or tips for travelling animals or just in general, I invite you to explore my blog.