Grooming: It’s More Than A Hot Bath

Everyone loves a freshly groomed pet. There’s nothing better than snuggling up with your kitty or puppy after a haircut and a wonderful-smelling bath. However, we often fail to remember that having your pet professionally groomed regularly does so much more than make them smell and look better. Just like regular veterinary check-ups are beneficial to the health of your pet, so are regular grooming sessions. Although longhaired cats and dogs need more maintenance when it comes to appearance, it is important for pets of all breeds to be groomed for a variety of reasons.


Trouble-Free Nail Trimming: If your pet is like most, then it doesn’t necessarily love getting its nails trimmed. It’s an uncomfortable, strange process for both cats and dogs, and they often become squirmy and skittish. If you try to trim your pet’s nails on your own while at the same time trying to hold your pet still, it’s very easy to cause injury by cutting the nails too short. By taking your pet to a professional groomer, you can ensure that it receives safe and proper nail trimming care.







Detection of Early Warning Signs: Veterinary check-ups aren’t the only way to ensure that your pet is as healthy as can be. Grooming also gives insight as to whether or not your pet has any apparent abnormalities. As professional groomers are familiar with the anatomy of cats and dogs, they are able to recognize abnormalities such as lumps, skin discoloration, rashes, skin lesions, bald patches and gum discoloration or bleeding. Things that may not necessarily jump out to you may jump out to your groomer and help to detect various illnesses.







Detection of Parasites:  Not only can having your pet professionally groomed help to detect illnesses, but it can also help to detect many different types of parasites. Often times, parasites are hard for us pet parents to detect, especially those that are internal. While your pet is being groomed, the groomer will check its coat for fleas, the ears for mites, and will also check for other parasites that you cannot see. This will help to identify any issues that need to be addressed and treated before they persist and worsen.







Healthy Grooming:  Professional groomers understand that different breeds have different needs. What’s more, they understand that regardless of the breed, every cat and every dog each have their own unique and distinct conditions and needs. Groomers know exactly how to pamper your pet while still providing the best and most thorough care possible. Independence Veterinary Clinic has three incredibly talented and knowledgeable groomers who are ready and willing to give you and your pet a grooming spa day like no other.

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