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Importance of Routine Pet Grooming and Bathing

A dog having a bath

Grooming and bathing your dog are just as important as routine vet appointments and preventative care of any kind. Many breeds have long, thick hair that can trap allergens, matte, and cause discomfort for your pet. At Shelley Drive Animal Clinic in Tyler, TX, our team provides pet grooming to keep your animal healthy and happy.

Pet Care and Bathing

Bathing your dog is good for both of you. It removes allergens from the coat that can irritate your dog, and it can reduce the risk of an allergic reaction among owners by getting rid of trapped dirt, bacteria, and fungus.

There are other benefits of bathing your pet regularly, including:

  • Some pets learn to enjoy being bathed and find it to be a pleasant experience.
  • Bathing your pet can reinforce the bond that you have.
  • Bathing helps heal sore, inflamed, or irritated skin on your pet. Bathing can offer relief and help with hair regrowth, too.
  • Bathing pets regularly removes contaminants and allergens from the air and environment at home, which is good for everyone living there.

Vet Care and Grooming

While grooming is important, this does not mean you have to do it. Professional grooming is the best way to keep your animal safe. Some dogs require special skills, particularly when the fur is long, matted, or damaged. Matted hair can restrict pets and hurt in extreme cases. If you have concerns about your pet’s hair or grooming, talk to our veterinarian. Grooming provides a great opportunity to assess your pet for issues, growths, or sores that could be difficult to see.

What We Offer

At our animal hospital, we provide basic grooming services. This includes a bath with flea shampoo, oatmeal shampoo, or medicated shampoo. We also clean the ears, trim the nails, dry the fur, and brush your pet. Our team provides complete shaves, as well.

Visit Our Animal Hospital in Tyler, TX for Pet Bathing and Grooming

Bathing and grooming your pet are important parts of keeping your animal healthy. At Shelley Drive Animal Clinic in Tyler, TX, our team provides basic grooming services to keep your pet happy. Our veterinarian will guide you on what services your pet needs to stay healthy. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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