Importance of Keeping Your Pet Well Groomed and Clean

The Importance of Keeping Your Pet Well Groomed and Clean

Pets usually make your day worthwhile. At St. Francis Hospital for Animals in Oakdale, we recommend returning the favor through proper grooming and cleaning. Grooming your pet takes various forms, such as clipping your pet’s nails, cleaning teeth, wiping the eyes and ears, and brushing and bathing your pet’s coat.

Bathing Your Pet

Brushing and bathing your pet has numerous benefits. Cleaning your pet will make it more comfortable and happy. It will have the same refreshing feeling that you experience after taking a shower. Other than that, it helps you maintain a clean home. You can catch excess hair while brushing and shampooing your pet, no more fur all over your couch and rugs. Pet bathing helps you prevent fleas and ticks from entering your home and causing various health problems.

Grooming is Great for Disease Prevention

Occasional grooming can help our veterinarian detect health problems early before they develop into something serious. Trimming your pet’s nails can prevent joint pains. Long nails can cause your pet to walk with his or her pads not aligned. Germs are also prone to get stuck in there and can cause severe infections. Trimming of nails also allows our veterinarian to detect any sensitive spots on the paws. Brushing your pet’s fur helps prevent knots that may cause matting. Matting is the entanglement of fur, debris, and dead skin which can be a breeding site for fungi and bacteria. Tangled fur also makes the pet uncomfortable.

Contact Our Animal Hospital in Oakdale, NY

If you live in or around Oakdale and would like to speak with our veterinarian about grooming or veterinary care, call us today at (631) 567-1359. Dr. Parendo at St. Francis Hospital for Animals will answer any questions you may have and help you keep your furry friend happy and healthy for years to come.

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