5 Tips for Proper Pet Grooming

5 Tips for Proper Pet Grooming

If you’re in need of pet grooming in High Point, NC, the team at Total Care Veterinary Hospital and Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital is here to help.

Pet Grooming Tips

Grooming your pet at home can be enjoyable, but it’s important you handle it with care. Below are five tips to help.

Limit Baths

It’s important to bathe your pet regularly to keep them clean, prevent odors, and maintain good hygiene. However, bathing them too often can negatively impact their skin and fur, as it strips away their natural oils.

How often they need a bath depends on the health of their skin. For example, a dog with healthy skin will not need a bath as often as one with skin issues. The wisest move is to ask the team at Total Care Veterinary Hospital or Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital how often your pet should be bathed, and then stick to that schedule.

Use the Right Products

You should always use soaps and other products made specifically for your pet. Using human products can irritate your pet’s skin and cause negative reactions. If your pet has specific skin issues or allergies, it’s imperative that you ask your High Point, NC vet for pet grooming product recommendations.

Brush Their Fur

Keeping your pet’s fur brushed is as important as keeping it clean. This one grooming move keeps their coats healthy through detangling and spreading their natural oils.

The longer the fur is, the more often you’ll need to brush or comb. Short coats, like those on a Chihuahua, typically only need a weekly brushing session. Longer coats often need care every day.

Keep Nails Trimmed

Pet nails need to be trimmed just as human nails do. When you allow your pet’s nails to grow too long, it can impact the way they walk, cause them discomfort, and more. A good rule of thumb is to trim once you notice their nails touching the floor as they walk. This will likely translate to once every 10 to 14 days.

Trim Their Hair, Too

Most pets need some help to keep their fur out of their eyes and to prevent it from growing too long in other areas. Very carefully, trim long fur on the tail, feet, ears, and face. Be sure that you hold the body part you are trimming in one hand to help minimize the risk of cutting your furry friend accidentally.

If you’re looking for help with your pet grooming routine in High Point, NC, make an appointment with the team at Total Care Veterinary Hospital on Greensboro Road at (336) 841-8877 or Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital on Skeet Club Road at (336) 886-2315.

We schedule a full 30-minute appointment for most of our exams. This allows ample time to discuss your concerns with our doctors and to provide your pet with a full extensive exam. If you phone us with questions, our staff members are happy to assist you. If additional information is needed, a doctor will make every effort to call you back the same day.

We provide expert medical and surgical care should your pet become ill or injured. We offer a full range of quality animal care with specialized diagnostic and treatment modalities. We also provide consultations with board certified specialists.

Our Locations

Total Care Veterinary Hospital

633 Greensboro Road
High Point, NC 27260
Phone: (336) 841-8877
Fax: (336) 841-737

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday: Closed

Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital

1578 Skeet Club Rd.
High Point, NC 27265
Phone: (336) 886-2315
Fax: (336) 886-2386

Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, Saturday: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday: Closed