Though one may want to DIY (Do It Yourself) in all walks of life and pet grooming is no exception to that. Moreover, home grooming may sometimes seem like a more accessible and “easy on pocket” option. However, taking your pet to a professional groomer can bring many benefits that can’t be replicated at home.

A visit to a professional groomer is not only a great way to care for your dog’s or cat’s coat, but it’s vital to their overall health and well-being too. It is important to understand that any service rendered by a professional has an edge over the one delivered by a self-learned doer and homegrown novice. A professional groomer has a lot of knowledge and experience to sharpen his/her grooming skills. Moreover, a professional groomer can assess the exact condition of your pet to judge the kind of grooming and grooming products best suited for your furry friend.

Alongside the health benefits, we shall discuss below, regular grooming can also teach your dog patience and help get them used to be handled.

Here are some reasons that may help you understand why you need to increase the frequency of your visits to a professional groomer, especially at MYAKAT: YOUR PARTNERS IN PET CARE, the best and the most trusted pet care company of Kashmir.

Visiting a professional groomer should never be seen as the last resort, if and when some need arises; pet owners should consider as an essential step towards maintaining the health and happiness of their pet. Though home-grooming can be a good idea for taking care of the very basics and day-to-day needs, such as everyday brushing and occasional shampooing, you must consider taking your pet to see a professional for more skilled styling, care, and of course pampering. Equipped with years of experience and a wealth of knowledge into how to get the most out of their tools and wares, the most experienced groomers can work out the best tools and products to use to style and care for your dog.

Your pet’s skin health is an essential thing that professional groomers take very seriously. They are skilled at untangling coats to prevent matting, allowing the skin to breathe. They can exfoliate the skin without causing any irritation thus preventing dermatitis and other skin diseases from developing and keeping your pet’s skin in the best condition. Moreover, regular bathing helps wash away dirt and prevent skin problems. Also, detangling their coat prevents matting, and using the correct brushes and tools removes dead hair easily, allowing for a much healthier coat.

1. Groomers do every part of the routine HOLISTIC SERVICE.

Whilst you may be able to bathe your dog at home, brush them, and trim their nails, a professional groomer will be trained to brush, clean, dry, clip, and trim them using all of the correct tools for each part of the process. Alongside this, professional groomers are also skilled in checking the ears for infection and keeping on top of your pet’s nail care to prevent splits, cracks, and breakages.

2. They have experience and knowledge

Unless you’re an experienced hairdresser, you wouldn’t cut your hair at home, and you should approach your pet’s grooming routine with the same attitude. By taking your dog or cat to visit a professional groomer, you’ll be benefiting from a wealth of knowledge, experience, and years of training that will ensure that your dog is styled to perfection.

Groomers at  MYAKAT are also skilled in taking care of more necessary but unpleasant tasks such as removing fleas, with some groomers even taking care of your pet’s anal glands to prevent them from developing health problems or becoming uncomfortable.

3. They have the correct equipment and know exactly how to use it.

Professional groomers have an abundance of equipment at their fingertips. From a wide range of scissors and clippers built for different coat types and purposes to a variety of shampoos and conditioners tailored to different coat types, professional groomers know precisely the right products to use for your pet.

4. They can recognize changes to your pet’s health.

Although groomers aren’t vets, their experience handling and working with dogs every day puts them in a great position to spot health issues that may have gone unnoticed. Things like suspicious lumps, dental issues, and skin problems are all things that a professional groomer may notice when handling your pet, giving you plenty of time to get your beloved pet to a vet for further investigation.

5. They know how to work with your pet and control its behavior.

Does your pet fuss and wiggle when you try to groom it at home? Just like children, pets are less likely to fuss for a stranger than they do with a person they know well.

Grooming helps socialize younger pets by exposing them to new environments, sensations, and smells, and being handled by a stranger also teaches them how to behave in these situations.

Most groomers are experienced in dealing with difficult dog behavior, studying it as part of their training, so they often know how best to deal and work with a range of different dog breeds and behaviors, and can adjust the grooming accordingly for a positive experience all round.

The frequency that you choose to have your pet groomed depends on many factors such as breed type, coat length, and the style of cut you prefer.

Even if you regularly visit the groomers, it’s still essential to keep on top of your pet’s home grooming routine to keep their coats tangle-free and to keep them feeling healthy, comfortable, and pleasant to be around. But they need to see a professional groomer, too, to take care of the necessary, complex parts of their grooming routine that will keep their coats fresh and hygienic and their skin, nails, ears, teeth, and gums healthy.