In Between Grooms

Frequently we are asked how often a pet should be groomed.  Simply put there is no pat answer. With thousands of breeds and mixes it is hard to say… but beyond the “dirty dog smell” or finding “hairballs,” check to see if your pet has mats, is constantly shedding, scratching, licking, or is doing the dreaded “scooching” across the floor. When your pet just needs a little fluff up, SIR FUR™ sells “soapless” shampoos” for both dogs and cats.

A couple of things to remember . . .

Cats cannot tolerate some ingredients in dog shampoo. Remember that there are specific products for our feline friends.

If your dog is in the pool make sure to wash the chlorine off to avoid skin irritations and a dull coat.

Keep the hair around the eyes trimmed—the better to see you with and brush often for a shiny and healthy coat.

Trimming your dog’s nails helps keep the toes and bones on the feet healthy.

The fluffier the furs on a cat the more likely it is to mat. Comb your short and longhair with a metal comb and soft rubber brush on a regular basis.

BUT MY CARPET IS CLEAN! Believe it or not floors are cleaner than carpets. Carpets hold dust that collects on your pet’s coat. To prevent build up, vacuum frequently, brush your pet often, and make an appointment with SIR FUR™ on a regular basis.

AND JUST LIKE YOU, YOUR PET FEELS GREAT WHEN THEY HAVE HAD THEIR HAIR DONE!

Posted in Pet Care Tips on 08/29/2012 06:48 pm