Communicate About Your Furry Family Member
BY NICOLE IPSON |October 31, 2018
Our pets are our family, for anyone in the animal industry this is true too. However, your pets are also our pets and that’s important to know. In the grooming industry, we tend to be the people outside of your family that see your pet the most. We not only clean your pets, but we can also tell you when we think your little ones may be having an off day or not feeling so well. With that in mind, we always keep an eye on your pet’s health, sometimes catching things you may miss.
Often times people think that getting their pets groom is a peaceful spa day. Although we do try to make your pets visit as stress-free as possible sometimes they just don’t enjoy it. Communication with your grooming can help with this problem. Informing your groomer of new circumstances around the home, or more importantly, new health issues can help your groomer to lower stress. This can be especially true with older pets. Because of issues like arthritis or ligament injuries a groom can be stressful because of the need to position your pet. The need to lift your pet’s legs can cause discomfort which upsets the pet.
Make Sure To Let Your Groomer Know About
- Heart Murmur
- Ligament Injuries
- Back Issues
Everyone knows that pets naturally age faster than humans. A few months for us takes a toll of years on them. So a 12-year-old Shih Tzu can be fine when it comes in for a groom in January but develop health issues 6 months later. Without your groomer being informed of new medical conditions they cannot perform your pets groom properly. Stress from a groom can trigger stress-related reactions in pets that have been groomed for years without problems. This is why it is so important to let your groomer know what’s going on in your furry friend’s life each time you drop them off. It is also important that you take your pet’s age into consideration.
If you have a pet who’s age is 12+ your pet may need extra care. At a certain point, a traditional groomer may not be the best choice for your pet. Although we do your groomer will always do their best to care for your pet sometimes a vet groomer may be the better choice. It can be hard for a groomer to express this as we hate to tell people that their pets are getting old. However, if you just aren’t sure what you should do, simply ask! A good groomer will help you make the best choice for your furry family member. Your pet’s health is our #1 priority no matter what. So help us help you and your pets and make sure to communicate with your groomers.