Pet Grooming: It’s More Than Just Looks
Grooming your pet – that is, bathing, conditioning, trimming, and brushing – can feel like extra chores on an already long list. But when you consider how good pet grooming is for overall health and wellness, it’s the kind of activity that you may come to value. Nope, grooming isn’t just for the aesthetics, and The Pet Experts at Naperville Animal Hospital have some advice on ways to unleash your inner stylist.
We feel lighter after a haircut, and so do pets. An ungroomed pet feels the pull and tug of tangled, heavy hair, and doesn’t tend to live the same quality of life as those with routine treatments. Even pets with shorter-haired coats can experience a type of weight that might serve them well in sub-zero temperatures, but certainly not in spring or summer. Brushing also distributes the skin’s oils, adding to a lustrous shine on the coat.
Additionally, by brushing out a cat, you can decrease the amount of hair that would become ingested during self-grooming. What’s the benefit of that? Fewer hairballs!
Happy Equals Healthy
Cultivating and supporting pet wellness adds exponentially to an animal’s relative happiness. As with us, happiness is often equated with health.
To go a level deeper, when your pet’s skin and body is inspected on a regular basis (sometimes even daily), any abnormalities can be noticed and promptly treated. For example, lumps, bumps, cuts, lesions, and parasites might all be normal, but if not, early detection increases the chances of a positive prognosis.
Expert Pet Grooming
Treating your pet to to a luxurious bath will not only leave them smelling sweet, but when we wash away dirt, debris, dandruff, odor, and loose hair, they will also feel fresh, clean, light, and revitalized.
Brushing represents a window of opportunity to, of course, loosen up and remove dead hairs and inspect your pet’s body for any lumps, bumps, bald patches, and parasites.
Pet grooming gives insight into the health and overall condition of the ears, eyes, teeth/gums, and feet. Nail trimming is exceedingly important, as long, overgrown nails can contribute to injury and joint pain.
Because Naperville Animal Hospital wholeheartedly believes in the value and importance of pet grooming, we offer grooming promotions throughout the year. While you add to your pet’s vitality and happiness, you also get to experience a smooth, soft, great-smelling pet! Win-win!
We accept walk-ins during our Doctor's Hours to meet your busy lifestyle. If you’d prefer to make an appointment, we offer those too!
News & Events
Our Clinic is Closed on Labor Day!
Please note our clinic will be closed Monday, September 3rd in observation of Labor Day. For emergencies After Hours or during Holiday Hours, please call 630.337.3070.
SAVE THE DATE! DOGGIE DIP POOL DAY!
Save the date! Adventure Bay Pool in Hillside invites dogs to swim in their pool before they close it for the season! Event takes place on Monday, August 20th from 6:00PM - 7:30PM at Adventure Bay Pool (700 Speechley Blvd. Hillside, IL). Admission is a $10 donation fee (per dog) benefitting Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue. Dogs must be social (dog and people friendly), up to date on vaccinations and on a leash to enter. Check out the Facebook event HERE!
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We offer plans for puppies, kittens, adult dogs & cats. With affordable monthly payments and our convenient hours, it's the best value in helping your pet live a longer & healthier life! Call us at 630.355.5300 for more information!