An important part of routine care for your pet is regular grooming so that it remains comfortable and in good health. Contact Greenfield Veterinary Clinic in Greenfield, WI to make an appointment with our veterinarian if you are unable to groom your pet on your own.
Why Grooming Is Important
Failure to provide your pet with grooming can lead to an unkempt appearance and illness. Your pet could also become injured if it has long claws or nails that become snagged in carpeting. It could suffer from dental pain if its teeth are not cleaned. It could also suffer from parasitic infestations if its coat is not combed, brushed, and washed. Grooming helps a pet to feel its best. It also keeps your pet from emitting offensive odors.
How to Groom Your Pet
You can groom your pet at home at your leisure. Make an effort to comb and brush your pet's fur every few days to keep it from becoming matted. If your pet smells bad or if it appears dirty, give it a bath in a bathtub or sink. After the bathing process, dry your pet using a towel or a hairdryer on a low setting. Your dog or cat's teeth should be brushed daily to help keep gingivitis and periodontal disease from developing. When your pet's nails or claws get long, use clippers to remove the tips. Check your pet's eyes and ears for discharge as well.
What Our Veterinarian Can Do to Help
Our veterinarian is available to provide pet grooming processes. This is helpful if you are unable to conduct the procedures on your own or if your pet does not enjoy the sessions. Our veterinarian uses a gentle touch and puts dogs and cats at ease with the steps taken to keep them safe and clean. These procedures are done after a routine examination is conducted. This is necessary to determine whether your pet is healthy enough to endure dental procedures, medication for parasites, or bathing in the comfort of our office. If your dog or cat is suffering from an ailment, we may ask you to bring it back for a subsequent visit after treatment is administered to heal its condition.
If your dog or cat needs professional pet grooming, contact Greenfield Veterinary Clinic in Greenfield, WI to inquire about scheduling availability with our veterinarian and staff members. We are also available for well-visits, preventative actions, and emergency checkups. Contact our office today at (414) 282-5230 to find out more about us and the many services we provide to pets.