Does your pet have very long or thick fur that’s difficult to manage and maintain?
Whether your pet is an outdoor dog whose activities mean regular baths, or an indoor cat with a long, thick coat requiring brushing and clipping, grooming is essential to their health and wellbeing.
Let’s look at the reasons why pet grooming is so important for cats and dogs, and the risks of leaving their coat unattended. If you’re unable to properly maintain your pet’s coat or fur, it’s best to leave the grooming to the professionals. We’ll also outline the benefits of professional pet grooming for you.
Proper grooming for your pet is much more than just making sure they look clean and neat. Generally, a clean pet is a happy pet. Making sure your cat or dog is comfortable and clean will greatly improve their mood and behaviour, ensuring optimum physical and mental health.
Make sure your pets:
Serious side effects can occur when we neglect to groom our pets. If you don’t tend to your pet’s grooming needs on a regular basis, a variety of issues can arise, which can lead to an unhappy, even aggressive pet.
You’ll also be setting yourself up for expensive veterinarian bills due to these issues. Regular grooming will prevent disease and catch many health issues before they become an emergency.
Hair hanging over your pet’s eyes can restrict vision, altering the pet’s capabilities and behaviour. When long hair is not brushed and washed regularly, pets often suffer matting and this can also load your pet with extra weight to carry and associated heat stress.
Matting of the hair can be painful and cause many skin conditions. Severe matting restricts blood flow, pulling tightly on a pet’s skin and making a simple pat painful.
Fleas, ticks and mites are some of the most common parasites that can be fatal to your pet and they thrive on unclean, ungroomed coats.
Taking your pet to the vet for professional grooming leads to benefits for their health, wellbeing and behaviour.
These benefits include:
If you’d like to find out more information about how to keep your dog or cat well groomed, or book an appointment for professional pet grooming, talk to the team at Normanby Road Vet Clinic.
Is it time for your pet’s annual check-up? Give us a call on (09) 638 8445 or use our online contact form to get in touch with the friendly team at Auckland’s Normanby Road Vet Clinic.
If you are thinking of going away, find out more about our Catmandu Cattery in Whenuapai– your cat’s home away from home.
If you have an Emergency with your pet during our closed hours please see below for a list Emergency clinics in Auckland.
Please do not go to the emergency clinic if it is not urgent/life threatening. ( Runny eyes/nose , coughing , limping , itching & etc can wait until the morning to be seen by your day vet )
If you are very worried or unsure if you are dealing with an emergency about your pet after clinic hours and you are a client with us you can reach Dr Chris on his emergency phone until 10pm or again from 7am.
- Dr Chris Laurenson - 027 544 4427
Animal Referral Centre - ( 09 281 5815 ) - 8 Hereford St , Freemans Bay & 224 Albany Highway, Schnapper Rock, Auckland.
Western After Hours Emergency Vet Clinic - ( 09 820 7273 ) - 2/348 Rosebank Road, Avondale, Auckland.
Animal Emergency West Auckland – (09 849 2121) – 1/133 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland.
Animal Emergency Sylvia Park – (09 849 2121) – 1 Te Apunga Place, Mt Wellington, Auckland
North Shore Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care - ( 09 443 5640 ) - 96b Ellice Road, Glenfield, Auckland.
Manukau After Hours Veterinary Clinic - ( 09 277 8383 ) - 15 Jack Conway Avenue, Manukau City Centre, Auckland.