If you are a dog owner, you know there are many things you need to do to keep your dog happy and healthy. One of the most important ones is having your dog groomed. Grooming your dog will prevent him or her from smelling unpleasant. It will also prevent fleas, ticks, and other pests from setting up shop in his or her fur. Let’s take a look at some signs that will let you know it’s time to have your dog groomed.
Your dog’s fur is making it visibly uncomfortable.
Does your dog spend a lot of time itching itself, or is your dog having trouble seeing because its fur is covering its eyes? These are some telltale signs that it’s time to take your dog to the groomer. You should also consider visiting the groomer if your dog has long fur and it’s hot outside. By grooming your dog, you will keep it comfortable and prevent it from overheating.
Your dog’s fur is dirty and doesn’t have its usual shine.
Take a look at your dog’s fur. Does it look healthy to you? Typically, you will be able to tell if your dog needs to be groomed simply by looking at it. If your dog is visibly dirty or if its fur has gotten matted, those are signs that grooming needs to be done. Your dog’s coat should shine and should look healthy at all times. If it doesn’t, it means that you need to take a trip to the groomer.
Your dog’s nails are too long and are dragging on the ground.
Some dogs will trim their nails naturally by walking around on sidewalks and roads regularly. Nevertheless, if your dog spends most of its time running around on the grass, its nails will grow and eventually it will become painful for the dog to walk when the nails get too long. When you have your dog groomed, a groomer will take the time to inspect its nails and cut them if necessary.
Does your dog need to be groomed? D’Tails Grooming can provide you and your dog with all of the grooming services you need. Call us at 706-731-0089 today to schedule an appointment with a groomer.
Imagine for a moment that you were locked up in a small cage for hours at a time. How would you feel? Claustrophobic? Anxious? Stressed? Depressed? Neither healthy people nor dogs like being locked up in cages. Both humans and animals desire the freedom to be free from restraint. For those times when you have… Read more »
Dogs have earned a reputation of being a pet owner’s best friend. There is perhaps no better animal companion than a dog. Part of owning a dog, of course, is the need for regular grooming. While many people groom their own pets at home, there are also good reasons to consider having your dog professionally… Read more »
How old were you when you got your first haircut? Unless someone told you, it’s likely you wouldn’t remember, since you were just a little kid, probably still in diapers at the time. Many people treat their dogs like their kids, and just like a parent takes a child to get their hair cut somewhere,… Read more »
Dogs are generally social animals. They often like to get together with other dogs to play. This is good for their psychological well-being, and it typically involves running around, so they get exercise, too. Here are some tips for planning “playdates” for your dog. First, assess your dog’s overall personality. He or she is surely… Read more »
Do you know how we humans tend to meet at a coffee shop in town for a first date? It’s neutral territory. Since we don’t know each other– yet– we don’t meet in one of our homes. This concept works well for introducing dogs to each other, too. When a dog is at home, this… Read more »
Whether they are running, playing, or climbing up to take a seat next to you, our pets are on their feet quite a bit. It’s important that we do what we can to make sure their paws don’t become a source of irritation for them. Take Care Of Your Dog’s Paws Trim Nails and Fur… Read more »
With the New Year around the corner, many will be making resolutions towards a new beginning. However, the fresh start doesn’t have to be limited to you, as you can make resolutions for your pets as well. Not sure where to start? Here are a few ideas: 2016 – New You & New Pet Activities… Read more »
Everyone loves to enjoy some treats around the holidays. From cut out cookies to decadent pies and cakes, it’s hard to not to indulge. However, just because we can enjoy treats, doesn’t mean our four-legged friends shouldn’t be able to. Here are some holiday treats for the special pooch in your life. Festive Dog Treats… Read more »
We all know dry skin can be really painful. Between the cracks and dry spots, it can really do a number on us if left untreated. Dry skin can also be a real problem on our pets. To stop dry skin from affecting your pets, here are a few tips to help with prevention. Dry… Read more »