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Pet News: Spring into Action – Essential Springtime Grooming Tips for Your Pet

Spring is here! It’s warmer, the flowers are blooming, and you’re feeling like you’ve come out of hibernation. While you’re busy spring-cleaning your house, don’t forget about your pets. Spring is the perfect time to groom and care for your furry friends. In today’s blog, we’re going to go over some of the most important spring grooming tips you need to know so your furry friends can stay comfortable, healthy and looking great all season long.

1. Brush Away Winter’s Coat

As the weather gets warmer, lots of pets shed their coats to get ready for the new season. It’s important to brush your pet regularly to get rid of any extra hair and stop them from matting. Not only does brushing your pet’s fur keep it looking great, but it also helps keep the hair around your house down.

2. Bathe and Freshen Up

Spring is the perfect time to bathe your pet. Make sure to use a pet-friendly shampoo to get rid of grime, pollen and other winter pollutants that may have built up on your pet’s skin. Make sure to dry your pet thoroughly before bathing to avoid skin irritation, especially if your pet enjoys splashing in the puddles.

3. Trim Those Nails

Long nails can be uncomfortable for your pet and can lead to problems like ingrown nails or difficulty walking. Trim your pet’s nails to a safe length, or if you’re unsure, consult your veterinarian or a professional groomer for guidance.

Black dog getting sprinkled with a hose. Spring grooming

4. Check for Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks are active during the warmer months. Make sure to check your pet’s fur and skin regularly for fleas or ticks. If you notice any, talk to your vet about prevention and treatment.

5. Focus on Ear Care

Ear infections are more common in the spring due to increased moisture and allergens. Look for any redness, swelling or unusual discharge in your pet’s ears. Make sure your pet’s ears are clean and dry. If you notice any concerning symptoms, speak to your vet.

6. Springtime Dental Check-Up

Your pet’s oral health is important to its overall health. Make sure your pet’s gums and teeth are in good condition by scheduling a dental appointment with your vet. Dental problems can cause pain and other issues, so don’t overlook this important part of grooming.

Spring is a time for renewal, and your furry friends deserve the same. Follow these essential spring grooming tips to make sure your furry friends can enjoy the warm weather in style and comfort. A well-groomed pet is one that is happy and healthy, ready for all the fun things that spring has to offer. So grab your grooming supplies and let’s welcome spring with clean paws!

If you need help with grooming your fur baby find a reliable local groomer here.

If you are going to be doing some spring cleaning, read this blog to learn how to keep your home clean and dog-friendly.

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