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    Emergency: 9668 6469
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4 Common Grooming Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

4 Common Grooming Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

4 Common Grooming Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Not only is proper grooming an excellent way to bond with your furry friend, it’s also a good time to scan its coat for surface-level indicators of diseases or health complications.

While pet grooming services in Singapore provide an opportunity to check for parasites, swellings or even injuries, home groomers may also look out for particularly sensitive areas during grooming and promptly address any issues that may arise.

Grooming however, is no easy task. While some pet owners may miss out on trimming the fur of more discrete spots, some, in more severe cases, may end up hurting their pets with the use of incorrect tools. As such, we’ve compiled a list of common pet grooming mistakes and how one can avoid them.

Bathing a pet immediately

If your furry friend has long fur, some deep brushing will do it good. As there is a high tendency for fur to form mats, brushing before baths will help prevent fur tangling. So whether it’s a Yorkshire Terrier or a Persian cat, a combing session will be much appreciated by your pets. If not, it is advisable to trim the fur of your pet, to avoid any tangled discomforts.

Encouraging play during grooming sessions

While playing with your pet strengthens the bond between you both, it is not encouraged during grooming. Not only will it distract your furry pal, the constant motion of your pet may result in accidents involving grooming tools. As such, for the well-bing and safety of your pet, it is advisable to not engage your furry friend during the sessions.

Lack of grooming experience

As a new pet owner, it is inevitable to lack the proper grooming experience. If you’re not looking to enrol in a grooming school, do get started with some grooming how-to videos that are readily available online. Skills aside, the exposure to some grooming know-hows will also equip you with relevant knowledge such as water-saving tips and choosing the right shampoo for your companion.

Untrained pets

With its inability to understand basic instructions and commands, an untrained pet will inevitably give its groomer a harder time and worse, lead to potential grooming-related accidents. It is therefore recommended to train your pup from young and to have it acclimate to the grooming routine. If we’re talking about a rescued animal, we advise to first send your pet to a professional groomer’s while its undergoing training. If you’ve had one of the professional Singapore mobile pet grooming service providers come over, do observe the session and notice how they attain the pet’s cooperation.

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