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Reasons why you should take your dog to a professional groomer

If you have never taken your dog to a groomer and now you are considering it, you have come to the right article. Many owners make the decision to groom their dog at home, and this is not necessarily a bad thing, but we know that many times pet owners don't do the grooming right, let their dog's fur grow too long, get tangled and, worse yet, don't have the tools and knowledge necessary to do the entire pet grooming process.



Professional dog grooming is not just about bathing and cutting your dog's coat to make it look cute. It is primarily focused on taking care of your dog's health, by respecting the characteristics of its natural coat, using the perfect products for your pet, trimming its nails, brushing its teeth, etc. Just as for humans, good hygiene helps to improve health and prevent diseases in dogs.


Let's go into a little more detail, here are 5 reasons why you should take your dog to a groomer:





1. They have the right tools and products


Using human scissors and razors on your dog can be dangerous. Professional groomers have all the right tools for cutting their fur, trimming nails and combing their coats. These range from various types of clippers to an appropriate grooming table! They also have special shampoos to treat dog allergies, irritations, ticks and fleas. Many groomers are also experts in styling different breeds according to their coat, which undoubtedly requires a lot of precision and detail.


2. Early detection of possible skin diseases:


Professional groomers not only know about canine aesthetics, but they also know a lot about the dog's skin and how it should look according to the breed. Taking him to a dog groomer could help us to prevent a disease by detecting it early and then going to the vet. In addition, these places have the right products for each type of skin and medicated or personalized bathing services if your dog already has a skin condition.





3. A much more thorough cleaning:


Yes, because of the tools and products, but also because they offer other services that make grooming an excellent experience. At My Dog Spot we offer individual services such as tick removal, anal gland expression, ear cleaning, toothbrushing...among others. Unless you are a professional groomer yourself, the truth is that grooming them at home does not compare to the quality of a professional groomer.



4. You leave your dog in professional hands:


Although we love our pet very much, the reality is that many owners cannot control the behavior of their dogs at bath time, which could be dangerous if, for example, the owner wants to trim the nails and the animal does not allow it, which could cause an injury to the animal or your pet could become aggressive. Most dog grooming professionals are trained to handle these situations. At My Dog Spot one of our priorities is that the pets and the groomer establish a good relationship to assure the best grooming experience for our clients.



5. It saves you time and effort:


Well-performed grooming sessions require effort and time even in the best of cases when your pet is well-behaved. Some owners put off bathing their pet because between work and children or other responsibilities, they do not find enough time. Taking your dog to a groomer will save you from sacrificing your free time and give you great results, making your pet look and feel good.



As you can see, taking your dog to a good groomer has a lot of benefits! Many owners avoid it because they think it's a waste of money, when they can do it themselves. But not everyone can do it, let alone do it well. Besides, a good grooming session will make the need for baths less frequent, so you won't have to spend so much time and money on grooming, if that's what you were afraid of.



Taking him to a groomer does not mean that we should neglect grooming at home! In fact there are some things that need to be done, such as combing his hair every day or a few times a week, depending on his coat, or keeping the area around his eyes clean. Some bathing may also be necessary if your dog got muddy or had contact with any substance that may be toxic to his skin. In these cases, bathe him at home and follow these tips we share with you to groom your dog correctly.


So, if you want to try grooming your dog with professionals, we invite you to trust in our great care at My Dog Spot. We offer you the best service, because we know grooming is vital for your dog’s well-being, that’s why we assure you the best experience for your dog, making their comfort and health our priority. Click here to contact us!



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