It happens, I get it, but it doesn’t have to happen every spring. As a groomer we all joke how March is matted March. Clients feel they don’t want to groom their dogs because “it’s too cold out”. Well folks, I’m sorry but your furry family members need grooming all year round. Would you go without grooming yourself all winter? Just because your dog goes in for a haircut doesn’t mean it has to be short. Matting can lead to serious skin issues, not to mention the constant pulling at their skin which leads to them scratching and causing more matting.
Can we also talk about sweaters?
Clothing for dogs is cute, we all love a cute sweater now and then but not in the house not and all the time! The constant rubbing from the sweater to the fur causes, you guessed it, severe matting. Another symptom of going all winter long without grooming means your dogs nails are not being maintained at a healthy length. Long nails lead to arthritis. When you allow your dogs nails get too long they start to walk on the sides of their digits (aka toes) which ultimately leads to serious issues as they get older. Again ARTHRITIS. It’s an endless cycle and not healthy for your little friend. With regular grooming (every 6 weeks) you have the luxury of choosing the length of hair that you want and your dogs ears and nails are maintained to keep them happy and healthy.
Making Happy Puppies one Pup at a time!