Pets are such an important part of most families that it’s hard to imagine a beloved dog or cat not being treated just as children are treated. However, there are times when owners don’t give their pets the special kind of treatment and care children usually get. Pet baths are just as beneficial and important to a pet’s health and well being as it is to a child’s. Owners who don’t know how to properly bathe their pets or aren’t able to handle the chore can look into Pet Bathing in Alexandria VA offered by Hayfield Animal Hospital.
An essential component of grooming, baths provide a number of benefits for pets. Bathing, of course, gets rid of dirt and odors that a dog or cat has inadvertently or purposefully come in contact with. Everyone is familiar with the importance of strong baths when a pet comes in contact with a skunk. Bathing can also help take the burrs, seed pods and other debris out of a longer-haired dog’s coat after his enjoyable romp in the woods. However, pet owners may not realize how many other ways bathing can help a pet’s skin.
Dry and inflamed skin can be a real problem for many breeds of dogs as well as cats. Even a long-haired pet that is regularly brushed can develop knots and snarls in his fur. His natural tendency to work at the knot or snarl typically makes the problem worse, not better. The discomfort of knotted fur pulling at skin can seriously irritate a dog or cat’s skin and worsen his mood as well. Pet Bathing in Alexandria VA is the first step to helping a pet feel better when his fur is out of control.
Dogs with skin allergies or infections can see even more benefits when bathed regularly. Allergies can be kept under better control when a pet is bathed regularly. Likewise, baths kill fungal and parasitic organisms that bring on such diseases as ringworm, mange or fungal infections. A dog or cat that has clean, healthy skin simply feels better. Browse our website to find information on the pet bathing and grooming services Hayfield Animal Hospital offers.