Dogs bring constant joy to the lives of their families. As pet owners, when we think about signs that a dog is healthy and happy, we usually think of happy, wagging tails and shiny, healthy coats. In order to keep your tail-wagger looking healthy and happy, it’s important that your pup has healthy food, annual check-ups, and regular grooming.


At Normandale Vet Hospital in Edina, we can help you keep your pet’s coat clean and shiny. In this post, we’ll talk about the importance of regular grooming for your dog and how we can help.


Grooming for Puppies

If you start grooming your dog at a young age, he or she is more likely to enjoy it or at the very, least tolerate it. You can begin regular grooming for puppies as old as three or four weeks of age. A good grooming will include giving your pet a bath and brushing their fur. You’ll also want to trim their nails and any hair that needs trimming. Dental care and ear hair removal can also be worked into a regular grooming routine. However, starting dogs with regular grooming later in life can be difficult.


Healthy Grooming, Healthy Dogs

When your dog is regularly groomed, he or she will have a sheen on their coat. During the grooming process, your pet’s bath will remove any dirt or debris from her fur. Brushing will remove dandruff and dead hair while bringing out all of the natural oils in your pet’s fur, which is how your pet ends up with that beautiful sheen. Pets who are groomed regularly will ordinarily feel better after they are cleaned and brushed.


During the grooming process, a seasoned groomer will assess a pet’s overall health by looking out for skin irritations, fleas and ticks, and problems with oral hygiene, ears, or eyes. Regular grooming can often be the difference between whether a health issue is noticed immediately or overlooked until it becomes more serious.


Follow these tips for regular grooming:


1.      Understand how your pet’s type of coat and breed affect grooming.

2.      Brush your pet’s coat regularly.

3.      Be gentle with your pet.

4.      Bathe your dog regularly.


Edina and Bloomington Dog Groomers Near Me

Your little tail-wagger deserves the best in life from the best puppy chow to a shiny, happy coat. At our Edina pet hospital, we offer regular dental care and grooming in addition to our pet health care services.


At Normandale Veterinary Hospital, we love keeping Edina pets in good health. Contact our veterinary team to schedule your grooming session at 952-831-8272 or message us on our contact page to discuss your pet’s unique needs.