Pets have a tendency to shed regularly, depending on their hair type and length. Frequent hair brushing and trims can help curve the amount of shedding your pet encounters and can keep them cooler during warmer months. Long or dirtied fur can become tangled, matted, or cause fur balls. Therefore, it is always recommended to give your pets’ coat a quick brush and light trim to keep it looking and feeling clean and healthy.
Hair brushing practices are much needed for any pet with fur. Frequent and regular hair brushing keeps your pets’ coats clean of excess hair and debris, while also clearing it of any surface dirt, dandruff, or dust. Hair brushing can remove knots and tangles in pets with longer fur, and helps to keep their coats shiny and soft. In warmer months, pets will tend to shed more and regular brushing sessions can help to alleviate the amount of hair that is shed onto your clothing or furniture.
If your pet is an excessive shedder, a de-shedding cleanse treatment can help to manage the amount of shedding your pet endures. The treatment is usually applied to your pet during a bathing session and rinsed out after resting. The treatment helps to promote healthy fur and skin and easily loosens any excessive fur that may be lingering in your pet’s coat, making it easy to rinse and brush out. The de-shedding cleanse treatment should not be overly applied, as over-usage could cause irritation to your pet’s skin.
Fur trims are recommended for both cats and dogs to keep their fur’s length at bay. Some cat and dog breeds such as longhaired breeds, will usually require trims more frequently. We have a standard for every animal and breed we work with to ensure that your pet is receiving a healthy yet suitable hair trim for their breed type. Over-trimming your pet’s fur may cause it to become sick or prone to skin infections, so it is important to consider the pet’s breed and environment when trimming. Our goal is to always keep your pets’ coat comfortable and bearable, never exposing it to harmful elements or infection.
The frequency of brushing and nail trimming your pet depends on the type of animal and their fur. Cats are suggested to have daily brushing sessions at home, while shorthaired cats are less likely to need trimming than longhaired ones. For longhaired cats, trimming sessions should be given every 3 – 6 months or when their fur has become overbearing either on their paws, face, or torso. Cats that don’t have regular brushing and trimming, when needed, may become prone to more frequent hairballs. As for dogs, most breeds can handle a weekly brushing session and trims every 6 months or so. If your dog is a special breed whose fur requires more upkeep, we can assist in regular trimming and brushing sessions, along with tips for at-home maintenance.