Pet Bathing for Health

Just like humans, it can be tempting to simply put our dogs and cats in the shower and think we're doing the best to keep them clean. On the contrary, there are many subtle differences between human and pet bathing you should know about. Although necessary, there's a correct way to conduct pet bathing to ensure you aren't harming, rather than helping, your pet.

If you have questions about pet bathing, we at Amelia Pointe Animal Hospital & Daycare are here to help. We offer pet bathing services, as well as advice, to help you keep your pet clean. Our team is here to help residents of Fernandina Beach, FL, and the surrounding areas keep their pets looking (and feeling) clean as a whistle.

Pet Bathing

Pet Bathing - Is It Necessary?

To maintain their health, yes. Although both cats and dogs are perfectly capable of grooming themselves, it's important to bathe and groom them in order to keep their coats from getting too oily. This prevents matting and clumps of hair forming on their coat.

Pet bathing is also an excellent way to improve the smell of your pet. In some instances, such as your pet getting sprayed by a skunk, pet bathing is necessary.

Other benefits of pet bathing may include:

  • Bonding time between you and your pet
  • Helping to get rid of fleas and ticks
  • Removing dirt from their coat
  • Keeping their coats soft and shiny
  • Getting rid of shedding hair
  • Helping your pet feel light
  • Helping control pet allergies for you and your pet

What if I Need Help with Pet Bathing?

If you've never bathed your pet before, you can get advice from our veterinarian. Our veterinarian might recommend, for instance, that you take the time to tire your cat or dog out before bathing them.

They might also offer other treatments if your pet is allergic to grooming products, or if they're having newfound aggression. These can all be signs of a medical illness that needs to be treated.

Ask our veterinarian for help pet bathing if:

  • You notice aggression in your pet
  • You notice new signs of hair loss or excessive grooming
  • If your pet has recently had surgery

Of course, you can get a professional pet bathing service if that would be more convenient.

Stop By for Help with Pet Bathing Today

Pet bathing is a good method of preventative care. Stop by Amelia Pointe Animal Hospital & Daycare for pet bathing advice in Fernandina Beach, FL! Call us today at (904) 310-9990.

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