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Grooming Pet Support health benefits?
Never end benefits?
First of all, I think that people do not realize how basic responsibilities we have to our furry family member to prevent some of the things from happening.
An example is preventing the nail from growing longer which can change the skeleton structures, those ears infections, the dental tartar really change the life of a pet. If we as an owner or friends or Mom or Dad, whatever we call ourselves don’t maintain their health and well being!
A clean pet with untangled hair is a super playful, happy amazing fluffy companion, friend, and family member.
YES, there are a lot of benefits, for instance: the relief of not getting fleas, ticks, skin rashes, problems etc.
Undoubtedly it can be seen when a coat is very well maintained, health and well being for your furry one when you are taking care of the coat.
Prevalence of health and wellness as humans are not educated to take care of animals as a whole.
A. Health detection of any skin issues
The skin act as a barometer of your pet’s general state of health. In general a dog’s skin is either black or pink, depending on the pigments common to your breed. Regardless of skin colour it should be smooth.
Have you seen your pet chewing its paws and scratching its belly, flanks and ears? Skin allergies are among the most reported skin conditions for dogs, cats & all animals. Their remedies vary depending on the stimulant.
There are just a few various symptoms of a pet skin concerns:
– skin sores
– dried skin
– hair loss
– allergic dermatitis
Skin allergies pose the risk of bacterial infection and hair loss as animals continue to scratch, bite and lick at their wounds.
Allergic dermatitis is a misguided reaction by the immune system to a stimulant, many substances can serve as allergens and these can be: flea saliva. Common dog food ingredients as corn, beef dairy products, soy, wheat, gluten, environmental irritants like dust, mould, pollen and household chemicals.
How to treat them?
Eliminate Problematic Food Ingredients:
A change in diet would be the best thing to treat allergies that may have been caused by food ingredients.
Putting your pooch in a food trial can help rule out possible food allergens – give your pet FISH OIL which contains Omega 3 fatty acids that promote skin and a healthy coat.
Demodectic mange is caused by MITES in the dog skin leaving the dog with a red, itchy skin infection. An impaired immune system can cause mites to increase rapidly.
Although are many topical products designed to address, this disease is treatable just by the experts so seek professional healing in order to treat this condition. Sometimes it requires an aggressive treatment using special shampoos, medicated bath and antibiotic therapy. The treatment may take a long time and a regular vet appointment to achieve success.
Ringworm is not a worm. It is a fungus that earned its name because of its appearance. This fungus thrives in the outermost layer of the skin and deep in the hair follicles of infected dogs. While the infection is superficial it is itchy and contagious.
How to treat this?
Take and seek expert advice, apply diluted essential oils that have anti-fungal properties like oil of oregano, lemongrass and neem oil that can help ringworm wounds from spreading. But because these oils are concentrated you need to dilute 3 drops of each oil in a teaspoon of carrier oil.
Hot spots -knowing as acute moist dermatitis is an immune-mediated response of the skin. This condition is characterized by red, moist, irritated lesions that sometimes ooze with pus. Many pets exacerbate the development of these lesions by thrust self-trauma through excessive bitting and itching. This can be caused by an allergic reaction, flea bite, poor grooming, stress or an underlying disease.
In special long-haired and double-coated breeds are most often affected. The treatment is quite simple: cut the hair around the infected area which prevent matting and helps minimize the spread of bacteria, apply calendula salve which promotes wound healing but doesn’t reduce inflammation, promote fat relief from itch and irritation and it is safe even when your pet lick it.
B. Which kind of clipper should be the best to use
If you can not maintain a regular brushing then maybe grooming will be a bit more relaxing for you. But this is not a solution to take care of.
When I started grooming at home the attachment I’ve used were the smallest and I’ve started with the number 3. Hence, I stabilize and groom it with a no 6 as was more smooth and much more uniform than the bigger number.
The tricks are why and when you should use the home attachment in a certain area.
Certainly we should ask ourselves about which type my pet is.
For instance, if he has long hair we should use a grooming clipper with a bigger attachment size 9 or 12.
If the pet has short hair we shall not use the bugger attachment no9 but the shorter one because the bigger ones are for cutting just the tip of the iceberg but not to make the hair shorter.
To go and become a good groomer or, finding a good groomer is not a decision based on the price but I think you really don’t understand what you’re paying for you are paying for.
Someone who’s knowledgeable, organized and structured well in all his businesses is what you have to look at, so the cheapest is not always the best!
Increased sociability as grooming becomes a positive experience is so easy because both human and animal get involved in this.
C. Be aware Of the Fleas, Ticks and Mites and Lyme Disease
Among others, the most common parasites we’ve found it everywhere is the ringworm, fleas, ticks, mites, tapeworms, whipworms and not to forget spirochetes and giardia.
Did you know How to Get rid of Fleas?
To be the best proactive “parent/owner/caretaker” several over the counter fleas treatments are available to keep these annoying and life-threatening pets away. But if you are prone to chemical-based treatments there are also home remedies for fleas as Bayer collar.
Also, good to mention is the pipettes which the majority of humans use for the protection of their own pets. Pipettes called also the “spots-on” are a parasitic treatment absorbed through the skin and gets into the bloodstream where is distributed everywhere in the body.
Known under the names as Advantix here with the active ingredient Imidacloprid (or ermethrin/pyriproxyfen), Frontline for dogs and cats here, Ridaflea indicated and recommended by all the vets because are effective and eliminate fleas ticks and lice for almost 8 weeks. You can check also my other article here for antiparasite products.
On the other hand, as we are in the 2021 century there are also tablets against pets pests, as Capstar but because we haven’t tried yet I can’t recommend as much as veterinarians. The names can be a variety from Afoxolaner to Nitenpyram but it all depends on the producer/supplier.
Did you know that people as animals can catch Lyme disease?
Yes, we can do so!
All can we do is to be very careful when we meet and approach other dogs with owners, look for surroundings in the grass and everywhere where your animals are prone to get this awful disease.
Although humans are doing everything in their power to maintain the health and well being of their pets, a moment of inattention can put the life of your loved one at risk.
Being alert and vigilant at all times, taking care and relying on your senses and also professional advice can save your life and your pets life forever.
Please feel free to leave any comments if you like or any suggestions…
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