Editor’s Note: Christine Meyer, owner of Wags and Whiskers in Chappaqua since May 1991, says her shop now grooms approximately 100 dogs weekly. We asked Christine to explain the different health benefits of grooming your dog. Here is some advice that Christine shared!
“A good groomer will always check for skin issues, ear infections, and toenails (long nails can impede the dogs ability to walk properly) and are often the first people to let a dog owner know that a trip to the vet is a must. Dogs not groomed regularly can end up with “hot spots,”–shaved dogs can act out badly from sensory overload plus act traumatized (and be prone to biting) because they aren’t accustomed to it. All pups should start a grooming routing at around 16 weeks of age to get used to all aspects: brushing, bathing, teeth brushed, blow dryers…all of which can be scary, so getting acclimated early is critical.
The average non shedding dog should be groomed every 4-8 weeks depending on the length of coat and how much maintenance is done at home. To make an appointment for your pet, call Wags and Whiskers at 238-0244 or visit http://www.wagsnwhiskersdoggrooming.com/.