Typical False Steps in Home Pet Grooming
When dog owners attempt pet grooming in your house, there are several common mistakes that are made. Pet grooming is a skill, but with the right equipment and patience it can become a household duty that will save both time and money. You should look out. A slip of the clippers can cause injury to your animal. This is not only physical injury, but emotional. Once pain is inflicted and your pet may not treat you the same afterward, Trust is lost.
If you accidentally give your pet a burn while grooming, stop and apply first aid. Hug you pet and let it know that you are sorry and it was an accident. They might not understand the words, your pet will understand the tone and will react accordingly.
Another mistake in novice pet grooming is getting shampoo or other chemicals in your pet’s eye. Either from your mistake or from the animal’s head movement soap can splash. This unintentional act will sting your pet’s eyes and create an unpleasant pet grooming experience. Wash the soap out with water or saline solution and dab the corners of the eye with a sterile cloth. Soothe you animal and attempt to take the focus off their eyes and maybe gain their attention by showing them a favorite toy or ball. Hold the toy up so the pet can view it. Move the toy backward and forward. As your pet tracks the toy, look over their eyes for signs of irritation.
A possible fatal mistake in pet grooming is leaving your animal loose or unrestrained during grooming. Some animals, especially cats hate baths and will run any opportunity. Your dog and cat can put themselves in dangerous situations by aiming to escape the puppy or kitten grooming activity. They may go in sidewalk and be hit by a care or be attacked by a stray animal. See to it that your dog is at least on a leash. You may even intend to put a muzzle on your pet to protect both you and them. If you wash your dog outside, wash it in a fenced yard to ensure the temptation to run will be short lived and safe.
Pet grooming is best left to a professional. The bonding time with the animal is another perk to grooming your pet yourself.
When dog owners attempt pet grooming at home, there are several common mistakes that are made. Another mistake in novice pet grooming is getting shampoo or other chemicals in your pet’s eye. A possible fatal mistake in pet grooming is leaving your animal unrestrained or loose during grooming. Your dog and cat can put themselves in dangerous situations by trying to escape the pet grooming activity. The bonding time with the animal is another perk to grooming your pet yourself.