Grooming Your Pet: A Guide to Proper Hygiene

Basic grooming is essential for maintaining your pet’s health and happiness. Proper hygiene helps keep a pet looking its best and helps prevent skin, ear, and other health issues that can arise when these tasks are neglected. While different pets have different needs, there are some basic guidelines that you should follow as a pet owner.


The first step in grooming is to brush your pet regularly. This should be done at least once per week, depending on the breed of animal. Brushing removes accumulated dirt, debris, and dead skin cells. It also prevents fur from matting or tangling, which can eventually cause discomfort and even infection in extreme cases. For long-haired breeds, you may want to brush more often as fur accumulates faster in these animals; on the other hand, short-haired breeds may need brushing every other week or even less if their hair doesn’t get rapidly. Be sure to use only brushes made especially for pets – never use a human hairbrush!


Bathing your pet is another essential part of grooming – this should generally be done once per month (up to twice a month for long-haired breeds). Pets should be bathed using warm water and special shampoo formulated specifically for their type of coat (long hair versus short hair). Ensure all shampoo residue is thoroughly washed out at the end of the bath so that it won’t irritate the skin later on. Towel drying or blow drying with low heat is recommended afterward – being careful not to overheat your pet’s delicate skin. Long-haired pets may also require occasional trimming – professional groomers will know how much fur to cut without damaging or compromising the overall look of your dog or cat’s coat.

Nail Trimming

Finally, nails must be trimmed regularly (every 2-3 weeks) using appropriate equipment, such as a clipper or grinder for animals – never use human nail clippers! Regular nail trimming promotes better foot and paw health; if nails get too long, they will curl back and potentially cause pain when walking on hard surfaces like concrete flooring. Ears should also be checked regularly; any signs of wax buildup or redness could signify an infection, so consult your vet promptly.

The Royal Treatment at Royal Pets

From haircuts to skin treatments, Roya; Pets offers a variety of amazing pet grooming packages that will keep your pet looking and feeling good. Every pet is bathed with the latest, top-of-the-line bathing system, which combines water and oxygen with specially formulated shampoo to penetrate the coat down to the skin. This method not only cleans the hair but also helps remove dead skin cells, leaving your pet with a beautiful, healthy, and shiny coat.

All our royal baths and cuts include:

  • Bath and hair styling
  • Premium, natural shampoo for your pet’s skin and coat
  • Cucumber facial scrub
  • Creme rinse conditioner
  • Ear cleaning
  • Nails trimmed and grinded for a smooth finish
  • Anal glands (upon request)

Make an appointment with our grooming professionals today. We are here to help keep your pet happy and healthy!

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