Why Your Dog Needs Professional Grooming
Pet grooming is a necessary task all dog owners need to take seriously. If a dog does not stay properly groomed, he or she can easily suffer from medical issues as a result. Our team at Animal Hospital of West Nashville is committed to providing every aspect of quality health care for your dog. That is why we provide the grooming your dog requires for a healthy life.
Why Dog Grooming Is Important
The type of grooming necessary for your dog depends on his or her age, breed, and health. Failure to groom a dog can lead to a variety of difficulties for the animal. An ungroomed dog is more likely to ingest harmful substances that accumulate on his or her hair. Your dog can also become sick from bacteria living on the coat. A matted coat can be irritating and even painful to a dog. Dogs with thick coats will need their hair trimmed for the summer to avoid overheating. If your dog is prone to shedding, seeing our professional groomer will be beneficial. Proper grooming can help decrease the level of shedding your dog experiences.
In addition to the main body, a dog’s ears, eyes, teeth, and nails need to be tended to. Eyes that are not cleaned can fill with mucus. Teeth can suffer from a buildup of tartar if not cleaned. Dogs are prone to using their toes for walking. This is referred to as digitigrade walking. When a dog's nails are too long, the ability to walk comfortably on the toes becomes difficult. Arthritis and an uneven gait can result, causing your dog to be uncomfortable. Our experienced staff can give your dog the proper grooming he or she needs for a happy and healthy life.
Contact Us for Quality Care in Nashville
Dr. Jill Burgess and her team at Animal Hospital of West Nashville is looking forward to welcoming you to our new location at 6514 Highway 100, Nashville, TN. Our team is available to help your dog with his or her grooming needs. If you are having difficulty grooming your dog on your own or if you want an evaluation of your dog’s overall health, contact us to make an appointment. We provide quality veterinary care and pet grooming services in the comfort of our office. This includes teeth cleaning, nail clipping, and other basic grooming tasks. Contact us by calling (615) 356-8993 to see how we can help you and your dog!