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The Importance of Regular Grooming

When people make the decision to own a pet, they’re not just purchasing a toy. A pet, particularly an emotional support animal, is an investment and comes with responsibilities. One of these is taking care of your ESA by keeping it clean and healthy.  Regular grooming plays a vital role in maintaining a dog’s overall physical and mental health. Here are some of the ways that this can be done.

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Start Young to Build Relationships

Grooming is important for a dog’s mental health and can start when they are just a puppy. When people invest the time in regular grooming sessions, they help their dog get used to being around other people. Everyone has been to the park or seen a puppy on the street only to realize that the animal is uncomfortable around people. By taking the puppy to regular grooming sessions, he or she will learn how to behave around other people. This is important for fostering relationships. Furthermore, if people wait too long to expose their dog to grooming, they might have issues when it comes time for ear cleaning and nail clipping. Make sure to start early.

Grooming Brings Out the Natural Oils

Like people, dogs produce natural oils on their fur. This fur is important for keeping their skin healthy. As dogs are groomed, the stimulation does more than just remove the dirt, dandruff, and dead hair. The stimulation also helps to bring out the oils that reside on the fur of the dog. As they are groomed, this oil is spread throughout the fur and skin. This will give the coat that beautiful shine that everyone knows and loves. Keep the fur and skin in good overall health with regular trips to the groomers.


Grooming Helps to Pick Up on Abnormalities

Those who groom dogs are experts in their field. They see many dogs close up, which allows them to know what is usual and what is unusual. Groomers can help other pet owners by picking up on abnormalities that might otherwise be missed. Some of the things that they might spot include ticks, fleas, and other parasites. Sometimes, groomers pick up on other issues with their eyes, ears, teeth, nails, or other signs of serious infections. Problems are caught earlier and can be addressed before they seriously impact a dog’s overall health. 

Pet Health is Vital

Pets are a part of the family and should be treated as such. For those who have an emotional support dog, they know the value of taking care of their pets. If you believe you are in need of an emotional support animal,  contact the professionals to learn more about ESA housing and travel letters.  American Service Pets wants to provide all individuals suffering from emotional distress to gain the accommodation they need. 

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Due to the new Department of Transportation (DOT) policy, Emotional Support Animals are NO longer allowed to fly in airplane cabins for free. However, Psychiatric Service Dogs are eligible.


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