Feed, exercise, brush, repeat! How many of you often forget that second-to-last step? Daily brushing is an important part of caring for your pet that many pet owners commonly overlook.
In addition to getting your pet professionally groomed every 6-8 weeks, we recommend brushing your pet’s coat daily.
Daily brushing helps stimulate your dog or cat’s skin and let the natural oils circulate, replenishing their fur and keep their skin hydrating and healthy. It gives you a good idea as to the health of their skin as well. You’ll quickly realize if there are any bumps, scabs, discolorations, or infections on your pets skin—something that could easily be missed for weeks or even months at a time without daily brushing.
Daily brushing is also a bonding experience for you and your animal. Dogs and cats alike enjoy spending time with their owners, and daily brushing helps create trust between you and your pet. If brushing seems painful for your animal, try rewarding them with treats and praising them with soft, soothing words to comfort them. Your pet will enjoy your undivided attention and will appreciate the massage that the brush provides.
Last but not least, daily brushing helps keep your pet looking their best! It prevents mats and tangles, and helps keep their coat in tip-top condition. A well-kempt pet is a happy pet, which means a better life for them and for you!
Do you brush your pet daily? Let us know in the comments.