Pet Bathing as Part of the Pet Grooming Experience

A house without a pet just isn’t complete. Whether the ideal animal companion is a cat or dog, proper pet grooming is essential. Purebred or mutt, exotic or domestic, eventually that same constant sidekick will need to be bathed. The responsible pet owner will now need to determine if it is time to bring in the pet grooming professionals or to attempt this project under their own discretion. If the house pet happens to be a cat, many individuals feel that bathing is an unnecessary undertaking. True, a cat will commonly clean themselves to the best of their ability, however environmental and household conditions can determine the need for a full bath. Store-brand cat litter can often hold odor more …

Pet Grooming to Prevent Hairballs

Cat owners know that where there are cats there are also hairballs. Cats oral grooming habits involve swallowing large quantities of hair. Most of the swallowed hair passes harmlessly through the cat’s digestive system. Problems occur when instead of passing through the cat’s digestive system the hair remains in the cat’s digestive system. As time passes the undigested hair collects with other undigested hair, these hairs stick together, until a hairball forms in the cat’s stomach. The larger the hair ball becomes, the greater a risk it poses to the cat’s health and well being. A vast majority of cats are able to rid themselves of a hairball by hacking it up. The sound they make when trying to bring …