Three Common Cat and Dog Grooming Myths

Dog and Cat Grooming
8/17/2017

Tags: dog and cat grooming

As with anything else there are certain untruths that are passed from person when it comes to cat and dog grooming. If grooming were purely a cosmetic need it wouldn’t be a big deal, but as many of you already know, ensuring your pet is properly groomed regularly is an important part in keeping them healthy overall. In this post, we will look at three myths we have heard at our pet grooming salons in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo.

There are non-shedding dog breeds

Every type of dogs shed. Let’s repeat – every dog breed sheds. Now, some may shed a whole lot and some may shed just a little, but none are non-shedding. Even within the same breeds the amount of shedding from each individual dog can vary a lot. And it’s important to note, shedding is not the only reason a dog needs to be groomed. Dogs that shed very little still need help maintaining their coats and keeping them healthy.

Some pets don’t need to be bathed often

Most pets are not bathed often enough. You should ask a professional groomer or a veterinarian how often your pet should be bathed based on their breed, skin condition, and lifestyle.

You can use people shampoo on your pets

It should be obvious but the skin of a dog or cat is not the same as the skin on a human being. The two major differences are that human skin has a higher acid level than dog or cat skin and human skin has sweat glands all over our entire body while dogs only have them on the pads of their feet. Because of these differences a shampoo specific to your animal is necessary. It’s also a good idea to consult with a professional pet groomer or veterinarian to see what shampoo is best for your dog or cat.