The Dog Diaries : Billy and Ollie

Here’s Billy’s puppy Ollie, our favourite Cavalier King Charles Spaniel at PledgeforPaws:

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 In response to our Benefits Of Grooming post:

“I didn’t groom him for a long time and he got quite messy. I read the Pledge For Paws post on the importance of grooming and realised that there are benefits for Ollie himself, not only his appearance. I’m going to regularly make appointments to get Ollie groomed now. Thanks Pledge For Paws.”

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The importance of grooming

Grooming your dog can be considered a chore to all our busy people at PledgeforPaws. But did you know that grooming your dog maintains both their physical health as well as their appearance?

  • Brushing: Removes dead hair, dirt and dandruff. Regular brushing also brings out the natural oils in the dog’s fur, you’re enhancing their Pantene shine!
  • Abnormalities: You can check your dog for any skin problems whilst grooming them, such as ticks, fleas, dry patches and/or any issues with their nails, teeth, ears and eyes such as infection or inflammation. Regular grooming means that you can detect them at its early stages before there’s a chance that anything gets more serious.
  • Better mentality: An improved mental state results from regular grooming. Dogs that feel good, are good. For example, a dog whose hair has grown too long around their eyes could impair their vision, causing them to act out and be fearful. Also, they may be less energetic and active if they have long nails because they are in pain from when they run around and play. This can lead to serious conditions such as depression, aggressive behaviour and generally, being an unhappy dog.

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