Posted on: 17 May 2018
Taking your dog to the groomer for a bath and haircut can be enjoyable for the both of you. Your dog gets to enjoy freedom from itchiness and hair knots, and you get to enjoy a clean, fresh-smelling pet that won't leave your house nearly as dirty. But beyond the basic bath and hair cut, there are a few extra spa services for dogs you should consider for some extra pampering. Here's a look.
If you have a dog who enjoys looking beautiful and being fussed over, consider having his or her nails painted. There are nail polishes made specifically for dogs, so they will be safe if your dog happens to eat or lick them. Your groomer can apply them quickly and let them harden, resulting in a beautiful color. You can choose any color from pink to green, depending on your preferences.
Some dogs breeds, such as Cockerspaniels and havanese, tend to have runny eyes. This can leave their faces stained and streaked. If your dog has runny eyes or some staining, your groomer may apply a warm, steamy eye mask for a few minutes. This serves a couple of purposes. First, it helps lift some of the staining out of your dog's hair, leaving his or her face looking cleaner. Second, it helps calm down the eyes so that perhaps they stop running so much.
Some groomers employ canine massage therapists who are specifically trained and certified to massage dogs. These massage therapists can use techniques to help ease muscle soreness and make your dog more relaxed and comfortable. Massage is especially helpful for dogs with arthritis and joint stiffness, but it can benefit most any dog, young or old. You may notice your dog is more willing to run and play after his or her massage.
Just a basic shampoo will leave your dog smelling better, but if you want to go one step further, ask for your dog to be treated with a deodorizing spray. This spray won't just remove odors. It will also help keep new odors from accumulating. Many grooming shops will let you choose from an array of scents, like vanilla or cinnamon.
To learn about other grooming and spa services for your pet, reach out to your local grooming shop. They can recommend some pampering services based on your dog's breed and your personal preferences.Share