As we emerge from the isolation of coronavirus, demand for our Grooming Spa is exploding. With the arrival of new pets every day and what we’re treating, we decided to sound the alarm on pet hair matting.
Certain dog breeds require regular grooming as not only a matter of appearance, but of general health. The social distancing requirements associated with coronavirus continue to leave pet parents without access to professional pet groomers while creating serious health concerns for pets. Left untreated, matting can be extremely painful for pups, interrupting their routines, causing lethargy and impacting a pet’s emotional and physical wellbeing.
Extremely serious situations can develop in a matter of weeks depending upon a dog’s behavior. Sitting, sleeping or leaning to one side can exacerbate the problem, leading to skin infections, reduced blood circulation to affected areas, sores, bleeding, and the most severe cases can play host to infestations of fleas or maggots.
Matting is most common where hair continually or repeatedly impacts surfaces or other parts of a dog’s body, such as areas under a dog’s chest, around the ears, in armpits, beneath collars, and between legs – the very areas our professional pet groomers are reporting in massive numbers.
Canna Pet offers tips for resolving matted hair, but the cases we’re seeing definitely require a professional. If your pet is severely matted, we encourage you to book an appointment to our Grooming Spa now. Availability increases with time, so if you’re able to reserve a spot 3 days in advance, you’re likely to successfully book.
We recently wrote about the importance of professional puppy grooming as a means to resolving matting and acclimating pups to the experience, but many breeds absolutely require regular grooming.
“Dogs with long, silky hair like Yorkies and Shih Tzu’s can develop mats and tangles. Dogs with hair that is soft, curly, or wavy, like Poodles, Golden Doodles, and Bichons are vulnerable to matting. And dogs that have double coats with a thick undercoat, like Golden Retrievers and Cocker Spaniels can mat easily,” according to Canna Pet.
If you’re unsure or have questions, our team in the Lucky & Lady Grooming Spa is available to answer questions. A point to remember: removing mats at home can be extremely painful for dogs. We think it’s best to see a professional. At Lucky & Lady, we’ll guide you through our process and discuss the best solutions.