Grooming your dog is an important part of ownership. It keeps his coat healthy and shiny, prevents infections, and helps your pet look dazzling day in and day out. But, the costs of hiring a professional groomer can strain any budget fairly quickly. Why not trim your pet’s nails yourself? There are so many reasons why you shouldn’t hesitate to handle this job on your own as many pet owners are already. Here are 8 of the biggest reasons you should DIY.
1- It is easier today to DIY rather than load your pet in the vehicle, load the carrier, take him to the groomer, and repeat the steps when you pick him up. DIY wins!
2- There are tons of different dog nail clippers out there to choose from in all price ranges and for most all dog breeds. You need a good pair of dog nail clippers to keep the pets nails trimmed, so make sure that you have them on hand before you start grooming.
3- You save a wad of money when you DIY. The costs of a professional grooming service vary, but it is nice to keep these costs in your pocket.
4- You can trim the nails whenever the need arises rather than wait for an appointment that can sometimes takes days or more to get. Why wait when your dog’s nails need trimming?
5- Your pet depends on proper grooming to look great. Trimming the pets on your own ensures that he looks great always.
6- You can get closer to your pet when you choose to groom him yourself. As a pet owner, that is an important aspect. It is man’s best friend, after all. Why not take each opportunity to bond with your pet that you can?
7- Your pet trusts and knows you. He will feel much safer and at ease when it is you who is grooming him rather than a stranger that he’s never seen before in his life.
8- It isn’t as hard as some people make it out to be. Although it does take practice (and the patience of a pet,) you can trim the nails and prevent health concerns, carpet snags, and many other problems.