Trimming and Bathing Cats and Dogs

Trimming and Bathing Cats and Dogs

Cats and dogs do not naturally require trimming. This is because they undergo periodic seasonal shedding. However, we cannot say that our little friends brought into our homes are in their natural environment. Therefore, this process does not work exactly the same way. For example, street dogs and cats do not need nail trimming, but our pets at home do.


One of the most important points to pay attention to is breed-specific grooming. Because a grooming process we do to make our furry friends more comfortable can lead to increased heat stress, deterioration of fur structure and quality, and even the onset of skin diseases.


Short-haired breeds (such as Beagles and Labradors) and double-coated breeds (such as Samoyeds, Akitas, Golden Retrievers, Huskies) should not be trimmed. Their double-layered fur structure serves as insulation, protecting them from both heat and cold. Trying to further shorten the fur of short-haired dogs makes their skin vulnerable to the sun and heat.


The same applies to our cats. Their fur structure is designed to protect them from both heat and cold. Trimming them in an attempt to make them more comfortable in hot weather is not always sufficient. So, when should they be trimmed? You can trim your cats if they are frequently exposed to external parasites, their fur structure is completely disrupted, it has become matted and cannot be combed, your cat is having difficulty grooming itself due to obesity, there is a skin condition that requires treatment, and so on.


Common Misconception: Trimming eliminates Allergies.

This is not true at all. The reason people with allergies react is not the fur itself but rather dander, skin flakes, saliva, and oils. Trimming exposes you to these allergens more, potentially increasing the severity of your reaction.


You might want to trim your dog or cat at home. However, if you ask us, this may not result in satisfaction for both you and your furry friend. Firstly, trimming done without expertise and proper equipment can disrupt the aesthetic appearance and even harm your pet’s fur and skin health. After hours of straining your back and neck while trying to groom your active friend, you might end up with a look that doesn’t match your aesthetic taste, which can affect you both physically and psychologically. 😊


Therefore, entrusting your pet to an expert who cares for them as much as you do will always be much more reasonable. In our clinic, in addition to pet grooming services, our expert team is here to assist you with dermatological treatments. With high-quality dermatological products and medical baths, we are there for your little friends in the treatment of diseases such as pyoderma, fungal infections, and scabies infestations, and more.


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