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Pet Bathing

The Importance of Pet Bathing

Regular bathing for your pet is vital for maintaining its overall health and hygiene. A dog bath or cat bath helps prevent several skin conditions and other health issues. Our veterinary team at Ferreira Animal Hospital in Miami, FL, can help give your pet the professional grooming it needs to remain clean and healthy. We are here to tell you more about the importance of regular pet washing and how we can help improve your pet’s hygiene and well-being. 

Golden Retriever Getting A Bath

Benefits of Pet Washing

Bathing your pet helps keep their skin and coat in good condition. Your pet’s skin and coat can become oily or dirty, and its fur can get matted, making it hard to brush or comb. These problems can lead to a smelly pet with a higher risk of developing skin conditions, such as cysts, rashes, or hair loss. Pollen or other environmental allergens can also linger on your pet’s skin and coat, triggering allergic reactions. Regular pet washing helps eliminate allergens from sticking to your pet’s skin and coat.

How Often Pets Need Baths

Pets usually do not need frequent baths, but you should immediately bathe your pet if it gets dirty after playing outside. Dogs with thicker or longer coats and dogs who play in mud or dirt might need a dog bath more often. Our veterinarian can tell you how often your dog should get a bath, depending on their coat and other factors.

Cats typically bathe themselves using their sandpaper-like tongue to remove dirt or debris from their fur. They can also use their teeth to dig out larger debris on their skin. However, you may need to give your cat a bath in the tub if it is dirty or has something in its fur that a brush cannot easily remove. Your veterinarian can help you find the best shampoo to clean your cat and offer tips to make your cat’s bathing process smoother. 

Types of Bathing Services

We offer regular bathing for pets at Ferreira Animal Hospital to keep your pet’s coat and skin clean. Regularly bathing your pet can help catch skin issues like allergies or infections. Doing this allows our veterinarian to provide treatment to keep your pet healthy in the future.

Our bathing services also include preventative care, such as flea and tick baths, to prevent pests from causing your pet skin issues. We can also give pets medicated treatments, such as flea shampoos, to help eliminate a flea problem.

Visit Our Animal Hospital in Miami, FL, for Pet Grooming Services Today

Pet bathing is vital for ensuring your pet remains clean and healthy, so contact Ferreira Animal Hospital in Miami, FL, to schedule a cat bath or dog bath today. Our veterinary team offers several grooming services, including pet washing, pet haircuts, and pet nail trimming. We can help your pet maintain good pet hygiene, so call us and schedule an appointment at (786) 275-4629.