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Everybody loves a great-looking, clean-smelling pet but did you know that pet grooming conveys some significant health and wellness advantages in addition to the cosmetic benefits? This important preventative practice can help your beloved companion avoid a variety of uncomfortable medications, while also giving our veterinarian in East Islip, Dr. Louis F. Reda, an opportunity to catch any existing problems that require care. That’s why we highly recommend periodic pet grooming sessions here at All Friends Veterinary Hospital.
Grooming can address many common threats to your pet’s well-being, starting with that luxurious but sometimes troublesome coat of hair. When hair gets seriously tangled, it can form lumpy mats that can cause pain or even skin injuries when tugged or brushed. Beneath the hair, your pet’s skin is producing a constant amount of oil that bacteria love to feed on, a prelude to irritation and infection. Fleas and mites add to the irritation through their bites, which can trigger allergic dermatitis reactions. Bathing, hair trimming, and brushing can relieve your pet of these irritants.
Domestic animals’ nails need attention, too. Your dog doesn’t roam rough countryside all day long like his wolf ancestors, so his toenails can easily overgrow into sharp daggers that get stuck on flooring and carpeting. This not only wrecks your decor but can also cause the toenail to get ripped away from the toe, causing intense pain and potential infection. Nail trimming is, therefore, a must for your canine pal -- but it can also prove a difficult task for pet owners since it's so easy to cause accidental injury if you're not skilled in this procedure.
Last but not least, your pet’s anal glands may need to be expressed. These scent glands can get clogged up, and when they do, painful infections and abscesses may result. Unblocking these glands is a typical step in veterinary grooming.
Bring your pet to our East Islip veterinarian, All Friends Veterinary Hospital for grooming that provides both medical and cosmetic benefits. Our skilled groomer, Denise Vanuchis, can remove mats with the greatest care, and then administer soothing medicated baths to remove pests and cleanse the skin. We can incorporate mat removal into a stylish new haircut for your pet if you so choose. Our nail trimming expertise allows us to reduce your pet’s nails to a safe length without damaging nearby nerves or blood vessels. By the time we have expressed your pet’s anal glands; your best friend is cleaner, healthier and more comfortable from snout to tail.
If you’re looking for pet grooming in East Islip, look no further than our veterinary clinic. Call All Friends Veterinary Hospital today at (631) 277-8700 to schedule grooming services for your beloved companion. We can make sure that your pet feels as good as he looks!
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I can not say enough about these wonderful people. Dr. Reda is the most compassionate veterinarian I have ever met. My beloved dog passed from cancer, but they were there every step of the way with any questions or concerns, even when they were oh vacation and I was totally distraught about it, they made sure to address my concerns and never made me feel like I was crazy. There should be more people like Dr. Reda and his staff in this business. I am forever grateful for all of you.