With self-care popping up so much in popular culture, it’s worth wondering if that trend of giving yourself love and treats should be transferred to your canine friend. Obviously, dogs have a different brand of self-care than us, but there are ways that you can help your dog relax- as well as show them how much you love them.
One way you can help your dog reduce anxiety, relax, and enjoy themselves is through massage. Cynthia Okimoto of New York Dog Nanny, says that “Regularly applying touch to your pet can be a great way to stay in touch with their overall health. You will notice any changes in their skin and coat, and be more equipped to report any concerns in a timely manner to a vet or an animal healer.” Furthermore, if you start to notice your dog’s coat growing lackluster, it could be due to a deficiency of omega-3 in their diet- try switching to heart-healthier food for your dog and this should be greatly improved.
Speaking of diet, it’s a main way that you can show love and respect to your dog. One way to step up your dog’s diet is by going organic. Organic dog food has been shown to help provide your doggie the best chance of fighting infection, especially skin infections. Furthermore, it helps dogs suffer less from allergies or allergic reactions. In fact, artificial colors, flavor enhancers, and chemical additives may be the reason for your puppy’s allergic reactions. Organic dog food will not only help to combat this, but also provides your dog with quality protein and grain sources- and will help your dog do what they do best. Summarily, organic dog food provides better nutrition than even the premium, expensive, non-organic brands. It is also key that the organic dog food is so digestible, so dogs are more able to absorb the nutrients that help support a healthy immune system. And a good immune system has its own perks- lower rate of infections and accompanying reduced health costs.
But food isn’t the only way you can love your dog! Hygiene is another necessity that you can turn fun and enjoyable for your dog. Though you may attempt to perform these tasks, dog spas/ dog grooming salons are also good places to go, for reputability and expertise. There, you can get your dog a bath, which may include services like: nail clipping, ear cleaning, shampoo and conditioning of coat, full body brush out, sanitary trim, cologne and more. Furthermore, you may wish to get your dog a haircut, which could include as much as a nail clipping, ear cleaning, shampoo and conditioner, sanitary trim, sculpting with clippers, styling with scissors, cologne and a bow or bandana. Other services you may wish to have performed at a local dog spa are a medicated bath, the furminator program- which provides reduced shedding, nail grinding services, teeth brushing, and anal extraction.
If you are in Bergen County, New Jersey, look no further for your new favorite pet grooming clinique than Troy’s Trims and Treats. Troy’s Trims and Treats has all of the services listed above, as well as an offering of biodegradable, natural dog shampoos, checks of pet skin, coat, eyes, ears and teeth, medical consultation, a deep cleansing and moisturizing bath customized for your dog, ear cleaning and hair removal, nail trim, and luxurious jacuzzi style bathing. It really is the best way to tell your dog “I love you.”