Start grooming a pet when it is young, and keep at it. Once grooming is part of the routine, pets expect and like it.

I value the time I spend grooming my pets. It gives me a chance to make sure they're healthy.While grooming, be sure to feel for any fleas, ticks or lumps. Pay attention to your pet's teeth (clean them with special pet toothpaste on a cloth or a child's toothbrush to reduce tartar) and ears (carefully turn the ear inside out, and use a cotton swab or soft cloth moistened with mineral oil to wipe the exterior only).

People often don't feel comfortable clipping a pet's nails. It's a good idea to have your veterinarian or professional groomer demonstrate the proper technique. And if you have any questions about grooming your animals or their general health, do not hesitate to contact an expert for advice.