When I found out that I would be traveling extensively for work, I realized that I needed to do something about my pets. I was concerned about them being home alone or staying with a neighbor since I needed to provide for them like I normally would. Unfortunately, because I would be in business meetings all day, I knew that I couldn't take them along for the ride. I decided to start searching for pet day care centers, and I was able to find a boarding business that offered top-notch care to pets. This article is all about improving your pet's experience.
If you are adding a pet rabbit to your family, you are not alone. Rabbits continue to be popular pets due to their friendly nature and ease of care. Keeping your rabbit groomed is important, and scheduling regular appointments with a pet grooming service is the easiest way to keep your rabbit healthy and happy.
You will need to brush your rabbit regularly to keep loose hair removed. This is important because rabbits will lick their fur and can develop large hairballs in their intestines, which may lead to serious digestive problems later. About once a month, your rabbit will also need a more extensive brushing and grooming session, which can be done by a professional groomer.
A monthly grooming service may consist of the removal of any matted fur, extensive brushing with a special brush, removal of fur stains with wet cotton balls, and trimming of excess fur if necessary.
Ear and scent gland care
One of the things that make rabbits so attractive is their long ears. Keeping your rabbit's ears clean is an important part of grooming. A professional rabbit groomer will examine your rabbit's ears for wax buildup and remove the wax to keep your rabbit's ears healthy and looking great.
Scent gland care is also important and should be included in regular grooming sessions. Buildup can occur in the scent glands near the anus and needs to be removed to keep the area clean. These glands release scents for attracting mates or marking territories but buildup can obstruct these glands and lead to abscesses and infections.
Rabbits are notorious for their buck teeth, and keeping their teeth healthy is usually as simple as providing them with chew toys and a vegetable-rich diet. However, a rabbit's teeth will keep growing and may need professional trimming if they get too long. Teeth will also need attention if decay or infection is present.
If your rabbit's nails become too long, it can lead to injury and discomfort for your pet. However, trimming your rabbit's nails is not always an easy feat, especially if you do not feel comfortable holding your rabbit and trying to get nail clippers in the right position. A rabbit grooming service has the tools and skills to get the job done safely.
One of the main reasons people choose rabbits for pets is their ease of care. However, like any pet, rabbits need regular grooming to keep them looking their best. Having your rabbit professionally groomed will save you time and keep your new family pet looking great.
Contact a company like Rabbit Groomers Inc to learn more.